Just got back from chasing that storm in Colorado these past four days. Talk about stepping in it.
We got a late start out of DEN sunday morning when United played hide the skis with my buddy Joe.
We had planned to hit Copper by 1 PM for the better snow and a $40 ticket celebrating 50 years!
So 2 PM wasn't bad. Minus 5 on top of the SuperBee but still not bad, no wind.
Lapped runs until I couldn't feel my finger tips and toes...new boots in COLD weather break-in.
YUK! Survived it and managed to get our legs, oh and the snow was great.
Up early for the snow report and Vail wins, I think they said 8" or 9" so we arrive early to NO crowds.
Best part is that new terrain and the Wildwood lift are open. It hasn't stopped snowing either, cold smoke!
The POW up top is the kind of powder that is too compressible when it was 20"+, even my rockers would dive.
This was all the snow that had fallen for the season and we were the first to stomp on it.
It snowed all day, sorry no pics, and made for very soft conditions until you got much lower on the hill.
Still snowing when we headed back to Breck, and yes the Pass was getting interesting by then.
Wednesday Vail reports 6" in the past 24 hours and 3" over night. Didn't have to read that twice.
So back to Vail and the place is busy compared to monday, and the MountainTop X is open.
Top-to-bottom skiing/riding and the place is choked with all the POW from what has been a great
3-days. Be advised that the new Gondola One puts far too many bodies up in MidVail and the 4 Chair
gets packed. Got to love a warm ride, but hope it isn't a major mistake.
We racked up just 40k feet of vertical if you believe the EpicMix stats.
So wednesday morning we have 3 hours to lap the Breck on Peak 8 and manage 10 runs for a quick
13,250 vertical. It was a bluebird day but was getting windier as the morning progressed.
A great storm chasing trip as it turned out, wish they all went this well.
I should have a few more pics in a couple of days, seems I left my camera gear at Payless.