Ski Club 2.0 Home
Snow Reports
FAQFAQ

Mail for help.Help!!

Log in to snowHeads to make it MUCH better!
Username:-
 Password:
Remember me:
durr, I forgot...
Or Register
(to be a proper snow-head, all official-like!)
Search found 770 matches (ignoring forums: None. Change)
snowHeads Forum Index
Poster: A snowHead
Tue 30-01-18 23:57
Replies: 35
Seems the weather pattern is about to shift. Last week was interesting. Saw some of the footage of the Whistler carnage. Lots of snow in the Alpine. Mt Baker scored so much snow they were restricting the upper mtn. to folks with avy gear. About 2 meters over a 6 day period. Idaho panhandle, (Schweitzer) got quite a bit of snow too. Southern Cascades had high winds and warm front shut down most upper mtn lifts last Saturday. The storm tracks forecasted into the weekend and early next week look to be staying farther North. I'm off to Jackson Hole this weekend. Might get lucky if the storm track doesn't stay too far North, but it appears that things are reverting back to December with the storms coming into BC, across Alberta and then heading across to the US New England States. Mother Nature will do what she wants! It has not been a good powder season pour moi! :cry:
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Tue 30-01-18 23:50
Replies: 1641
@Jefferson Darcy, There is a logic to why they built these lifts max out your liftpass & get the value out of it ... The lifts were built so folks(wintersporters) would not need use busses or cars. You pay for a lift pass...use them !! Bus costs extra ...Cars cost extra.... Everyone complains Arlberg has one of the most expensive lift passes then they pay even more taking buses and taxis.. I don't mind the buses in Lech. I don't mind the lift pass prices in the Arlberg. Come to USA, walk up to the window and plunk down some cash for a lift ticket, and then talk to me about lift pass prices!
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Fri 26-01-18 20:59
Replies: 2247
Could use some snow in the USA. Unfortunately the meter + that has fallen this week from Whistler BC, down to the Tahoe resorts, and continues to fall through Saturday will have a bit of a warm up come Sunday. Guess, get after it while you can!
You need to Login to know who's who.
Fri 12-01-18 19:06
Replies: 2247
Looks like the worm has turned for the West Coast of NA. Or, maybe the worm just rolled over in his sleep...Most PNW ski areas received about 8"-16" past 24 hrs. Mostly heavy, wet snow, and right around the 4,500' level, which is about base level for most ski resorts. Appears that the 7 day forecast is indicating a train of storms starting next week. They have been showing up on both the Euro and US weather longer range models with consistency the past few days. Still a week out, but the storms stacking up off the Pacific, are just waiting for instructions from Mother Nature to start moving in around Wednesday/Thursday. This includes Northern California and the Sierra's which did get brushed with some moisture the past few days, and snow at the higher elevation above 8,000'. CO and UT should see some weak storm activity mid next week, the potential for stronger storms rolling in later in the January 19-21 time frame. We shall see.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 9-01-18 17:33
Replies: 466
I'm seeing reports that folks in Zermatt village are "stranded" due to avy risk getting down to Taesch! :shock:
You'll need to Register first.
Thu 28-12-17 17:30
Replies: 1641
@stanton, Away from the Madness as from Saturday..Free Skiing .. Look forward to seeing your photos.... Well, hopefully someone on this thread will post actual photos of themselves skiing or riding in the Arlberg! Assuming they do ski and ride in the Arlberg...Carry on with all the banter about the snow in the Arlberg. I'm quite jealous!
Well, it's only polite to Register
Thu 28-12-17 17:27
Replies: 934
4x4 with good winters will go anywhere. Not quite. But a good driver with 4x4 and good winter snow tires should be able to get you to a ski resort. Seen too many dolts driving 4x4's and think they can do no wrong on snowy/icy roads. Those are the ones I pass flipped upside down or in the ditch. YMMV.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Thu 28-12-17 17:23
Replies: 2247
Still looking dry in a lot of the western US compared to normal. https://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/west_swepctnormal_update.pdf Dry Through the New Year http://utahskiweather.com Dismal Pattern Continues http://wasatchweatherweenies.blogspot.co.at/2017/12/dismal-pattern-continues.html?m=1 The Waiting Game https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/colorado/post/9577 Yes, has been far too quiet in some areas of North America. You could head to Erie, Pennsylvania but not sure the skiing there is worth it. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/record-snow-gives-pennsylvanians-december-remember-n833011 New England States have faired well. PNW will get a decent amount of snow Thursday-Saturday morning with fluctuating snow levels. Whistler should get a good bit of snow in the 50cm range over the next 3 days. Areas of the Northern Cascades should see similar numbers. Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming will also do well from the series of storms passing through. Utah, and Tahoe resorts will miss out yet again. But Colorado did just fine over Christmas with up to 60CM of freshies over the holiday. But we need some consistency in the storm cycles. That pesky high pressure seems to want to come back and visit again off the West Coast.
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Mon 25-12-17 0:05
Replies: 40
Looks awesome, out in 3 weeks and hoping to get a day cat skiing done. Looks like more snow on the way at end of next week, and maybe a bit tomorrow? Yes. And 5 day forecast is looking promising. That pesky blocking HP that seems to be sticking around like a drunken relative at the holidays may finally get kicked out! Could see some storminess later in the week around Wed/Thursday.
And post your own questions...
Fri 22-12-17 20:48
Replies: 2247
He's just trying to distract attention from the snow drought in much of N America. ;-) Please don't remind us folks in NA! But the worm is turning, and the snow train looks to be about to start chugging across the mountain ranges... https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZQ4RQIGruOU/maxresdefault.jpg
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Thu 7-12-17 18:02
Replies: 2247
Looks pretty good to me. You could be here on the West Coast of NA, and getting cold/dry conditions in the PNW and most of the west for the next 10 days or so, or raging fires down near LA, Cali....Cheers to a white Christmas!
And they're a friendly bunch.
Wed 6-12-17 22:08
Replies: 466
Count me as one of the lucky ones. Only been once. About 5 years ago for 10 days right before Xmas, and for a few days after Xmas. It was a great start to the season. Snowed most nights, and all the way down into Zermatt. The conditions were better than average. You could ski top to bottom. And it takes a while to get from top to bottom! Especially if you smell something good, and decide to stop for a cappuccino and a pastry! :D You can ski every type of lift known to mankind. Great views, and that Swiss hospitality, which is pleasant and efficient. Like every ski resort, they are best skied when they have a deep winter blanket.
You know it makes sense.
Mon 4-12-17 17:52
Replies: 2247
Going to be cool and dry for about 10 days or so as blocking HP comes to visit West Coast of North America. Too soon to know what is in store for USA West Coast ski resorts other than the next week will be sunny and cool. At least it won't be warm and wet!
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Fri 1-12-17 17:47
Replies: 31
Deer valley is famous for its grooming. I'm sure there are some north american resorts that re-groom some runs at lunchtime, but can't remember which. Vail and Beaver Creek do afternoon groom session. Usually just pick one run to groom. Deer Valley is pretty good with the grooming. Beaver Creek is too. I can't say that any ski resort in Europe stands out as, WoW!, that's some really good grooming!", but overall no complaints. I spend most of my time on ungroomed powder though!
Poster: A snowHead
Thu 30-11-17 18:50
Replies: 8
Here's the low down from a Seattleite now living in Bend, OR. Close - Alpental/Snoqualmie Pass - http://www.summitatsnoqualmie.com/mountains/alpental Easy drive if it's not snowing from Seattle on I-90. If it's snowing the pass can be a challenge. Have snow tires/chains. Alpy as the locals call it has some serious terrain off the top. Take the Great Scott traverse to the Nash gate into pillow lines and general fun off steep little chutes and drops. Cat track it back to the base and repeat. You can head across the I-90 road to the South side, and make your way East to Hyack. Normally closed mid-week, you can find powder on the weekends. Then start working your way back to Summit West. It's not a big mtn, and skis more like a New England hill. Locals tips - You can knock on the patrol shack at the top of the Edelweiss chair and see if any of the patrollers are willing to take you for a tour. Usually if they aren't too busy, you can get a lap with one of them, and they will show you some of the goods. Go South toward that big volcano, Mt Rainier, and ski Crystal. https://www.crystalmountainresort.com/ Do a search in the PNW threads, and you will find many of my pics, and snow reports. It's an awesome ski resort. Some of the best lift accessed side country skiing you will ever find in the USA. If it's a mid-week, you won't have too much traffic. If it's a weekend powder day, you will have some major lift lines. Which is when you watch the Chair 2 board at Campbell Basin, and hike up the ridge to access Silver Basin and the King for some epic steep chutes and steep lines. Hit the Snorting Elk for a local brew before heading back to Seattle. It's about 1:45 minutes to 2 hour drive from Seattle. Go North toward that other volcano, Mt Baker. Known for epic dumpage and ridiculous snow accumulation that just can't be real, until you are looking at 20' walls of snow on the drive up. Again, great off-piste terrain, but hook up with a local and be avy savy and equipped. It's a must! It's a drive from Seattle. And some would argue that just keep going North, and don't stop until you get to Whistler. But depending on when you cross the border, you can be in for a long drive. Can easily be a 6 hour affair to get there. Go further East. - You can go to Stevens Pass, which is just about 2 hours NE of Seattle. https://www.stevenspass.com/site Will be crowded on weekends. Especially when there's fresh snow. Lots of ski race schools, and kids. But when it's got fresh snow. SP is a great mountain to ski. You have the backside, and you have Cowboy Mtn off of 7th Heaven for some steeps. Or if that's not your thing, you can hit the backside into Mill Valley off the Double Diamond chair and ski some nice intermediate runs, with lots of well spaced out trees under Southern Cross chair. Skiing in Washington state is definitely a different feel than say, Colorado, or Utah with the big ski resorts. That's not Washington. It's almost a retro vibe. But the locals will be friendly, and if you are skiing solo, you might just ask to tag along, and not be surprised if they show you some of their favorite runs!
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Mon 27-11-17 4:49
Replies: 624
That vid almost makes me want to book a trip to the Dolomites, but then, I have to stop myself and realize, there's a whole lot of winter ahead...
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sun 26-11-17 21:02
Replies: 279
You need to Login to know who's who.
Tue 21-11-17 22:25
Replies: 1641
It's both crazy and kinda cool how many more people are out hiking and skitouring these days! Does put even more pressure on getting out and up early if you want fresh tracks though. It's the same here in the States. You can show up at the resort parking lot just before sunrise, and you are the 50th car in the lot. Then when you're done with your tour and headed to your vehicle there are 3 times that many vehicles in the parking lot!
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Tue 21-11-17 22:21
Replies: 1641
Price of a Beer on the Slopes this winter , :shock: :shock: What's the price of bier off the slopes? Is the price of schnapps still stable? :D
You'll need to Register first.
Tue 21-11-17 22:19
Replies: 35
My mates are reporting 8 days on snow at WB so far and counting, and the pictures are looking good. Not quite sure how they managed that since it's only been open for 4. 2 mates? ;-) I skied 3 days at Bachelor before it "opened" for business. So, it's possible to get in some ski days when the snow is plentiful, and ski resorts are getting ready for prime time. ;-)
Well, it's only polite to Register
Tue 21-11-17 22:18
Replies: 35
are you a Bend dwellwer nowadays? Yep. Me and the Missus pulled the plug on Seattle. Now down in Bend. Send me a PM if you have plans to be down this way at some point during the winter. I'll be traveling a bit more than I would like this winter for work, but that's the price to pay to be down here.
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Mon 20-11-17 20:44
Replies: 35
Skied some boot top powder at Bachelor over the weekend. Nice way to start the season. Going to have to get up to Xtal at some point. Afterall, I did buy a season pass during the spring. So, I got to try and get some use out of the darn thing!
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Mon 20-11-17 20:42
Replies: 40
Over 200mm of rain forecast for Wednesday :shock: :( But then remembering it is only Mid November - this weekend was by all accounts epic :sH: (unfortunately I had forgotten my mantra of the last few years of get it whilst it's good, and arranged to do something else :( ) Oof! I heard it was really good up there on Friday/Saturday. Got some down here in Oregon. Now it's raining at the base up to at least mid-mountain. Windy as all get out as well.
And post your own questions...
Wed 15-11-17 19:49
Replies: 40
86cm reported last 24 hours. Not too shabby. Should be a crazy opening day.
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Wed 15-11-17 19:49
Replies: 466
I'm off to Zermatt in a month's time. Never heard of this problem with snow before - hopefully it won't be an issue - seems to me that it has a better snow record than most resorts. It's high enough that the upper mountain holds its snow well. Does tend to get windy up there above 3,200 meters though! But what place doesn't get a spot of wind at those altitudes?!
And they're a friendly bunch.
Wed 15-11-17 17:11
Replies: 1641
You know it makes sense.
Tue 14-11-17 19:43
Replies: 40
Whistler shaping up nicely. Storms keep rolling in. Hard to say when one stops and the other begins. Will be a slight rise in temps this evening to about 2,000meters, and then start dropping again into the weekend. Still looking like a meter or so accumulation upper mtn elevations. Currently mixed rain/snow at the base.
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Tue 14-11-17 19:05
Replies: 466
This is Washington State, USA, in June 2011. https://snowbrains.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/chinookpass.jpg Ha! Great pic. I rode my bike up Chinook Pass July 4th weekend of 2011. There were 4-5 meter walls of snow on either side of the road once they cleared it. People were skiing that stuff all summer long! Zermatt is still a great place to ski and experience, even if they don't get the snow accumulation we get here in the PNW. Yes, I've been spoiled my whole life to live in such a great area of snow accumulation. But I still love going across the pond every now and again to soak up the vibe and ambiance of the Swiss/French Alps, and the Arlberg and Tyrol. And other than one year, of going to Europe, I've generally been fortunate to get in a few pow days while there.
Poster: A snowHead
Mon 13-11-17 20:43
Replies: 466
Having spent most of my skiing life in North America, I cannot bring myself to hire an expensive guide when riding ski lifts. So I am resigned to skiing relatively safe terrain, conservatively, and with good "backcountry" practices. You hire an "expensive" guide to keep you safe, and take you to the goods. Hope you have a good time, and ski some great pisted terrain. Who knows, you might get lucky and have a powder day where they don't groom the pisted runs. Had one day skiing at Zermatt the week before Xmas, where we skied some on-piste terrain after they had groomed it after lift closure and Zermatt received about 15cm-20cm of freshies late that night/early morning. Nothing like skiing hero snow in those conditions.
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Mon 13-11-17 19:41
Replies: 1641
https://www.facebook.com/lechzuers/videos/10156006075763447/ And that's just in the village. I hope that folks who are out there are getting after it! Who needs lifts when you've got all that snow all to yourself!
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name.
Sun 12-11-17 1:22
Replies: 40
Still looking good for Whistler. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 70cm-90cm over the Saturday-Monday time frame. November has been looking decent for BC so far.
You need to Login to know who's who.
Sat 11-11-17 20:08
Replies: 2247
Not looking too shabby out in the Northern parts of North America for November. Promising indeed. Have skied three of the past 4 weekends. What month is it again? :D Then there's this little tid bit to cross your fingers over. Not sure what it means for Euroland, but should deliver some snow this winter in my neck of the woods! http://opensnow.com/news/post/noaa-issues-la-ni-a-advisory-for-the-2017-18-winter
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Sat 11-11-17 20:03
Replies: 1641
But next weekend again snow is forecast. And temperatures low again. Still, last year heavy snow came 16 november, all of it gone early december.... Get after it before it's all gone the end of this month!
You'll need to Register first.
Fri 10-11-17 19:38
Replies: 213
best get out now in case it melts, like last year. I like your thinking! If there's snow on the ground, might as well slay it and carve it up! Don't let it go to waste!
Well, it's only polite to Register
Fri 10-11-17 19:33
Replies: 40
Looks like some serious weather is heading in for the forthcoming week: It'll be interesting to hear from the folks on the ground whether the eventuality matches the expectation. Depends on what those expectations are, and what the definition of "serious' weather is... But there's definitely consensus amongst the models that some unsettled weather is coming late this weekend for the BC Coastal Range. Could be up to 50CM of snow at higher elevations from Sunday into Tuesday. That should be followed up by another series of storms into next weekend with another 30cm-50cm of potential snow fall. Still just a bit too far out to see how it all goes. But if you don't take things too seriously and you don't have your expectations set too high, then you could be pleasantly surprised by the total snowfall accumulations when all is said and done! 8)
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Fri 10-11-17 19:06
Replies: 35
More snow to come! https://www.mtbachelor.com/live-cams/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BbIUlU3lC9q/ A bit of clearing for the weekend, and then another storm system comes in mid-next week for the Cascades. The Idaho and Wyoming areas could see about a foot into the weekend (Sawtooth range looks promising, before a lull, and then another series of storms coming through late next week. Ski areas are talking about 3rd week of November openings. Until then, good chance to earn some turns at the ski areas while the base builds...
Then you'll get to see more forums.
Wed 8-11-17 23:11
Replies: 2247
Series of storms coming to the PNW. One arriving right about now as I type. Flurries already in Central Oregon. Cascade range will see up to a foot plus of snow between Wed.-Friday. And then another set up for snow Saturday late into Sunday. Forecast into the following week is also looking promising for another round of storms to deliver precip as snow at lowering elevation. Could see some of the PNW resorts in Oregon and Washington opening before the US Thanksgiving holiday. Most WA and OR ski areas have about a foot to 18" of snow at the higher elevations. Could be in the range of a meter of snow over the next 7 days at higher elevations of the Cascades. Whistler should also see some decent accumulations, as well as interior BC, and Northern Idaho, Wyoming, and parts of Montana.
And post your own questions...
Mon 6-11-17 20:06
Replies: 2247
Euro Resorts need to look at opening in November....
which other snowHeads love to answer.
Sun 5-11-17 14:47
Replies: 2247
Woke up to a few centimeters of snow at my place this morning in Central Oregon. Going to go for a hike at Mt Bachelor and make a few turns in the 20+cm of fresh that fell over night. Timberline and Mt Hood Meadows received about 12cm. Had snowed off and on in Bend, OR on Friday, with about 8cm in the Alpine. Just about 30cm has fallen over the past few days across the Cascades. But Mt Baker received over 40cm yesterday. Crystal Mountain received 15cm. Starting to look like a harbinger of more good things to come. Cheers!
And they're a friendly bunch.
Sun 22-10-17 1:28
Replies: 40
It's about profitability now. It's always been about that actually. I don't think that's a bad thing, as if I didn't make a profit then I couldn't afford to ride there anyway. Yes, very true. Should have said it is about maximizing gross profit margins. Still, good snow trumps all!
Page 1 of 20 Page 1, 2, 3 ... 18, 19, 20  Next
All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Go to:  



Terms and conditions  Privacy Policy