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Old 03-29-2012, 08:41 AM
 
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My daughter was in for Spring Break 2 weeks ago. We bought her a 4-pass for A Basin back in October. Didn't use it during Xmas break due to poor conditions at that time and expected it to use it this month. We skied 2 of the 4 days, 2 weeks ago, and decided it wasn't worth skiing the other 2. It's only gotten worse since then with no new snow and daytime temps in the 40s and 50s in the mountains.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: SE Portland, OR
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Doesn't a lot of the conditions have to do with the level of skiier we're talking about? Many out-of-towners are usually beginners, and the conditions will not really be relevant for them, as they will stay on the bunny hill or green runs. I remember when I first learned to ski I definitely preferred the groomed stuff to the powder. I mean if you're getting a family in from Texas or Ohio who has never skied before are they really going to notice that the conditions aren't great? It's not like many of them will be going up to ski the Ridge or Montezuma's anyway.

Granted, there are definitely some excellent skiers who would be thoroughly disappointed with this season.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Doesn't a lot of the conditions have to do with the level of skiier we're talking about? Many out-of-towners are usually beginners, and the conditions will not really be relevant for them, as they will stay on the bunny hill or green runs. I remember when I first learned to ski I definitely preferred the groomed stuff to the powder. I mean if you're getting a family in from Texas or Ohio who has never skied before are they really going to notice that the conditions aren't great? It's not like many of them will be going up to ski the Ridge or Montezuma's anyway.

Granted, there are definitely some excellent skiers who would be thoroughly disappointed with this season.
Yeah but it will be worse actually. Imagine trying to learn on slush
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Pretty sketchy at Aspen.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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Pretty sketchy at Aspen.
Ouch, that stinks!
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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Monarch just announced they are closing a week early, parking lot cook-off April 8.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I had my stuff tuned in the middle of March too thinking I'd get a few more days in

Guess they will be fresh for 12-13 season
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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We still have a 152" base here at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, and it just keep coming down! 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 43.99N and Longitude 121.68W (Elev. 7636 ft)

I know this is the Colorado forum, and I love skiing in Colorado, but we (being Mt. Bachelor in Oregon) actually get decently light snow compared with most of the PNW. We are on the dry side of the Cascades.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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We still have a 152" base here at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, and it just keep coming down! 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 43.99N and Longitude 121.68W (Elev. 7636 ft)

I know this is the Colorado forum, and I love skiing in Colorado, but we (being Mt. Bachelor in Oregon) actually get decently light snow compared with most of the PNW. We are on the dry side of the Cascades.
Well this is you guys's year, hopefully next season is better here

Last season Breck got 500+ inches
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: SE Portland, OR
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We still have a 152" base here at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, and it just keep coming down!
The weekend I went in January was pretty bad though. Just hard crusty ice in most spots with not a scarp of powder to be found. The terrain looked awesome but everything that wasn't facing the sun before 12 was just ice and not much fun. Glad to hear it has improved, doesn't help me much as I broke my collarbone two weeks after that trip to Bend.
I have to say with my limited experience here that Bachelor is significantly better than Hood. Just from a sunshine alone standpoint it's better.
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