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post #61 of 73
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Thanks Buttinsky- for the update- hopefully we will get a little more before sat-    

 

Stupid question - how is the sled hill in town park holding up? Son wants to know... because all day skiing they still have energy.. 

 

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The good news is a skier who fell down the San Joaquin chute survived with non life threatening injuries.

 

http://www.telluridenews.com/news/article_2442ca08-e57c-11e5-a75f-0fe09d39c8fa.html

I'm glad to say I survived my trip out there. On the lift with a few locals, they were shocked that the skier who fell but survived was by himself. They made it seem like things would have been much more grave if the hiker mentioned hadn't seen him. 

 

We had a cold day on the 9th, then two very warm days 10, 11 and then it snowed about 2-3" up high on the 12th, our last ski day. We stuck pretty much to the groomers, lift 7 and 9 had great conditions on the warmer days, which was not what I expected after reading the unofficial guide and a couple other trip reports who said those runs can get icy. Coonskin, Milk Run and the Plunge were all in good condition on the days I was there. I stayed away from the bumps over on that side, worried about them being hard as rocks.

post #62 of 73
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I'm glad to say I survived my trip out there. On the lift with a few locals, they were shocked that the skier who fell but survived was by himself. They made it seem like things would have been much more grave if the hiker mentioned hadn't seen him. 

 

We had a cold day on the 9th, then two very warm days 10, 11 and then it snowed about 2-3" up high on the 12th, our last ski day. We stuck pretty much to the groomers, lift 7 and 9 had great conditions on the warmer days, which was not what I expected after reading the unofficial guide and a couple other trip reports who said those runs can get icy. Coonskin, Milk Run and the Plunge were all in good condition on the days I was there. I stayed away from the bumps over on that side, worried about them being hard as rocks.

We were there the same days (except of course we left the day that it snowed, as happens every trip :(

Same experience, lifts 7 and 9 were great. Revelation bowl had great conditions and Prospect area was good too.

post #63 of 73
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 On the lift with a few locals, they were shocked that the skier who fell but survived was by himself. They made it seem like things would have been much more grave if the hiker mentioned hadn't seen him. 

What's the common practice there?  got the same sense from the article, although no accusations made of course.  Would one ordinarily ski that area with a buddy?

post #64 of 73
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What's the common practice there?  got the same sense from the article, although no accusations made of course.  Would one ordinarily ski that area with a buddy?


It's outside the resort boundaries..and while not exactly remote, it's remote enough if you get hurt and can't get out or contact someone.  I would say it's foolhardy to be there alone.  But he's a grown-up, whatever.

post #65 of 73

My bud was on a gondola with some of the injured skier's friends on the 9th I believe. From what he learned it sounds like the guy hit a rock on the bottom third/half and tomahawked the rest of the way, resulting in a broken leg. That was kind of vague… Big difference between a broken tib and femur. 

 

I would say it's definitely a good idea to be skiing with a partner out that way. But a self evac would not be out of the equation in dire circumstances. 

post #66 of 73

My best run ever, anywhere about 15 or 20 years ago was OB in Bear Creek Canyon!!!

 

 

On a bluebird day just after 15 inches new It opened legally.  I saw a few people hiking

up to the entrance above Gold Hill chair so I foolishly tagged along solo without avy gear.

 

I had done Bear Creek 25 years before the FS closed it.

Amazing powder run all the way down to Telluride town and the town lift.

 

Conditions this time were untracked light bottomless powder on top third ending at a easy short cliff band.

Middle third also untracked had  a foot of same great pow. then a 12 ft cliff band with a rope to lower.

Bottom third was about 6 inches of still amazing but medium density untracked pow.

I thought I'd died and went to heaven.:yahoo:

 

Later that year I bought an avy beacon but still don't have other avy gear.

post #67 of 73

We had a great time..stayed up High of lefts 5 and  12  last day was a bit windy.. but tons of base snow. so was fun.. Glad I got to ski after the Christmas snows and in spring to compare.. Glad everything was not like the meadows in the afternoon..( skied it with the kids to get back to 10) .. 

 

Thanks for all the info.. can't wait to see what next season brings.. 

post #68 of 73
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We had a great time..stayed up High of lefts 5 and  12  last day was a bit windy.. but tons of base snow. so was fun.. Glad I got to ski after the Christmas snows and in spring to compare.. Glad everything was not like the meadows in the afternoon..( skied it with the kids to get back to 10) .. 

 

Thanks for all the info.. can't wait to see what next season brings.. 

were you just in Telluride?

 

icey at all?

post #69 of 73

Here now.

 

Pretty firm and hard in morning on groomers.  Down low gets soft on the spots with sun.  Cover is pretty good, but it's gotten pretty baked and refrozen, so there's not much softness on top except from afternoon sun.  Higher up it's  bit better, but you have to move around to see what's good.

 

Not much true ice, although some of the ungroomed mogul fields look pretty hardpan in the troughs.

post #70 of 73
Just got in today. nightmarish travel. Flight delayed an hour. 3 different people puked on the flight into montrose, some of which got on my kids blanket.
So we land, and pilot tells us we have to wait 30minutes to get off the plane. So almost an hour later we get off the plane.
We are told by people in the terminal that our bags will be on the south curb, and then offered a cookie. Lol. Bags were indeed brought to the south curb...that was a shit show. Finally get all bags to shuttle. Then get a call that we need to get on a different shuttle. Made the scenic drive not quite as enjoyable.

We finally got to sunny warm telluride. Haven't skied obviously but it doesn't look great. Debating not skiing tomorrow. But probably will, depending on how the kid feels in the morning. She was wrecked by bedtime. Wife is not skiing.

Forecast seems to be favoring the north again, hope that changes. Either way will have fun once we settle in and get our bearings.
post #71 of 73

Yes, Montrose is a shitshow of an airport.  I went to Telluride once.  I won't go back.  But I will fly to Aspen all the time.  It's expensive, but worth it.  Especially with having the MCP.  The nicer places in Aspen/Snowmass will pick you up at the airport for free.  I don't want to rent a car or pay for a shuttle ride.

post #72 of 73
WC- You should ski, it's going to be a really nice day!

RD- ORD-ASE flights have been cheap ( $328rt) this year, since AA started direct flights out of United's hub.
post #73 of 73
I've skied every day,

As far as conditions go....well yeah they were alright today.
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