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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 

As the ski season is getting ready to start.  Who will ski the WROD at least once or wait until more runs open?  I will get up to A Basin at least a couple times early in the season to get my first turns of the season. Then wait until the snow gets good.

post #2 of 32
Haven't had that here yet. We open late.
post #3 of 32

I will be there. We usually only have one WROD off the top, but then a choice of 2 or 3 on the lower 2/3 of the mountain.

post #4 of 32

I will likely be at Squaw skiing Red Dog and Gold Coast, mainly so I can bitch about Alpine not being open.

post #5 of 32
Our last year has been all WROD most of the time, so, yes, the chances of me skiing it again this year are quite high.
post #6 of 32
Unless we get a big dump, I'll be skiing WRODs midweek at Loveland until Breck opens.
post #7 of 32

I'm glad I only got the RMSP this year which doesn't involve itself in the Race to OpenTM  and offers Copper's superior WROD.

post #8 of 32

I'll be risking the WROD most weekday mornings at A-Basin with a small group of regulars. Should open in only a couple weeks. Keystone and Copper open earlier this year. Oct. 31st.

post #9 of 32

I had a RMSP & a Luv pass for the 12/13 season, and will attest to the superiority of Copper's WROD. When it finally started snowing, I found it impossible to resist Loveland's gravitational pull, and after experiencing the junk-show on the eastbound approach to the Eisenhower Tunnel during a snow storm one too many times, decided I would just go with the Luv pass from now on.

 

Will be out most Mon-Wed from whenever Loveland opens until Jan 1 (don't know what my schedule will be after that, hopefully still 3 weekdays off), or biking if the roads/trails around Georgetown prove more entertaining than Mambo/Home Run. 


Edited by MT Skull - 10/4/14 at 10:33am
post #10 of 32

I will ski it every day from the time it opens until something better becomes available.

post #11 of 32
It'll be the A-Basin WROD until the Breck WROD opens...with much dumpage prayer going on.
post #12 of 32

I do not ski the ROD, instead I take the money I save and ski late into March and April, with no one else on the snow and conditions are excellent...

post #13 of 32
Copper had top to bottom skiing in early November last year, much better than what the other guys were offering. They even had directed skiing on Hallelujah with less than a 15 inch base. Speaks of bases, my skis definitely took a hit but it was still worth it.

WROD for me until more opens up.
post #14 of 32

East Coast WROD - until I get free to travel West sometime in December.

post #15 of 32
3-day weekends at Loveland and redeye flights until the stairway to heaven opens at Killington (uphill hike required at end of day) Spillway and the North Ridge are both served by fixed grip lifts which makes for a bit more on slope safety ... longer lines but fewer skiers per square foot.
post #16 of 32
I always ski the WROD. I also ski to the last possible day of the season. It's the season pass advantage. Ski until the snow is too junky or the run too crowded. If that's only 2 runs, it doesn't matter.
post #17 of 32

Unlike most years, I most likely will be missing the WROD this year, as my mountain is scheduled to open right about the same time my wife is due to go into labor. For some reason, she isn't on board with me headed to the mountain that weekend. :dunno

post #18 of 32

As that famous skier Bobby Riggs said, "If I can't ski on the big slopes, I ski on little slopes. And if I can't ski on the little slopes, I read EpicSki that day."

 

:cool

post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by mustski View Post

I always ski the WROD. I also ski to the last possible day of the season. It's the season pass advantage. Ski until the snow is too junky or the run too crowded. If that's only 2 runs, it doesn't matter.

yep

post #20 of 32
I'll ski the WROD at A-basin a time or two to get some turns until something on the epic local opens with more. It'll be my first early season in Colorado, never skied the mid-atlantic WROD though you could make a strong argument that all mid Atlantic skiing amounts to a WROD save for the best of days.
post #21 of 32

Most will fight the crowds to ski a sliver after a long summer.  The hard part is leaving the new skis behind and sticking with the rock skis before coverage is better.  

post #22 of 32

Won't even consider a trip up until there are a substantial amount of trails open. NOT 2 or 3.

As mentioned above, I'll save the mileage for the Spring when the skiing is WAY better and

some folks have moved onto golfing( :eek)

post #23 of 32
Thread Starter 

Always think i will wait until more than one opens but as soon as the season starts I get out there!  

post #24 of 32
Are you kidding me?
The WROD anywhere in Colorado beats mid-winter conditions most years, where I grew up skiing back East.
Given the choice, less crowded is better than more crowded. So what?
I will be there to get my ski legs underneath me as soon as I can.
I hope I never lose that joy.
BS
post #25 of 32

I've never had any joy for WROD.  Biking will keep my focus until the first bump run opens.  If Copper would just blow some snow on a bump run I'd start skiing a month earlier... but they instead waste it on the stupid half pipe :mad

 

The one possible exception to my firm anti-WROD stance is if the Vail Pass bike path is still passible after Copper opens Oct 31st.  In that case, I'll take two runs then go for a ride. 

post #26 of 32

Last few years a week before thanksgiving no WROD - no snowmaking just the real stuff.  Last year ok groomers, year before 14 inches of powder. Up on the Bitterroots.

post #27 of 32

I've never skied a WROD, and I don't intend to break my string.

post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by tball View Post
 

 

The one possible exception to my firm anti-WROD stance is if the Vail Pass bike path is still passible after Copper opens Oct 31st.  In that case, I'll take two runs then go for a ride. 

This sounds like a good plan. I like to think that a few runs on a flat WROD provides some fitness benefit that cycling doesn't, but Jesus, unless it's an awfully long WROD, I can barely even get my heart rate elevated!

 

Killington's WROD used to sometimes develop enough bumps (with dirt and rocks in the trough) to keep things interesting, and Loveland will sometimes leave a garbage line on spillway that I can abuse myself on, but otherwise, I'm pushing the boredom button after a half-dozen runs, and going biking.

 

The one thing I do like about the WROD is it confines everybody to one run/lift, so it's easy to find your buds that would normally be scattered all over the mountain/front range.

post #29 of 32

I don't bother with WRODs anymore.  I have too much other stuff to do around the house, with the wife, or work that I save my days for the mid-Dec through April time period.

 

I stay on the bikes at least through Thanksgiving, sometimes well into December depending on the year.

post #30 of 32

The kids start running gates before the mountain opens so I'll be there for those days and the days after it opens and I can ski too:rolleyes

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