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A New Season, A New Look For UnofficialMtRose.com

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The first snow of the new season fell today on MountRose.  There’s a chance of more snowfall throughout the weekend at the Mount Rose summit, as today’s cold upper low stalls over Nevada, creating a classic Tonopah Low scenario. While the expected snow totals are not huge, it makes all of us dream of sliding on snow, except for Sven, who’s on vacation in a different latitude.

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We figured that with that new snow, it was time to roll out a new look for UnofficialMtRose.com. While accepting change is never easy, we were never completely in love with our old look. It was thrown together in a frenzy of a divorce from Unofficial Networks and was never meant to be permanent. More than than two years later, we’re finally getting around to changing the look.

The new theme brings a modernized look to the site, most importantly for the growing number of users that use mobile devices to access the site. While we’ve spent a few weeks working out kinks and refining some features on our development server, there’s still a few bumps here and there that we are still ironing out. We’ve also updated our site at Alpine Meadows; and the Bear Valley and Mount Bachelor sites will be done over the next week.

Hopefully the change in the look for UnofficialMtRose.com will also encourage a change in the long term weather pattern to one that produces a lot more snow this season!

Mark from UnofficialAlpine.com

Rose To Open Halloween?

Rose snow guns going full force last Thanksgiving. The word is they plan to start much sooner this season.

Rose snow guns going full force last Thanksgiving. The word is they plan to start much sooner this season.

Greeting Winter Lovers;

Got some good news for y’all;

The rumors are out through the lifties that Dave Hahl is betting against Mother Nature since she hasn’t come through in awhile and will be making snow as soon as possible toward the end of September or early October in order to open for Halloween. If Mom can just cooperate the slightest bit, it sounds like a Rose Halloween Custom Party is in order. I know Mother Winter has been drinking lately and a didn’t want to really get out of bed the last 20 months or so… but hey, every Mother needs her rest.

However, as understanding as I can be, it’s time Mom, get off your arse and PLEASE crank out some snow for us this winter. Am I begging, yes, I am begging, OK? We want you, no, we NEED you to take care of us before we lose hope. In light of Mt. Rose’s 50th Anniversary… and your downright longish 20 month nap, I think we deserve something… we hope you agree.

In the meantime, I hope this youtube vid quickens your heart a little bit for what is coming our way. And if you haven’t been to the 9000 foot elevation gain Aquille du Midi cable car and haven’t skied the 17 miles back down to Chamonix… well, put it on your bucket list. It is amazing and ranks up there with one of the best ski runs I have ever had. Go check it out and whet your ski whistle at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK3O66rlu6A

Looking forward to a great season in any event.

Until Halloween,

Sven

Late last year right before closing we did get blessed with a little snow and were beaming about it.

Late last year right before closing we did get blessed with a little snow and were beaming about it. This shot was taken of yours truly during the AIRRE Avy II course with Rose Patroller Tom Carter

 

Powder Be Happnin in Big Sky Country

Happy Springtime to all you skiers and riders,

Just received a note from a friend of mine up in Red Lodge, Montana where Dan Seifert reported multiple feet of snow out of their latest May dump and has the pics to prove it. Enjoy! Some part of me is happy that at least someone had a great winter… that other part… extremely jealous of course!

Looking down into Powder Paradise on Red Lodge Mountain

Looking down into Powder Paradise on Red Lodge Mountain

Pow Turns in May… not too shabby! If they only knew how Powder Starved we were this season!

Pow Turns in May… not too shabby! If they only knew how Powder Starved we were this season!

Free Skiing! Free Skiing! Free Skiing! Free Skiing!

Just got a note that Alpine Meadows will be hosting all Moms for free on Mother’s Day Sunday. And to add to your motivation… offering $1 mimosas on the lodge deck as well. Being the last Tahoe resort to close, hope you can come out and support the resort that appears to be recapturing the “Soul of Skiing”!

Moms ski free this Mother’s Day at Alpine Meadows

Posted by jeffpelline on May 7, 2014 · Leave a Comment
Alpine Meadows ski resort is celebrating Mother’s Day with free lift tickets for moms and $1 mimosas on Sunday, May 11.
Moms can ski or snowboard for free all day this Mother’s Day. To redeem the free lift tickets, mothers can bring one of their kids with them to the ticket office, or present their child’s birth certificate.
Also in celebration of moms, $1 mimosas will be available to those 21 and older on the sundeck of Alpine Meadows’ base lodge on Mother’s Day.
Alpine Meadows will be open for skiing and riding Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 – with chairlifts spinning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can ski or ride for free with the purchase of a 2014-15 season pass. Sunday, May 11 marks the final day of the 2013-14 ski season.

Hopefully ski you there! Remember, it ain’t over till its over!

Sven

The Pow Gods are Not Done Yet!

If you were lucky enough to get out this weekend and enjoy some pow on the mountain or elsewhere, then you know how good it was. Sure I messed up my new skis something terrible, but was it worth it, oh yeah… the cold temps, skiing with my dog and perfect morning light with clouds playing below made it a perfect day… and all the better since there were only about a half dozen of us on the mountain!

All the normal runs were good pow on a good base with the exception of the Slide side where only Silver was still skiable rock free from top to bottom. The Chutes could be skied but there was just enough pow to cover a lot of rock, esp at the bottom so play cautiously if you venture in. Enjoy the pics!

Sven

Cloudland… rather be here than anywhere.

Cloudland… rather be here than anywhere.

19 degrees with blue skies and open snow… dreamy

19 degrees with blue skies and open snow… dreamy

Peaking over Lower Ramsey… delicious

Peaking over Lower Ramsey… delicious

Top of Carson looking toward Rose, its so nice to see it untracked!

Top of Carson looking toward Rose, its so nice to see it untracked!

Sierra waits for the slowpoke. Good ski partner through as she is always ready to go

Sierra waits for the slowpoke. Good ski partner through as she is always ready to go

Headin up with some other folks early Saturday morning

Headin up with some other folks early Saturday morning

Gotta love Bonanza almost trackless… btw "S" is for Sven!

Gotta love Bonanza almost trackless… btw “S” is for Sven!

Correction:

I have been informed that Turnin Tim and Smokin Joe are not to be wed. Furthermore, Turnin Tim is not, never has been, nor will he ever be, “switching teams” so to speak and is happily married to his wife of 40 years. Happy Anniversary Tim and Pat!

Oh yeah, there was some great pow on the mountain today with folks doing Dawn Patrol to get first tracks on the Rose & Slide sides and even into the chutes (can you say Rock and Roll). Pictures will follow soon!

Sven