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Skylar
10-23-2011, 09:15 PM
...winter storm watch in effect from tuesday afternoon through
wednesday afternoon...

The national weather service in cheyenne has issued a winter
storm watch...which is in effect from tuesday afternoon through
wednesday afternoon.

* timing...late tuesday afternoon through wednesday afternoon.

* total snow accumulations...18 to 24 inches are possible in the
snowy range...with 15 to 20 inches over the southern laramie
range between cheyenne and laramie. Over lower elevations...such
as cheyenne and laramie...8 to 12 inches are possible. Finally
in the southern panhandle from sidney to kimball...5 to 8 inches
are possible wednesday morning through the afternoon.

RevKev
10-24-2011, 10:48 AM
...winter storm watch in effect from tuesday afternoon through
wednesday afternoon...

The national weather service in cheyenne has issued a winter
storm watch...which is in effect from tuesday afternoon through
wednesday afternoon.

* timing...late tuesday afternoon through wednesday afternoon.

* total snow accumulations...18 to 24 inches are possible in the
snowy range...with 15 to 20 inches over the southern laramie
range between cheyenne and laramie. Over lower elevations...such
as cheyenne and laramie...8 to 12 inches are possible. Finally
in the southern panhandle from sidney to kimball...5 to 8 inches
are possible wednesday morning through the afternoon.

Me likey:p

sledhead1125
10-24-2011, 02:28 PM
My first trip is Dec. 7th and it can't come fast enough.

jmom800x
10-24-2011, 09:57 PM
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.....we will be loading up the slimo to ride the area December 10th-16th with 15 heads and sleds, so far....

techsledder
10-25-2011, 11:48 AM
Dang it, I need more vacation time. :( I would love an early season trip.

RevKev
10-25-2011, 02:46 PM
Dang it, I need more vacation time. :( I would love an early season trip.

Me too, Only have to wait 2 more years till I get my 5th week of vaca time, then I'll spend 5 weeks out West, till then 4 weeks will have to do:D

lookin4snow
10-26-2011, 10:19 AM
French Creek Snotel shows 14 inches at French Creek. My gauge for the last 4 years out there for early season riding is 40 inches on the Snotel at French Creek and you are good to ride most anywhere. Let it snow!

nitroman
10-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Looking good!

polarisrider1
10-29-2011, 02:12 PM
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=WYZ063 Read the forecast. note a common word used in report for each day (wind). save this location for quick weather report for this area.

lookin4snow
10-31-2011, 10:52 AM
Here is the updated forecast. Looks like more snow and wind for the Snowies. Base building time.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS A STRONG
COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA. SNOWFALL MAY BECOME
HEAVY AT TIMES TUESDAY EVENING AND TUESDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING
TO LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE
FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS BELOW 7500
FEET...WITH 10 TO 18 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE SOUTHERN LARAMIE
RANGE...SNOWY RANGE...AND SIERRA MADRE RANGE.

* WINDS/VISIBILITIES...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO
20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT.
THESE WINDS WILL CREATE AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW
REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO ONE QUARTER OF A MILE AT TIMES.

jmom800x
10-31-2011, 02:52 PM
Here is the updated forecast. Looks like more snow and wind for the Snowies. Base building time.

Wind.....not in the Blowy's. I thought it was all sunshine, snow, rainbows and lollipops out there.

longtrack
11-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Burgess Jct in the Big Horns is getting lots of Snow also.

lookin4snow
11-04-2011, 11:12 AM
Well, here comes some more. And imagine that, the snow is coming with high winds....

I know that many of you find the Snowies to be the K-mart or Wal-mart of riding, and it probably is. I much prefer Tog. But, I can tell you that two of my top 5 best powder riding days ever have been in the Snowies. I have spent a lot of time navigating cross-country out there and for the most part you need to be west of Quely to get to the good stuff, IMO.

THE SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MIDDAY SATURDAY. ALTHOUGH MOST LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE A PERIOD
OF LIGHT SNOW...ACCUMULATING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED OVER AND WEST
OF THE LARAMIE RANGE. THE LARGEST AMOUNTS WILL BE 6 TO 10 INCHES
OVER THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES. THE REMAINDER OF THAT
AREA WILL SEE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF NEW SNOW.

ALONG WITH THE SNOW WILL BE WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS
HIGH AS 55 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. THE
STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND COLD WIND CHILL VALUES.

polarisrider1
11-04-2011, 02:43 PM
Well, here comes some more. And imagine that, the snow is coming with high winds....

I know that many of you find the Snowies to be the K-mart or Wal-mart of riding, and it probably is. I much prefer Tog. But, I can tell you that two of my top 5 best powder riding days ever have been in the Snowies. I have spent a lot of time navigating cross-country out there and for the most part you need to be west of Quely to get to the good stuff, IMO.

THE SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MIDDAY SATURDAY. ALTHOUGH MOST LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE A PERIOD
OF LIGHT SNOW...ACCUMULATING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED OVER AND WEST
OF THE LARAMIE RANGE. THE LARGEST AMOUNTS WILL BE 6 TO 10 INCHES
OVER THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES. THE REMAINDER OF THAT
AREA WILL SEE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF NEW SNOW.

ALONG WITH THE SNOW WILL BE WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS
HIGH AS 55 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. THE
STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND COLD WIND CHILL VALUES.
things like this concern me, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60438-d667148-Reviews-Snowy_Mountain_Lodge-Centennial_Wyoming.html

polarisrider1
11-04-2011, 02:49 PM
Well, here comes some more. And imagine that, the snow is coming with high winds....

I know that many of you find the Snowies to be the K-mart or Wal-mart of riding, and it probably is. I much prefer Tog. But, I can tell you that two of my top 5 best powder riding days ever have been in the Snowies. I have spent a lot of time navigating cross-country out there and for the most part you need to be west of Quely to get to the good stuff, IMO.

THE SNOW WILL SPREAD OVER SOUTHEAST WYOMING LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
MIDDAY SATURDAY. ALTHOUGH MOST LOCATIONS WILL RECEIVE A PERIOD
OF LIGHT SNOW...ACCUMULATING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED OVER AND WEST
OF THE LARAMIE RANGE. THE LARGEST AMOUNTS WILL BE 6 TO 10 INCHES
OVER THE SNOWY AND SIERRA MADRE RANGES. THE REMAINDER OF THAT
AREA WILL SEE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF NEW SNOW.

ALONG WITH THE SNOW WILL BE WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS GUSTING AS
HIGH AS 55 MPH SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY SATURDAY NIGHT. THE
STRONG WINDS WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW...ESPECIALLY
OVER THE MOUNTAINS AND COLD WIND CHILL VALUES.
I suspect you are referring to the Quealy warming hut? and not Quealy Wyoming? I have only ventured about a mile west of the warming hut and things were looking better already, still not Cooke, Tog or IP but better.

lookin4snow
11-04-2011, 02:58 PM
PR1, I agree. They needed to get out of there. We do one of two things when we go to the Snowies - we either stay at the Old Corral or we stay at Two Dog Chalet (http://www.vrbo.com/170465). It is a pain to load/unload at Green Rock everyday, but it really isn't that far. Bear Tree pizza is great in Centennial, but beyond that there is not much in the way of food choices. I still like going there once a year.

Skylar
11-13-2011, 01:24 PM
It continues....

WYZ112-114-132300-
/O.CON.KCYS.WS.W.0015.000000T0000Z-111114T0700Z/
SIERRA MADRE RANGE-SNOWY RANGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CENTENNIAL...ALBANY...WOODS LANDING
358 AM MST SUN NOV 13 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST
TONIGHT.

* TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 12 TO 24 INCHES
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL BE
OVER THE SIERRA MADRE RANGE AND ALONG WEST AND NORTHWEST FACING
SLOPES.

Snowy Mountain Lodge
12-02-2011, 03:44 PM
Hey guys, this it the Snowy Mountain Lodge, located 7 miles above Centennial.

Just wanted to update everyone on the snow conditions. Last night (Thursday) we received 3-4 inches of powder, and they're calling for more this weekend starting Saturday evening. We have kicked around the idea of installing a webcam up at our Lodge, anyone have any suggestions for a good one that won't break the bank and won't totally kill the internet (we're on dial-up for now)? Would it be helpful to you guys?

In case you haven't heard, the Lodge is under new ownership (as of October) and will be open in just under 2 weeks. Check us out at snowymountainlodge.com to see what we're doing.

snoluver1
12-02-2011, 04:31 PM
Hey guys, this it the Snowy Mountain Lodge, located 7 miles above Centennial.

Just wanted to update everyone on the snow conditions. Last night (Thursday) we received 3-4 inches of powder, and they're calling for more this weekend starting Saturday evening. We have kicked around the idea of installing a webcam up at our Lodge, anyone have any suggestions for a good one that won't break the bank and won't totally kill the internet (we're on dial-up for now)? Would it be helpful to you guys?

In case you haven't heard, the Lodge is under new ownership (as of October) and will be open in just under 2 weeks. Check us out at snowymountainlodge.com to see what we're doing.

Forget the web cam. WE NEED GAS!...and a beer and a burger at the end of the day wouldn't hurt either. :)

Snowy Mountain Lodge
12-02-2011, 05:36 PM
We'd love to get gas up there, but the old tank didn't meet EPA standards and had to go. The last two months have been spent fixing all of the damage the snow did to the Lodge and cabins while they sat abandoned for a year and there was just no way to get a new tank up there this year. Sorry guys, but it won't be up there this year.

We have received mixed feedback about the need for putting it up there as many have said they prefer to haul their own in, what do you think?

doospunk
12-02-2011, 06:31 PM
We'd love to get gas up there, but the old tank didn't meet EPA standards and had to go. The last two months have been spent fixing all of the damage the snow did to the Lodge and cabins while they sat abandoned for a year and there was just no way to get a new tank up there this year. Sorry guys, but it won't be up there this year.

We have received mixed feedback about the need for putting it up there as many have said they prefer to haul their own in, what do you think?

I'd take snoluver1's burger/beer suggestion over the gas. THrow in a big screen with community/social area (and maybe sauna or hot tub) then your talking!! haha. I didn't mind bringing our own gas in when we were there. Guess it all depends on length of stay, and people's ability to plan/prep for it.

shawn_mcgregor
12-05-2011, 08:55 PM
I think the reason so many people brought there gas was out of price. When you are spending $2.80 in Larmie, $3.00 in Centennial, and $4.00 up top it makes us really second guess topping off or bringing a bunch of extra cans.

snoluver1
12-06-2011, 08:06 PM
The gas is a huge convenience for people that are staying on the mountain. If your bunkered down for a week, the last thing you want to do at the end of each day is load up and go back down just to fill up. Also for people staying down in Albany or Wycola who want to trail ride up to the top to play. They can't get back with no gas on the mountain.

Snowy Mountain Lodge
12-09-2011, 03:14 PM
Thanks for the input guys. Like I said there's just no way gas will be up there this year, but we will sure keep it on the table going forward. Just so you all know, Wycolo is not running this year. http://www.wycololodge.com/