PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

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PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby calisnow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:45 am

I enjoyed the 9-10 hour #2 show coming down from Big Bear, and now that it's almost 4 a.m. I'm too tired to go back. But it was snowing almost the whole time. I don't know how much is falling on the ski hills, but Slide Peak at Snow Valley is gonna be buttery sweet in the morning for anyone who has the energy to get up there and make some early turns.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:33 am

Wind hold on SP. Bet it doesn't open.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby Photoho » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:56 am

what is SP ?
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby Stephen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:23 am

Slide Peak at Snow Valley. Wind is always mucking it up for Snow Valley's best terrain.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby mspamelablythe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:26 pm

Stephen wrote:Slide Peak at Snow Valley.

For 20+ years I thought it was Sly Peak, and I lived up there and that was my home hill!!

Cheapski set me straight last year. Thank goodness.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby cheapski » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:36 pm

That was a good day, topped off with even better coffee cake.

The best time to go local is after the usual cold inside slider comes down the first week of March (I swear this happens every year) and drops about a foot of powder. By that time the newbies are not even thinking of snow sports anymore and the days are longer so its great up there.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby mspamelablythe » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:53 pm

cheapski wrote:That was a good day, topped off with even better coffee cake.

The best time to go local is after the usual cold inside slider comes down the first week of March (I swear this happens every year) and drops about a foot of powder. By that time the newbies are not even thinking of snow sports anymore and the days are longer so its great up there.

Let me know when you're ready for round 2....
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby onegoodturn » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 pm

cheapski wrote:That was a good day, topped off with even better coffee cake.

The best time to go local is after the usual cold inside slider comes down the first week of March (I swear this happens every year) and drops about a foot of powder. By that time the newbies are not even thinking of snow sports anymore and the days are longer so its great up there.


I hope you got it Cheaps, I was thinking of you at SV today as I was skinning up to by elusive destinations.
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Re: PSA - there's lot of new snow in Big Bear - go get sum

Postby xeren » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:52 am

calisnow wrote:I enjoyed the 9-10 hour #2 show coming down from Big Bear, and now that it's almost 4 a.m. I'm too tired to go back. But it was snowing almost the whole time. I don't know how much is falling on the ski hills, but Slide Peak at Snow Valley is gonna be buttery sweet in the morning for anyone who has the energy to get up there and make some early turns.


yikes! i've done the 14 hour drive back from tahoe when they closed the grapevine during the last good la nina year (the CHP was turning everyone around, despite me holding up my set of chains and yelling that i had all-wheel drive), but never anything that bad from big bear.

i read in one of your other comments that they closed one of the roads- why did they do that? they didn't get that much snow, did they?

I guess i've probably been lucky so far, but i always get to big bear before open and leave a couple hours early to avoid the traffic. most of that brahs can't seem to wake up before 10am.
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