2018-19 Season Recap

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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 pm

Those rime pics don't surprise me. Mt. Ruapehu is an isolated volcanic cone like Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor. Here's the top of Mt. Bachelor's Summit lift in April 2012.
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Then there's Mammoth, windward side of Dave's Run, Dec. 2012.
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Rime is almost routine during big storms at Baldy.
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There are several volcanic cone ski areas in Chile: Chillan, Corralco, Pucon/Villarica, Osorno. None of those have lifts to the top. Chillan and Villarica, like Ruapehu, are still active volcanoes.

Wind seems to be a common factor in rime formation, and a nearby water source to supply humidity another factor. The snowghosts at Big White, Schweitzer and Whitefish are all downwind from nearby lakes. Baldy and Ruapehu are closer to the ocean than the Cascade or Chilean volcanoes. So with NZ's wetter climate it's plausible that Ruapehu is the world capital of rime, at least among ski areas.
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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby Tony Crocker » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:04 pm

I haven't redone these graphs for quite a while, so here are my 9 retirement ski seasons.
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Another trivial stat which Patrick and I compared first back in 2013 was dates on the calendar skied. I was then at 239 and he was at 235. Since then I've "filled in the holes" and have every date from Dec. 26 - June 2, total now 257. It will be slow going adding to that list; June 8 and 21 were my only additions last season. I had several Southern Hemisphere ski trips from 2005-2015 but that's a much lower travel priority now. I've skied NZ 4x and the recent ski weather trend in South America is as bad relative to long term history as SoCal's.
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This weather station is between Portillo and Valle Nevado at 9,075 feet.

Patrick's streak results in him adding dates faster. I think he was around 260 before adding several more on the late June California trip.
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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby Patrick » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:17 am

Tony Crocker wrote:Another trivial stat which Patrick and I compared first back in 2013 was dates on the calendar skied.(...)
Patrick's streak results in him adding dates faster. I think he was around 260 before adding several more on the late June California trip.

I just looked on my phone... at the start of last season I was at 258 (might be incorrect as I’m working on an old email and memory). With skiing on May 26, 2019...I’ve skied every date between Nov 18 to May 29. 193 days in a row.
If not mistaken, the correct number is 269.

Days missing per month

20 oct
8 nov
0 dec, Jan, feb, mar, apr
2 may
5 june
23 July
19 aug
20 sep
Missing total: 97
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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby Tony Crocker » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:36 pm

Days missing per month

28 oct
11 nov
2 dec
0 jan, feb, mar, apr, may
13 june
18 july
19 aug
18 sep
Missing total: 109

I knew Patrick added a bunch this year. I doubt since 2013 I've ever added more than 4 in one season. I devote much higher priority to adding new ski areas.

Another trivia point: Aside from February 29 with only 2 ski days, I have at least 100K vertical every day from Jan. 13 - Apr. 13. I've also skied some powder every day from Jan. 1 - Apr. 17.
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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby Marc_C » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:17 pm

Stop spraying. It's unbecoming.
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Re: 2018-19 Season Recap

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:13 am

Marc_C wrote:Stop spraying. It's unbecoming.

Everyone has their hobbies, I guess.
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