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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Hi Jim,

    Where's the best skiing / snowboarding to be had in Arizona? Is it
    near Flagstaff?

    Michael
     
  2. The Whitlock Mountains.
    I have some timeshare ski condos for sale there.


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  3. Guest


    Hmm... is there a town out there? Or just a few houses?

    Only 5,682 feet high? Or is there a higher peak...?
    http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=4228

    Went skiing last Friday up at Boreal, CA (near Lake Tahoe). Snow
    level was around 7,000 ft. Below that, it was raining.

    Thanks,

    Michael
     
  4. I believe the Snowbowl, just Northwest of Flagstaff is the largest. I've
    never been there in the winter. We went up from Chandler last spring for
    some hiking and nearly passed out walking through the parking lot. The base
    is at 9200ft which was a bit abrupt, having driven up from the valley that
    morning.

    Chris
     
  5. Guest


    Wow, amazing. Looks like 3/4 of the park is for intermediate-advanced
    skiiers. Man.
    http://www.arizonasnowbowl.com/pdfs/trail_map.pdf

    I went to Boreal last week - had a blast. (I'm a beginning skiier.)
    After skiing the beginning lift awhile, I tried taking the long ski
    lift to the top of the mountain, planning on taking the green runs
    down. When I got there, all the beginning runs down were closed.
    Great. Skiied over to the Blue Runs, wondering why they put a cliff
    over there. Looked down. Oh great. I'm too young to die! How do I
    get down now...? Do I jump over the "Green Run Closed - Do Not Enter"
    sign they'd just put up? Better not... they'll never find my body
    until the snow melts. Oh ok, I'll just walk down. Tried that.
    Taking too long. Oh, I know! I'll use my advanced registration as a
    PE to fashion a sled out of my two skis, and ride down. THAT actually
    worked.

    Michael
     
  6. I live in Oregon now, and the skiing here is really quite nice. Willamette
    Pass (www.willamettepass.com) is about an hour away, and has snow for a good
    5+ months. That's with a base of only 5100 ft! The lifts rarely have lines,
    and the mountain is as uncrowded as it gets. They have a special run for
    tubing (with a rope tow) that's actually quite fun, if not a little
    terrifying. Mt. Bachelor in Bend is bigger, but usually crowded. Same for
    Mt. Hood in Portland.

    They run the lifts in the summer for hiking and mountain biking. Here's the
    view to the South from the top of peak one in the summer:
    www.ottelectronics.com/photos/P1010015.JPG

    Actually, while I'm throwing photos online, here's a snapshot of the San
    Francisco Peaks. www.ottelectronics.com/photos/P1010001.JPG The Arizona
    Snowbowl is on the backside of the left peak. It's not visible in the photo
    as we were driving North into Flagstaff at the time.

    Chris
     
  7. Joe Chisolm

    Joe Chisolm Guest

    Snowbowl very good. Been there many times when I lived in Flagstaff and
    Phoenix. Upper bowl can be very good powder skiing. Bring your good
    lungs. Base is 9200 and top of the main lift is 11,200 (I think or maybe
    higher). If it's a clear day make sure and take the lift to the top and
    enjoy the view, you can see the Grand Canyon. If you can go during the
    week, Tue, Wed and Thur were the best days for me, short lift lines (some
    times ski right up and get on the chair).
     
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Some of us stay where it's warm and just look up ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     

  9. They have a freeze warning almost to Miami for tomorrow night. Where
    is this global warming? I've had to run the heat more this winter, than
    any time in the last 20 years.

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    prove it.
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    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  10. Guest


    Well, worst case, if global warming hits, we can all move to Vail, CO,
    and ski some more...

    (grin)

    Another Michael
     

  11. Another afternoon of covering things so they don't freeze. Its
    supposed to hit the low 20s in Central Florida tonight.


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  12. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Supposed to be 78°F tomorrow ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
     
  13. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Supposed to be 78°F tomorrow ;-)
    [/QUOTE]

    It was 78F today in Whittier, CA. :)

    I would say, "If this is global warming, I'm for it", but then I wonder,
    if it is, what's it going to be like around here in August? =:-O

    Cheers!
    Rich
     

  14. Its supposed to be 62°F here, but we've had a lot more cold nights
    than usual. Its 27°F at the Ocala International Airport at 2:%% AM


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    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
  15. joseph2k

    joseph2k Guest

    If that had come from a less credible source i would have called it an urban
    legend.
     
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