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How’s the skiing?

How’s the skiing?

Jan 8, 2008 January 8, 2008

JimboThe news reports are right, we finally got a good ol’ fashion Sierra-style pounding this past weekend. Local resorts reported storm totals of 3 – 6 feet, depending on elevation and orientation to the storm track.

Here at the Reno Distribution Center we saw some impressive winds, and snowfall rates in excess of 3 inches per hour (over an inch an hour is sufficient to dramatically increase avalanche risk). Local avalanche reports have mellowed out from Friday’s "Extreme" to today’s still-wary, but more mellow "Considerable."

There’s a lot of snow out there, and it’s staying pretty nice and fluffy. If you’re having a hard time getting a hold of someone here at Patagonia Reno all we can tell you is, Surf’s Up.

[Jimmy Fitz gets some of the weekend goodness. Photo: localcrew]

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