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Snow conditions in Summit County ?

post #1 of 6
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We'll be skiing Summit County next week, skiing Vail, Beaver, Breck and Keystone for 10 days.

Can anyone comment on snow conditions, forecasts, etc. Is there any difference in snow quality between those mtns or is it the same to hit one or the other (always talking about snow) ?

Are there any lift lines ?

Thanks and regards.
post #2 of 6
Skied Breck 2/23-27. No new snow, lots on the runs, plenty off the groomed. Conditions off the groomed were pretty good, not too many skied off places. Off Imperial lift there were some icy pitches. Groomers were done every day, some steeper pitches on peak 10 got skied off, but in general, very good conditions.

Crowds were fairly handleable, at least from my perspective. You could avoid them by moving around until you found less people. Only really bad day was Sat. the 25th. Massive crowds at base lifts from 11-3. Had to avoid, other places, 10 minute wait max. All in all, very good vist IMO.

Locals and other colorado folks may have other thoughts.
post #3 of 6
Well it looks like we are just getting started on a snow cycle. So conditions will probably be pretty good for ya just about everywhere.
post #4 of 6
Yikes, I hope the storms bring more than that! Might be a short day skiing groomers on Saturday.
post #5 of 6

too warm

On Tuesday I was at Copper..the top part of the mountain was pretty good (Union Bowl), but the bottom part was mush..it was in the mid-upper 40's. By far the warmest temps we have seen since last fall. Vail was closer to 50 deg at the base. Then every thing set up really hard.

But..yesterday Beaver Creek was awsome in the morning..8 inches of fresh (this storm was very under reported-there was a good 5 inches in Bear Lot when I pulled in) on top of a very hard surface..light blower pow on top of ice.. (shin deep on Gloden Eagle) an interesting combo and quite tiring. A series of sweet turns then an ice patch. This powder won't last long as it is supposed to be pretty warm again today

Don't expect great skiing until we get at least a foot of new snow..things will be pretty crunchy for a while
post #6 of 6

Spring Skiing at Copper

Conditions on Friday 3/3 were very spring like at Copper. Slush in Copper Bowl and very firm everywhere else except for Union Bowl. The crowds were there too..Corn lot was almost full by noon.

Tucker looked very good but I didn't make it up yesterday

I would not want to be there today..overcast, crowded and bullet proof most likely. We had a very dry Feb.

Way too early for spring skiing
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