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post #1 of 19
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Leaving for Colorado tomorrow. Planning on skiing Saturday and Sunday, possibly Monday at ABasin and possibly Copper for anyone who may want to make a run or two or a beer. Hopefully hooking up with Rick to try some skis and a few tips on racing as well as some top to bottom thrills and trying out a few slalom skis.

I'm also planning on shadowing Weems and Barnes at least buy them a brew for all the abuse i've given them over the years.

who knows after that.
post #2 of 19
Dress warm, it's really winter here.
post #3 of 19
And its supposed to snow here in Houston tomorrow or Friday!

Oh ya... All my ski gear is in Vail and there are no hills here (except freeway overpasses)!

Guess I'll have to wait till I return to CO next week!
post #4 of 19
 we're awaiting your arrival, Ric! (also the arrival of more snow- it's been pretty dry up here).

Lars, I might be meeting some people (Noodler, maybe Faisay, others) on Sunday although my plans are still not for sure.
post #5 of 19
Bring your layers. Where I'm at in Eagle County its  -2 degrees at 0930.
post #6 of 19
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Bring your layers. Where I'm at in Eagle County its  -2 degrees at 0930.
 


WOO HOO! Bring it on! I'm ready!   Can't wait to get back to some cool weather!
post #7 of 19
Sunday-Monday could work for us, just say where?
post #8 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #9 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #10 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #11 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #12 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #13 of 19
I will be here in Frisco until Dec. 16 if anyone wants to make some turns.  Looks like the next few days won't SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alta6
post #14 of 19
Apparently the next few days won't suck
post #15 of 19
 Lars, did you meet up with Bob, Weems, and the gang?  
Wow, Alta6, UGASkiDawg, SteveSmith7......some of my favourite Bears to ski with out there are chiming in.
Oh, and Alta6, I have better pictures of you for your avatar.  something a little less, "mug shot" 

Go have a run or two for me!
Edited by Trekchick - 12/7/09 at 10:45pm
post #16 of 19
TC, Is that better?  That is how I have been sleeping at night!

A6
post #17 of 19
Hey Alta , your Colorado itinerary won't allow you to make the 7 Springs opening I assume will be this Sat. Glad the Colorado forecast is looking good. Looks like back here we should be OK.
post #18 of 19
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 Lars, did you meet up with Bob, Weems, and the gang?  
Wow, Alta6, UGASkiDawg, SteveSmith7......some of my favourite Bears to ski with out there are chiming in.
Oh, and Alta6, I have better pictures of you for your avatar.  something a little less, "mug shot" 

Go have a run or two for me!

 

Nah, didn't make it to the Basin till Sunday. Had a few problems in Boulder with Randy's family we had to get straightened out but did manage to ski the afternoon at Eldora. They had really nice conditions with more than half of their terrain open. Felt good taking my first runs of the year. Felt really good.

Sunday found us hitting ABasin after sloppy driving up the canyon from Boulder. Got there around 9:30 where we hooked up with my cousin Rob. Colder than hell and windy. After an hour or so, I sent Randy in as he was starting to look frostbit on his cheeks. He has really low resistance due to Chemo and Radiation for throat Cancer. It was pretty boring skiing with no moguls or trees but managed to ski top to bottom as fast as we could. Downhill mode just cranking out big archs and g-force turns. Cold but fun.

I had talked to Rick the night before in hopes we could hook up for some turns, try some slalom skis out he had set up for me. I looked most of the day in hopes he might be around. Couldn't get any signal on my phone and my battery soon died anyhow. I was really looking forwards to that. But, really didn't see anyone other than ABasin personell giving lessons, or anyone who resembled Weems or Barnes etc. And it was too freakin cold to chase around looking for them.

If anyone was there, I was in red pants, red Marmot jacket and a brown knit hat, Dirtybird Rossi skis and hauling ass cranking big gs turns top to bottom. Looking good of course. Or you may have seen me sitting in the bar sipping bloody mary's in front of the Bronco's game. We left around 3 or so and went to the Condo up in Wildernest. Ended up going into Breck for dinner at Eric's downstairs. Never been to Breck when there was so little snow in town.

Blizzard and high snow warnings for the night got us excited for a powder day the next day, Monday. But it never transpired as the snow was hitting the Southern Mountains. I had a ABasin four pack so we went back and skied a halfday in very frigid conditions and flat light before heading down to boulder for our last night. Party on Garth.

Shitty weather for the drive to DIA and delayed flights caused us to miss our connection in Chicago where we were stranded most of the night before taking a flight into Cleveland and renting a car for a three hour drive in the worst shit i've driven in in years but managed to sleep in my own bed at least.

I've been going to Colorado since 1980 to ski and never have seen less snow than they have now. They're hurting big time and anyone planning a trip before mid January should rethink that. They need major snow.

Rick, missed ya bud. Sorry, it was my screw up and problems with Randy's family. I'll be back in February. We'll ski then.

Weems and Barnes. You missed your big chance to ski with a legend.
post #19 of 19

Lars-glad you didn't get those racing tips from Rick. I may have a chance if we go up against each other in a Masters race!
BTW-It's finally winter here in WNY. You should be able to ski when you get home.

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