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    Anybody ski or see the East Snowfields recently?

    Just curious on the conditions. It looks like many rocks still exposed on the webcam view, but its hard to tell.
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    Haven' been up so I don't REALLY know, but from the looks of Jim's photo today, it looks unskiable, for me, anyway. It may be filled in more out of sight over the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot
    Haven' been up so I don't REALLY know, but from the looks of Jim's photo today, it looks unskiable, for me, anyway. It may be filled in more out of sight over the edge.
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    It looks grim from that photo, but I'm not sure it tells the entire story. If there is skiable snow it would be beyond the rollover, out of site.
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    Warmer weather headed our way this week, so after shift change I'm guessing Neil will check it out for us.

    I'm getting off subject, but I skied at Gunstock today, windchills were -22, balmy by MW standards! Now does that increase if I'm skiing at 30mph, or is it pretty constant? How fast can a 200lb guy ski if he's not holding back? Hard for me to judge how fast I'm going. It feels faster than 30, but I know it probably isn't.
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    If there's a 15mph wind and you add another 30 on top of that it's going to have a huge effect on windchill.

    I've never been good at guessing how fast I can ski, but 30mph is pretty easy to hit.
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    I suppose speed brings a lot of things into factor. Steepness of the slope weight, etc. The temp was around +5 but a -22 windchill, wouldn't that be faster than 15mph? More like 40mph on the chart I got from MWO. So say I was skiing 45mph with a -22 windchill, how cold would it "Feel Like"? Would that be like an 85mph wind? It's off my little chart. I don't suppose it matters much whether it's -22 or -50. It's brutal in my book. I'm curious because I wasn't cold and I want to sort of rate my equipment.
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    When my son goes windsurfing he wears a wrist GPS. It tells him how far he sailed and the max speed he got to. That would do the trick for you too ...
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