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post #1171 of 4070
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Originally Posted by sadossey View Post

I've decided not to fret over the lack of recent snow. We will be coming to WInter Park in one week and I will enjoy skiing the groomers and all but wondering if anyone knows how the skiing has been in the gladed areas/trees and off trail. Particularly around Parsenn bowl. I've not skied WP but by looking at the trail map that looks like it would be a fun area that my wife would enjoy....and what about Eagle Wind?

Well check out this thread for Steamboat which is close to Winter Park.

http://www.epicski.com/t/128939/when-are-you-skiing-the-boat-this-season-post-your-dates-2014-15/240
post #1172 of 4070
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post


Well check out this thread for Steamboat which is close to Winter Park.

http://www.epicski.com/t/128939/when-are-you-skiing-the-boat-this-season-post-your-dates-2014-15/240

 

Pretty different climates and very different elevation. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions there- and as the above map shows, this year is a better year for WP.

 

If the expectation is groomers, Parsenn should ski decently on or off groom. Eagle Wind is a bit more aspect challenged and may be crustier.

post #1173 of 4070

Eagle wind just opened up 100% a week or so ago. I can tell you from first hand experience, it's pretty boney in spots in there. Don't use your nice skis

post #1174 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

 

Pretty different climates and very different elevation. I wouldn't draw too many conclusions there- and as the above map shows, this year is a better year for WP.

 

If the expectation is groomers, Parsenn should ski decently on or off groom. Eagle Wind is a bit more aspect challenged and may be crustier.

 

You beat me too it. Definitely two different places. Different sides of the divide, WP starts at 9000 ft where as the 'boat starts at 6900 ft. You really need to look at location specific info. Consider that Breck and Keystone are 10 miles apart as the crow flies, but Breck can get two to three times what Keystone gets in any given storm; rarely the other way around.

post #1175 of 4070
Ah... Good info. So where's @bumpfreaq ? Isn't he at WP ?
post #1176 of 4070
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Ah... Good info. So where's @bumpfreaq ? Isn't he at WP ?

 

paging @bumpfreaq - fixed your link =)

post #1177 of 4070

Thanks for the shout, friends.

 

I'm stuck in the mitten for the time being.  Hoping for plenty of March turns.

post #1178 of 4070

here is something, 7 day gfs from 12z today

 

post #1179 of 4070
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Originally Posted by mreillynj View Post

here is something, 7 day gfs from 12z today

Well, that looks somewhat promising. If they could get at least 8 inches or so before we arrive I'd be happy. Would at least freshen things up pretty good before we arrive. And I know it will snow while we are there!!!


post #1180 of 4070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NOAA 
A MOIST NORTHWESTERLY FLOW SETS UP OVER COLORADO EARLY NEXT WEEK...

@sadossey To rehash on WP...they reported 1" this last Sunday and we had great conditions off Pioneer (both the groomed and bumps) and Pano, when it was open in the afternoon, with 6" of perfect wind blown cream up top and everything else was nice and soft down below.

North Central CO does very well in a preferred NW flow. There's no reason to resign yourself to groomed runs a week out. If it was frigid and dry right now, things would be worse (much harder) than warm and dry. Heck, just picking the right wind aspects has yielded plenty of good skiing over the past couple of weeks.

Hint: WP side wind loads Jane side, Jane always has better snow, Jane always has more snow than WP reports............
post #1181 of 4070
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@sadossey To rehash on WP...they reported 1" this last Sunday and we had great conditions off Pioneer (both the groomed and bumps) and Pano, when it was open in the afternoon, with 6" of perfect wind blown cream up top and everything else was nice and soft down below.

North Central CO does very well in a preferred NW flow. There's no reason to resign yourself to groomed runs a week out. If it was frigid and dry right now, things would be worse (much harder) than warm and dry. Heck, just picking the right wind aspects has yielded plenty of good skiing over the past couple of weeks.

Hint: WP side wind loads Jane side, Jane always has better snow, Jane always has more snow than WP reports............


Keep up the good work, there -- at least through February!

post #1182 of 4070
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Originally Posted by NayBreak View Post

@sadossey To rehash on WP...they reported 1" this last Sunday and we had great conditions off Pioneer (both the groomed and bumps) and Pano, when it was open in the afternoon, with 6" of perfect wind blown cream up top and everything else was nice and soft down below.

North Central CO does very well in a preferred NW flow. There's no reason to resign yourself to groomed runs a week out. If it was frigid and dry right now, things would be worse (much harder) than warm and dry. Heck, just picking the right wind aspects has yielded plenty of good skiing over the past couple of weeks.

Hint: WP side wind loads Jane side, Jane always has better snow, Jane always has more snow than WP reports............

Good info!! Thanks
post #1183 of 4070

MEH.

 

Copper snow report. I'm sure nearby ski resorts have significatley less monthly totals. Ready for Jan to end and Feb to begin.

 

post #1184 of 4070
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post

Thanks for the shout, friends.

I'm stuck in the mitten for the time being.  Hoping for plenty of March turns.

And I hope to join you for some of them!
post #1185 of 4070
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

Eagle wind just opened up 100% a week or so ago. I can tell you from first hand experience, it's pretty boney in spots in there. Don't use your nice skis

What's a nice ski? All mounted skis are rock skis.
post #1186 of 4070
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post


What's a nice ski? All mounted skis are rock skis.

A nice ski is one that's new and hasn't been "baptized" yet. Once that's done it's on like donkey kong :)

post #1187 of 4070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skiNEwhere View Post

MEH.

Copper snow report. I'm sure nearby ski resorts have significatley less monthly totals. Ready for Jan to end and Feb to begin.



Yea...but look at this:



So Dec was 76". Best start in 10 years, worst Jan in 10 years, time for Feb to turn it back on smile.gif.
post #1188 of 4070
Wow, the camera on my tablet is terrible. love that Pink Sky.



We have a few inches down. So far looking good...

Edit- and the snow is quite wet. very good for snowballs.
Edited by anachronism - 1/30/15 at 9:52am
post #1189 of 4070
Thread Starter 
Let's play the name that questionable ski area choice game. Thinking elevation might serve well today with high level moisture streaming in from the southwest, I headed to...



A quick warmup lap on BMX and the snow seemed reasonably soft. So far, so good. Off to Zuma. What are these people contemplating?



Could it be skating uphill at 12,700 feet and feigning route selection in order to recover?

Group shopping meet for frozen chickens?

Or refrozen ice cream softening under the Baja humidifier?



Or maybe it was, and I quote: "I can't see shit."



OK, that was a snowboarder frontside in the afternoon, but still.

Can't complain - got in a bunch of runs, and there are ways of dealing with mild flat light vertigo.



And starting to snow lightly but steadily around 3:00...

post #1190 of 4070
Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...
post #1191 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...

Doh!! How long will that keep you from skiing?

post #1192 of 4070
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Doh!! How long will that keep you from skiing?

No idea. Not 100% sure that is what I did, or how long it will be. I just know it will not be this weekend.
post #1193 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...

Ouch. Hope that heals quickly....
post #1194 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...

Damn. Sorry to hear that frown.gif
post #1195 of 4070

Trekchick and I will be at Loveland on Sunday, Copper Mon-Wed (Mon & Tues will be ski testing) then Beaver Creek on Thursday. 

post #1196 of 4070
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Trekchick and I will be at Loveland on Sunday, Copper Mon-Wed (Mon & Tues will be ski testing) then Beaver Creek on Thursday. 

Women's downhill training is Thursday--gonna watch? I'm off to Aspen today.

Mike
post #1197 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am starting to think I spoke too soon and have a fib fracture. I'll get into the doctor today and see what he/she has to say. frown.gif
post #1198 of 4070
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Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am starting to think I spoke too soon and have a fib fracture. I'll get into the doctor today and see what he/she has to say. frown.gif


Super bummer  :( :( :( :( :( :( !!  What a drag, anachronism.  Really sorry to hear it.

post #1199 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post


Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am starting to think I spoke too soon and have a fib fracture. I'll get into the doctor today and see what he/she has to say. frown.gif

 

Dang that sucks.  Good luck.

post #1200 of 4070
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post

Went skiing at Hesperus tonight to harvest the roughly 6" that has fallen thus far. 1st run, brutally hit something under the snow with one ski which led me to pulling a ski ballet move at 30 mph before trying my damndest to do a boot top tib fib fracture. Avoided that, but it seems I tore my calf muscle in that same area and can't walk. No powder goodness for me tomorrow...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am starting to think I spoke too soon and have a fib fracture. I'll get into the doctor today and see what he/she has to say. frown.gif

Sure hope you're wrong about that.  Hang in there, dude.

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