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    Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 3:25pm

With all the fresh snow falling all yesterday and today in South Lake Tahoe, I thought it would be a fantastic pow day.

This is one meant for taller folks.
 
Riding in 3 feet of pow, gusts of crazy wind and being 4-foot 9, it was not a fun day to ride.  I did more digging than boarding.  So I called it quits after a few runs.  I was beat!
Have you had a day where you threw in the towel due to the weather?  Where were you?
Weather, comply!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 3:28pm
Damn!
spread some of the gold here.

Haven't had a day where i just called it quits due to the weather...closes thing would probably be in Whistler when it was getting way to slushy near the base. That plus the friends and fam i was riding with were getting tired. I wanted to go on for the rest of the day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 3:40pm
At a steep resort pointing it.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 5:25pm
I live in an area that only has groomers.  I would love to ride pow.  Every once in a while you can cut through the woods between trails and you ride some, but that's nothing compared to riding it for an entire run.  3 feet of snow is deep though.  CRAZY!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 5:39pm
No i Don't usually quit if I'm already there.

My local hill will close for the day if it's too cold at times.

Actually one day at Sunshine, they were thinking about temporarily closing a lift due to high winds, it ended up still remaiding open. Let me tell ya it was a bitch to sit on those chairlifts on the way up...Silence the whole way up since you're trying to protect yourself from the wind and snow. haha Thats the worst part of days like those for me...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 5:43pm

A warm day followed by freezing temps over night.  The whole mountain was a mess and nothing was groomed.  I took on run, then I gave up. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2010 at 6:12pm
with that much pow, theres gotta be something fun.  I'd, at least, be doing air re-entries on transitions at the sides of the groomers...yeah, I don't quit when it comes to snowboarding+pow

in your defense, it is early in the season and you just aren't in good enough snow shape yet...wind sounds pretty bogus, too
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:42am
I was in NorthStar yesterday (Sunday), the weather was really bad. Wanted to give up but we drove all the way up ...
So we stayed .................
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 2:30am
yesterday was brutal kids.  Just missed getting stuck on a broken lift on slide side at mt. rose, everyone (including those that got roped off the lift, which took almost 2 hours for some people) evac'ed to the lodge and then shuttled out after they did avy control to get the road open.  And then, to top all of that off, I snowbanked my wrangler twice like an idiot coming out of the parking lot . . . thanks for the tow pulls everyone out there!
 
Oh yeah, had some super deep heavy powder runs in the morning.  Can't wait to do that again
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 2:46am
oh man, i'm so jealous. spread some of the white goodnes over here.
i've called a quits once or twice when it got really icey and all i was doing down the slopes was eating into my board.  any falls would hurt extra bad so with an hour or two left in the day i just packed it up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 3:19am
i was one of the 20 or so chairs they let to the top of Sierra and coming down Castle was just like what you see in the movies with monster pow explosions on these little pillows and blasting through them.  event straight pointing it I got stuck, but the hike out was worth it.  by the time I got out, all but the noob chairs were closed.  I called it a day, but that one run made the whole thing worth it. 

later on a tree top broke off and hit the west bowl chair.  luckily it was only minor injuries and everyone was OK.  it was a rough day to be sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 4:48am
I never throw in the towel when there is bad weather. I find it fun to ride in bad weather.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 5:12am
Originally posted by kymerj1

A warm day followed by freezing temps over night.  The whole mountain was a mess and nothing was groomed.  I took on run, then I gave up. 



Yup, dealt with this at kimberley last year.  They had a total of 10cm of snow in the 2 months prior to us being there, and temps were 10-15 degrees (C) above freezing every day followed by 10-15 degrees below at night.  Terrible coverage, rocks sticking out everywhere, slushy soup for a couple hours during the day and then choppy crust in the morning and late afternoon.  Worst conditions ever.  Since we drove 15 hours to get there and couldn't cancel our rooms & tickets we stuck it out for the whole week and called it quits early on the last day so we could get home early...all in all it was a terrible trip that cost a lot of money!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 5:40am
never tried pow before, but l would imagine3 feet of snow is pretty intense. Then again this yr. the whether has been going nuts and  snow fall has been crazy everywhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:40am
I've literally ridden to the point where I could barely walk. It was a pow day and my back leg was so tired from leaning back pretty much all day. Stayed there till last chair tho.
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 7:11am
if there's pow, I don't care how bad the weather is.  I don't see much of it so when it's there, I don't leave until they kick me out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 7:36am
Man, i thought pow was the greatest thing... but i guess too much of a good thing isn't always good. I'm from So Cal so all we get is groomers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 8:26am
Figures, I'm in Tahoe one weekend and it's warm and slushy.  The following week I'm on the ice coast and west coast gets dumped on.  I get the feeling that this just isn't gonna be my year for freshies.  I Heart being more than knee deep in pow.

Originally posted by quik217

Man, i thought pow was the greatest thing... but i guess too much of a good thing isn't always good. I'm from So Cal so all we get is groomers.

Man up and drive to Mammoth LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 8:38am
Originally posted by PICKLES

With all the fresh snow falling all yesterday and today in South Lake Tahoe, I thought it would be a fantastic pow day.

This is one meant for taller folks.
 
Riding in 3 feet of pow, gusts of crazy wind and being 4-foot 9, it was not a fun day to ride.  I did more digging than boarding.  So I called it quits after a few runs.  I was beat!
Have you had a day where you threw in the towel due to the weather?  Where were you?


i can sympathize having been in this position before.  it was very similar conditions at sugar bowl and the combo of so much pow and my inexperience had me killing all my energy to dig out, move 3', then digout again, and repeat.  it left me very sore and was not much fun at all.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 8:40am
yesterday it was nearly too much snow.  and you can get to that point in Callie.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 8:56am
If it rains here on the ice coast then is way below freezing over night i learned to not bother going the morning after CCCCCCCHHHHGGGGG
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 8:58am
I take that back.  I quit when the canyon road is closed due to avi danger. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 9:05am
I don't normally. Well I haven't been in that bad of conditions I guess. Usually, even if it's storming, I try to get the most runs out of that day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 9:46am
shtook I called it quits the other night cause it was getting boring..
freakin 900ft vertical with ALL man-made snow...
after about 15 runs by myself I had to go home...

all my friends are no longer "allowed" to go boarding.. their wives wont let them... lol. luckily my wife is great, she lets me go on week long trips to the west with friends every year. and she doesn't mind me going boarding on a Saturday
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 9:58am
Yes I called it quits once 2 years ago because it started raining. The rain turned to ice when it hit my goggles,gear, everything. My friend and I went in to take a break because it was annoying. While we were there we saw them stop the lifts for a while due to the conditions. We went out after to try/get back to our car and it was straight ice everywhere.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 10:02am
Rain is all it takes.  I am not boarding in the rain, its not fun and the snow sucks.
 
super overnight ice,  again its a sport not an important job to save the world.
 
 
Crazy roads,  I am going to have fun not sit in traffic while a one hour trip turns into a 10 mile tail back.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 10:14am
Last year I went up after a warm day everything was ice, and it wasn't warming up to soften it up.  I hit some ice on a fairly flat spot and slid for 100 ft before I stopped. I called it a day cause my hip was hurting from the fall.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 10:15am
We called it quits before we even got out the door this weekend!  The even less attractive part about the weather at Tahoe this wkend was the 12hrs of commute each way, where it normally takes about 4hrs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 11:44am
damn, I wish there are fresh pows of my loc mt..literally right now they closed it..they won't re-open until the 25th, possibly even later..went up there Saturday afternoon, had to stop after an hour..raining heavy so bad that it made the ice all slushy..smh.

right now, my friends are in MM..and I'm stuck here at work !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 11:53am
Never called it quits before. Especially on a pow day. Saturday at Copper, there was sooo much powder. Probably almost over a foot of new snow! Tree shreddin was probably the best I've ever had. Although it snowed the whole day, each run had a new accumulation of snow. Couldn't ever pass up these conditions!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 12:43pm
3 feet of pow... call it a day... hell NO!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:06pm
I was at n* yesterday and it was terrible. rain at the bottom of the resort, sticky powder at mid mountain and high winds at the top. Took 2 runs, drank some 4 lokos and called it a day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:31pm
High winds once blew all the man-made powder off of Bear Mountain and left everyone with some rough, icy conditions. Still rode all day though! Decided to go again the next day and it was perfect, sunny weather. Shredded soft snow all day hitting every jump and box I could find until with an hour left to board, I hit a "rainbow box", got turned backwards and broke my arm on the landing. Now the rest of the season may be lost. The moral: don't complain about powder; it softens f'd up landings!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 1:32pm
I came close to quitting once during a blizzard, because we couldn't see. But then we just rode a bit slower and tried to not fall off the drops without spotting them. It was a crazy day and we should have just stopped.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 3:49pm
as long as I'm already at the mtn and the lifts are going, white outs are the only thing that would stop me.  I got caught in one at heavenly after the lifts had already closed and it was scary as hell.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 4:01pm
Originally posted by PICKLES

With all the fresh snow falling all yesterday and today in South Lake Tahoe, I thought it would be a fantastic pow day.

This is one meant for taller folks.
 
Riding in 3 feet of pow, gusts of crazy wind and being 4-foot 9, it was not a fun day to ride.  I did more digging than boarding.  So I called it quits after a few runs.  I was beat!
Have you had a day where you threw in the towel due to the weather?  Where were you?
 Should have hit Kirkwood.  Or jumped into steep trees (not familiar enough with Heavenly to know where specifically).

If I plan to ride all day, I never call it a day before lunch barring injury.
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going up the mountain and realizing it's straight ice the entire way down...on every run. A few runs done and I quit. It was not a fun hour drive home
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