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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by mnemosyne's lobotomy
Isn't this pretty early for opening?
I figured things in Summit County didn't open until mid-November at the earliest. I've never lived out there and all of my skiing is done January>April, so maybe I'm way of the mark and just have no experience with early season.
I've been in the Sangre's and San Juan's the last 10 years, but wayyyy back in the 70's, an Oct 31 opening wasn't that unusual for an opening date for several Front Range areas.
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters
So are any of you Colorado Epicistas going to be skiing Loveland this Saturday if they open the lifts?
If you don't mind a lowly intermediate, I might be able to come up for some turns on Saturday.
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by mikewil
RG,

Isn't the tunnel about 11,100 ft so Lovelands base would be right about 11K?
the website lists the base at 10.6 so we'll split the diff. it's high enough that if i run in to use the john while carrying two pairs of skis i damn near have an infarction.

keep in mind the opening to the tunnel is up near chairs four and six, halfway up "home run".

they list the top of chair 1 as 11.2.

who knows
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
keep in mind the opening to the tunnel is up near chairs four and six.

i've always heard the parking lot is 10 something. they list the top of chair 1 as 11.2.

who knows
Loveland's website says their base elevation is 10,600'. But that's probably the Valley. Base of Chair 1 is 10,813'. Curiously, they state the base of Chair 2 at 10,919', even though they're right next to each other. ???

http://www.skiloveland.com/skiareastatistic.htm
post #35 of 52
so Summit COunty residents - how much are you guys getting?? Down here in Denver it's around 3-6
post #36 of 52
Up here in Boulder its nothing... all rain. Good job weather forecasters... way to start off the season right!
post #37 of 52
what?! there's a few inches in Denver, and its raining in Boulder? WTF?
post #38 of 52
Yeah, no snow at all in Boulder... or Longmont, for that matter. Maybe it'll cool down an extra degree or two this afternoon and we'll see a few flakes.

Last I heard, Loveland Pass got about 12-14", Breck got 18", and its still dumping up there. Loveland will open this week for sure.
post #39 of 52
18" on the ground in Breck and I had 12"-14" at my house in Alma and it's still snowing. Hoosier Pass could be fun................
post #40 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
So let's assume you guys get some nice natural snow and that it stays cold enough all week that both Loveland and A-Basin are open on Saturday.

Which one should I ski?


Thanks.
Classic upslope

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/wcir.html

Spells LOVELAND
post #41 of 52
Reports of 25"-30" up on Loveland Pass. Hell yeah!
post #42 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisasy
If you don't mind a lowly intermediate, I might be able to come up for some turns on Saturday.
I'm not totally decided yet, but it kind of looks like Sunday will be the day I'll ski and Loveland looks like the destination. My wife will need to start rehab on Saturday and it would probably be nice for me to be there for a little support.

So, I don't know if you could make it on Sunday. If you can, don't give ability levels another thought - I'm not much above that stage myself.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr. Vertical
Check out picture 11. That is one big smile....
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by cmsummit
18" on the ground in Breck and I had 12"-14" at my house in Alma and it's still snowing. Hoosier Pass could be fun................
I went down to southern Colorado backpacking over the weekend (Blanca & Ellingwood) and got to drive over Hoosier Pass yesterday coming home. It was a mess. It took over an hour to get from Fairplay to Breck. I think there were chain restrictions on I-70, so some idiots decided to go over Hoosier Pass instead. There was a semi jack-knifed right at the top and another who was stuck in the middle of the road halfway up the Breck side. We saw another half dozen cars off the road. There were no plows out anywhere near the pass and people were slipping and sliding all over. Why you'd ever think of taking your PT Cruiser up a pass with close to a foot of snow on it is beyond me.

October.. no resorts open and too much snow on the ground. Since I don't think I'll be able to get to a beach today I guess I should just go back to bed.
post #45 of 52
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Originally Posted by vinn
Since I don't think I'll be able to get to a beach today I guess I should just go back to bed.
Pull out the rock skis and head to Loveland Pass........
post #46 of 52
Seems like a great time to kill yourself on the seven sisters.
post #47 of 52
This must be why the Utah Contingent is Quite tonight!
http://www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking/#4_
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by scaryfast
Check out picture 11. That is one big smile....
Glad he was enjoying himself because my source tells me he broke his arm shortly thereafter! Whoops.
post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by Mr. Vertical
This must be why the Utah Contingent is Quite tonight!
http://www.skiloveland.com/snowmaking/#4_
What is this "snowmaking" everyone is talking about?
post #50 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
I'm not totally decided yet, but it kind of looks like Sunday will be the day I'll ski and Loveland looks like the destination.
Let me know when you do decide for sure, and I will try to make it then. Looking forward to it.
post #51 of 52
It's official! From 9News:

Loveland says Friday's the day
Dan Viens Web Producer
Created:10/12/2005 2:02 PM MDT


GEORGETOWN - Skis? Check. Snowboard? Check. Boots? Check. An open mountain? Just two more days! The Loveland Ski Area plans to open Friday at 9 a.m., making it the first ski resort to do so this season.

The ski area moved its snow-making guns to the base area early Wednesday morning in final preparations for customers.

Loveland wanted to be sure it could maintain about a 20 inch base after opening for the season. Once employees could guarantee that, the decision to open Friday was made.

In addition to its open run, Loveland will have a small terrain park open near the mountain base. The mountain will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays and will open at 8:30 a.m. on weekends. Early season lift tickets will cost $38 for adults and $18 for children. Those tickets will be available through Nov. 21, 2005.

The early winter storm that hit Colorado Monday helped move up Loveland's opening date. The mountain reported about 18 inches of fresh snow from the storm.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area hasn't changed its plan of opening on October 21st, while most other ski areas in the state are planning to open in November.


(The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2005 by 9NEWS KUSA-TV, All Rights Reserved)
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post #52 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by faisasy
Let me know when you do decide for sure, and I will try to make it then. Looking forward to it.
faisasy:

I've got our schedule pretty well figured out. I plan to ski Loveland this Sunday from about 10:30am to 1:30pm.

Allowing for unforseen glitches, we could meet somewhere at 11:00 if you think you can make it.

Bob
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