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post #31 of 45
Then you must drive! It is very likely that the Utah gathering will overlap with a gathering of Alta Kackers.
post #32 of 45

A little stoke...SIA just popped into the forecast window and while it's a way out it's looking good.  

 

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Summary:

Snow for the northern mountains, eastern foothills and plains on Monday. Then additional snow for the northern mountains from Wednesday through Saturday, though I have low confidence in the snow amounts during this time. I have higher confidence that a storm will bring snow to most of Colorado, including the southern mountains, sometime between February 2nd to 5th.

http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/colorado

 

Lots of snow starved folks will be visiting, so hopefully Colorado will deliver some pow.  At the very least, the base is in place and Copper will likely be 100% open by then.  It's just the Tucker Mountain snowcat accessed terrain yet to open, probably one storm away.

http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/dom/snow.html

 

Here's a current pic of Tucker from the webcam on top of Union Peak:

http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/mountain_webcams/UnionPeak/index.html

post #33 of 45

26 inches in the last 48 hours should make conditions great for testing.  I can't wait to get on the hill Sunday.

post #34 of 45

Segbrown sent a teaser video yesterday while we were at the show.  

:drool

post #35 of 45
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26 inches in the last 48 hours should make conditions great for testing.  I can't wait to get on the hill Sunday.

 

Where in the past few years, we were testing hard snow skis at SIA...looks like there might be a different strategy for this season...98's and above it looks like. 

post #36 of 45
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Where in the past few years, we were testing hard snow skis at SIA...looks like there might be a different strategy for this season...98's and above it looks like. 

I assume you've tested your fill of hard snow skis in the past year or so....

post #37 of 45
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Where in the past few years, we were testing hard snow skis at SIA...looks like there might be a different strategy for this season...98's and above it looks like. 

 I'm hoping to try out my Katana V Werks in their intended environment Sunday before the on-snow testing starts.

post #38 of 45

A little stoke from Copper today:


 


 

And a view of the soon to open for the year Tucker Mountain, if only it would stop snowing so they can do the avalanche control work.

 

Those are the Fremont glades (far skiers right) on Tucker taken from the Black Jack lift.  

 

Here's a picture of Tucker Mountain I took last year from the Mountain Chief lift (after getting some of the first tracks of the year, so it's my avatar :))

 

 

 

 

post #39 of 45
I'm hoping the opening of Tucker waits until tomorrow...I know I know selfish me. smile.gif
post #40 of 45

Oh my, the skies have parted!  Here's a live look at Tucker:

 

http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/mountain_webcams/UnionPeak/index.html

 

That looks... very dangerous.  They are going to bomb that into oblivion before it opens.  I'd think at least a day's work, then several days at least of directed skiing and maybe more blasting.  Bring your beacon if you have one, seriously.  Patrol going to be busy picking up body parts today and tomorrow.  It will be interesting to see when they can even get started with Tucker control work.   

 

If they somehow get it open by Mon or Tues, don't plan to demo many skis and ski Tucker in the same day.  From the base it's 30 mins to get there.  One to two hours for a lap depending on the line for the snowcat, then another 20 mins to get back to the base.  That will all change very soon when there's a lift up there :D 

 

Edit: consider having earplugs with you if you are skiing Copper bowl anytime soon.  It's gonna be loud when they get to work on that.  Fun show to watch too.

post #41 of 45

Tucker planned to open today.  Sounds like they think they can get control work done and open it today.  

 

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TUCKER MOUNTAIN is expected to open today weather and conditions permitting for the first time this season. Fremont 1 will be closed. The snowcat is expected to run to Lallarookn and TUCKER MOUNTAIN today from 10am to 2pm.  
 

 

 

Looks like they got some work done yesterday.  

 

 

Probably more blasting today before it opens.  I'd talk to a patroller about how long it might take before waiting in line.  Not sure I'd waste half my day waiting in line for Tucker.  I'd probably be scavenging leftovers and looking to get in line for Tucker early tomorrow.  There will be plenty left on Tucker tomorrow.

 

GO BRONCOS!

post #42 of 45
It was open but they were only running 1 snow cat because the other had a major mechanical issue or so I was told.
post #43 of 45

So, did you bother waiting?  It looked really nice from the webcam. 

post #44 of 45
No there were probably 60+ people in line already and I don't think it was worth the majority of the day for one run.
post #45 of 45

Looks like a fun day out there today.  Plenty of room for all the tents at the bustling center village.

 

http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/mountain_webcams/CenterVillage/index.html

 

Meanwhile, it was a typical sleepy Monday over at the Super Bee:


http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/mountain_webcams/SuperBee/index.html

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