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    Great shot - had Audubon's summit to myself...

    Great shot - had Audubon's summit to myself yesterday for almost a half hour, rare event at such a busy mountain. The pikas were busy packing away for winter, and the alpine is browned over - the...
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    Ullr Maps, solid app for those (unlike most who...

    Ullr Maps, solid app for those (unlike most who frequent this thread) who don't know the hills as well
    https://www.ullrmaps.com/

    Best mapping I've seen of any in-bounds resort in NA for sure.
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    I find I prefer the smooth, somewhat predictable...

    I find I prefer the smooth, somewhat predictable pace of CCC to the aggro Floyd Hill slog. While joining in the left lane going West is like showing up late to a party where everybody is drunk and...
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    Hoping the Skimaid's Tale that Summit described...

    Hoping the Skimaid's Tale that Summit described is a bit further out than we might think...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/business/self-driving-autonomous-cars.html

    A year ago, Detroit and...
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    I was one light away from an after-hours slide...

    I was one light away from an after-hours slide that hit the road in the construction zone a couple weeks ago...front panels were off my Jeep. That would not have been pleasant.
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    This is the absolute worst.

    This is the absolute worst.
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    Wow that does not sound great. Hopefully no major...

    Wow that does not sound great. Hopefully no major injuries.

    Can verify that Canada, at least BC, is no different - the road to Whistler is M+S when should be snow tires required, and it is an...
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    Yeah, its viability financially certainly TBD....

    Yeah, its viability financially certainly TBD. Particularly if the expectation is for mitigation beforehand, etc, although then what are you learning? It's actually probably most viable the way they...
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    Great shots, show. What to make of this?...

    Great shots, show.

    What to make of this? Forgive me if discussed elsewhere, I only check this and the 70 thread.
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    Seems like it would be easiest when things are...

    Seems like it would be easiest when things are already stopped or slowed...a few of my slogs this year wouldn't have been further harmed by a 20 second tire check. But again, if conditions are shit,...
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    The article said Scott "envisioned checkpoints"...

    The article said Scott "envisioned checkpoints" as part of mandated enforcement, the law itself doesn't prescribe them specifically as mentioned so makes sense they won't happen.
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    So, essentially there will be enforcement...

    So, essentially there will be enforcement checkpoints further increasing the suckage, with no part of the law effectively decreasing the suckage? That does not sound positive.
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    Not sure if this is "news" or something that was...

    Not sure if this is "news" or something that was in the works...

    https://coloradosun.com/2019/04/08/colorado-traction-law-i-70-snow/
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    Saw some really nice tracks coming up Wolf Creek...

    Saw some really nice tracks coming up Wolf Creek Pass this afternoon, heading East they were on the South side just before the summit. I don't believe it was treasure mountain, but a peak near there,...
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    That's the only line that accepts personal checks...

    That's the only line that accepts personal checks these days anyway.
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    So glad to see all the stoke in here, been a...

    So glad to see all the stoke in here, been a while! Beautiful Spearhead shots, TB



    I imagine the demand was pent up. One thing I hadn't realized is the "fresh tracks" experiences at the Vail...
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    Have read some pretty objective takes that low...

    Have read some pretty objective takes that low pressure records could be set...it's not gonna be 3 feet of snow, but should be a doozy of an overall event.

    If I had a kid I'd be fine with them...
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    Looks like they just posted this. Condolences....

    Looks like they just posted this. Condolences.
    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=710&accfm=rep
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    All of the above. One of the more interesting...

    All of the above. One of the more interesting things I noted was they had a chance in the 70's to move a 500k gallon water tank that resides in a slide path above homes, for $100k, and didn't do it....
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    Thanks for posting, fascinating stuff. Be safe...

    Thanks for posting, fascinating stuff.

    Be safe out there everybody.
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    Some intense pics, and more people looking to...

    Some intense pics, and more people looking to assist getting clocked by motorists...
    https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/03/colorado-traffic-snow-road-closures-crashes/

    "Westbound Interstate 70 at...
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    Adverse conditions on the drive East this...

    Adverse conditions on the drive East this evening, fortunately no incidents that I saw. Everyone seemed to be driving within their means, other than the guy in the Elantra buzzing by at 75. Maybe he...
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    Yeah, 3hrs Boulder to Frisco for me yesterday due...

    Yeah, 3hrs Boulder to Frisco for me yesterday due to that and hazmats through the tunnel, plus volume of course. Recently relocated for my job (flame away, although the only "natives" around here...
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    Has that happened this season? Seems flagrant

    Has that happened this season? Seems flagrant
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    Great footage man, well done, enjoyed that. Not...

    Great footage man, well done, enjoyed that. Not too familiar with Weston boards but looks like a nice lineup.
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    A perspective on day ticket pricing- I'm...

    A perspective on day ticket pricing- I'm temporarily in Baltimore, MD and got invited to head up to "Ski Roundtop" today. A holiday weekend ticket is $105 CAD. For 100 skiable acres and 180m vert....
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    I do agree that the weakness must be in day or...

    I do agree that the weakness must be in day or "casual skier" traffic from Vancouver and Seattle metros. People traveling from afar, whether Epic or otherwise, are going to show up regardless of snow...
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    Looks like the talk of less crowds in December...

    Looks like the talk of less crowds in December wasn't just anecdotal.
    https://biv.com/article/2019/01/sluggish-whistler-business-forces-vail-resorts-trim-guidance
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    Hope passes were lifted...saw Wayne post a pic of...

    Hope passes were lifted...saw Wayne post a pic of somebody doing the same the other day. Congrats to all who savored the alpine today!
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    Noble effort- Whistler groomers are some of the...

    Noble effort- Whistler groomers are some of the most dangerous terrain you can encounter in the coast mountains.

    Edit- saw lift opening times today...musta been a breezy storm
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    I wasn't around for this week last season, but...

    I wasn't around for this week last season, but figured this would be when the gong crush started. Though, to your points...day pass price obscenity coupled with blackout dates for non-full...
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    How were conditions this week? Or is everyone...

    How were conditions this week? Or is everyone staying away from the xmas crowds?
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    Agreed, well done, always great to get into...

    Agreed, well done, always great to get into Harmony terrain before the lift turns.

    Must've been quite a sight from Red when Shale went...all the way back to November 3rd. Junior snowpack student...
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    Read the same about the close calls. Extreme wind...

    Read the same about the close calls. Extreme wind loading on top of a ton of new on top of this apparently extremely touchy layer...be safe all!

    In re: fresh tracks, in my ~5x sample size from...
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    Looks like the hose will be back on in a major...

    Looks like the hose will be back on in a major way this week, enjoy, all those who can! Lee, looking forward to your continued shots this season, both in low and high tides.
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    An overnight in the Cakehole couldn't have been...

    An overnight in the Cakehole couldn't have been fun

    https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/out-of-bounds-skier-leads-to-first-search-and-rescue-call-of-the-season/Content?oid=12368394
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    Yeah certainly makes sense if the conclusion was...

    Yeah certainly makes sense if the conclusion was the layer was going to be an issue (and the way it slid, hypothesis confirmed).
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    Saw that on Wayne's site. I'm as low as it gets...

    Saw that on Wayne's site. I'm as low as it gets on the avalanche knowledge scale, but seems weird to heli bomb when none of that terrain was going to open for a while. Guessing the layer it broke to...
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    If the freeze level gods are kind, should be a...

    If the freeze level gods are kind, should be a helluva dump this week
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    I feel like typical P2P opening is 9 and closer...

    I feel like typical P2P opening is 9 and closer to 9:30 on days with wind or other considerations. On most days where the alpine is on some type of delay, you could take the Blackcomb Gondola and P2P...
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    Pretty nice morning out there, new snow filled in...

    Pretty nice morning out there, new snow filled in nicely. Had a great few laps on the peak before moving further on, West Cirque was in great shape as was Doom/Gloom and West Bowl. Really great turns...
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    Saturday was spectacular, had a stellar day on...

    Saturday was spectacular, had a stellar day on Whistler, snow was perfect. Had one of my best runs of the season down Flute, my goal in moving out here to go from an East coast ice skidder to a...
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    I guess putting PC terrain in an edit doesn't...

    I guess putting PC terrain in an edit doesn't count as discrete. Great skiing though.

    Nice day out there, snowed way lower than I anticipated, some great pockets available. The ski out back to...
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    Was out on 7th/Secret Basin/Spanky's this...

    Was out on 7th/Secret Basin/Spanky's this morning. Crust began about 1900m on all aspects I covered today, which would line up with the reported FL from yesterday. Snow was good above there in spots...
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    Even Red went on wind hold today, 120+ at the...

    Even Red went on wind hold today, 120+ at the peak, a bit breezy up there!
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    Agree- the only thing that possibly could have...

    Agree- the only thing that possibly could have changed this quickly is the pass pricing mechanics. Everything else was in motion long before - the "assimilation of a quirky, homegrown success story...
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    Got pretty warm up top yet was also snowing wet...

    Got pretty warm up top yet was also snowing wet flakes as low as base of Garbo. I was off of Peak chair early afternoon and the snow was plentiful but quite heavy. I think it would've been rippable...
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    First bear sighting of the season yesterday on...

    First bear sighting of the season yesterday on the mountain, a decent size black bear casually traipsing across Lower Dave, much to the delight of the crowd at Dusty's (and a few skiers who stopped...
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    Condolences to her husband, son, family, friends....

    Condolences to her husband, son, family, friends. I had read that piece in ML and it was clear she certainly was a formidable student and appreciator of the mountains.

    I don't know enough to...
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    Had a nice day on Whistler, some soft turns off...

    Had a nice day on Whistler, some soft turns off the Peak as it hadn't opened yesterday. Wind protected areas on Flute skied well considering the modest precip the last couple days. Some burly cornice...
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