Category Archives: 2015 USA Skiing

Day 33 Fri Feb 20. Monterey – LAX – Melbourne

It’s 10 pm and I’m just about to board flight for home after the drive from hell from Monterey today.  Will get things up to date when I get home. …….. Day started off OK though I was feeling vaguely … Continue reading

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Day 32. Thur Feb 19. Monterey – Big Sur

Have done the drive down the coast from here over both one and two days previously, so figured I’d take a different approach this time and do a there and back drive along just the first section down to Big … Continue reading

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Day 31 Wed Feb 18. Tahoe – Kirkwood XC – Monterey

Another frosty morning – even a little frost on the sand on the lake shore – nice.  Could have done another few hours at Squaw or at Alpine Meadows, but couldn’t really get enthused.  Besides, I had remembered / rediscovered yesterday that … Continue reading

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Day 30 Tue Feb 17. Squaw Valley 2000 m vertical (85700 total)

Once more into the boots. A nice novelty of temps around freezing as I headed out this morning for the drive back around to the north end of the lake – and by now it almost goes without saying that … Continue reading

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Day 29 Mon Feb 16. Coast Starlight – South Lake Tahoe

The world is going crazy – first we have all this record low snowfalls and record high temps, and then we have Amtrak running early – and I’m not just talking a couple of minutes.  Due into Sacramento at 6.30 … Continue reading

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Day 28 Sun Feb 15. Portland – Coast Starlight.

Another cool and sunny day – you know spring has really taken hold when Portland is getting weather like this at this time of year.  After a relaxed start did the now very familiar trip to Union Station to drop … Continue reading

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Day 27 Sat Feb 14. Empire Builder – Portland OR

Eased slowly into the last week of the trip as I woke from another great night’s sleep on the rails to the sight of fog.  By the time I’d had a shower we’d joined the Columbia and the fog was … Continue reading

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Day 26 Fri Feb 13. Whitefish – Empire Builder. 3600 m vertical (83700 total)

The day the lights went out … But more about that later.  As always was a bit tardy getting everything stuffed back into bags ready to check out this morning, but really didn’t see the point in rushing up just … Continue reading

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Day 25 Thur Feb 12. Whitefish 5700 m vertical (80100 total)

Spring Skiing. The morning report made mention of some ‘irregularities’ in the grooming due to the nature of the sow. This could go down as another of life’s great understatements. The first run off Chair 2 down Hellroaring was surprisingly … Continue reading

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Day 24 Wed Feb 11. Whitefish 4800 m vertical (74400 total)

Reporting 2 inches fresh – an inch since lifts closed – and finally the precipitation seems to have stopped.  Wetfish can return to being Whitefish.  Went up with mixed expectations but ended up having a great days skiing.  Down to … Continue reading

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