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Any bears go to Copper Mountain's opening weekend

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Just wanting to see if any bears went to Copper Mountains opening...
If so how was the snow...
I went to Loveland on the 7th...the snow was not as good as i expected, at least after 9 inches in the prior days...at least i got to make some turns so I should be happy with that...
It must have been getting pretty sketchy before the snow, i was riding up chair 1 and the person I was with commented it was so warm last week his goggles were getting splashed with water at the bottom of the runs...
Good thing they got some snow and colder weather...
post #2 of 23
Yes.....manmade with lots of people going too fast for conditions and the crowd level.....still better than not skiing
post #3 of 23
I concur with UGASkiDawg. I was up this weekend and though I only saw a few rocks at the top of Excelerator it was definitely manmade with some hard spots and very crowded.
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply's...
I will be going up this Friday..hopefully that will help a little with the crowds...
Looks like they are getting a fair amount of snow right now...and over the next few days...
Hopefully that will help the conditions...probably not enough to open up more runs, but maybe enough to soften up the current runs...
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
Thanks for the reply's...
I will be going up this Friday..hopefully that will help a little with the crowds...
Looks like they are getting a fair amount of snow right now...and over the next few days...
Hopefully that will help the conditions...probably not enough to open up more runs, but maybe enough to soften up the current runs...
It really was pretty good snow, for mostly manmade. Firm, but there was plenty of loose, too. It was way worse last year. It was fun ... boring after a while, but fun for a few hours.
post #6 of 23
I would guess based on the amount of snow they were blowing under Flyer on Sat and with the snow they are getting now and later this week that Flyer will open with HighPoint to Scooter next weekend. That will help spread them out a lot.
post #7 of 23
They are trying to open more terrain but there really hasn't been that much natural snow this week. So far a few inches but if the rest of the week brings a few more inches we may see more terrain everywhere
post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
They are trying to open more terrain but there really hasn't been that much natural snow this week. So far a few inches but if the rest of the week brings a few more inches we may see more terrain everywhere
9" in the last 48 hours is a lot of snow for Summit county...this ain't oooottaahhh
post #9 of 23
I was working, but not tempted to go up. Lift lines were surprisingly short, but with only one narrow trail open, the slope did not look like fun.
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply's...
I think I will make the trip up on Friday...
They have gotten a fair amount of snow the past 2 days, and it's supposed to continue for the remainder of the week...
The snow should be pretty good...
Can't complain about November turns...
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
9" in the last 48 hours is a lot of snow for Summit county...this ain't oooottaahhh
not even close to 9" I don't care what the reports say
post #12 of 23
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not even close to 9" I don't care what the reports say

I've generally found Copper's snow reports to be believable so I believe them more than you unless you have some proof ....no offense intended
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
I've generally found Copper's snow reports to be believable so I believe them more than you unless you have some proof ....no offense intended

Yes, in fact, your offense was intended. What kind of proof would you like, can walk outside and stick a ruler into the 4 inches of snow that has fallen. if that would please you
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
Yes, in fact, your offense was intended. What kind of proof would you like, can walk outside and stick a ruler into the 4 inches of snow that has fallen. if that would please you
How about you walk halfway up Bouncer towards solitude station and do that for me....it won't please me but it will show how much they've gotten on Bouncer (much more relevant than your deck) since there was almost nothing there last weekend. By the way, my deck has received 7" and that's not relevant to what the mountain has received either. So I still believe the mtn report more than you.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
How about you walk halfway up Bouncer towards solitude station and do that for me....it won't please me but it will show how much they've gotten on Bouncer (much more relevant than your deck) since there was almost nothing there last weekend. By the way, my deck has received 7" and that's not relevant to what the mountain has received either. So I still believe the mtn report more than you.
Well, I wasn't going to use my deck since my deck is about an hour and half from Summit County. But since you are a pompous jerk who believes everything he reads online enjoy the man made, hopefully the storm brewing will put a little dust on the manmade crusty snow
post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
Well, I wasn't going to use my deck since my deck is about an hour and half from Summit County. But since you are a pompous jerk who believes everything he reads online enjoy the man made, hopefully the storm brewing will put a little dust on the manmade crusty snow

I'm the pompous jerk??

I just posted up the snow report numbers......You are the one who is disputing the snow report with your superior knowledge that you apparently get from somewhere. YOU were the one who stated that "not even close to 9" I don't care what the reports say". You stated this with no proof and you still have none. I don't believe any mountain reports exactly accurate numbers because they get different snow amounts all over the mountain but to say NOT EVEN CLOSE...well that's pompous for you.

I just said "I've generally found Copper's snow reports to be believable" and that's pompous

I enjoy all skiing whether on manmade or not and I still think they'll have more terrain open by this weekend. We'll know whether I am right on Saturday and if I'm not I'll admit it.

Have a nice day.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
Well....
I really did not intend for this thread to start a dispute on snow totals...
But...i am going up tomorrow...it should be pretty good...snow every day for the past 4 days...that can't ba bad at all...

I will report in the afternoon what it was like...

Hopefully they keep getting snow like this and it will be a good season...
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
Well....
I really did not intend for this thread to start a dispute on snow totals...
But...i am going up tomorrow...it should be pretty good...snow every day for the past 4 days...that can't ba bad at all...

I will report in the afternoon what it was like...

Hopefully they keep getting snow like this and it will be a good season...
If you're lucky, you'll run into(figuratively) ugaskidawg. From first hand experience, I can say he is not a jerk, he's an optimist . If he can entertain MrTC(the ultimate pessimist) he can entertain anyone
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by rspacher View Post
Well....
I really did not intend for this thread to start a dispute on snow totals...
But...i am going up tomorrow...it should be pretty good...snow every day for the past 4 days...that can't ba bad at all...

I will report in the afternoon what it was like...

Hopefully they keep getting snow like this and it will be a good season...
It was raining last night (at 9,100 feet) when I put the garbage out & had wiped out what little snow we got over the week. It had turned back to sleet around 7:30 when I looked out the window...Back to snow this morning, but not much on the ground. Hopefully things are better higher up, but winter hasn't really started up here yet. We can't seem to stay below freezing and this past week was a bit of a bust . OTOH, last year (which I will gladly take again ) we didn't really get going until first week of December...
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by geoffda View Post
. OTOH, last year (which I will gladly take again ) we didn't really get going until first week of December...
We sang the same tune last year, with a dismal start to the season followed by amazing snow for the remainder of the season.

Heck, a week before ESA Stowe last year, we wondered if we'd get snow, then got powder days every day during the event.
post #21 of 23
Yeah, mostly its just frustrating to have an entire week of lousy weather with almost nothing to show for it in terms of new snow. Then again, I've been fighting a cold and not skiing anyway. If I had to miss a week, this was a good one to miss.
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
I went up today...took about 2 hrs travel time instead of the usual 75-90 minutes...
Well I must The snow was better than i expected...
It was not very crowded at all...
I never went up Excelerator, too windy up top...just stayed on the American Eagle lift...
It was snowing and windy when i first got to Copper, but as the day went on the sun came out, but it remained windy throughout the day...
The wind made it cold, but that's what winter gear is for isn't it...
There was plenty of loose snow on the main runs, some sections were blown clean from the wind, but that was not a problem...
For this time of year the conditions were pretty good...
I was up at Loveland last Friday, and this was much better...
I had the option of skiing at Loveland, but the ski area looked downright miserable due to the cold and wind...
I can't verify the snow totals, but the snow was quite nice for mid November...
Now i must say, I have a lot of rust to knock off....geez I lost a lot during the summer...felt like a hack on the slopes..I felt the same way last Friday at Loveland.
After about 7 - 10 runs my legs were burning...and i worked my butt off in the weight room this summer....
Well it just points out to get in ski shape...you need to ski more...
post #23 of 23
Thanks for the report Richard. I'll be out on Pitchfork later today letting the little ones ride the life and do laps on their own. I was wrong about the opening of American Flyer. That bums me out as it would have spread out the crowds and given the kids some more room to ski. It's too crowded on Main Vein with out of control skiers to let my 6 and 3 YO ski on them. Thanks TC but I can really be a jerk.....my wife would often say it's my natural state of being.
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