Saturday, December 12, 2015

10 Inches

It is official. We have had 10 inches of new snow since 5 AM this morning. The skiing is tremendous. I had a couple of particularly excellent runs on the left side of The Face and down The Spine on Pali. We may see another couple inches of snow tonight. We should have a break in the weather Sunday and the next wave of moisture is coming Monday. This will be good on many fronts. Pallavicini was open just about all day. Tonight and again tomorrow, the snowcat drivers will head back to Montezuma Bowl to pack out the new snow. The Ski Patrol has busy running avalanche routes in West Zuma. Good things today and more to come.



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't A-basin have a Snow-stake cam like every other ski area in the state?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

Personally. I like old-school!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the update, al, read your blog everyday.

Anonymous said...

There were no snow stakes in medieval times, hence there are no snow stakes at Medieval Times.

Anonymous said...

Amen!

Turbos Mom said...

Anon 1
Because a basin is like no other ski area in the state!
TM

James w said...

Hopefully new terrain will open?

Anonymous said...

Did Lewis and Clark have a snow-stake cam? ....Then why would The Legend?

Anonymous said...

AB Rocks! Please don't change.

Galibier_Numero_Un said...

Because a snow stake in a single location in a high alpine environment is about as representative of the snowfall and snowpack as digging a single pit in a random exposure is about predicting avalanche risk.

Look at how many of the snow stake photos are taken in the woods - not that there's anything wrong with skiing in the woods ;-)

... Thom

John PZ said...

The reason snow snake cams are put up in the woods is to avoid wind. A snow stake cam would be a great addition to the continuous updates Abay has been going through the last several years. How do you think Abay gets it's official snowfall totals for the last 24 hours?