Base Depth

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Base Depth

Postby TheSnowman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:52 pm

So we have 114 at 9000 feet and marketing is calling it 11 - 12.5 feet. Sure up top... The overall base is more like 5 to 12 feet out on the hill. Why not just lose the fluff and tell the truth?
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Re: Base Depth

Postby Grumpy » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Because they want people to come here and spend money.
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Re: Base Depth

Postby 2NAKLLR » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:17 pm

Well if we're getting technical, why not call it 0'-12' because I'm sure there is still parts of the mountain sticking out.
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Re: Base Depth

Postby RatherBeSkiing » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:45 pm

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Re: Base Depth

Postby CyberK » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:12 pm

TheSnowman wrote:So we have 114 at 9000 feet and marketing is calling it 11 - 12.5 feet. Sure up top... The overall base is more like 5 to 12 feet out on the hill. Why not just lose the fluff and tell the truth?


Geez. You sure are coming off as one angry guy as of late. What is wrong?
I think their snow depth reporting is pretty accurate considering the total acreage they have to account for. Unlike some resorts that report the depth from a drift on the side of a building. After all, it is only the top 12" that really count anyway.
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Re: Base Depth

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:21 pm

TheSnowman wrote:So we have 114 at 9000 feet and marketing is calling it 11 - 12.5 feet. Sure up top... The overall base is more like 5 to 12 feet out on the hill. Why not just lose the fluff and tell the truth?


I'm missing something. If you have just under 10 feet then why would the mtn base be only 5 feet in some places?

Seems to me looking at the sign that it's more like 15 feet up top.
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Base Depth

Postby Rotten » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:32 pm

The base is different all over the mountain. Of course the top may be 10+ and Main at about 10' but if you look at Canyon it would be less and even less at Eagle. That's how I see it.
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Re: Base Depth

Postby SkierBob » Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:52 am

CyberK wrote:
TheSnowman wrote:So we have 114 at 9000 feet and marketing is calling it 11 - 12.5 feet. Sure up top... The overall base is more like 5 to 12 feet out on the hill. Why not just lose the fluff and tell the truth?


Geez. You sure are coming off as one angry guy as of late. What is wrong?
I think their snow depth reporting is pretty accurate considering the total acreage they have to account for. Unlike some resorts that report the depth from a drift on the side of a building. After all, it is only the top 12" that really count anyway.


I agree it's only the top 12" that count.

I'm not sure what made you think the snowman was angry but I"m going to run with it.

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Re: Base Depth

Postby windyscotty » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:17 am

So, when they say that Tahoe has 200 inches right now, is it really that depth? Does it matter at this point?

That is enough snow to last out the year.

I have not noticed that snowman is or has been angry. Snowman is just being snowman, because that is who he is.
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Re: Base Depth

Postby Photoho » Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:35 am

Yeah !!! Whats with that checker hatted chowder head ???

He loses a couple hands of Polar Hold Um and he gets all pissy ;)

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Re: Base Depth

Postby windyscotty » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 pm

That is rich!
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Re: Base Depth

Postby Cruzer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:07 am

Quit Work...Go skiing.

You must have grown up in the no winners no losers generation where everyone gets a participation trophy and a pat on the butt for just showing up with their clothes on right side out
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Re: Base Depth

Postby onegoodturn » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:33 am

I have 5 to 8 feet in my yard right now.

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I was shoveling the other day and I dug this up.

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