Hola my friends,
Time to pick up your pass mis amigos! We're looking pretty good for the arrival of winter later this week! Storms are looking like they begin to arrive late Wednesday into Thursday followed by a heavy set system Sat & Sunday. All still forecasted but with the arrival of 2' or more we will be opening up more terrain as soon as possible. Check out the events calendar coming up, NAFC, FWT, Red Bull Banzai, Twisted Sisters, KSEF Head2Head, Freeride Flow Festival & Red, Green & Mellow all coming soon!
Stoked on being this close to real snow my friends,
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Aloha awakea my friends,
Keep the faith mis amigos I have renewed hopes & dreams of “Cold Smoke POW” days here @ The Wood. Props to the Mtn. Ops team for the great job last night! Check the footy! It was glorious I say!
On a serious note, check the link here… tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/ (disclaimer) The stokemeister is feeling the love once again and I hope to see all of you here this next week! Dust off the sticks, get up & off the couch, turn off the tube & let’s shred!
Liv’n the dream, stoke level was low but I’m feel’n so much better now,
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Hola my friends,
With the forecast starting to gel & the stoke level rising we are looking forward to opening more terrain here @ The Wood. We will continue to make as much snow as possible to link our trails once Mother Nature begins to unleash the POW!
Got your pass yet? Pick it up as soon as possible so you are not left out on the cold 1st POW-DAY on Chair 6!
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Hola my friends,
It’s the weekend! Pack up the truckster & get yourself up to Kirkwood! Snow making temps have been in the zone with fresh being blown nightly here in the (209)… The footy was shot today… K2 stomping grounds are open, 4 chairs 1, 5, 6, &11 open daily. The Tahoe Learning Center is open and operating 7 days a week out of the Village with $59 lessons that include lift ticket, rental & 2hrs of instruction. Ek Kirkwood guides are out and on the hill everyday as well. Not a better time to refine your skills as Mother Nature looking to return to Tahoe late next week.
Here is the forecast we have all been waiting for!
“It’s kind of amazing how fast people got down today about the storms next week when they heard they might go North to start next Wednesday. I have been saying in every post that if the ridge sets up over the Bering Sea instead of over Alaska or the Aleutians it could be a little too far North and West to get the heaviest precip into Tahoe. But the funny thing is that the forecast even from the NWS only pushed the snow back one day.
I have been looking at every model every day and the majority still brings in the storms the middle of next week. Read more here: tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/
Looks like the winter arrives later next week, get your skills set the next 7 days so you’re ready. I’ve put 50 days in so far this season… Time to get off the couch and put some Wind in the face & STOKE in the soul my friends.
Cal band on the plaza this weekend, Après @ Bubs at 3:30p Sunshine & good time here at the Wood!
EK Kirkwood this weekend: BCA clinic @ EK Headquaters, and a EK Women’s Clinic @ EK Headquarters. Call Jamie or Angie (800) 967-7500.
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Warm temps today, but change is afoot my friends! Weather forecasts beginning to gel & the hopes of POW once again are in the air here @ The Wood!
Dropped some POW footy into today’s shoot to stoke you up my friends! Keep the faith, new snow = more terrain & lord knows we want to open the Mtn. up in full force!
Just imagine the 1st line down the Wall or Norm’s! Best thoughts & positive energy to our friend Sarah Burke get well soon! Josh Daiek was in the HAUS of REVY today for the finals…
Learn to ride month continues with a $59 2hr lesson, rental & lift ticket! Lodging specials (book now save big) and check out shopkirkwood.com & the amazing Kirkwood pass holder deals on gear! Login now & be ready for the 1st storms with a set of new sticks or get 30% on outerwear when you purchase 2 or more items in that category!
Here is the latest from the discussion board…..
The new 0z GFS just came in and conintues to show storms Wednesday the 18th through the following Thursday the 26th.
Today is day 14 of the original countdown to the ridge leaving the West Coast. It is now North off the Pacific NW coast and then we will see the ridge start to build over Alaska by the weekend. The big snows in Alaska are going to take a break and shift South down the West Coast.
In the long-range I like to use the teleconnections and not the unreliable forecast models. The forecast over the past month and a half has been all long-range forecasting. Once we get witin a week of possible storms it is time to start using the forecast models for the details and the models within a week have picked up on the teleconnections.
If you have been looking at the forecast models over the past 2 weeks you know all the flipping back and forth, but more than a week out this is exected especially when a pattern change is occuring. We saw the stratospheric warming coming back in mid-December and the liklihood the AO would go negative in January. The -AO produces blocking but the position of the blocking is critical. The question is still where will the ridge setup in the North Pacific.
Friday would be 5 days out from what could be the onset of the storms next Wednesday. That is when I start to feel comfortable enough to look at snowfall amounts. Today we are right on the edge of the one week mark so the forecast models start to become more interesting. The trend today has been for a better chance for storms next week.
If we had received normal amounts of snow so far this season I would be getting really excited for the storm prospects next week. But with the way the season has been going and not wanting anyone to jump off a bridge if it doesn’t snow I am still be cautiously optimistic. That being said both the 12z GFS and Euro looked very similar for next week with storms starting to move in on Wednesday and lasting into the following weekend.
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