Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by mart » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 10:47:16


Quote:
>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers during

the afternoon. High 34F.
Quote:
>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

inches.

When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for the
next opportunity.  It's the wind prediction that makes me think skiing would
be drudgery instead of a day of good fun.

I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a 3.5 hour
drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain requirements,
so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I missing good
skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard skiing?

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by lal_trucke » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:29:11

Quote:

>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers during

> the afternoon. High 34F.

>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

> inches.

> When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for the
> next opportunity.

Wrong. When you see a weather report like the one above, drop
everything, jump in the car, and head on up. Learn to ski the good
weather days like these, and you won't have to suffer so many days of
foul clear weather with firmpack snow amid firmly packed skiers.

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by mart » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 03:00:01


Quote:

> >>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers
during

> > the afternoon. High 34F.

> >>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

> > inches.

> > When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for
the
> > next opportunity.

> Wrong. When you see a weather report like the one above, drop
> everything, jump in the car, and head on up. Learn to ski the good
> weather days like these, and you won't have to suffer so many days of
> foul clear weather with firmpack snow amid firmly packed skiers.

So I've got it backwards?  When it comes to wind predictions, at what  point
do you stay home?
What do you mean by "learn to ski the good weather days like these...?"  Are
there some things to know or do that make skiing in high winds (I was
actually thinking more along the lines of 20-35mph) more
rewarding/enjoyable/successful?

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by mart » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 06:59:22


Quote:


> >When it comes to wind predictions, at what  point
> >do you stay home?

> IMO, predictions are irrelevant.  When they shut down all the good
> lifts, then it's time to quit.

> >Are
> >there some things to know or do that make skiing in high winds (I was
> >actually thinking more along the lines of 20-35mph) more
> >rewarding/enjoyable/successful?

> It helps to know where the good tree skiing is.

> -Astro

I was thinking that when the resorts start shutting down the lifts it's
definitely a sign that the skiing might not be on the winning side of an
enjoyment to effort ratio.  I know that I enjoy sailing when it's 15-25mph,
but 25-35mph becomes more like work (although it's pretty exciting).  That's
a good thought about the tree skiing; I assume the trees are acting as a
windbreak.
 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by lal_trucke » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:58:45

Quote:




>>>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers

> during

>>>the afternoon. High 34F.

>>>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

>>>inches.

>>>When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for

> the

>>>next opportunity.

>>Wrong. When you see a weather report like the one above, drop
>>everything, jump in the car, and head on up. Learn to ski the good
>>weather days like these, and you won't have to suffer so many days of
>>foul clear weather with firmpack snow amid firmly packed skiers.

> So I've got it backwards?  When it comes to wind predictions, at what  point
> do you stay home?

I'd probably can it if they predicted 60-120 mph. No lifts will open.
Actually, I might just go by the slopes to see the sights, and say high
to the working crews ...
Lower winds (50 range down) around my hill several sheltered lifts will
be open; 10 inches of fresh is worth hitting, and if you're a flatlander
you can't really sit at home around the fire waiting for perfect days;
if you want to ski fresh, you take every chance you can get.

Quote:
> What do you mean by "learn to ski the good weather days like these...?"  Are
> there some things to know or do that make skiing in high winds (I was
> actually thinking more along the lines of 20-35mph) more
> rewarding/enjoyable/successful?

Windproof garments make high winds fun. Get your high waist goretex
pant, your goretex parka, seal up the powder skirt, adjust the hood over
your helmet, pull on the high wristed gantlets, and hit the slopes. Fine
times...
 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by The Real Be » Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:39:36

Quote:

> Windproof garments make high winds fun. Get your high waist goretex
> pant, your goretex parka, seal up the powder skirt, adjust the hood over
> your helmet, pull on the high wristed gantlets, and hit the slopes. Fine
> times...

No amount of goretex will make it fine if you're going down a 25-degree
hill in a full tuck at less than walking speed.

--
Cheers,
Bev    
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Calling someone an *** for being rude to a telemarketer
is like accusing someone who's shot a burglar in his home
of being a poor host."                        -- W.S.Rowell

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by TexasSkiNu » Wed, 12 Jan 2005 01:23:58

Bev said:
Quote:
> No amount of goretex will make it fine if you're going down
> a 25-degree hill in a full tuck at less than walking speed.

So turn around and ski uphill!
 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by rosc » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:39:20

Quote:

>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers during

> the afternoon. High 34F.

>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

> inches.

> When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for the
> next opportunity.  It's the wind prediction that makes me think skiing would
> be drudgery instead of a day of good fun.

> I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a 3.5 hour
> drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain requirements,
> so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I missing good
> skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard skiing?

I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on
working days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when it is
dumping... "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you are one
of these people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on the
best of days.

In all fairness, *** winter weather is a *** of mine and is not for
everyone and mostly likely not for many except a relative few twisted
individuals, some of who post at rsa.

RAC

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by rosc » Mon, 17 Jan 2005 13:00:51

Quote:




>>>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers

> during

>>>the afternoon. High 34F.

>>>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

>>>inches.

>>>When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for

> the

>>>next opportunity.

>>Wrong. When you see a weather report like the one above, drop
>>everything, jump in the car, and head on up. Learn to ski the good
>>weather days like these, and you won't have to suffer so many days of
>>foul clear weather with firmpack snow amid firmly packed skiers.

> So I've got it backwards?  When it comes to wind predictions, at what  point
> do you stay home?
> What do you mean by "learn to ski the good weather days like these...?"  Are
> there some things to know or do that make skiing in high winds (I was
> actually thinking more along the lines of 20-35mph) more
> rewarding/enjoyable/successful?

Good googles.

- Show quoted text -

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by Mr. Splodg » Tue, 18 Jan 2005 01:50:27


Quote:


>>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers during

>> the afternoon. High 34F.

>>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10

>> inches.

>> When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for
>> the
>> next opportunity.  It's the wind prediction that makes me think skiing
>> would
>> be drudgery instead of a day of good fun.

>> I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a 3.5 hour
>> drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain
>> requirements,
>> so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I missing
>> good
>> skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard skiing?

> I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on working
> days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when it is dumping...
> "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you are one of these
> people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on the best of days.

> In all fairness, *** winter weather is a *** of mine and is not for
> everyone and mostly likely not for many except a relative few twisted
> individuals, some of who post at rsa.

> RAC

Yeah, it sucks up here unless it's bluebird sunny without a breath of wind.
You'd best stay home and avoid the dangerous roads and inclement weather. ;)
 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by Black Metal Marth » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 00:37:04

Quote:


> >>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers
during

> > the afternoon. High 34F.

> >>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to
10

> > inches.

> > When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and
wait for the
> > next opportunity.  It's the wind prediction that makes me think
skiing would
> > be drudgery instead of a day of good fun.

> > I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a
3.5 hour
> > drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain
requirements,
> > so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I
missing good
> > skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard
skiing?

> I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on
> working days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when it
is
> dumping... "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you are
one
> of these people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on the
> best of days.

> In all fairness, *** winter weather is a *** of mine and is not
for
> everyone and mostly likely not for many except a relative few twisted
> individuals, some of who post at rsa.

> RAC

The only time I don't like it is when the wind is at hurricane strength
like it was one New Years Dat at Squaw. It was so strong that when I
was standing at the top of Red Dog it pushed me down the hill before I
was ready. I almost left my poles at the top.

I like skiing when it's snowing. It snowed for a short time yesterday
at Kirkwood. It was just enough to give the hills a nice softness.
Later during the day it was even sunny. It was close to one of the most
perfect days I've ever skied. :)

Martha

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by mart » Wed, 19 Jan 2005 12:22:29


Quote:
> > I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a 3.5
hour
> > drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain
requirements,
> > so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I missing
good
> > skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard skiing?

> I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on
> working days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when it is
> dumping... "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you are one
> of these people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on the
> best of days.

OK Rosco,
I'm asking for help, not complaining!  And no, I'm not one of those people
who complains about snowfall.
The message coming through seems to be that moderate winds and reasonable
snowfall make for a great day of skiing if the road conditions are safe for
driving to and from the snow.  I guess I just need more experience to find
my limits of moderate and reasonable.

I did enjoy a day last winter where the runs and trees were nearly empty and
my son and I had a blast.  Our only problem with the conditions that day
were that we couldn't keep our goggles defogged.

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by Mr. Splodg » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 02:05:22


Quote:



>> > I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a 3.5
> hour
>> > drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain
> requirements,
>> > so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I missing
> good
>> > skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard skiing?

>> I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on
>> working days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when it is
>> dumping... "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you are one
>> of these people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on the
>> best of days.

> OK Rosco,
> I'm asking for help, not complaining!  And no, I'm not one of those people
> who complains about snowfall.
> The message coming through seems to be that moderate winds and reasonable
> snowfall make for a great day of skiing if the road conditions are safe
> for
> driving to and from the snow.  I guess I just need more experience to find
> my limits of moderate and reasonable.

> I did enjoy a day last winter where the runs and trees were nearly empty
> and
> my son and I had a blast.  Our only problem with the conditions that day
> were that we couldn't keep our goggles defogged.

Buying cheap goggles is a false economy.  Spend $100 on a pair of goggles
and they'll never fog up. Remember not to let your hat go inside your
goggles too, and don't leave them on your head too long.

Mr. Splodge

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by Black Metal Marth » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 02:07:33

Quote:





> >> > I don't have enough experience to know what I'm missing.  It's a
3.5
> > hour
> >> > drive each way for me, without stopping and slowing for chain
> > requirements,
> >> > so I tend to wuss out when I see heavy winds predicted.  Am I
missing
> > good
> >> > skiing days by staying home because of worries over blizzard
skiing?

> >> I can't begin to count the amount of skiers I have listened to (on
> >> working days)in amazement as they complain about the weather when
it is
> >> dumping... "(whine) I can't ski in all this snow".  Perhaps you
are one
> >> of these people?  If so, thank you for keeping the lines short on
the
> >> best of days.

> > OK Rosco,
> > I'm asking for help, not complaining!  And no, I'm not one of those
people
> > who complains about snowfall.
> > The message coming through seems to be that moderate winds and
reasonable
> > snowfall make for a great day of skiing if the road conditions are
safe
> > for
> > driving to and from the snow.  I guess I just need more experience
to find
> > my limits of moderate and reasonable.

> > I did enjoy a day last winter where the runs and trees were nearly
empty
> > and
> > my son and I had a blast.  Our only problem with the conditions
that day
> > were that we couldn't keep our goggles defogged.

> Buying cheap goggles is a false economy.  Spend $100 on a pair of
goggles
> and they'll never fog up. Remember not to let your hat go inside your
> goggles too, and don't leave them on your head too long.

> Mr. Splodge

Look for good goggles on sale. Mine have never fogged up on me, I love
them. They were normally $60 and I got them for $35.

Martha

 
 
 

Am I missing good Lake Tahoe ski days?

Post by Walt » Thu, 20 Jan 2005 02:22:05

Quote:

> Buying cheap goggles is a false economy.  Spend $100 on a pair of goggles
> and they'll never fog up. Remember not to let your hat go inside your
> goggles too, and don't leave them on your head too long.

Or you can splurge on a $3 tin of Cat Crap.  I spent 12 bucks on my
current pair ($12.05 if you include the cost of the Cat Crap).
September special at TJ Maxx - the same goggles go for $60 to $80 at the
slopeside shops.  No fogging yet...

--
//-Walt
//
// There is no V?lkl ***