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post #31 of 50
Anyway you cut it. It's a shame that Most of Colorado is closing Sunday. The forecast for Monday/Tuesday is for heavy snow. Just spent the past few days skiing the untracked @ Copper.
post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

I've got to get on my bike this weekend as well.

 

Not me; skiing is too good.  Will postpone my Double Triple training for another weekend (and cruelly pay for it in mid-July).

post #33 of 50
Good luck on the doub trip. I wanted to attempt it again this year but my buddy's son is getting married that weekend. We tried to get them to reschedule, but no luck. My event is the second weekend of June, so training has to be the first priority. I'm thinking about how to do both tomorrow...

Mike
post #34 of 50

Copper reporting 13 today with another 2 on the stake after the report ... hope they are underreporting, but I'll take it. biggrin.gif

post #35 of 50

Pictures and video, or it didn't happen...

 

At 6:30 this am, when the wind was blowing 10-20 and the temp was 38 here in Louisville, I regretted my decision to follow my training plan rather than ski.  I completed my ride (it was cold and relatively breezy).  Awaiting proof that I missed something...

 

Mike

post #36 of 50
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Pictures and video, or it didn't happen...

 

At 6:30 this am, when the wind was blowing 10-20 and the temp was 38 here in Louisville, I regretted my decision to follow my training plan rather than ski.  I completed my ride (it was cold and relatively breezy).  Awaiting proof that I missed something...

 

Mike

 

 

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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

Copper reporting 13 today with another 2 on the stake after the report ... hope they are underreporting, but I'll take it. biggrin.gif

Well She did post this on Facebook. 

post #37 of 50
Thread Starter 

It was a legit 13" but heavier than usual which meant you had to almost straight line anything low to mid angle.  With the backside, A & Reso closed crowds were heavy on S and the poma which was were some of the best skiing was.  A very fun day overall. 

post #38 of 50

What a closing day!!!  Was on the lift at 8:30ish (slow friend walking from parking) made the last ride shortly before closing.  The 'S' lift line was longer than I have ever seen it. 

 

13" starting on the night of the 13th, in the year of 2013.

 

This AM the plow in the parking lot is making too much noise.  Trying to recover from last nights happy hours.

post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Pictures and video, or it didn't happen...

 

Copper Mountain Closing Day - April 14, 2013

 

Great pow in the village!  The bumps under the A lift were a blast too.  What an amazing closing week.

post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

 

Well She did post this on Facebook. 

oh my, that is very crooked isn't it!

post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post

oh my, that is very crooked isn't it!

Probably from all that Ullr

post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Probably from all that Ullr

 

ha ... phone pic from behind the chair ... lucky I didn't drop it. I'll fix it ... although I did lose the S and most of the Y from the SKY chutes

 

 

 

 

AppleMark

post #43 of 50

Looks pretty sweet!  And I'm sure it was more fun than my bike ride in 10-25mph winds with a max temp of 43 degrees...

 

Mike

post #44 of 50
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I heard some very speculative talk that Breck may have moved theirs and Copper was sold 2-3 years ago and installed their snow stake cam.  I don't know definitively where either snow stake is,

I sent my contact at VR my comparative data from the past 3 seasons that very strongly implied that it is Breck whose reporting has changed.  He agreed that the last 3 years are from a  new site.  Interestingly enough, the snow has been measured at that site for 20 years, but the old site was discontinued 3 years ago.   So my source was giving me consistent data as long as he could.  He supplied me the 20 years from the new site so by this summer I will have long term data from both.

post #45 of 50

These rulers are very popular at ski resorts They go .... 9, 10, 11, 15. wink.gif

post #46 of 50

Try to figure out this math.

 

18 inches reported at Copper Mountain:

 

 

Reference for line markings:

 

 

26 inches reported at Breck:

 

post #47 of 50
They don't officially report from their snow stakes, which are there for snow stake cams.....
post #48 of 50

I think they didn't clear the stake the day before.  Thursday AM the snow stake cam wasn't working too well. 

 

I'll say they do measure manually before clearing the stake.

post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post

They don't officially report from their snow stakes, which are there for snow stake cams.....

Copper's generally does seem to follow the camera stake, but I don't know about others. Often the snow settles before they measure, many times I've seen 6 " during the day, then when I look late at night, it measures only 4 or 5 (and that's what is reported).

post #50 of 50
Yea...I don't think any of them cleared for Thu so it would show big. WP was over 18" and reported 12". WP's silly new snow stake cam is not their official spot according to the website. Breck is also measuring on a table, so that shouldn't be official, and I know at home my best spot is the deck table since it swirls off the roof and loads more. Does look like Copper is more straight up about it.
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