>>>>Windy. Heavy snow during the morning will give way to snow showers
>>>the afternoon. High 34F.
>>>>Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 6 to 10
>>>When I see a weather report like the one above, I stay home and wait for
>>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.
> 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
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