Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

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Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby philadendron » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:40 pm

No new snow on the horizon, hasn't been in a bit. Worth driving six hours? Is it possible the wind will create some nice blower conditions? Or is everything hard and bumped out? Can't get excited about moguls on cornice/Dave's/etc. Could there be decent stuff left on 13/14? Or dragon's area? Will groomers be decent or scraped down to the bone?

What do you guys think?
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby Dropn N » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:59 pm

Drive six hours and have fun skiing VS. staying home and planting philandemdrum....NO! Mine are yellowing, B-12?
What now?
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby onegoodturn » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:25 pm

I'm thinking they could use a bit more nitrogen...
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby 2NAKLLR » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:33 pm

Bongwater for the N.
But comon. It's been in the 30's at night for a while now.
I used to be with it, then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with, isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to yoooouuu.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby onegoodturn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:38 pm

2NAKLLR wrote:But comon. It's been in the 30's at night for a while now.


That would be awesome...
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby 2NAKLLR » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Not if you're a philodendron. ;)

Hope everything's flowing back at a normal rate.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby TheSnowman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:06 pm

Holiday weekend... going to be fun.

Here is what it looked like today
http://mammothsnowman.com/imagegalleries/01-16-13/
Off to Never Land....
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby onegoodturn » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:26 pm

2NAKLLR wrote:
Hope everything's flowing back at a normal rate.


Just talked to the handyman that used to take care of OGC. I need to go under the cabin to where the pipes go into the bathroom with a heater and extension cord. The kitchen and shower are fine. Still just got a trickle in the bathroom sink still.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby rphenry » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:18 pm

philadendron wrote:No new snow on the horizon, hasn't been in a bit. Worth driving six hours? Is it possible the wind will create some nice blower conditions? Or is everything hard and bumped out? Can't get excited about moguls on cornice/Dave's/etc. Could there be decent stuff left on 13/14? Or dragon's area? Will groomers be decent or scraped down to the bone?

What do you guys think?

What route do you take from Vegas?
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:53 pm

Have you considered going to Brian Head instead? It's only 3 hours from Las Vegas.
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby windyscotty » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:26 pm

Life is really tough when you have to make decisions. Mammoth is 5 hours away from Vegas via Hwy 95 over Westgaard Pass Hwy 168. What is your problem? It takes people that long to get there from LA.

"I need to go under the cabin to where the pipes go into the bathroom with a heater and extension cord."

While you are down there you can wrap those pipes with heat tape.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby Sierra Lady » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:31 pm

philadendron wrote:No new snow on the horizon, hasn't been in a bit. Worth driving six hours? Is it possible the wind will create some nice blower conditions? Or is everything hard and bumped out? Can't get excited about moguls on cornice/Dave's/etc. Could there be decent stuff left on 13/14? Or dragon's area? Will groomers be decent or scraped down to the bone?

What do you guys think?


Sure it would be worth it! We have 6-18 feet (according to MMSA's home page snow report).

Do you have reservations? This will be the Martin Luther King, Jr. 3-day weekend and town is usually pretty booked.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby philadendron » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:24 am

Thank you to those few who replied with useful information. We were just at Brian Head last weekend (fresh pow, awesome) and are going next weekend, so that wouldn't be an option for this weekend. But thanks for the suggestion.

When we drive to Mammoth, we take 95>266>264>6>120>Benton Crossing>395, which takes about 5-6 hours. The reason it's a tough decision is if I'm going to ride hard groomers and off-piste moguls, I can do that at Bear/Snow Summit/Brian Head/Eagle Point for a much shorter drive (a day trip, in fact). I was just trying to get a feel for what type of conditions I can expect this weekend. Also, we are about 6 hours away from SLC, and their temps will be colder this weekend, which means a less vicious freeze/thaw cycle.

So anyways, thanks for the input.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby philadendron » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:25 am

Also, thanks for the info on MLK this weekend, I had forgotten about that.
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Re: Worth driving from Vegas this weekend?

Postby windyscotty » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:38 am

There is no faster way to Mammoth from Vegas than Westgaard Pass. Period!
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