New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ccccoldest Day Ever!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
We skied Loveland again today, and man was it friggen COLD!!!!!!

The weather report said "-23 degrees with wind chill". It felt colder, with 40-50 mph winds on the upper alpine.

The sky was perfect blue, and snow was awesome. Over the crests on Chair 4 & 8, it blew into pockets of light, smeary powder.

The dust tornado's all over the hill made for a surreal sight. It looked like swirling gas from hot geysers. But, the snow wasn't hot. It was cold, white smoke. By late afternoon, nobody was on the hill. From the chairs, it looked like the Arctic in a fury.

This was beyond measure the best ski-day of the year. I was grateful for the cowl and neoprene mask.

Nothing stuns me more than watching teens goofing in this stuff, with exposed hair and no gloves. Must be a different species.
post #2 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post

Nothing stuns me more than watching teens goofing in this stuff, with exposed hair and no gloves. Must be a different species.
I'm always amazed by those that are so vane that they wear nothing on their head but sunglasses when it's cold out. I hate wearing hats but I always wear one (helmet now) when skiing.
post #3 of 11
I was at Breck yesterday, and it was fine -- except for riding the 5 Chair for the last 200 yards. That was about the coldest I've ever been, with an ice cream headache coming from the wind blowing through my helmet. That being said, the conditions were awesome.

Mike
post #4 of 11
Did Tremblant once at -30C. They don't do the whole wind chill thing though. When I asked what it was with the wind chill, the guy behind the desk responded in his French Accent, "What does it matter what the wind chill is when it is this cold"?

He then mumbled something under his breath that sounded like, "stupid American".........................
post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by northeasterner View Post
I'm always amazed by those that are so vane that they wear nothing on their head but sunglasses when it's cold out. I hate wearing hats but I always wear one (helmet now) when skiing.
I can remember putting the hood of my ski jacket up on a few windy days.

Then there was the night it was so cold, the camp fire froze. Ok, the fire didn't freeze, but it has been recorded that the smoke froze in the chimney on more than one occasion (actually the water that results from combustion), and completely blocked the chimney from the wood stove. That's cold.

There's often a 50 mph wind chill when I'm skiing, even in calm conditions.
post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain_Strato View Post

Nothing stuns me more than watching teens goofing in this stuff, with exposed hair and no gloves. Must be a different species.
People are old here.
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
People are old here.
And, alive!
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
I was at Breck yesterday, and it was fine -- except for riding the 5 Chair for the last 200 yards. That was about the coldest I've ever been, with an ice cream headache coming from the wind blowing through my helmet. That being said, the conditions were awesome.

Mike
I think that's the difference between Loveland and Breck, Keystone, Copper. The latter 3 are sheltered by trees.

In the upper bowls of Loveland (chairs 4, 9 & 8), you're exposed. The wind up there can be furious, and beautiful. Bare skin, anywhere, risked freezing damage.

I was wearing 6 layers, including a "wind-proof" North Face jacket. If the chair had stopped, I would have jumped, just to end the pain.

The only thing worse would have been bringing the fem. Had my wife been on that chair, it would have hurt a lot more.
post #9 of 11

Chilly on Saturday

Saturday at Breck probably wasn't the coldest day ever. But it was cold. I put some pictures of the day on my blog.

Being an instructor it was important that I didn't talk too much, ski alot, and take breaks often. We took 2 rides up Chair 6 throughout the day, both were frickin cold.

Habacomike was right, the conditions were awesome.

ski well,
j
post #10 of 11
Cap'n

good news -- you can still get the $169 deal, although there are a number of days blocked out. Here is the email I received today.

It is not too late. Please give us a call at the number below to buy this product.



Breckenridge Ski & Ride School

1(888) LRN-2SKI


Best,
Mike
post #11 of 11
[quote=Ullr;823203]Did Tremblant once at -30C.


A group that skis Tremblant annually that i was with had a similar experience . With a tremendous summit wind we estimated the WC @-75 F .
In spite that cold, it was the Best damn day of skiing i ever had @Tremblant tho . ]]Few were out that day , sun was bright and so we skied stuff that normally I might have had difficulty with due to density

I Wore every bit of GEAR i had tho
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel