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Padded Seats 2020
« on: 01/05/20, 05:02 PM »

New decade, fresh start, rock-bottom expectations exceeded by today's mediocrity. Reasonable lines which evaporated when the Hawks kicked off, more of the hill in play than many were anticipating, full on nuking this morning and nice visibility once it came time to go stash hunting.

Saw all the usual suspects, hill was remarkably Jerry-free, but maybe they were all stuck down @ Denny Creek.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/20, 08:56 PM »

10 Jan 2020. Delectable.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #2 on: 01/11/20, 08:35 AM »

What a day. Visibility challenge and lots of pillow'd out logs, rocks and creeks but great snow. International closed about 1. Snow got better and better. Gunmount area was tops for me, or Eisfallen zone.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #3 on: 01/11/20, 09:43 PM »

11 Jan 2020 - Uber deep delectable.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #4 on: 01/13/20, 12:03 PM »

11 Jan 2020 - Uber deep delectable.

So good!!!
A few more people made it up the pass on Jan 12, many of the Ikronic crowd. New snow was less deep but slightly easier to ski, and bottomless in the untracked. Still a late start on Nash, but better than the 11th.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #5 on: 01/13/20, 07:49 PM »

January 10th, the best of the 3 days IMHO.

https://vimeo.com/384150652
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #6 on: 01/14/20, 06:48 PM »

Today didn't suck. Hoping it snows bigly in the lowlands overnight so there will be even fewer Pugetopolis Powder Techs in line for 2 tomorrow
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #7 on: 01/15/20, 08:41 AM »

Today didn't suck. Hoping it snows bigly in the lowlands overnight so there will be even fewer Pugetopolis Powder Techs in line for 2 tomorrow

Headed over to see.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #8 on: 01/15/20, 09:03 AM »

Mediocre conditions yesterday.  I think my skis touched bottom on at least one turn each run.
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #9 on: 01/15/20, 03:27 PM »

What can I say! Unlimited deep, skiable powder with nobody in the way - all day! Even met Dangerous Dan who took me on a sweet first run, which I struggled on...tough skiing deep snow with one boot in walk mode!
Top ten powder day of my life for sure. Sorry Seattle.......NOT
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #10 on: 01/15/20, 03:33 PM »

Oh yeah...The Backside was open...Southern Cross the best chairlift in the world today!
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #11 on: 01/15/20, 09:14 PM »

     We rode lifts for the first time at Alpental; I'd only BC-ed there in summer.  My first of 5 days at Snoq with the Ikon Base Pass. Soft bumps and deep powder leftovers.  Lots of steep challenging terrain.  We did Powder Bowl and Edelweiss a few times, but not International 'cuz we couldn't see anything. 
Temps 20 deg. max at the base, whited out a lot at the top of Edelwiess, howling wind on the upper part of Armstrong Express, but that could be normal like on skyline at Stevens.  Low vis and sore knees told us to  knock off at 2:45. 
     Such a contrast to my first time skiing there: 
     June 21 was both the summer solstice and the last day before summer at the high school where I taught.  We waved goodbye to the students on  the buses, I jumped in the car and drove straight to Alpy.  I hiked and skinned to the top of Edelweiss, summited Denny Mountain, then skied International in evening shade and left near dusk.  So different from today and both great!
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #12 on: 01/17/20, 07:30 PM »

Jan 17.  Ahhh.  Oodles of fantastic snow everywhere.  Plenty of pushed around leftovers.  Armstrong started about 945 and Chair 2 shortly after; never a line.  Nash and Rollen entries tolerable.  Elevator gates open; I had a great trip through the upper gate and then working back to lowest Nash.  Snowing hard down to about 2000 feet at 4 PM but only about an inch on the car 8-4. 
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Re: Padded Seats 2020
« Reply #13 on: 01/22/20, 11:24 PM »

Pretty mediocre, country club Wed. Two loaded timely, l'Internationale was put into play at tennish, Snake Dance & Elevator followed shortly thereafter and the rain failed to materialize as of last chair. H*ck, even the golf course didn't disappoint beneath the lights this evening. Thanks for not coming!
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