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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thursday, April 24.

Arapahoe Basin has 30 inches of freshies and you can't get there . Route 6 is closed at Keystone due to an avalanche, the Loveland Pass is closed, and I-70 eastbound is closed at Silverthorne.

Loveland has 24 inches.

It is still snowing, probably another 6 to 8 inches.

Ah, springtime in the Rockies!!!

This weekends Colorado Bear gathering at Arapahoe should be Epic!!! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #2 of 16

We had 12" on the ground here in Avon, so it makes it one of the larger storms of the winter. This should make this Saturday a truly phenom day!

Be there, or be watching some one else play hockey...

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Latest information from A-Basin is they won't open until at least noon today. When open today only the lower mountian will be operational. At 10:30 they were reporting 36 inches!!!

Added in edit: It is supposed to be sunny and in the 50's tomorrow (Friday).

[ April 24, 2003, 09:46 AM: Message edited by: Ski&Golf ]
post #4 of 16
I hate you all.

Steve In Indiana
post #5 of 16
Oh Boy!

36" and 50degrees

My favorite- bottomless yuck!

Sounds like big fun....

post #6 of 16
Originally posted by vail snopro:

My favorite- bottomless yuck!

Sounds like big fun....

: [/QB]
You'll get no sympathy from the likes of us who get to enjoy nothing but concrete and blacktop until next ski season. [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 16
Loveland had 4 feet over the last two days. I'm told Wednesday was very good - cold with reasonably dry snow considering that its late April. Today had 35 inches of new heavier, wetter snow on top of yesterday's. Pretty interesting. Lots of people. The lot was full and cars were parked along the access road to I-70 all the way down to the Valley. That's got to be about a mile walk.

The best snow was in the steeps, where you have enough pitch to keep moving along with some defined bumps. I saw one guy in the trees who was on two mono skis - one for each foot. That's one way to handle bottomless goop! [img]smile.gif[/img]

post #8 of 16
Could be a banner Year for Clear Creek Rafting. Hope Loveland stays open past 5/4/03 also check out the photo of A-basin @ www.coloradoski.com Enjoy!!
post #9 of 16
you are very welcome.

my flight gets into denver from houston tomorrow at 10 am and i'm sure i am the cause of all this late snow and right before the weekend. if you see a guy in a houston cougar hat or shirt at loveland or abasin this weekend, you can buy me a beer to say thanks. (just kidding about the beer buying, but timing is everything. i was at lake tahoe right after their big dump a few weeks ago. must be doing something right). [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #10 of 16

A Basin, Saturday 4/26. be there and meet a few more Bears! And I'll save you a burger...

post #11 of 16
Waaah! Three feet of snow there and I'll be mowing my lawn for the second time here. I'd rather shovel snow from my diveway. No, I'd rather be at A-basin tomorrow. Waaah!
post #12 of 16
Does anyone know how late A-Basin will stay open this year?
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Currently they are targeting at least July 4th. That will probably be on the upper part of the mountain although I have skied the Basin top to bottom in 8 inches of fresh on the 4th of July.

Ski or Die on the 4th of July!!! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #14 of 16
This month has been wonderful for our drought. From todays paper

State-established sites throughout the county that measure snowfall are all clocking in at just under or significantly above average. On Thursday, snowpack at Copper Mountain measured 131 percent of average; at Hoosier Pass, 99 percent; and at Summit Ranch north of Silverthorne, 143 percent.

That's a far cry from conditions a year ago, when Copper's snowpack measured 66 percent of average, Hoosier's 45 percent, and Summit Ranch's 17 percent.

Denver Water officials predict Dillon Reservoir - now less than half full - could reach capacity this summer if conditions are wetter than normal between now and July 1. The long-range forecast for the state currently calls for above-average precipitation through May 8.

It would be great to see Dillon Reservoir full again. Who would have thought this a month ago [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #15 of 16
OK, I couldn't go today, but lets hear from those who were there! How was the Basin with the bears? ( I plan to go for at least a few hours tomorrow- will anyone be there?)
post #16 of 16
dont know about the bears on sat. i was up at abasin, but it was packed; so i gave up looking for them after a while and spent sunday at loveland instead of another packed day at abasin.
i still recommend either, but loveland has shut down 1/2 their lifts now.
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