Part Two: Face shots and core shots; Snow Curmudgeon takes a sick day
What is that old adage, pity on he/she who has to work on a powder day? Well I would say that still holds true. Yes folks it was rippin on the mountain yesterday. They opened Cascade, which had been untouched all weekend. And old SC was lucky enough to lay some fresh tracks in some deep powder, unfortunately not deep enough all over to sufficiently cover the rocks, but I never said this season would be without casualties. The results: three core shots, but yet we had uncountable face shots. My cheeks are sore from smiling up and down the slopes all morning. Not only was the snow great but the views were stellar. One of the best days of the year, and not a single lift line. Not even once did I have to wait for a chair. Skiing the way it was meant to be, okay minus about 90” of base snow, but let’s not get picky people, when you have a season pass and it dumps you have to go. So for those of you who sat at your computer all day wondering where the Snow Report was, SHAME ON YOU!!!! SC is very very disappointed. Even being from Texas or some other Red state is no excuse. Worried about your gear? COme on there will be some great close outs in a month or two, just buy new stuff, stop being a wuss (Daniel that means you too) and go ski (or board) until you do, no more complaining! I even saw Spidey and Peter up there, and Tree was there in spirit ;)
So I am sure you are thinking: “Oh Snow Curmudgeon I am so sorry! How can I make it up? Is it too late? Can I call in sick tomorrow and regain some respect?” The answer: NO! All that is left are sloppy seconds, and nothing but gnar gnar. You will have to wait until next week…..maybe (see below)
Over and out
NORTH OREGON CASCADES-CASCADES OF LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GOVERNMENT CAMP...PARKDALE...DETROIT...
SANTIAM PASS...MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
946 AM PST TUE FEB 08 2005
.TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 5000 FEET. PASS WINDS
EAST 10 MPH.
.TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 5000 FEET. PASS
WINDS EAST 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 6500 FEET. PASS
WINDS EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 5500 FEET.
PASS WINDS EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 7000 FEET. PASS
WINDS EAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 6000 FEET.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. FREE AIR FREEZING LEVEL 8000 FEET.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL 6500 FEET.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL 4000 FEET.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW LEVEL
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. SNOW
LEVEL 5500 FEET.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 3000
TEMPERATURE / PRECIPITATION
GOVERNMENT CAMP 39 22 41 22 42 / 00 10 10 10 10
WILLAMETTE PASS 38 18 41 19 42 / 00 10 10 10 10