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Badger Pass ski conditions
December 10, 2009 05:45PM
I know that Badger Pass doesn't open until Dec. 18. Does anyone know a site that I can find out the conditions?
I am thinking about going on the 21st or so. I don't want to drive from LA unless the snow is OK. I am not an advanced skier, but I like coverage on the slopes.
avatar Re: Badger Pass ski conditions
December 10, 2009 05:58PM
Here is a site that will give you the water content of some places around the park. Bear in mind that these numbers are water content and not depth of snow. At this time of year the depth is about 6X the water content sometimes 10X. In the spring the depth can run only 2X the inches of water. This storm coming in for the weekend should make for good conditions at Badger. I wouldn't worry.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/current/snow/pillowplots/TuolumneMerced.html

Look at the numbers at Gin Flat as the elevation there is about the same as Badger Pass, actually about 500 lower at Gin Flat. Check the numbers again Sunday night and see how much snow has dumped over the weekend. Ostrander Lake might even be a better place to look.

Also check the "Live Yosemite Views" link: http://www.yosemite.org/vryos/



Old Dude



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2009 06:00PM by mrcondron.
avatar Re: Badger Pass ski conditions
December 10, 2009 06:09PM
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mrcondron
Bear in mind that these numbers are water content and not depth of snow.

Some of the sites have depth sensors as well. Just click on the site name below the graph.
avatar Re: Badger Pass ski conditions
December 10, 2009 06:09PM
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snorkus
I know that Badger Pass doesn't open until Dec. 18. Does anyone know a site that I can find out the conditions?



There is a video report from 8 December on this site:
http://www.yosemitepark.com/DailySnowReport.aspx



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2009 06:14PM by szalkowski.
Re: Badger Pass ski conditions
December 10, 2009 07:36PM
Thanks. I went to that site, but I overlooked that video report.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/11/2009 07:04AM by snorkus.
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