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Old 02-02-2015, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 years ago at the end of Feb or first of week of March I went to Tahoe by myself and headed to Heavenly. I guess I got lucky, more than 8 inches almost every day I was there. I had a blast.

This year it seems to be a crap shoot. I might just have to go back to Jay and Stowe this year but I was really hoping to hit some powder stashes. It seems like a bad winter out west so I'm not sure where to go.

I'm thinking of just finding a place that has some Cat runs in Utah maybe finally go to Powder Mountain.

So other than buying a plane ticket a week before I leave, anyone recommend any places I can find some snow?

Maybe recommend a location that has relatively cheap cat runs?
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Utah is fucked. Colorado has snow but we have also had long spells of no fresh snow. Would I say this season is bad here? Nope, I'd say it's been great at times to average at others.
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I'm going to have to suggest Utah. Even on bad years I've seen them out-do most other places. A few storms will refresh everything out there. I'll take 8 inches on Snowbird or Snowbasin in March over 8 inches on Mansfield any day.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Utah and VT where the only two places that were left on my mind. As time gets closer I might just save $$ for Japan next year.

Is it cheaper to try and book Japan myself or find a vacation package somewhere?
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+1 Friends just arrived in Japan. The pics they send look awsome.
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Ive got a trip to whistler booked end of this month, not hopeful for great conditions.

If you're going to bank some cash for a japan trip next year consider Tremblant for this year. Easy trip from NYC.

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I'm going in mid-march, it seems like eastern canada is getting the best snow this season.
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+1 Friends just arrived in Japan. The pics they send look awsome.
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I've been monitoring the weather and conditions all year, and doing a bunch of research lately in hopes of flying somewhere before it's all over. As we all already know, nowhere in the US has had consistent snowfall this year. Your best bet is to find a resort that has a relatively deeper base and has stayed cold and/or dry more than it's had rain. Just about all of the NW is horrible, with the exception of Mt. Bachelor, OR. CA/NV is a joke. CO is doable based on super low expectations this "Winter" and fractionally better than UT, but neither are really any better than Bachelor. Jackson Hole & Grand Targhee in WY and Big Sky & Whitefish in MT seem to be in a similar boat as well. Even Whistler and other BC resorts are hurting. All in all, unless we get another "Miracle March," it's not worth spending the money for airfare/lodging/etc... on a big domestic trip this season. Go to Japan!
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I've been riding in New Hampshire since its where i go to school... we've been getting a solid 4 inches every 2 days. You're almost guaranteed a pow day if you stay a week up here.
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