real deep snow http://realdeepsnow.com tahoe/sierra skiing and mountain life: backcountry skiing, snow, powder, gear reviews, climbing, surf, and biking Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:53:04 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.3.1 en high and dry http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2006 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2006#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:53:04 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2006 We are back into our June-uary, after a nice run of snow and very cold temps… the snow is still happening up high, a 40 inch base consolidated and very skiable, though definitely some work getting up to it…. the lower elevations, below 7500′ are still very very thin, and with the big warm up in temps, expect these areas to need a major reset soon. We are entering at least a 10-14 day dry spell, with maybe some activity starting up again for the weekend of the 17/18th… so settle in, get ready for some corn, exploring, hit the groomers, go bike and climb…

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skiing update http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2004 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2004#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:15:47 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2004 ab_rubi.jpg

Great skiing after our “big” storm… weather on the west side of the Crest was very impressive, with a lot more precipitation and snow than the East side. Up high, in the most-favored aspects and locations, we ended up with 24+ inches, and the skiing has been great up high. Approaches are still a bit of a scramble, but for those who venture high, the rewards are excellent. We have more snow this week, with 3-4 inches falling this morning to below lake level and a total up to 12+ inches on the Crest by the weekend, and perhaps some more this Sat and Sunday. Christmas week is looking dry.

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storm update http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2003 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2003#comments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:07:26 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2003 The recent, very wet system is ending today, with light rain and snow showers throughout the day. Above 8,500′ the event was mostly snow, anywhere from 2-3 feet of cement, perfect base building consistency. It is skiing well and the instabilities we have seen the past few days are gradually strengthening. We clear out for the most part over the next week, though we may have some brush by systems this Friday and early next week. The storm we have been forecasting and watching via the models for the end of next week is looking good, as for now, it looks like a direct hit with much colder temps. We shall see, but if it transpires as the models are showing now, we will have an amazing snowpack above 7,000-7,500 feet and hopefully a start to a decent base below that. Models showing the storm beginning on Dec 11/12.

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incoming … http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2001 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2001#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:22:29 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2001 d13_fill.gif

Looks like the storm we’ve been watching for the past week is about to deliver, up high anyway… 2-3 feet up on the Crest, Tues-Wds eve, snow level 6500-7000, so rain in town… will hopefully set the top half up nicely with a good solid base. Get up high for some great skiing the rest of the week - should be good to go in most open spots. This is mostly a Tahoe event, though down south will get 12-18 above 8000. Thrs-Sunday we have clouds but precip runs north and south of us… And the beginning of next week looks dry so far…

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storm brewing http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2000 http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2000#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:30:27 +0000 ccrossen http://realdeepsnow.com/?p=2000 Models are beginning to show a good size system hitting Tahoe beginning this coming Sat/Sun and last 2-3 days. Lots of variables and time until then, but initially, looking good. Just what we need to this late starting, though not unprecedented by any means, season. Stay tuned as the models will show more details and reveal better our chances during the next few days or so….

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