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Title: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: David_Britton on 11/15/12, 04:53 PM
Thinking of catching the last of the blue sky for a while, I made a dash for Stevens and found nothing but fog and crust. Hard supportable crust from the lodge up to abt 4500 feet, then increasingly soft, and occasionally breakable crust on up to the top of Southern Cross lift, at 5700 feet. 12" base just about everywhere.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: shred on 11/16/12, 08:31 AM
For future reference: Stevens always has "Fog and Crust" but... I hear that Crystal has amazing Powder!  :)
Thanks for the recon scout, Dave.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: kneel turner on 11/16/12, 08:49 AM
Nope. Crystal is all rocks and ice. I think Summit West is where all the blower pow lands.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: GregSimon on 11/16/12, 08:51 AM
And it always sucks at Alpental, especially outside the area.  Nothing to see here.  Just move along.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: samthaman on 11/16/12, 08:54 AM
well all the baker guys say it only rains up there, so where do all the pow shots that show up in the magazines come from? 49 north?


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: Cayuse on 11/16/12, 01:38 PM
Nope 49 North is only low angle with nothing worth mentioning, photos must come from Loup-Loup.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: telemack on 11/16/12, 07:44 PM
Yup, and Hurricane Ridge is definitely a Nope, 'cuz it's so far away, short, unreliable, and all the snow has salt water in it.


Title: Re: Nov 15 Stevens Pass
Post by: bcjunkie on 11/16/12, 07:56 PM
Quote from: Cayuse on 11/16/12, 01:38 PM
Nope 49 North is only low angle with nothing worth mentioning, photos must come from Loup-Loup.

Yeah! Pretty much a flat-assed bunny hill with really crappy snow and no tree skiing, whatsoever  ;)


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