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  1. #76
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    Oh, that's horrible. People coming to the mountain to have a nice vacation and it turns out to be the worst day of their lives. I can't imagine the psychological trauma to this person's wife.

    We did have two friends show up to ski with us for a couple of days, really old school, no helmets. We strongly suggested getting helmets, she did, he didn't.

  2. #77
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    I was late convert but its honestly would never go back. Super comfortable, warm and one less thing to worry about.

  3. #78
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    Yup, RIP to the deceased and my sincerest condolences to the family.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  4. #79
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    MAMMOTH 22/23 - LIFE'S A BEACH

    Big SW winds today are buffing out parts of the Top. Skiing is getting really good just as folks are leaving!



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    Last edited by Eastern Sierra Skier; 11-28-2022 at 03:28 AM.

  5. #80
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    Yep today was great! Started of with great cord in the morning and chased the wind deposited snow in the afternoon. Skied directly on the lift all day. Well worth the extra hours of driving from the Bay Area.


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  6. #81
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    Looks like a 1-2 punch starting on Thursday this week...Howard hasn't made any calls yet but it looks to be decent with a bias to more on the Thursday event...

  7. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer28 View Post
    Looks like a 1-2 punch starting on Thursday this week...Howard hasn't made any calls yet but it looks to be decent with a bias to more on the Thursday event...
    Yep. High winds Thursday, but later in the weekend should be nice.

  8. #83
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    Thinking I might head up on Saturday to do some storm skiing Sunday and stay for the first half of the week. Hoping the winds aren't too wild on Sunday.

  9. #84
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    Howard's update distilled to non-weather geek:

    Late Thursday/Early Friday = Round 1.

    Round 2: TBD but probably late Saturday/Sunday

    Of note is lower freezing elevations so Thursday/Sunday could get messy on the roads but hopefully lighter snow on the hill but also cold/windy/AF.

    My guess: Get up early Thursday to avoid the mess. Friday drive could suck serious shit. Getting home is big question mark. If I go I'm planning on coming back Monday...

  10. #85
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    Wife's birthday is next Tuesday. Do I dare to ask for a pass?

  11. #86
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Wife's birthday is next Tuesday. Do I dare to ask for a pass?
    Live dangerously my friend. Bring her back a Beanie and she'll be cool.

  12. #87
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    do it for us - we need the laffs
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

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    Curious about the winds and avy control probability for this weekend. Will the storm slow enough between part 1 and 2 to get some decent skiing late friday/ early saturday or with mammoth likely be on wind-hold? Likelihood of gusts above 70mph?

  14. #89
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinisto021 View Post
    Curious about the winds and avy control probability for this weekend. Will the storm slow enough between part 1 and 2 to get some decent skiing late friday/ early saturday or with mammoth likely be on wind-hold? Likelihood of gusts above 70mph?
    This is a troll, right?

  15. #90
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westmeister View Post
    This is a troll, right?
    Guess youíll have to drive up and find out. Step one to scoring a killer pow day is putting yourself in position to score, i.e you gotta be there. JMO.


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  16. #91
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    Ok, it is Mammoth, windy af, which is not a bad thing. Guess you'll just have to give a go, have fun.

  17. #92
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    I blame Howard for this bullshit

    shut the fuck up and go skiing
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  18. #93
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    Mid-day DPPS Mr. B?

  19. #94
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    Weather has done a 180 from yesterday (Mon).
    Winds have dropped to barely a breeze, clouds are gone and the sun is out. Life is good! Out on the hill spinning some laps. As Iíve posted before, ďMammoth mid week, non holiday.Ē

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    Stump Alley from ch2 at 11:30 a.m. Usually a good barometer of how busy it is.
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    No waiting, no lines everytime.
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    Itís getting lonely riding the Gondi alone all day. Not really.
    I havenít heard one blue tooth speaker. Today was a good day.
    Post some snow pics later. Think pow!

  20. #95
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    now thatís where itís at

    the weather is as you experience it
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  21. #96
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    Total country club skiing this morning for sure. ESS pretty sure I saw you on Sunday. Hard to miss the tall guy with pointy beanie making clean turns down 23. Just finished clearing the remnants of the last storm from the driveway. Getting psyched for this weekend. Must be present to win.
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
    .))
    ((. That's worth living for.
    .))

  22. #97
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    get some Alex
    I didn't believe in reincarnation when I was your age either.

  23. #98
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    Anyone need a lift up from LA early Thursday? Only catch is I can't drive you back as the car will be full on that run...

    Going to try and leave the South Bay around 8:30am

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    MAMMOTH 22/23 - LIFE'S A BEACH

    Good skiing the past couple days with the exception of Monday. Things are looking promising for the next couple of days to give the mtn a needed refresh. Here's a few pics from Sunday & Tuesday.

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    Sunrise over Mono Lake with fog layer over it.

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    WTF? At least they owner didn't go in after it.

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    Daves has been skiing well. Sunday was super sugary, yesterday a bit firmer but still fun.

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    It was a sketchy hike into Wipeout over rocks and an ice layer.

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    Top of Wipeout was ok down to where it opens up, then cut right.

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    Searching for afternoon sunlight up high. The lookers right of Cornice wasn't bad.

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    The Dropout line has some chalky winter snow in it. Skiing the Top after 2:00 pm is a challenge as it's shaded out and hard to see much.

    Considering that it hasn't snowed in three weeks the skiing is still pretty good. I skied Pallisades (SV), Alpine and Mt Rose last week and the difference between Tahoe and Mammoth is night and day. Rose had 2 chairs open and three runs, at SV it was Gold Coast only and couldn't ski to the bottom (thats changed now), and Alpine had 4 chairs open & maybe 8 runs open. Groomers only, nothing off piste, with the effect of compressing everyone onto the same few runs.
    Hopefully that all changes soon. Today looks sunny with building SW winds, then fingers crossed.
    Last edited by Eastern Sierra Skier; 11-30-2022 at 02:03 PM.

  25. #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinisto021 View Post
    Curious about the winds and avy control probability for this weekend. Will the storm slow enough between part 1 and 2 to get some decent skiing late friday/ early saturday or with mammoth likely be on wind-hold? Likelihood of gusts above 70mph?
    Magic 8 ball says "Go for it".
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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