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Wish Skiers Would Still Ski With 90" on Ground!

post #1 of 11
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Since most SW skiers put up the boards and get out the clubs in early April, Taos closes tommorrow with 90" still on the hill. Mind numbing!

Huge winter snow will lead to good white water rafting and kyaking in Rio Grande this summer. Probably screw fishing the rivers for a while.

Happy Summer, Ski You Later!
post #2 of 11
Too bad, now you know how the local snowboarders feel! Time to start hiking!
post #3 of 11
Just because the lifts close doesn't mean you have to stop skiing. Nothing wrong with earning your turns in the BC. Much more satisfying anyway.
post #4 of 11
They do the same thing around here (Cascades) every year. Usually well over 100" on the ground and they close up by mid-late April. No wonder, though. I was at Baker today and most of the chairs were empty. Not much $$ in that.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by jfslenes
Since most SW skiers put up the boards and get out the clubs in early April, Taos closes tommorrow with 90" still on the hill. Mind numbing!

Huge winter snow will lead to good white water rafting and kyaking in Rio Grande this summer. Probably screw fishing the rivers for a while.

Happy Summer, Ski You Later!
Thanks for not spamming us.
post #6 of 11
James,, Deer Valley , Park City and the Canyons all close on the 10th as well, all three have bases over 130 inchs.
post #7 of 11
Taos was awful during its last week. Why bother opening?

Lifts were only opened 9-3pm with 2 out of 10 lifts open.

The patrol kept most expert runs closed -- Werner, Walkyries, Lorelei, etc

Kachina Peak was closed.

A few runs of the ridge were open.

Taos was very poor during the last week.

Also, a dust storm came in and coated all the sloped with dirt -- therefore, the mountain skied like a 10" base vs. 100".

Very poor.
post #8 of 11
the conditions in Utah are unreal right now amd there is only enough buisness to keep 1 out of 10 resorts in the area open past mid April
post #9 of 11
Sugarbowl reporting 11-15 FT on the ground. Scheduled close date is April 24.

GRRRR. It's being driven by skier/boarder ticket sales.

DC
post #10 of 11
Is it ticket sales? Or USFS? I've heard that around here the USFS determines closing dates in their leases, but I may have that wrong.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by ssh
Is it ticket sales? Or USFS? I've heard that around here the USFS determines closing dates in their leases, but I may have that wrong.
some ( Alta, ASpen Highlands, Buttermilk) close because of USFS but most is just lack of paying customers.
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