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PendO
11-05-2005, 01:18 PM
(Snow) Ski Season

http://www.ski49n.com/report.asp

http://www.schweitzer.com/content_report.php

looks like opening day is soon approaching!

This is Nov 2nd at Schweitzer

SkySkiSpokane
11-05-2005, 03:24 PM
I love to see it Casey!!! I hear Mt Hood is opening this Friday. Hopefully we'll make up for it this year.

jimmer2880
11-05-2005, 05:07 PM
huh... it hasn't even gotten below freezing here yet. Can't wait though.

6ballsisall
11-05-2005, 05:21 PM
Cool!! Haven't skied Hood in about 4 years. Anything new happenin over there?

SkySkiSpokane
11-05-2005, 06:36 PM
They have an awesome website. Check it out
http://www.skihood.com/

44" at the top already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :toast:

east tx skier
11-05-2005, 07:29 PM
I'm working on a trip right now. With our next few weekends booked, I went ahead and winterized. At 80+ degrees outside, it just didn't feel right.

wakesport
11-05-2005, 07:38 PM
We are still out on the water (until it freezes). But, we are working on our anual trip to Tahoe plus a couple of trips south to waterski. Can't wait for the big snow.

SkySkiSpokane
11-05-2005, 07:52 PM
I love Tahoe. We are working on those plans too!! Have I said Heavenly Rulez before!!?? :headbang:

PendO
11-05-2005, 10:30 PM
Today pic 1 ... several people were hiking up and skiing down, coverage is actually very good!

PendO
11-05-2005, 10:31 PM
Pic 2 ... the famdamily

PendO
11-05-2005, 10:31 PM
Pic 3 ... the high speed quad in the background

PendO
11-05-2005, 10:36 PM
Pic 4 .... Guys hiking up

PendO
11-05-2005, 10:37 PM
Pic 5 ... snow around the lodge

SkySkiSpokane
11-06-2005, 09:42 AM
I think that we are in for a great season this year. :D
Thanks for feeding my fire Casey!!

PendO
11-06-2005, 03:26 PM
I think that we are in for a great season this year. :D
Thanks for feeding my fire Casey!!

If not for the wrath that I would face with my wife I would have driven back up today to hike up and ski down ... Mt. Spokane looks to still be holding snow in the trees below lodge 1 level ... after my son wakes up from his nap I may drive up and get a few pics (while mommy paints) ... if I can't have glass, then I need to look forward to Powder! Also, it should be a closer drive (40 minutes to the base and another 15-20 min to the top). Here is another one from yesterday for good measure. Looks like Schweitzer now has a 16" base ... oh yeah.

Also, Red Mountain is getting dumped on. For those of you how watched Steve Martin in Roxxane ... it was filmed in Nelson, sweet little town and the Powder is hands down Amazing ... you are allowed to duck the ropes (they wont cut your ticket) but you better know how to get your arse out!

Whitewater (Nelson, BC - Canada) http://www.skiwhitewater.com/
Schweitzer (Sandpoint, ID) http://www.schweitzer.com/
49 Degrees North (Chewelah, WA) http://www.ski49n.com/
Mt. Spokane (Spokane, WA) http://www.mtspokane.com/
Silver Mountain (Kellog, ID) http://www.silvermt.com/
Lookout Pass (Wallace, ID) http://www.skilookout.com/ski/index.html
Red Mountain (Rossland, BC - Canada) http://www.redresort.com/

stevo137
11-06-2005, 03:42 PM
Really nice pics Pend.

Ryan
11-06-2005, 07:25 PM
Pend, great pics! Schwietzer looks awesome.

After I saw your first pic I was prompted to plan my first ski trip of the season to Mammoth.

SkySkiSpokane
11-07-2005, 04:04 PM
Nice!!!
The links are great. I have them all in my favorites. We are spoiled during good years cause the"out-of-towners" really don't know about the great northwest since our winters can be quite inconsitant. I am looking forward to a killer season. My wife says she will give it a try this year. :eek: She should do fine even though the foil doesn't work in the snow. :uglyhamme

PendO
11-07-2005, 04:13 PM
Nice!!!
The links are great. I have them all in my favorites. We are spoiled during good years cause the"out-of-towners" really don't know about the great northwest since our winters can be quite inconsitant. I am looking forward to a killer season. My wife says she will give it a try this year. :eek: She should do fine even though the foil doesn't work in the snow. :uglyhamme


True ... I'm debating on getting some X-Country gear for my wife and I ... full days at the hill together are a bit unrealistic but I could probably swing some half days and drop the kids off with grammy and papa ... I've never cross country skied, any comments on whether its enjoyable (I like the part about not having to buy a lift ticket) ...?

6ballsisall
11-07-2005, 04:35 PM
True ... I'm debating on getting some X-Country gear for my wife and I ... full days at the hill together are a bit unrealistic but I could probably swing some half days and drop the kids off with grammy and papa ... I've never cross country skied, any comments on whether its enjoyable (I like the part about not having to buy a lift ticket) ...?

X Country is too boring IMO. It is a good workout though and you can see some nice scenery.

Tennesseeski
11-07-2005, 06:00 PM
MAN!! Those are some nice pics. We need some of that down here in the mts. of east Tenn and west N.C. All were getting is mid 70 to almost 80 this week. The lake is gone, the boat is up, the new Salomon teneighties are waxed, BUT NO HOPE OF SNOW for a long time. :rant: I am goin crazy with nothin to do. :rant:

PendO
11-13-2006, 11:43 PM
Its that time of year again ... I must be a bit weird, we drove up to the mountain (49 degrees north) to take the kids sledding yesterday ... ski season looks to be a few weeks away

PendO
11-13-2006, 11:46 PM
this was yesterday afternoon before they got another foot last night
www.ski49n.com (http://www.ski49n.com) ... took my 3 y.o. daughter to see the new Warren Miller last night, so I might be able to get her on skis this winter

PendO
11-13-2006, 11:50 PM
It aint' vail or whistler, but it's still fun:)

Here are our local hills:)

Whitewater (Nelson, BC - Canada) http://www.skiwhitewater.com/ (http://www.skiwhitewater.com/)
Schweitzer (Sandpoint, ID) http://www.schweitzer.com/ (http://www.schweitzer.com/)
49 Degrees North (Chewelah, WA) http://www.ski49n.com/ (http://www.ski49n.com/)
Mt. Spokane (Spokane, WA) http://www.mtspokane.com/ (http://www.mtspokane.com/)
Silver Mountain (Kellog, ID) http://www.silvermt.com/ (http://www.silvermt.com/)
Lookout Pass (Wallace, ID) http://www.skilookout.com (http://www.skilookout.com/)
Red Mountain (Rossland, BC - Canada) http://www.redresort.com/ (http://www.redresort.com/):)

PendO
11-13-2006, 11:53 PM
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jpattigr
11-14-2006, 01:47 AM
We are Open here, my daughter skied yesterday at lake Louise and it was snowing all day, www.skilouise.com and they had an awesome day!
Sunshine Village is also open and off to a great start www.skibanff.com

Eagle
11-14-2006, 02:54 AM
It's been raining raining raining in Seattle this month. In fact we should smash the previous record for most rainfall in a month. The first part of the month was too warm for snow in the mountains. But for the past week it's been cold and enough snow that the local resorts are tentatively opening this week, assuming the predicted rain event on Wednesday doesn't mess things up too bad before more snow on Thursday.

Crystal is scheduled to open Thursday, Stevens Friday, Mt. Baker Friday, and Whistler on Saturday.

Baker has had 53 inches of snow since Saturday (as of Monday morning)! They have a 70" base already.

Last year was awesome. Looks like we are off to a good start this year.

kennbarbie
11-14-2006, 11:02 AM
Here we are getting the Cat out to go up and do some turns. The season is here. Yahoooooo More snow is comming this week.
Bigwhite / Silverstar are opening next week, the x-country trails are already open.
If you want to go Cat skiing, drop me a line.

PendO
11-14-2006, 11:42 AM
the warrern miller movie had a great quote in reference to Cat Skiing... "a snowmobile is a poor mans helicopter ... which makes a Cat a rich mans snowmobile"

barefoot
11-14-2006, 12:19 PM
I had a friend call me from the base of Breckenridge on Sunday to let me know she was going snowboard this week. What…don’t people work??? I told her at least she could have extended an invite. But then again, some people have to work…

kennbarbie
11-14-2006, 12:40 PM
Its great when you do the things you love as work. My office, is at 7000 feet and always have a great group of people to ski with. I would say summer sucks when the snow melts, but thats why we own Mastercrafts!

tex
11-14-2006, 08:51 PM
We are planning our ski trip. Wife and son, 3 days of skiing...me...day one...hit the trails on a sled...day two...go to the spa...day three...Sit in the warming house at the bar!

jpattigr
11-15-2006, 01:01 AM
Skiing on Wednesday and just picked up this pic of Backside lake Louise taken today Nov.14. Looks good!!:)

Blair
11-16-2006, 10:57 PM
wow... all these pictures of the moutians is making me wish that i had some new skis and i didnt have this herniated disc in my back...

hopefully ill be better by january ( we are planning on heading to sunshine village in january)

thijs
11-17-2006, 10:16 AM
Here we are getting the Cat out to go up and do some turns. The season is here. Yahoooooo More snow is comming this week.
Bigwhite / Silverstar are opening next week, the x-country trails are already open.
If you want to go Cat skiing, drop me a line.
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Nice ride, when I was a teenager I would work for Fortress Mountain in the Cat shop in the spring after I was finished the race season. We had a Pisten Bulley which we converted to bus and then we had 3 LMC CF's and a LMC C for grooming. I loved the LMC because of the marine controls. The PB had a steering wheel.

Is this cat a Prinoth or PB? I dont recognize it. It certainly is not the ever so common Bombardier you see out here.

Workin' 4 Toys
11-17-2006, 10:53 AM
All these snow pics make me want to go fire up the sled......:D :D

kennbarbie
11-17-2006, 01:28 PM
Nice ride, when I was a teenager I would work for Fortress Mountain in the Cat shop in the spring after I was finished the race season. We had a Pisten Bulley which we converted to bus and then we had 3 LMC CF's and a LMC C for grooming. I loved the LMC because of the marine controls. The PB had a steering wheel.

Is this cat a Prinoth or PB? I dont recognize it. It certainly is not the ever so common Bombardier you see out here.


PB all the way, we have 4 in the fleet now. I will say I like the stick controls over the wheel. A bit more responsive with the stick if you get into a little sidways slide.

sand2snow22
11-17-2006, 01:35 PM
Hwy 35 going to Mt Hood Meadows from Hood River and from Portland has been washed out. Sucks b/c I have a season pass and it doesn't look like the road will be open any time soon......