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Summit County - New skis or rock skis?

post #1 of 7
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We just got to Summit County and will be skiing here all week. How is the snow in the trees especially Keystone's Windows and Outback?

Should I use my new skis?

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
With the new 12" of snow, and another storm coming in this week, you should be fine with new skis.
post #3 of 7
A few gaper questions: What are a couple of the easier blue/black tree runs at Keystone? Do they still offer the $5 snowcat rides in April and are those upper bowls skiable in warmish spring conditions? Do they require avy gear to get on the snowcats? Thanks.
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A few gaper questions: What are a couple of the easier blue/black tree runs at Keystone? Do they still offer the $5 snowcat rides in April and are those upper bowls skiable in warmish spring conditions? Do they require avy gear to get on the snowcats? Thanks.

Pika, Wildfire off Outback. Harder are Cat Dancer glades, Bullet Glades off North Peak
dont know, should be with new snow coming
don't think so
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...How is the snow...Should I use my new skis?
Stop just looking at them and ask them out; ski their wax off.:

Great weekend snow for all areas…more snow coming yet this week.
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good to hear, cuz if I make it out on the 5th I'm packing my brand new (only 3 days on 'em) King Salmons!



either that or it's demo Movement skis from A Racer's Edge in Breck...
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks for the info. I've been using my new skis. Hit some rocks at Loveland. When there is a sign that says "Thin Cover", believe it.

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A few gaper questions: What are a couple of the easier blue/black tree runs at Keystone? Do they still offer the $5 snowcat rides in April and are those upper bowls skiable in warmish spring conditions? Do they require avy gear to get on the snowcats? Thanks.
The $5 cat is still running and all you need is the money. The bowls are still in great shape. We didn't have any wet snow problems on Sunday and the weather has turned colder.

The best blue/black tree runs at Keystone are to the left of the Outback lift (Wolverine. Wildfire, etc.)

The Bullet Glades on North Peak are tighter and steeper, as are the trees to the right of the Outback lift (Wolf Den, Timberwolf, etc.)
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