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post #2701 of 4070
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Originally Posted by Snowfan View Post
 

Ouray to Silverton "Million Dollar Highway"

 

A  reference to recommended life insurance. :)

 

I have driven it many times on trips to Telluride.  There is one spot near the top where the old metal buildings are that I have slid some or off, every time, when snowpacked. Plenty of runoff room there.  Kinda miss that road. Gotta get back.

 

When I moved down here, I had to drive a moving fan full of all our worldly belongings over that pass. White knuckle doesn't even begin.

post #2702 of 4070
Is the lack of guardrails on a lot of those passes to facilitate snow plowing? Definitely increases the pucker factor.
post #2703 of 4070
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Originally Posted by core2 View Post

Is the lack of guardrails on a lot of those passes to facilitate snow plowing? Definitely increases the pucker factor.

 

I am pretty sure it is because avalanches would take them out every single season.

post #2704 of 4070
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post

For the first time today the sun is making a brief showing. Powder is not champagne, but still sweet. Did get stuck mid-thigh deep. Benefit of being short.

 

:drool

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post #2705 of 4070
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Originally Posted by folkfan View Post
 

The snow stake cam at Copper says it's 50 degrees there.  Can that be right?

 

http://www.coppercolorado.com/winter/the_mountain/snow_stake_cam

 

Nope.  mid 30's and gusty wind.  Maybe if you stood in the sun for a few minutes and out of the wind it might feel like 50.   

post #2706 of 4070

Jane today was...interesting.

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The sun did come out today and do its thing today at Breck but up high is still good soft snow. One more squall overnight would go a long way. Anyone ski abasin today?

post #2708 of 4070
I-70 was a total shitshow this morning, thanks in part to this guy who thought it was a good time to tow his boat, along with semis who didn't think they needed any chains.



But loveland was terrific. Snow wasn't blower, but wasn't super soggy either. Found some spots with nearly knee high powder. The lifties were having trouble getting in as well, as a result only lift 1 was open for the first hour or so, management slowly opened up the other lifts as they showed up.



Faceshots=Smiles



The only things that sucked, if I want to be picky was that you could feel the hard snow underneath if you were making sharp turns, which were necessary in the glades. But hey, beggars can't be choosers.

The other that sucked, which is my fault more than anything else was that I got spun around and throw onto a rock which my lower spine made direct contact with. If it wasn't for the snow that was already there it would've been worse. A little sore now, will probably feel it tomorrow.

And word to the wise, Loveland never opened chair 8 or 9 (hint hint wink.gif )
post #2709 of 4070

A series from Copper

 

 

 

post #2710 of 4070
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Originally Posted by Abox View Post
 

Jane today was...interesting.

Tell me more.

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Breck was quite good today.  There was at least a foot of untracked when we started.  Some spots were above my knees and I'm 5'11".  Since a lot of stuff didn't open today or yesterday, tomorrow should be good as well.

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by Kimmyt View Post
 

Tell me more.

 

I started around 9:30...snow was wet and heavy (my Hellens not the best tool for the job) but improved about an hour later. Everything skied well after that but the wind up top got crazy.  Then around 12:30ish they closed Super Gauge which was the only lift running.  Not sure if/when it reopened...I took off.

 

This was a warmup run on Gandy Dancer...clearly the chest mount was not the way to go today.

post #2713 of 4070
Thanks @jamesj
Posted from my cell phone (obviously).

Just came back to Dillon. From Loveland to tunnel--which was a cluster this morning and the exit wasn't even plowed--is only slightly damp. West of the tunnel is dry.

This was probably one of my most exhausting days skiing this year. I stink at leftover powder and sink in untracked powder. But it didn't stop me from having a blast.
post #2714 of 4070
Some serious deep there. I do wonder what happened to that skiers head in the bottom pic ???





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post #2715 of 4070
So heres the question: where to ski tomorrow? WP or copper? Who has the better snow? Looks to be similar...
post #2716 of 4070

I am wondering the same thing. Sigh. 

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To those wondering where to ski tomorrow, from those of us in an area where winter is long over and we're very jealous (I am anyway), I say don't worry too much about it - just pick one and go!!! It can't be bad, because you'll still be skiing! :)

post #2718 of 4070
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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

To those wondering where to ski tomorrow, from those of us in an area where winter is long over and we're very jealous (I am anyway), I say don't worry too much about it - just pick one and go!!! It can't be bad, because you'll still be skiing! :)

 

I feel so bad for them having to choose between varying degrees of awesome. 

post #2719 of 4070
Dang Breck was $ today. Wish that t-bar had run a little longer along with Kensho, but deep turns in Beyond and Horseshoe bowls before the end.
post #2720 of 4070
I was supposed to be flying to Aspen this afternoon. But something came up and I had to postpone till Tuesday.
My son called from the 4 o'clock Gondi to rub it in. Said it was one of his better days this season.
post #2721 of 4070
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Kimmyt View Post

I am wondering the same thing. Sigh. 

So....Jane was interesting biggrin.gif.

Nothing up high was running. So on the one hand it is untracked. On the other hand, when the sun came out it revealed a Parsenn Bowl ice face on the north side. Wind blowing from the east. Super Gauge did reopen, and everybody had left.

Snow was pretty heavy, and it was consolidating throughout the afternoon. That wasn't bad as we got some chalky runs in late as wind blown did some filling, but unless tonight is cold or this next round of snow does something unexpected (this storm is still with us - it wrapped up some dry air from the south thus afternoon), the leftovers are likely to be heavy rather than creamy or chalky. It's April.

It was more of a base setting storm than anything. So....Jane up high was preserved, but could be spoiling. Copper up high got skied and was clearly a better choice today. Tomorrow will probably be off and on snow showers and funky snow conversions. Hard to pick on all of that, but hope it helps.

Edit: another thought...clearly everything around 11K and above was really good today, and below was heavy. If it was me, I'd pick my fave high terrain and head there tomorrow.
Edited by NayBreak - 4/17/15 at 6:16pm
post #2722 of 4070
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Originally Posted by snoseek View Post

The sun did come out today and do its thing today at Breck but up high is still good soft snow. One more squall overnight would go a long way. Anyone ski abasin today?

Low was heavy but came down last time on Chair 6 and went skiers left on that traverse under Imperial and over the ridge and into a bowl (don't know what it's called) but it was still full on Winter this was after the sun had come out - so up high should be pretty good.
post #2723 of 4070
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post




So I think I'm staying here today, since eastbound 70 is closed anyway, and I'm not sure what I'm doing tomorrow. Will let you know. I may stay, or I may go home and return for Sunday, just not sure. Have a 6 pm soccer game to attend tomorrow, assuming they get the field plowed. 

Sounds good. I'm staying up tomorrow night and will be at Copper both days.
post #2724 of 4070
Thread Starter 
Top of Berthoud Pass this afternoon.

post #2725 of 4070
Thread Starter 
Snowing again in Monument.
post #2726 of 4070

I am closing out my season at ABasin and/or Loveland on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

I hope Colorado snow is as good as advertised .

post #2727 of 4070
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

Breck was quite good today.  There was at least a foot of untracked when we started.  Some spots were above my knees and I'm 5'11".  Since a lot of stuff didn't open today or yesterday, tomorrow should be good as well.

 

Mike

 

 

I heard rumor that Imperial requires a new part and may not run again this season. Really hoping it's wrong. I also heard from an unverified source that Windows and Doors will be closed simply due to patrol resource allocation, not because there's anything wrong with those runs. Gah.

 

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Originally Posted by givethepigeye View Post

Dang Breck was $ today. Wish that t-bar had run a little longer along with Kensho, but deep turns in Beyond and Horseshoe bowls before the end.

 

Today was a total cluster of hilarity for us. Fortunately a fun one, but ...

 

So first Quicksilver was stopped.  A number of people had already opted to hike up to Beaver Run before we decided to do so as well. Just as we took off our skis, it started again. We went to the back of the line, figuring if it was still running by the time we got to the front, we probably wouldn't be trapped on Quicksilver. Then we had to rush to superconnect and over to vista to meet our group.

 

King, Stampede, Joker - it was all good. We traversed into Horseshoe and into a major whiteout. I had to stop for a moment to get my bearings. Down from there to the T-Bar, where we experienced some sort of exfoliating hail thing. Total whiteout traverse out to the (closed) Deb's gate. One run on Boundary Chutes so good that we of course wanted to go right back up, dermabrasion or no. T-Bar was closed, so we opted for Toilet Bowl. I think this is when we also found that 6 chair was closed, so we headed for E chair. This is where the hilarity ensued.

 

#1 - I hit some rollers too hard and fell on the traverse to Inferno, landing stomach-first on my ski pole handle. Essentially punched myself in the gut. Took some time to breathe and get myself sorted with some of the group keeping an eye on me. Naturally, group at the bottom wonders wtf happened.

 

#2 - Friend in group hucks something, ski hits little tree, loses ski. Naturally, group at the bottom wonders wtf happened. We find out and head back up to help.

 

#2a - Unbeknownst to us, he finds his ski and heads on down. We look for him for a while before finding out he's not there

 

#3 - Another friend goes for a nice turn in a cluster of trees. Dunno what happened, but she went down and was in some sort of crazy contorted position. Those of you at Breck may have seen this while riding the E Chair. It took a while for her to get out and skis on. Naturally, group at the bottom wonders wtf happened. People on the lift kindly asked if we were okay, and while we said we were, ski patrol still showed up. We asked them to go tell our instructor we're okay, just dealing with skis now.

 

#3a - Acquaintance I've been trying to hook up with skis down to say hi. She says she saw us from the lift, but didn't think we needed the distraction of her yelling down at us.

 

#3b - Friend finally gets snow cleared from boots and locked into bindings. Slides out. Hits me. I go sprawling face first into the snow with my legs at a funny angle. Chair lift is stopped above us.

 

#3c - I yell up at the chair above us, "Hey, did you guys pay for this show?"

 

It may be around this time that we decided to go to lunch. After which some lovely runs in Contest and 6 Chair.

 

Oh, right. This thread is about weather. Like I said, some crazy wind and painful snow. Also lots of snow on the ground, and still finding untracked patches all through the day. I really really hope they get the T-Bar and Imperial running for tomorrow.

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Anyone know what time the lifts start turning Saturday at Breckenridge?

post #2729 of 4070
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Originally Posted by rx2ski View Post
 

Anyone know what time the lifts start turning Saturday at Breckenridge?

I would also like to know this. It's been 9am since Monday.

post #2730 of 4070
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Originally Posted by bounceswoosh View Post
 

I would also like to know this. It's been 9am since Monday.

 

I knew that, but a lot of people start later during the week. Just wasn't sure about weekend hours.

 

On Facebook, people have been asking and it seems to be 9 AM.

 

Just double-checked the lesson extension letter: "Club groups will meet at 9:30am at the Vista Haus.  Please note that our lifts are now opening at 9:00am."

 

I guess I get to sleep in a little.

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