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    FS: Deeluxe Spark Boots M's US 10.5

    I have some Deeluxe Sparks from a couple years back that I have never used that Iím looking to sell to someone that could get some good use out of them. They are a great boot and I had toured in a...
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    Rain? Sure looks like snow at the bottom of...

    Rain? Sure looks like snow at the bottom of Loveland. I see snow flakes on the Bert cam as well. Looking at the ridges around Georgetown snow line looks to be about 10.5k. Might be worth skiing...
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    ^^^curious to hear how you have it there....

    ^^^curious to hear how you have it there. Thinking of heading down mon/tues although tomorrow should be nice if it's snowing there like it is at Loveland right now
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    Wait, what? Is this still the CO weather...

    Wait, what? Is this still the CO weather discussion thread I know and love? Can't be. Too many people saying they like wetter snow. I got blasted by many of you two years ago when I said I like the...
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    Just posting to echo what everyone else has said:...

    Just posting to echo what everyone else has said: "the past few days have been silly good".
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    I like your line of thinking here. You may be on...

    I like your line of thinking here. You may be on to something.
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    Ha! I like DoWork's. My submission is: "I got...

    Ha! I like DoWork's. My submission is: "I got blown on the ridge at <3land" I expect all rights and royalties to come my way. :D
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    Rode there mon/tues. Absolutely redonkulous....

    Rode there mon/tues. Absolutely redonkulous. Especially the hike to off of Werner. Just too bad it's so short. Still all time up there for sure. Might even head back up next week to hit some touring...
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    Pretty much anytime I hear NW flow here I know...

    Pretty much anytime I hear NW flow here I know the boat and Loveland are gonna deliver, especially when the water vapor image shows a blob of green over the PNW and heading our way. Don't rely solely...
  10. All great points. And please, don't think I'm...

    All great points. And please, don't think I'm pointing fingers at CAIC. Like I said in my OP, there's a shit ton of variability in a single drainage let alone the whole forecast zone. From what I...
  11. Nah man, that scale was posted as a review for...

    Nah man, that scale was posted as a review for everyone, not just you. It seems like we're all (myself included) may be a bit unclear as to exactly what avy professionals mean when they post a...
  12. As a point of review.... ...

    As a point of review....

    http://david.geraldine.perso.neuf.fr/pistehors/images/avalanche/ads.jpg



    I'm a huge sally when it comes to avy danger, but a moderate rating does not relegate me to...
  13. We'd been talking in Clear Creek County the past...

    We'd been talking in Clear Creek County the past few weeks about how we felt like the 'moderate' rating was a bit relaxed considering what we were seeing out there. Not blaming CAIC as they have a...
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    ^^^ If only it were a little closer we'd be...

    ^^^
    If only it were a little closer we'd be going there instead of monarch.
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    Any one been out on monarch pass recently?...

    Any one been out on monarch pass recently? Looking to head down there Tuesday and spend the AM lapping lifts and the PM on the pass. Any info would be rad. Thx
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    Just posting to echo what the others have said,...

    Just posting to echo what the others have said, let it snow bitches!!!!!

    What a crazy end to a game.
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    Had to head back to Michigan for a family matter...

    Had to head back to Michigan for a family matter this week, but I'm stoked to be coming back to some new snow with more on the way. Loveland showing about 7-8" over the past 24hrs. Not sure where...
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    I don't think Monarch is open. They don't have...

    I don't think Monarch is open. They don't have snowmaking at all so I think it'll be a hot minute before they're able to open up
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    True enough. I dig the variety here, even if the...

    True enough. I dig the variety here, even if the sketchy snowpack is just that. Ultimately, there is no such thing as a perfect location. Everywhere has there good days and bad, and we have an...
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    In an attempt to stay positive despite the...

    In an attempt to stay positive despite the impending high pressure and destruction of the existing snow, at least the biking weather in Denver will be nice. May have to turn a CO triple-header...
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    Gotta turn a 13hour day tomorrow, so regrettably...

    Gotta turn a 13hour day tomorrow, so regrettably I will miss opening day for the first time in the 4 winters I've been working there. Oh well, I'll head out friday when hopefully crowds will be a...
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    This.... Plus, Loveland's been blowing snow on...

    This....

    Plus, Loveland's been blowing snow on Spillway for the past few days, so I wouldn't be surprised to see us have more than one run open by the end of the weekend. Got out for a quick one...
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    You would, and several other core pass-holding...

    You would, and several other core pass-holding skiers would too. And yeah, there's a handful of people that would even buy tix, but again it still comes down to cost/benefit. With most of the...
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    Eh, but not really. I work up there, and for all...

    Eh, but not really. I work up there, and for all intents and purposes I'm up there everyday more or less. Skier numbers drop off HUGE in the spring. Sure, the die hards (the people on this forum)...
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    QFT. I'll say it again: It is a business after...

    QFT. I'll say it again: It is a business after all.
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    Heh...probably true. And make no mistake, I'm...

    Heh...probably true. And make no mistake, I'm not saying Loveland shouldn't take that money, especially if it keeps the gate humpers in the valley through the early season. They ARE a business after...
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    There is DEFINITELY a financial arrangement...

    There is DEFINITELY a financial arrangement between management and the gate humpers. I've heard figures ranging from $20k-$40k thrown around FWIW.
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    Loveland fired up their guns tonight for the...

    Loveland fired up their guns tonight for the first time. Stoked at the thought of making turns even if they're WROD turns in a month or less....
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    Got out for a quick hike up to the Broome hut in...

    Got out for a quick hike up to the Broome hut in Second Creek on Monday and snapped this shot at the hairpin for Jones. Really cool contrast of seasons going on. And the bluebird skies yesterday...
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    Interesting to see heavier accumulations south...

    Interesting to see heavier accumulations south and west of the front range when most of the storm energy is further north. I'm assuming this is orographics related to SW winds ahead of the front? ...
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    While all of this is true...even my complaints...

    While all of this is true...even my complaints about the snow here given my short residency, if held in the late spring there's less chance for heavy winds (if only slightly) and there SHOULD be...
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    Been lucky to have just a constant mist that...

    Been lucky to have just a constant mist that occasionally turns to a steady shower here in Georgetown. This would support the notion that most of the excitement is to the east, even of me. Clear...
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    This will be my 4th season at the LUV so that...

    This will be my 4th season at the LUV so that must have been before my time. Fill me in: Rando race?
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    heh...quite possibly. But no worries there, as a...

    heh...quite possibly. But no worries there, as a loveland employee I ride anywhere in the state except for the Vail Resorts for free. The only other place to charge is Wolfie and it's only $33 for...
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    Warm to us who live up here yes, but to the...

    Warm to us who live up here yes, but to the citiots, mid to lo 60s this time of year is COOOOLLLLLDDDD.....pussies. ;)

    I promised myself, and now all of you that I wouldn't bitch about the...
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    Now you're getting it. Although, if there were...

    Now you're getting it. Although, if there were to be a bump comp that same weekend that should run down #1. Still, I think skiers could run a banked event no problem. And that way, we (boarders)...
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    True enough, but now we can run it for shits and...

    True enough, but now we can run it for shits and grins AND prizes. Not to mention get to watch a whole shitload of other people run it and have fun too. The event is about stoke plain and simple. ...
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    Sweet f'in jeebus. Its a one time event. We're...

    Sweet f'in jeebus. Its a one time event. We're not going to have it up all year, we're not gonna take away your skis. It won't turn Loveland into Disneyworld. Its one weekend in the spring. It no...
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    And for what it's worth, its a one time event...

    And for what it's worth, its a one time event that could be rolled into the spring fling activities that already take place. For god sake, they marry people at Loveland, and you're bitching about a...
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    Ideally, you don't really need to do much...

    Ideally, you don't really need to do much building if you've got the ideal terrain for it (like Baker's gully). At the Love, the gully under 9 is a good start, but we'd probably need several people...
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    Yeah, I mentioned in the OP that we'd run it down...

    Yeah, I mentioned in the OP that we'd run it down the gully directly under chair 9 lookers left of the headwall area. Tried to quick-reply to your question the other day, but apparently my browser...
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    That's kinda what I'm thinking...people could...

    That's kinda what I'm thinking...people could dress all ridiculous, or not, I don't care; but it's funnier if they do. And the idea of prizes for costumes as well as best times is good too. Shit,...
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    You are pretty damn clueless to exactly what a...

    You are pretty damn clueless to exactly what a banked event entails huh? Cause if you had a clue, you'd realize that banked slaloms are the antithesis to anything red bull gets behind. In fact, Dead...
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    Banked slaloms are for everyone! Look at the Rat...

    Banked slaloms are for everyone! Look at the Rat Race vidya. Those dudes are all dedicated urban riders, with a couple of freeride destroyers thrown in for good measure. Like I said before, the...
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    Yeah. I think I didn't really express how I feel...

    Yeah. I think I didn't really express how I feel about the cat skiing the right way and got side-tracked by that. I think expanding into Dry Gulch will be pretty sick as long as the numbers going...
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    Definitely true...all of it. I'm not even saying...

    Definitely true...all of it. I'm not even saying they need a good park. I don't wanna have the place crawling with park rats either; but still, they lost a lot of passholders when they made the...
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    Agreed, but conditionally. They will continue to...

    Agreed, but conditionally. They will continue to rely on the income generated by the race clubs who use their facilities in the early season; but they are in the process of developing cat skiing...
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    I think you hit the nail on the head Mike. I've...

    I think you hit the nail on the head Mike. I've brought this idea to Dustin and Duncan and while they were all about it; they said I really have to go through John as its ultimately his decision. I...
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    Why won't Loveland host a Banked Slalom???

    I'm posting this thread with the hopes that it will generate enough interest/pressure to get Loveland Ski Area to host Colorado's first annual banked slalom event. While these events are...
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