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    Phoenixville, PA
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    Snowboarding, photography, ice hockey

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  1. It hasn't been that dry has it? Also dreamplace to take a trip to would be Cordova, AK with (heli) access to the chugach mtns. They recieve the most snow in the world and it is often stable and skiable. Really gnarly terrain too. Not sure if I'd want to live there, I dont know if I can handle a population of just over 2,000. From wiki: "The Chugach Mountains of southern Alaska are the northernmost of the several mountain ranges that make up the Pacific Coast Ranges of the western edge of North America. The range is about 250 miles (402 km) long and 60 miles (97 km) wide, and extends from the Knik and Turnagain Arms of the Cook Inlet on the west to Bering Glacier, Tana Glacier, and the Tana River on the east. It is bounded on the north by the Matanuska, Copper, and Chitina rivers. The highest point of the Chugach Mountains is Mount Marcus Baker, at 13,094 feet (3,991 m), but with an average elevation of 4,006 feet (1,221 m), most of its summits are not especially high. Even so, its position along the Gulf of Alaska ensures more snowfall in the Chugach than anywhere else in the world, an annual average of over 1500 cm (800 in)."
  2. Those are sick shots, that line looks awesome. That entrance is a no fall zone forsure. Looks like theres some hidden ice and rock there too. How'd that look this time last season or does it never hold much snow?
  3. Showed something similar on the 6z. Way better than the cutters showing up 2 days ago. I'll be up in NNE the 1st-8th so I will be keeping an eye on this.
  4. 0z has that Miller A with chesco in the 9-14 range. But the GFS and NAVGEM 6z have the SLP cutting through Ontario. Who can guess which one will verify?
  5. Great pictures! I live on Chester county and my area definitely hit the jackpot on that storm. Further south and west along the MD border I'm pretty sure there were totals closing in on 40".
  6. 0z had it cutting over Minnesota. Been keeping an eye on it as I'll be in NNE during that time frame.
  7. I wish I was more in tune with the weather back then. Definitely one of my favorite at-home storm memories. Last January 8-11th, 2019 at Smuggler Notch is definitely the best event I've experienced with 38 inches. That was a huge positive bust with really localized upslope bands. Stowe, 4 miles south reported 'just' 27 inches. What an amazing experience and all-time east coast snowboarding. Also had two 2ft+ storms at Jay last march that were incredible and a few other foot+ pow days in southern vt that were fun but rocky... I got really lucky, especially since I was working full time in PA picking and choosing 7 days in advance on storms. This year has been much slower for me.
  8. I got 28 inches in SEPA from this storm. First time ever seeing thunder and lightning during a snowstorm.
  9. I'd love some nice snow tires on my 15 Forester XT but I'm from PA and we literally have under 3" of snow to date.. Huge snowhole in SEPA with philly under 2" for the season, they're normally at 22" right now. Anyways I come up to NNE at least once a month in the winter but I still dont think it's worth it. Never had an issue getting around up there yet, but I've definitely been on some white knuckle drives that would have been more comfortable with snows on. Also, I went to Big Boulder, PA yesterday and after riding Jay and wildcat the other week, it was depressing. Hard being a powder lover in PA, getting outta here soon.
  10. Yeah about 500-600ft and very gradual slope. Pretty much a massive terrain park as the mellow slope is perfect for those. Big 'culture' shock going from riding Jay and Wildcat two weeks ago. Not really my cup of tea but nice to check out on one of my few days off to ride. Elk is great, definitely worth the driv for more consistent snow and pitch. Rains to Canada they said.. A bit like today, some ice out on the hill and frozen slush at the lift boarding and exit points.
  11. Really light flakes in lake harmony, PA at Big Boulder. Just got up here, never been before. Not very big..
  12. Love magic, it's the reason my 2020 proto type 2 is beat to shit. Edges like a steak knife. Tuned it up as best I could a few weeks back while I was staying at grandpa grunts though. Would love to get to magic on a deep day that has a reliable base underneath it. Here's a clip there from last march, about 8-11" of dust on crust.
  13. I had some sleet driving out of philly at 7pm last night. It was 46F too.
  14. This is how you bypass open container laws.
  15. Worth the cold, should be a nice right-side-up powder day.