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Conditions

Alpine Weather: Storms are stacked

No Comments 28 February 2011

Alpine Weather: Storms are stacked

What a great weekend of soft powder at Alpine after picking up 4 feet on Friday.  Alpine has now received 532 inches on the season, 118% of the annual snowfall average as of February 26th.  That’s not the end as we have many more storms on the horizon, the first of which will arrive Tuesday night.  [...]

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Events, Featured, Uncategorized

Day two: Mountain Hardwear Big Mountain Telemark Festival

No Comments 27 February 2011

Day two: Mountain Hardwear Big Mountain Telemark Festival

Mother nature added tons of sunshine and blue sky to this weekend’s powder conditions for the finals of Mountain Hardwear’s Big Mountain Telemark Festival. Freeheelers tackled The Buttress, dropping cliffs, straight-lining shoots and making perfect tele-turns. One may have made a call to his mother mid-line (GNAR points) and another rocked a helmet, boxer shorts [...]

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Events, Featured, On the Mountain

Day one photos: Mountain Hardwear Big Mountain Telemark Festival

No Comments 26 February 2011

Day one photos: Mountain Hardwear Big Mountain Telemark Festival

The best freeheel skiers from around the country threw down in Alpine Meadows’ Keyhole on some of the year’s best powder Saturday. Competitors dropped big cliffs, threw a couple flips, and one guy was even skiing with wooden sticks for polls and a raccoon tail trailing behind his helmet. Keep an eye on the Tough [...]

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Conditions, Featured

Alpine Weather: It just keeps snowing & snowing

1 Comment 25 February 2011

Alpine Weather: It just keeps snowing & snowing

Alpine picked up 20 inches as of 6 a.m. this morning in the past 24 hours, and the heaviest part of the storm is still to come today.  Alpine Meadows has now broken the 500 inch mark on the season at the summit and it’s only February. As the cold front moves through today we will [...]

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Conditions

Alpine Weather: 3-4 feet into Sat., more next week

No Comments 24 February 2011

Alpine Weather: 3-4 feet into Sat., more next week

Alpine has already picked up 484 inches on top which is around 108% of the annual snowfall average.   The storm last week was the 3rd largest 4 day storm total in Alpine’s recorded history.  That was on top of the snowiest December on record, and we aren’t done yet. We have another cold storm beginning [...]

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Conditions

Alpine Weather: 8 feet of snow & counting

2 Comments 18 February 2011

Alpine Weather: 8 feet of snow & counting

Alpine picked up another 47 inches in the past 24 hours!  That makes for the biggest 24 & 48 hour snowfall totals so far this season.  That makes a 4 day storm total of 106 inches and brings up to around 90% of the annual snowfall average.  Interestingly we had 105 inches the week before Thanksgiving, [...]

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