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Old 12-29-2010, 09:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I have a question for all the powder experts on the west. I live in the Mid-West and rarely get to experience that glory that is POWDER. But that's what vacations are for right?

I have a buddy that works at Copper Mtn so he'll be getting a nice visit from me this January and I just want to know how long does good snow last?

Ill be going mid January; lets say they get dumped on a week before I head out, will the snow still be good when I get there? How long before the snow gets all 'packy' on me. I know there's a million variables that can increase or decrease that time, but on average how long does decent powder last? I'm obviously hoping to get dumped on while I'm out there but if not I still want to know what to expect.

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Old 12-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have less than 24 hours after/during the storm to enjoy powder on the mountain. A few spots may hold powder for two or three days if the temps stay cold. If the temps warm up above freezing, it gets windy, that sort of thing, it can all be boiler plate within 24 hours. The basic rule of thumb is you get the day after a storm for a powder day, and that's about it.
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What about a nice and steady stream of good pow on the day of? My last day at Tahoe was like that. Over 2 feet total that day. Visibility left something to be desired, but man the snow was sooooo good. My first real pow experience.

Word of caution, if you have never ridden pow or up at a high elevation, it can kick your ass. Slowing down mid-pow run is not a good idea lol.
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The day after the storm. Good lines go quick. If your not there the day after the big storm you will have to look around for leftovers
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Well damn, I guess that's that haha. Well I'd imagine even if you didn't get there the day of or right after wouldn't the overall conditions would still be prime? You might not have a powder day, but it wouldn't be super hard pack would it?
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Just go take the Tucker Cat if it's running that'll give you all the experience you need.
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depends on where you go and what the weather is like. there are some resorts where if conditions are right you can find the light and fluffy a full week after a storm
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depends on where you go and what the weather is like. there are some resorts where if conditions are right you can find the light and fluffy a full week after a storm
No there are not, and if there were, I wouldn't be talking about them...

Yeah, you can find some stashes, but an out of towner is not likely to run into them. Even at that, it's still the most plentiful during a storm and right after it.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm a mid-westerner too. And around here, powder seems to linger in the trees for several days. Grated, we don't have the talent and enthusiasts you get out west or up north but not many seem to venture into the glades. That is where I usually find it at 7Springs.

My epic pow day was last year at 7Springs. 2 feet of snow fell during the 6 hours we were there. It was the most amazing thing ever and the place was EMPTY. Getting home was a bitch
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Here, in bounds, you might have 2 hours if you have a good plan and it works. But for big long fresh pow lines...2 maybe 3 runs. Yesterday, got lucky and had 5-6 runs before the mob figured it out.
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