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December 26, 2013, Alpental
« on: 12/26/13, 06:02 PM »

If you go touring with a low enough expectation, perhaps you will be happily surprised?    This month has been a tough one for me, hoping for a December like last year.  It seems that some folks have found nice powder, but only in selected parts of their tours. 

Today we enjoyed 2-5" old powder on a firm base on NE to NW and shaded slopes 3100-5200'.  Slopes that saw more sun the past few days were scratchy.  Everywhere below 4000' required careful skiing to avoid thinly covered obstacles.

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Re: December 26, 2013, Alpental
« Reply #1 on: 12/26/13, 08:22 PM »

Thank you!
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Re: December 26, 2013, Alpental
« Reply #2 on: 12/28/13, 01:55 PM »

12/28  Pretty scratchy everywhere.   Bad skiing for sure, on armstrong express slopes.     Slightly better top half of chair 2, if you could find smooth untracked snow.
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