telemark skiingbackcountry skiingPacific NorthwestWashington and Oregonweather linksThe Yuki AwardsMt. Rainier and Mt. Adams
Turns All Year
www.turns-all-year.com
  Help | Search | Login | Register
Turns All Year Trip Reports
Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
11/23/17, 06:46 AM

Become a TAY Sponsor!
 
Trip Reports Sponsor
Second Ascent
Second Ascent
Turns All Year Trip Reports
(1) Viewing these pages constitutes your acceptance of the Terms of Use.
(2) Disclaimer: the accuracy of information here is unknown, use at your own risk.
(3) Trip Report monthly boards: only actual trip report starts a new thread.
(4) Keep it civil and constructive - that is the norm here.
 
FOAC Snow
Info Exchange


NWAC Avalanche
Forecast
+  Turns All Year Trip Reports
|-+  2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| |-+  November 2013 Backcountry Trip Reports
| | |-+  November 3, 2013, Stevens Pass inbounds
:
« previous next »
Pages: [1] | Go Down Print
Author Topic: November 3, 2013, Stevens Pass inbounds  (Read 2084 times)
patrick
5Member
Offline

Posts: 44


November 3, 2013, Stevens Pass inbounds
« on: 11/04/13, 11:31 AM »

Encouraged by NOAA and the Stevens Pass webcams (and unaided by presumably wind-deactivated NWAC weather stations), we headed for the resort and hoped for the best.  More than a handful of cars in the parking lot, but we never saw another skin track above midmountain. 

We found 8" (plus or minus) of fresh powder above a thin base.  Most slopes were clearly unskiable, but plenty of grassy slopes (including almost all of the usually groomed runs) were minimally boney.  The wind had scoured and beaten the upper north faces and left deep deposits on upper south faces.  We got some nice (slightly windpacked) powder turns down the top of the backside and some light powder skiing below hogsback.  We all incurred some damage to our bases, but nothing untowards for early November. 

Best part of all: no line for the Sultan Bakery. 
« Last Edit: 11/05/13, 10:25 AM by patrick » Logged
telemack
Member
Offline

Posts: 1625


Re: November 4, 2013, Stevens Pass inbounds
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/13, 10:09 PM »

Nice job.  I love lift-skinning in the pre-season.
The Stevens webcams looked as if there was more snow Sat. night and yesterday?
Logged

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana
patrick
5Member
Offline

Posts: 44


Re: November 3, 2013, Stevens Pass inbounds
« Reply #2 on: 11/05/13, 10:27 AM »

Stevens definitely got lots of snow Sat night, and it fell pretty hard at times while we were out Sunday. 
Logged
Pages: [1] | Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Login with username, password and session length

Thank you to our sponsors!
click to visit our sponsor: Feathered Friends
Feathered Friends
click to visit our sponsor: Marmot Mountain Works
Marmot Mountain Works
click to visit our sponsor: Second Ascent
Second Ascent
click to visit our sponsor: American Alpine Institute
American Alpine Institute
click to visit our sponsor: Pro Guiding Service
Pro Guiding Service
Contact turns-all-year.com

Turns All Year Trip Reports ©2001-2010 Turns All Year LLC. All Rights Reserved

The opinions expressed in posts are those of the poster and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Trip Reports administrators or Turns All Year LLC


Turns All Year Trip Reports | Powered by SMF 1.0.6.
© 2001-2005, Lewis Media. All Rights Reserved.