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Old 01-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #411 (permalink)
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That's the forecast that seymour links to that is at the bottom of the resort. I don't know why they do that. I usually look at mid-mountain... just to try ignore rain warnings lol.
I check the weather at top, because if it's raining down at Lodge I just go stay on Brockton. If it's raining THERE, I stay home.

I'll put up with a lot to snowboard, but rain is even worse than fog for visibility.
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Never been riding in the rain. Seems miserable. Where does the temp down in the city usually have to be to put the mountain above freezing?

Makes me kinda sad and makes the heart turn a little when I think about spring and melting snow. I love summer and winter, but snow melting always just feels sad.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:46 PM   #413 (permalink)
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I check the weather at top, because if it's raining down at Lodge I just go stay on Brockton. If it's raining THERE, I stay home.

I'll put up with a lot to snowboard, but rain is even worse than fog for visibility.
Holy shit, that was awful. 50cm of snow then a hell of a lot of rain

Nice clear night up there, but jeez, horrible snow. Yup, we have snowcrete. Must've been due or something.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #414 (permalink)
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Never been riding in the rain. Seems miserable. Where does the temp down in the city usually have to be to put the mountain above freezing?

Makes me kinda sad and makes the heart turn a little when I think about spring and melting snow. I love summer and winter, but snow melting always just feels sad.
I went in the rain a few weeks ago too. It wasn't too bad with a bandana on, I was just happy to get on the mountain early in the season for michigan
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:44 AM   #415 (permalink)
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Where does the temp down in the city usually have to be to put the mountain above freezing?
I don't pay a lot of attention to city temps, but I think if it's like 3 or 4 degrees in town and raining, then it'll be a mix of snow and rain up there. I usually look at snow-forecast.com, they seem to do an ok job with temps and predicting rain.

That mix of heavy, heavy snow turning to rain really SUCKS. Oh yeah, and riding in it SUCKS too lol.

We've had some amazing snow so far this season. I shouldn't complain about a couple days of crap
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Never been riding in the rain. Seems miserable. Where does the temp down in the city usually have to be to put the mountain above freezing?

Makes me kinda sad and makes the heart turn a little when I think about spring and melting snow. I love summer and winter, but snow melting always just feels sad.
I live basically at the foot of Mt Seymour. Generally speaking if it is 5C or cooler in North Van and raining it will be snowing in the parking lot up top. At 6C in the city it is a crap shoot, usually wet snow. Another observation I have made over the years is if it is not 2C or cooler by the time you reach Mushroom parking lot ( about 2/3 the way up) it will be raining up top.
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I live basically at the foot of Mt Seymour. Generally speaking if it is 5C or cooler in North Van and raining it will be snowing in the parking lot up top. At 6C in the city it is a crap shoot, usually wet snow. Another observation I have made over the years is if it is not 2C or cooler by the time you reach Mushroom parking lot ( about 2/3 the way up) it will be raining up top.
It's funny how we all have our little "systems" for trying to predict the day.

I'll be interested to see what today's predicted major storm front brings in. snow-forecast.com is showing heavy snow (at least up top) but freezing level is up around 1500.
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I bought the snow-forecast app, and it's very handy. I trust it.

On that note, 18cm of fresh overnight for whistler.
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For the whissy dudes, anyone ever attempted to hike up to the excelerator chair on the blackcomb side from coast mountain hotel? I'm looking at it on google earth, and it seems like a decent 45 min hike. I'd do it for a 110$.
If you're with another person, have him get on the gondola & when he's just out of sight, have him stuff his ticket in his glove & throw his glove out the gondola window.

Blackcomb is good for that because they have an upper parking lot.
Park in the upper parking lot, one guy rides down to the chairlift/gondola & the other guy waits right there. When you're directly over your buddy, fire it out the window.

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If you're with another person, have him get on the gondola & when he's just out of sight, have him stuff his ticket in his glove & throw his glove out the gondola window.

Blackcomb is good for that because they have an upper parking lot.
Park in the upper parking lot, one guy rides down to the chairlift/gondola & the other guy waits right there. When you're directly over your buddy, fire it out the window.

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