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To Snow Or Not To Snow

Find out what CB skiers and snowboarders have to say about the approaching winter. On Monday October 22nd, the people of Sacramento woke up to droplets of water falling from the sky. Some might say the rain was a nuisance, causing hazardous driving conditions and traffic across the area. However, with rain in the valley […]

Find out what CB skiers and snowboarders have to say about the approaching winter.

On Monday October 22nd, the people of Sacramento woke up to droplets of water falling from the sky. Some might say the rain was a nuisance, causing hazardous driving conditions and traffic across the area.

However, with rain in the valley comes snow in the Sierras.

CB students like Spencer Tibbits (’14) could not have been any happier on that wonderful October morning.

“I was excited to hear about snow in Tahoe,” he said. “I really want to get better at skiing this year.”

But when Spencer heard that it would not snow in the Sierras for over two weeks after Wednesday October 24th, he was devastated. With temperatures reaching into the mid 60’s in Tahoe, the weather was going to take its toll.

“The snow is going to melt,” the beginning skier said gloomily. “I wont be able to ski for a while — it sucks.”

While Spencer is sad about the approaching weather, others, like Austin Hagyard (’13), are somewhat angry.

“I was going to be shredding the gnar in a few weeks. Now I have to wait,” he said with distaste.

After last winters less than stellar conditions, it is hard for Austin to believe this winter will be any better.

“This is just the way last season started,” he told the Talon. “It snowed a lot in October and then the rest of the season was pretty lame.”

Nevertheless, the avid skier purchased a season pass to Sierra at Tahoe in hopes of being able to use it more than he did last year.

With a lot of negative energy floating around the start of this year’s ski and snowboard season, one CB student, Tom Herbert (’13),  holds a brighter outlook on the start of winter.

“I go to Boreal, so it doesn’t really matter” he said with a smirk. “They make it snow on their own.”

As one of the premier terrain park resorts, Boreal decided to battle with mother nature. Their snow making machines are constantly turning in order to keep happy customers.

In fact, Boreal will open today, Monday October 29th.

With all the turmoil over the start of the season, there is one thing on which all CB skiers and snowboarders can agree.

“No matter what happens this year, its going to be fun,” Spencer says.

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