2nd best was Breckenridge abt 8 years ago. 3 1/2 feet in 3 days.
bottomless in places midweek no crowds slightly tracked in places.
The next day was my all time worst EVER. I tried to ski Beaver Creek
for the first time (and last) ever. Another 14 in new and I-70 was so
bad I wondered why it was open. Prior to a late arrival at 11am
in BC I heard I-70 was closed before and after Vail pass eastbound.
Westbound was closed by an avalanche blockage at the exit to
the Eisenhower Tunnel (I passed that way 15 minutes prior to the
avalanche) Forgetting all that I get my gear and stand at the
Beaver Creek parking shuttle stop for a ride to the lifts.
The bus arrives and is packed with people leaving so I ask what
the hell is going on. They say the electric power just went out
to the entire place- lifts,base lodge,hotels, everything.
Zilch, no skiing, beyond belief. This, likely to have been be my best
powder day ever, was a bust. No sympathy or refunds by the BC
office. Stranded by closed roads. Eventually got out taking 10 hrs
via a truckers route in a whiteout thru Leadville.
Next day at Loveland (I had to be at airport in 2 days) was 3rd best
powder day. Because of this I'm still pissed at them and will
never ever ski Beaver Creek at any time....
I currently have a dilemma due to receiving a free Beaver Creek
lift licket from United Airlines that I may not use.
I'll likely go to Vail since the tix is also good there. Vail, as I know, owns