First day of our two week trip and we are off to a pretty good start. About 6" of new snow and great first day of skiing today, a couple more inches forecast for tomorrow, and then 10" or more Monday night. Off to a snowy start, and really looking forward to Tuesday.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2015 20:02:30 GMT -7 by JimRatliff
Post by livingproof on Mar 2, 2015 10:20:01 GMT -7
Here in Jackson Hole, the skiing is some pretty hard snow. It has not snowed in the past few weeks, the temps remain well below freezing so now corn snow. Jackson sits in the sun all day, so the north facing areas have some nice spots, but, you need to search for them. Still, it's great to be here and ski with old and new friends. One is from New Zeland and he likes skiing with us blokes. Today is a rest day after a very long day that ended with the last Tram to the top. 4000 vertical feet to the bottom on some scratchy snow. Not a smart idea for last run, should have just downloaded to the bottom. Hindsight is an exact science. Off to Grand Targhee on Tues & Wed. Some snow is in the forecast. Come on Ullr.
We are having some great skiing. Still finding some little glades that haven't been chopped up, but this one was a bummer. The Aspens were really open and fun, but we were surprised to find that the evergreens had a mega house on the other side, so a dead end. Lynn had some problems getting turned around, this is her standing next to her skis. s
Last Edit: Mar 6, 2015 22:30:50 GMT -7 by JimRatliff
Post by livingproof on Mar 7, 2015 14:20:45 GMT -7
The last 2 days of our trip were at Grand Targhee, 8-9 inches of some nice snow the first day, mostly cut-up snow the second. Great bluebird days. Targhee was great for my off pieste skiing as it has very mild pitches to develop the repetitions and confidence. My last afternoon was, perhaps, my best day ever in soft bumps and trees. My ski buds kept commenting "who was that orange pants dude?"
Bummer was that I was stranded in Atlanta for 48 hours waiting for Delta to find a seat home to Phila. They cancelled my flight to Philly just as my plane landed in Atlanta. 2 days in a Motel is Boooorrrriiinnnggg. Now if they had done that before I left Jackson, then, I could have skied more days there.
Post by JimRatliff on Mar 13, 2015 21:24:20 GMT -7
Last day of our two weeks, and we guessed right. Scattered snow, we got 5 inches at Breckenridge and nothing at Vail or Beaver Creek. Lovely day, except when Lynn decided to ski out of bounds and had to hike a bit to get inbounds.
Post by livingproof on Mar 28, 2015 10:44:10 GMT -7
Well, it's March 28th, and, I've not had a day of real spring skiing. Been to my Pa. home mountain 5 days since returning from Jackson, been well below temps that I'd consider as spring skiing, still wearing my winter parka and feeling chilled. My mountain closes tomorrow, Sunday, and I plan to be there. Sunny with temps in the low 40's, this may be as good as it gets. Tonight's temps are to be around 20, will spring ever get here? Carving skis seem to be in order for the last day. Somewhere in the back of my head, I am dreaming of skiing in VT. after Easter. Anybody planning very late eastern skiing?
@ Helluvaskier In looking at the leg alignment in my avatar, I'm thinking you did some pretty accurate work in advising me on boot canting. Agree? Mud, Sweat and Gears did a good job with my boots, thanks much for taking the time to work with me. Hope we can do it again next year.
livingproof: Philly is an ice rink this morning, freezing rain over very cold streets. Weather is putting a dent into my ski season.
Jan 5, 2014 9:39:28 GMT -7
svend: LP - we had a three-day ice storm here just before Christmas, so I know well what you're dealing with. Not fun. Hope there's no damage in Philly. Take care.
Jan 5, 2014 20:23:02 GMT -7
livingproof: Philly weather warm fog last night, 8 inches of new snow = history! 8 degrees F tomorrow morning. Should be some great local boilerplate!
Jan 6, 2014 7:42:34 GMT -7
meput: - 22° F the other morning. +54° today. Forcast 0° tonight. Temperature rollercoaster at my home. The 'loaf got RAIN with the warm up. Looking forward to skiing on shaved ice
Jan 6, 2014 16:28:43 GMT -7
svend: Same story here...25 cm snow last night, some more freezing rain, and now there's 80 km/hr winds and -25 C temps. Wind chill is pushing -40 C. Supposed to continue all day tomorrow too. Whacky weather.
Jan 6, 2014 20:52:30 GMT -7
ToddW: -20° F on the drive up to VT on Friday. Freezing rain and heavy fog Sunday night made for an 8 hour return trip. Record low at home this morning. 40s and rain by Friday. What's up with the weather?
Jan 7, 2014 18:04:52 GMT -7
svend: Polar vortex is back. -26 C this morning. Will need a block heater in the car if this keeps up. Poor thing barely cranked this morning.
Jan 22, 2014 7:30:05 GMT -7
JimRatliff: Polar Vortex??? Is that the new Head all-mountain carving ski I've been hearing so much about?
Jan 22, 2014 9:04:03 GMT -7
JimRatliff: That's pretty chilly. 7F (-13C) in Central Park. Glad you didn't send the real cold air down.
Jan 22, 2014 9:04:58 GMT -7
JimRatliff: OK, but I still think "Polar Vortex" and "Polar Express" could be the start of a great family of ski names.
Jan 22, 2014 10:45:22 GMT -7
svend: I like it! Blizzard should take those on. Fits with their name. Easier to say than "Viva Ultrasonic Full Suspension IQ", or some such ridiculousness. Who can remember all that?
Jan 22, 2014 20:29:13 GMT -7
livingproof: Another round of Philly area snow....we're ground zero this season. Please start sending any future storms north.
Mar 2, 2014 8:15:55 GMT -7
svend: Neverending winter here in Ontario. More snow last night. Cold temps coming this week. Word on the street is that some local ski hills may be open until May. Remarkable and unprecedented.
Mar 22, 2014 9:03:22 GMT -7
superbman: we were supposed to make it to next weekend, but they put out that we're closing tomorrow. Bummer.
Mar 28, 2014 9:06:50 GMT -7
JimRatliff: I think most local places here are closing as well. Yesterday was last at Elk.
Mar 30, 2014 4:17:15 GMT -7
livingproof: My Blue Mtn home is planning to open next weekend (closed midweek). Spring temps are finally here, not sure if I'll make a final trip.
Mar 30, 2014 6:00:04 GMT -7
ToddW: Surefire way to scare away family skiers, from the Killington conditions page: "Expect huge bumps on Superstar for the Killington Triathlon."
May 2, 2014 13:22:58 GMT -7
JimRatliff: I just wanted to wish all a Happy Holidays. Amazing how quickly Christmas follows Thanksgiving.
Dec 13, 2014 14:53:23 GMT -7
superbman: I was looking at the reviews on real skiers for the Kastle FX 85 and FX 85HP…both interested me greatly, how similar are these to the FX 84 (if you have skied both..or is the 85 the 84??)
Sept 13, 2015 14:52:00 GMT -7