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yes I understand but this isnt the weather channel and these kind of posts are answered all day by various folks on the forum .. sorry I was curt with you BUT if you have planned a trip what can you realistically do about it at this point.
As I said in my previous post, I CAN do something about it. I still have plenty of time to change my plans with nothing more than a $100 plane ticket fee. That's what I'm trying to decide on. I'd rather stay here and drive up to Bohemia than spend the time and money to fly to Utah and ride in marginal conditions.

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Its weather its unpredictable ... case in point the storm that was supposed to split and miss us didnt and we all woke up to lots of snow this morning and now snow through the weekend. Just because some of us live in SLC doesnt mean we can tell you with 100% certainty the conditions you can expect when you get here in 10 days ... and worrying about the CURRENT conditions does you no good either because of the previously mentioned storms the conditions of yesterday are moot.
Obviously there's a lot of unpredictability, and things can change quickly. But, if I know that it's getting a bit slushy at the bottom now, and the 10-day report shows sun and 40deg every day, then I know that I need the weather to turn around pretty drastically in order to get even decent conditions.

Not asking for someone to tell me what the weather is going to be like in 2 weeks or tell me how to plan my vacation. But I have a choice to make, and the limited information on the various weather/snow conditions sites can be a bit vague, especially when the conditions are marginal.

Obviously snow conditions will vary across the mountain, but that could mean a bit of ice here and there, or bare spots and slush on half the mountain, or anything in between.
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just stay where youre at ... looks like Utah just cant handle the conditions you demand
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the storm that was supposed to split and miss us didnt and we all woke up to lots of snow this morning and now snow through the weekend.

Was that not the coolest thing since preschool......I got up at 5am and grinned from ear to ear, then I watched the weather.....I am still grinning....we may get lucky after all.....!!!


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yeah .. and on presidents day weekend no less .. guess the clock punchers get a bit of karma for working so much ... headed up now!
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yeah .. and on presidents day weekend no less .. guess the clock punchers get a bit of karma for working so much ... headed up now!

And THIS moment was brought to you by the letter "F" and the letter "U"....


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And THIS moment was brought to you by the letter "F" and the letter "U"....
well its nothing special .. thursdays are one of my regular four days a week riding ... well that probably didnt help but well you know
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and the number "2".....


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Glad you guys got some snow. I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Haha, you Clock Puncher!

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just stay where youre at ... looks like Utah just cant handle the
conditions you demand
I love how, even in internet lingo, it is very obvious when we have our grumpy pants on. I wear mine very well, too.

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As I said in my previous post, I CAN do something about it. I still have plenty of time to change my plans with nothing more than a $100 plane ticket fee. That's what I'm trying to decide on. I'd rather stay here and drive up to Bohemia than spend the time and money to fly to Utah and ride in marginal conditions.

Not asking for someone to tell me what the weather is going to be like in 2 weeks or tell me how to plan my vacation. But I have a choice to make, and the limited information on the various weather/snow conditions sites can be a bit vague, especially when the conditions are marginal.
You should be fine with SLC. Pay attention to the boards, here. While PC may be getting shit, other resorts in the SLC area are getting pretty good snowfall. For good pow focus on (as it has been said) Brighton, Solitude, or Snowbird. The Cottonwood resorts get much better snow than the resorts in the Park City area. Avoid focusing your energy on Park City (though it does have 110 of 107 trails open?????)

Tourist Colorado (Northern) isn't getting shit, this year so don't head there. Tahoe area, in-general isn't doing too well, either, but Kirkwood (about 40 mins south of South Lake Tahoe towards Mammoth) has been doing well with a near-weekly cycle of storms that brings in 1-2 feet per week. Kirkwood or Mammoth would be the only option to change, if I was you. (It sounds like your trip to Targhee might be a decent option, though one hell of a drive.)

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Again the Colorado isn't getting shit is a completely untrue comment. Telluride, Crested Butte, Silverton, Wolf Creek are all having rocking seasons. Better than most anywhere except Cali. It's the Colorado Northern rockies that are sucking. So Vail, Summit County, Witnerpark, and such are not great. They have great conditions for mid November, for mid Feb, not so much...
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