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  1. spaceman_spiff

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    If the snow is bad down low, remember that Glacier 3000 is just around the corner. I think the lift passes for Gstaad cover the glacier, but you'll have to do a short bus ride to get there.

    I've skied that glacier while staying in Les Diablerets. It's usually got good snow and very few people on it.
     
  2. dr325i

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    Thanks for the details. Sounds like 45 lifts are open, so, should be OK. Nevertheless, I will try to get to the top.
     
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    Stopped by Cataloochee in western NC for a few jumps on the way home. Only 3 runs open. 50°. The ski industry in the Southeast has been demolished this year by warm weather
     
  5. dr325i

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    Gstaad, Switzerland (Glacier 3000)

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  6. spaceman_spiff

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    How was the snow at lower elevations? Did you get any good skiing in Gstaad itself?
     
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    Gstaad was hot, literally. It was in the mid/upper 50s (12-15C) and no snow in the city (the surrounding hills with no slopes had no snow). The lower elevations had snow on the slopes and first day we spent there totally soaked because it was pouring rain below 1600m that turned into mix/snow above. So, take the gondola up to the top (2000m) and it is snowing, a third of the way down turns into rain. Never been that soaked on the mountain.
    Second day, it cleared up and we decided to go to G3000 and it was absolutely awesome.
     
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    Sun Peaks BC, the world's only ski-in-ski-out school!
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    Anyone else likes woodies?
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    This hot hula-surfer girl featured at our traditional season end "Slush Cup":
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    There still might be few Whistler trips this spring, but that's it on Cypress Mountain, for the season. It was a spectacular one!
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    Things are looking good for my trip to Tignes next week. They've already got a decent base, and they've got heavy snow forecasted this weekend.

    Looks like I might be in for some of this

     
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    Ok, just to kick start this old thread for this season... Cypress, this morning:
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  13. r2473

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    We have basically nothing in Salt Lake and a high pressure system in place means nothing for the next week at least.

    I decided to get a pass this year, so I was up yesterday, even though there were only 5 runs open with mostly machine made snow. Good time to practice my turns. Might go up again today for a few hours. House to lift is only about 45 minutes for me.
     
  14. fireandwind

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    Is upper side lake frozen and covered with snow while lower side lake still not frozen?
    It is so beautiful, reminding me Lake Tahoe.
     
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    It's actually not a lake, but ocean!
    The upper pic shows English Bay and University of British Columbia peninsula and the Straight of Georgia beyond. It's covered by a very low layer of clouds/fog!
    The lower pic shows the Howe Sound, that extends all the way to Squamish, half way to Whistler.
    Coastal mountains and Vancouver are incredibly beautifull...

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    It just keeps snowing in the Alps. Here in Tignes, it was non-stop from Saturday night to Monday night, had some flurries again last night, and it's going again now.

    It's actually too much, as there have been a lot of lift closures due to the avalanche danger. But when the sun has come out the last two mornings, it's been hero snow everywhere.
     
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    So at the end of the week, I had three fantastic days and three days of widespread lift closures and limited visibility.

    Those three good days were pretty fun I have to say. It was hero snow everywhere.

    Conditions are looking good all across the Alps, so I'm looking forward to my two upcoming trips.
     
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    More Cypress magic...
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    Bluebird morning after a big dump yesterday.
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    Are those fishing boat?
     
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    Cargo ships and tankers waiting for their turn at the terminals, further to the left in Burrard Inlet.

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    My day 21 and last for the year 2017. It was a great year!
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    Happy New Year, everyone!

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    Heading up Sunday and Monday, but we have no snow still in Salt Lake
     
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    Happy New year
     
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    Basically quit skiing in 1988 when I was a teen (I grew up in a ski resort) and spent two afternoons on the snow in the past week. Nice, peaceful action and no opponent across the net. Will ski again though it's ****ing expensive. Maybe I'll switch to ski-touring.
     
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