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Wolf Creek Opens for the Weekend October 19-20th

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Wolf Creek is opening this Saturday and Sunday with the Nova and Bonanza Chairlifts operating from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

 

After receiving another 4 inches of new snow, the current base is 22 inches with a year-to-date snowfall of 28 inches. Conditions are very early season!

http://www.wolfcreekski.com

Photo cred: Wolf Creek photo of the day.

 

 

 

From Open Snow: 

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And Wolf Creek just announced that they will open for only this upcoming weekend, 19-20th, then will close until resuming full-time operations later in the fall. -

 

See more at: http://opensnow.com/news/post/weather-for-the-weekend-and-early-next-week#sthash.waVJVexC.dpuf

Open Snow has reports of snow for the upcoming week with some promising weather for some of our favorite ski Hills..

http://opensnow.com/news/post/weather-for-the-weekend-and-early-next-week

post #2 of 10

 

Drove past yesterday, didn't realize until yesterday morning they were opening, we should have brought gear! Oh well. 

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You could rent........how bad could rental boots be? :D

post #4 of 10

I will be there.

post #5 of 10

Almost drove up but I'm going to give it a few weeks and wait for more lifts and snow.  Fingers crossed for some Nov. dumps.

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Almost drove up but I'm going to give it a few weeks and wait for more lifts and snow.  Fingers crossed for some Nov. dumps.


Can't say I blame you. I don't have the highest of expectations, but I have a pass. I'm pumped to get some runs in October, and to get the pass issuance stuff out of the way.  I don't expect the skiing to be worth driving for.

post #7 of 10

Just got back. It was pretty similar to conditions opening day last year (only a MONTH earlier!). Definitely a rock ski day on all terrain. I'm uploading a video that gives a pretty good indication of conditions. Lots of grass, fallen timber, sapling tops, rocks, etc. poking up through snow coverage too minimal to effective groom- not enough snow to fill in troughs and the like. Small creek crossings too, as the video shows.

 

Of the hike-to terrain, Exhibition bowl had about 18" in it, and a lot of people were getting after it. I hiked up and had a go, and it didn't go well- straight lining the runout I hit a submerged rock squarely with both tips and ate it pretty hard- rolled over and hit another rock with my kidneys. I'm thankful I was wearing a pack. 

 

Snow was pretty soft where it was untracked, but it is 18" or so on bare rock- skiing outside of where it was "groomed" was gambling, and I was one of the ones that lost.

 

But still, I got to ski 18" of lift served powder. In October. Sure, I didn't ski it well, but I got to ski it. :)

 

I was wondering why Treasure stoke was not operating. It turns out that while the lift is installed and operating (they were spinning it for a while today), the foundations haven't been filled in- they need to move the earth back in around the lift. Kind of a shame because some of the best snow was on the Treasure side of the mountain.

post #8 of 10

The video.

 

post #9 of 10

Damn dude, they weren't lying about "very early season conditions."  Still looks fun. 

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Damn dude, they weren't lying about "very early season conditions."  Still looks fun. 


It sure beat anything else I was going to do today.

 

The run in the video was Powder Puff. It was "groomed."

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