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Loveland 4-22-07

post #1 of 16
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Seven of us met Sunday morning for some late season skiing at Loveland: Tsavo and her friend Rob, DonDenver and Betsy, JTolintino and his friend Chris, and yours truely. The mountain reported 2" new snow overnight but as expected parts of the mountain held more in the form of windblown.

View from the divide Sunday morning (it doesn't look like spring out there ):




We spent the morning mining the freshies and windblown off chairs 9 and 8 giving JT and Chris and opportunity to ski new terrain. After lunch things were starting to soften up and it was decided that chair one was the place to be.

Group shot at top of lift 1:



Much of the afternoon was spent honing our steep mogul skills on "Over the Rainbow." A special thanks to Tsavo and Rob for all the pointers :

DonDenver leading everyone down:



Betsy ripping the fall line:



Tsavo "skiing like a girl":



Chris finding her own line:



JTolintino navigating the steeps:



Rob making it look easy:



The end of the day took us back to chair nine for more bowl skiing. DonDenver demonstrated his cornice hucking skills while Tsavo and Rob picked some nice lines for us to ski. One last view from the top:



Loveland has two weeks left in their season. I think conditions will hold up . Thanks everyone for a great day!
post #2 of 16
Nice! I thought of you guys when I woke up to all the new snow on my porch. I'll get out again soon!
post #3 of 16
Looks like the Colorado Epic crew really got it together this season! Looks like an awesome day. Spring skiing at Loveland is one of the best times of the season IMO. Jealous that I missed out on all the fun gatherings. Next year, next year...
post #4 of 16
Spdskr...Betsy caught this as I came off that cornice. I think I was coming off that lip a bit quick...landing zone was much further than anticpated:
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post #5 of 16
^^^ That is a great shot!
post #6 of 16

More Action takes...

1. Spdskr 2. Tsavo. 3. Betsy:
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Group with Spdskr...:
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post #8 of 16
It was a great day!!

There was much terrain that I got a taste of that, prior to yesterday I had not been fortunate enough to ski on.

Only a few events into group and I am enjoying skiing with this group, every time I go I learn just a little bit more. Add to that the great people and it makes for fantastic outings.

Word to the wise (better yet self).... It is OK to cross the cat track, not look into the drop off of it, do a face plant, tumble head over heel, rip your hat, goggles & ski off, then sit in the snow and wait for everyone to show up.:

Jim
post #9 of 16
It is OK to cross the cat track, not look into the drop off of it, do a face plant, tumble head over heel, rip your hat, goggles & ski off, then sit in the snow and wait for everyone to show up.:

Jim[/quote]


.....hence your new title, "Tolentino the Trickster!" Well, i think i certain pasta name was used, but i'll use your real last name....
post #10 of 16
The pasta relationship to my name has been in place for years, pasta is good for you...

The Trickster part is something that I am working on.

More air next season...

Hopefully more successful landings.

Jim
post #11 of 16
Here ya are again Jim…nice turns all the way down from the ledge above!
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post #12 of 16
Don Loooks Soooo NICE!!!!
Did the Drive Bye @ 8am on the way to the Ville,(WorkingMans Dead playing on the CD!) we did Honk & Wave! Last guy we saw doing the Cornice move like that , they revoked his AARP Card!
Hope to get in at least 1 more Day!
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
1. Spdskr 2. Tsavo. 3. Betsy:
I have a few questions questions.

Where is the cornice located? Is it hike-to terrian?

Are those the trees under chair 8?
post #14 of 16
Beautiful pics guys - bright sun this time of year - amazing views and great looking snow too ....
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
I have a few questions questions.

Where is the cornice located? Is it hike-to terrian?

Are those the trees under chair 8?
Matt:
The “cornice” was off left of chair 9 near Primer Bowl before any hiking. Wind and snow had formed a nice blind lip…nothing overly extreme…but did amp up the “: ” factor for me.

As for the trees on lower 8…looking at the pics I don’t see them specifically highlighted (when I think of “trees” on 8 I’m thinking the lower portion between Zip Basin Street and Zip trail). Although looking again at the “group picture” I believe the trees in the background are more in line with chair 4 and “Splashdown” area.

Also, the trees shown in background of Spdskr and Tsavo are mid “Zoom” after coming down “Rainbow”.

Cheers.
post #16 of 16
Thanks Don.
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