Timberline, 12-25
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johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 25, 2007
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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I just left Timberline today. They started making snow on Sunday night and the guns were still on when I left this morning at 10. In short, there was no holiday for the snow makers at Timberline. White Lightning was nice yesterday, 12-24. It was all machine-made snow, but it was nice and soft and fun to ski. I suspect Salamander will open before the weekend.
Lietmotiv
December 27, 2007
Member since 12/31/2001 🔗
113 posts
I hear Salamander is open now (12/27). Now they can use those 100+ snow guns on slopes I want to ski on ;\)

-Doug
jimmy
December 27, 2007
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
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\:D \:D now that's funny!!
Clay
December 27, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
True dat! They currently have 8 green and 1 black open... Gee I wonder which clientele they want to keep coming back? ;\)
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 27, 2007
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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Hey, at least Sally takes the beginners off the steeper trails. WL is sort of scary to ski on when no other options are available--scary in that there are so many bad skiers on the slope.

PS Doug, clean the glass on the webcam... ;\)

PPS Think March!
Norsk
December 27, 2007
Member since 05/13/2003 🔗
315 posts
The big Q is where do they focus next. The lower mountain greens are just window dressing -- some of them shouldn't even be counted as separate runs. White Lightning and Sally are by far the most logical two runs from the top to open first, esp after the widening of WL. What will be interesting is where do the guns go next. Not much snow in the forecast, so we'll really see Tline's priorities. Twister is popular but harder to hold snow if temps warm. Hmmm.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 27, 2007
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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I suspect they will move some guns to Winterset, and maybe try to get things going on Drop and OTW because they face north, are short, and have fixed guns.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
December 27, 2007
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
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Twister is a waste of snow making given this rocking La Nina winter we are having. Viva La Nina.
Clay
December 27, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
I agree they will probably go after Winterset. For one thing, I know they like to get those skiin/skiout houses skiin/skiout-able
crunchy
December 27, 2007
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
 Originally Posted By: johnfmh


PS Doug, clean the glass on the webcam... ;\)


how bout replace the scratched up plexi too \:\)

 Originally Posted By: johnfmh

PPS Think March!


ahh flashbacks of last feb/march \:\) don't mean to sound selfish, but a great late season is what I'm kinda hoping for as my back has been a little banged up lately, and the lack of snow in the next few weeks will help greatly because I'll be less tempted to go bounce it around.
Denis - DCSki Supporter
December 27, 2007
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
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 Originally Posted By: johnfmh
Hey, at least Sally takes the beginners off the steeper trails. WL is sort of scary to ski on when no other options are available--scary in that there are so many bad skiers on the slope.


I think the S Curve on Sally is the scariest place on the mountain. Many times I have come down from the safety of the Cherry Bowl woods or Off the Wall to find myself in the midst of a bunch of out of control human missiles coming from every direction at once.
JohnL
December 27, 2007
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,514 posts
The man-made hazards are always worse than the natural ones.

I call the S-curve T-Line's Amen corner (green ski parka not included.) Just pray to your God that you make it past the mayhem and won't triple bogey.
Clay
December 28, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
Very true and I think there's a bit of a catch-22 built in - I think the more proficient skiers are reticent about slowing down because they want to get through the mayhem as quickly as possible.
tromano
December 28, 2007
Member since 12/19/2002 🔗
998 posts
Wouldn't they probably shoot for some blue cruisers from the top next before drop and OTW?
Clay
December 28, 2007
Member since 04/11/2006 🔗
555 posts
You would think so, but in the several years I've been sking here it seems to me that the blues are the last to get snow. However, they generally do seem try to get Twister open soon after the base area is in. But you can't really open Twister unless you get Winterset done with it, because if you don't, there's no easy way to get back to the lift.
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