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NNE Cold Season Thread 2021/2022


PhineasC
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Upslope machine turned on around 6 am today and snowed all day at Jay. Maybe 5-6” above 2500’. Made for some great late season powder turns in the woods. Off to Salt Lake on Wednesday, hoping to keep the good times rolling with the central wasatch now under a WSW for 1-2’ through Wednesday morning.

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1 hour ago, NW_of_GYX said:

Upslope machine turned on around 6 am today and snowed all day at Jay. Maybe 5-6” above 2500’. Made for some great late season powder turns in the woods. Off to Salt Lake on Wednesday, hoping to keep the good times rolling with the central wasatch now under a WSW for 1-2’ through Wednesday morning.

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Good timing for SLC

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2 hours ago, NW_of_GYX said:

Upslope machine turned on around 6 am today and snowed all day at Jay. Maybe 5-6” above 2500’. Made for some great late season powder turns in the woods. Off to Salt Lake on Wednesday, hoping to keep the good times rolling with the central wasatch now under a WSW for 1-2’ through Wednesday morning.

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Dude enjoy! Nothing like Utah pow

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From another report of mine:

The Northern Greens came through again! It's no surprise to anyone by now, ha, but it snowed today. I definitely was not expecting a round of 1"/hr snowfall today with steady snow continuing pretty much all day. Best skiing was by far above 2,500ft, with wet sloppy new snow and slow spring soft serve below that.

The 3,000ft snow plots saw 4" after 7am, with half a foot falling this weekend at that level on Mansfield's eastern slope. There was quite a gradient with even more snowfall found above that. To that end, the Mansfield Stake is now at it's highest depth of the season right now with an 8-inch gain this weekend!

Once again I thought we were done with the "uppers" off the Quad but the new snow let MMSP reopen Upper Goat, Upper Liftline and Upper Starr... my 3pm run down Upper Starr might have been my best on that trail of the season as the wind kept buffing it out.

A surprising amount of liquid equivalent fell this weekend and it would not surprise me if 0.75-1.00" of water was added to the snowpack up high. That will beef things up for the mild weather coming this week.

The only downside of this snowfall is that we'll all want a thick spring wax the next few days to avoid getting ripped out of our boots. There could be some winter turns tomorrow morning still, but it will warm up quickly in the sunshine. The recent snowfall will turn to glue up high but for now, we revel in the classic windy, snowy Mansfield experience.

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Mansfield Stake at it's highest of the season with that 8 inch gain in this cycle... it really starts to separate itself from the lower elevations this time of year.  Climo is a bit different up there at the picnic tables.

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53 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Winter ended in NH a while ago but for a portion of the Greens it is continuing a little longer, it seems. None of what has been happening over there the last few weeks has made it over here, aside from some flurries.

Like powderfreak said. Maybe at your elevation but I’ve been keeping tabs on MWN for a Tuckerman trip. They picked up 6-8” there as well last couple days  

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10 minutes ago, LaGrangewx said:

Like powderfreak said. Maybe at your elevation but I’ve been keeping tabs on MWN for a Tuckerman trip. They picked up 6-8” there as well last couple days  

The ski places around here haven't really benefited at all from any of this. Maybe the very upper reaches of the Whites have done OK. That doesn't do most of us around here any good unless we hike up there to find it.

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17 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

The ski places around here haven't really benefited at all from any of this. Maybe the very upper reaches of the Whites have done OK. That doesn't do most of us around here any good unless we hike up there to find it.

I dunno man, the video I've seen from Wildcat seems to indicate fresh, snowy skiing.  You can ride a lift to this stuff.

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9 hours ago, powderfreak said:

I dunno man, the video I've seen from Wildcat seems to indicate fresh, snowy skiing.  You can ride a lift to this stuff.

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They are closed, so no. Looks like they are reporting 5" new at the summit so I guess they got in some snow.

That's neat for sure, but if the lower half the mountain is still bare not sure what good it does most folks.

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30 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

They are closed, so no. Looks like they are reporting 5" new at the summit so I guess they got in some snow.

That's neat for sure, but if the lower half the mountain is still bare not sure what good it does most folks.

Ah weren’t they open yesterday?  That guy was riding lifts. Yeah I hear ya, I saw some good reports though and it looked fun on video.

But it’s the hardcore time of year, can see why most families stop.

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3 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Ah weren’t they open yesterday?  That guy was riding lifts.

Maybe they were, I didn't check then. But the lower part of the mountain is really melted out and spotty. So you get some nice powder for about 500 feet and then it turns to crap. That's just not really my cup of tea, I have shifted into summer mode. I know there are people here who hunt that kind of thing deep into May. Don't worry about me, just feeling grumpy. LOL

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First peepers heard last night at the nearby winterberry swamp.  Wood frogs had started there a few days earlier.  Bright sun and low 50s atm, 22 of the last 27 days have been AN and only 2 of the BN days were more than 1° below the average.

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3 hours ago, PhineasC said:

Maybe they were, I didn't check then. But the lower part of the mountain is really melted out and spotty. So you get some nice powder for about 500 feet and then it turns to crap. That's just not really my cup of tea, I have shifted into summer mode. I know there are people here who hunt that kind of thing deep into May. Don't worry about me, just feeling grumpy. LOL

Yeah for sure, get 1,000 vertical feet of sweet powder and then get 1,000 vertical feet of variable mush to get back to the lift.... ride it back to the top just for those thousand verts of sweet pow.

Some last winter views today.

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2 hours ago, borderwx said:

I second that! 
 

A true NNE spring special

Looking good down your way PF

Hey dude!  Hope all is well and you had a great winter.

Down here, the Chin looked buried, given the season high snowpack.  The shots from people who got over there to ski it look awesome.  Profanity and Hourglass in fine shape.

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12 hours ago, powderfreak said:

Hey dude!  Hope all is well and you had a great winter.

Down here, the Chin looked buried, given the season high snowpack.  The shots from people who got over there to ski it look awesome.  Profanity and Hourglass in fine shape.

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All good, just lurking this year, the thread had the Jay report(btw?) , didn’t want to clutter page with the same info

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Reflecting on the season yesterday a top the hill, it had the will to live, resuscitated came to mind:)

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