it's going to get really good!
Sunlight Mountain Resort: Primo
Sunlight Mountain Resort: Rapid Transit
Oh good, sounds like the pow fest has been extended into Monday too. Can't let the weekend warriors have all the, um, fun:
That's 9:15 Sat morning. Broncos play at 2:30 tomorrow so traffic should be better, and Monday morning should be fantastic with the current forecast.
I-70 was a sh!t show this morning. I heard that someone spun out right at the tunnel and caused a 20 mile backup. When I saw the sign in G-town that said the tunnel was 40 minutes I knew it was going to be bad. I wish it had been 40 minutes - ended up being 60, but it was a good day at LL. First 2 laps were near white out with horrendous winds, but the sun won out and the winds died down. LL was pretty much empty as usual; that's why I go there on the weekends. Some aspects were really loaded - knee high turns, but some were really wind f*cked.
Tomorrow should be very interesting, but my car is in the shop and the loaner is only a FWD with so-so tires on it. I don't think it will be wise to take that up if it's full on nuking all day.
I actually had runs in the C lift area yesterday where I didn't see another soul. Back to back Brakeman, Derailer, and Needle's Eye...I was the only one from top to bottom and I am not a fast skier.
No doubt, those runs are rarely if ever busy IME.
It's the run outs and lift lines and parking lot where I found the crowds. SG wasn't bad for the first three laps, at which point I went over to Pioneer which was good for three laps. Had a couple of ski ons at the Iron Horse then waited in a heinous line for the SG to get back to the car.
An employee told me (in an off handed way) that there were about 13k folks that day.
Wolf has been getting skunked these last few days compared to Telluride and Silverton. I want to come up next weekend but it will be hard to justify the drive for 4" of new snow in 3 weeks.
Yes it was, yes it is!
MJ was surprise good today. I was expecting dust on crud but spent considerable time in boot top fresh.
Pano and Eagle Wind remained close for the second day in a row. Tomorrow shouldn't suck either =)
It's decidedly more windy in town this morning than it was yesterday. Who knows where that snow will be when they finally start loading.
Still snowing here in WP.
We had a very fine locals day today. The pass was closed for avy maintenance for quite awhile this morning so we had the snowy, windy mountain to ourselves. The skiing was often wonderful and sometimes challenging..... just how I like it, I guess. Had eleven laps on the Super Gauge between 9:45 and 1:30.
I have had more practice than I ever though I would get using my Maestros as bump skis. And they do well at it, but... Yeah. Give me a 70" storm cycle already.
I believe that Joel has stated in a previous daily post that the ridge break down leads to the return of the Northwest flow. I'm not so sure if that means that you'll see a flow that favors the Southwest corner of CO.
Yeah. I just want moisture in the air down here, as that is usually all it takes for the microclimate on top of the pass to create snow. No big storm, just some moisture and a little bit of wind.
Have these big stationary ridges become more common in the past 5 years or so? I just don't remember them setting up like this on a regular basis, but that may just be me.
I just have to keep telling myself how amazing October, November and the first week of December was.
Yes, and 2011/2012 had a post-Thanksgiving ridge that broke up in mid Jan, just to reassert in mid Feb and kill the season. It seems these are hanging around for longer than they used to, or maybe its just me.