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We flew out to Denver for ThxGiving - getting surprisingly cheap flights. Early snows created plenty of options for us, and we ended up scoring a last minute deal at Keystone on a slopeside condo for 4 days. Bargain ;)

 

We skied Keystone Thursday and Friday. There was plenty of terrain open, but we soon discovered anything that wasn't groomed had exposed rocks on any vaguely steep pitches. We stuck to the front side mostly, and had a fun day. Friday they opened North Peak with 3 freshly groomed runs, and these were serious fun. Weirdly no one else came over - we had the runs to ourselves until early afternoon. Great weather and some great skiing.

 

Saturday was Copper, where the snow cover was better, and crowds equally light. Lots of bumps, lots of high speed top-to-bottom cruising, Very fun day. Sunday was the best of the lot at Breckenridge, where the base was the best we saw. There was superb skiing in Horseshoe Bowl and off the back of Peak 9, and some fun lower pitches and gullies with excellent cover.

 

Not a bad start in CO, methinks. The usual pics are at:

 

https://gortonator.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/thanksgiving-in-colorado/

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Thanks for the update.  If that's you in red jacket with telemark gear, you're looking strong for early season.Thumbs Up 

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That's me. Get me off groomed and things don't look so impressive ;(

 

I only started tele-ing last season as something to make days at 7 Springs and Wisp more interesting. I've a lot to learn!!

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