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    Every day we ski at Loveland, Coon Hill stares at...

    Every day we ski at Loveland, Coon Hill stares at us in the face. Ben's (my 12-year old) biggest ski goal for this year was to ski it. Yesterday, we skied it in perfect powder conditions. Not bad for...
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    Me and my 12 year old hiked up willy's wide...

    Me and my 12 year old hiked up willy's wide staircase and we dropped through snorkel door to snorkel nose at A-Basin yesterday. Afterwards, we poked around a bit in the steep gully #5.
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    A-Basin on mountain collective next season is a...

    A-Basin on mountain collective next season is a real possibility
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    ugh, I stand corrected. It sure looks like...

    ugh,

    I stand corrected. It sure looks like Ikon. If the issue really was about overcrowding and parking, this makes no sense.
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    Anyone who thinks a basin will end up on ikon...

    Anyone who thinks a basin will end up on ikon hasnít been paying attention. No way in hell they do that.


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    I was under the impression that there is a class...

    I was under the impression that there is a class 4 move or 2 on the ridge. Not exactly a walk in the park with ski boots on. Plus, snow climbs are fun. Iíve only ever skied it after climbing it. ...
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  8. As of next season, Arapahoe Basin will sadly take...

    As of next season, Arapahoe Basin will sadly take the crown from CB as my favorite ski area in Colorado.
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    North face of Sniktau skied incredibly well...

    North face of Sniktau skied incredibly well yesterday. No crust, no wind slab, just powdery goodness over a well consolidated base.
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    However, the full forecast does mention potential...

    However, the full forecast does mention potential deep instabilities on cold high north facing slopes. Yes they obviously donít see it as enough of a concern to raise the danger rating but they do...
  11. two Poma 3-seater fixed grips were installed at...

    two Poma 3-seater fixed grips were installed at Loveland in the past 5 years or so and neither have safety bars. However, the new detachable just installed this summer is their first lift with a bar.
  12. Maybe i'm in the minority here, but I think many...

    Maybe i'm in the minority here, but I think many 6 year olds are more than capable of riding a chairlift without an adult if taught how to properly ride the lift as long as the chair is low enough to...
  13. Loveland currently (not just "back in my day")...

    Loveland currently (not just "back in my day") doesn't have a safety bar on their beginner lift. I had 4 kids learn to ski on that lift. No problems, and I have never heard of anyone falling off of...
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    Rip Hans. The people suggesting that the...

    Rip Hans.

    The people suggesting that the triggering party (if there even was one) should be charged are insane. If you put yourself below a steep slope on a high/extreme danger day, no one is...
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    I would bet A-Basin doesn't join Ikon. Ikon is...

    I would bet A-Basin doesn't join Ikon. Ikon is just as bad as Epic. Look at Eldora's parking woes this season. Partnering with Ikon even for just a few days access would put them right back in the...
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    I heard that their cut was $10 per skier day on...

    I heard that their cut was $10 per skier day on the epic pass.
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    That's actually not a bad deal for the 5 CB days...

    That's actually not a bad deal for the 5 CB days and late season Breck. Fuck keystone, though.
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    I used to support a LL/AB pass, but I think...

    I used to support a LL/AB pass, but I think paying an extra $250-300 for both passes is worth the reduction in crowds that not having a joint pass would bring to both resorts. An AB/LL pass would...
  19. I always get a chuckle on Beartooth pass when you...

    I always get a chuckle on Beartooth pass when you cross into Montana and see the speed limit 70 sign. Itís pretty much impossible to exceed 40 or so on most of that stretch without flying off the...
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    Aaron, I am for all of the things you suggest...

    Aaron, I am for all of the things you suggest (except maybe the heavy vehicle hold...commerce is one of the most important functions of the interstate highway system).

    Improvements should be...
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    This was a conscious decision. I love Denver for...

    This was a conscious decision. I love Denver for what it is, i.e., the best combination of economic opportunity and outdoor recreation on this continent. I totally understand why so many people...
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    I love how all the butt-hurt summit county...

    I love how all the butt-hurt summit county "locals" think they can take a public road paid for by tax dollars and restrict use of that road to themselves and their friends.

    YOU chose to buy an...
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    This was a one of those weekends that put me on...

    This was a one of those weekends that put me on cloud 9 as a dad

    My son, Ben placed second at the Loveland ski club Big Mountain Comp saturday...
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    Every infrastructure project is "kicking the can...

    Every infrastructure project is "kicking the can down the road", but that doesn't mean its not worth doing. The needs of an area evolve over time, especially in a growing economically prosperous...
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    Disagree, Adding additional lanes and tolling...

    Disagree, Adding additional lanes and tolling them seems to work well at reducing overall traffic in the Denver area. Traffic used to back up EB from empire to Floyd Hill without the toll lane. Now...
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    Bitch all you want, but until Coloradans vote to...

    Bitch all you want, but until Coloradans vote to fund beefing up our infrastructure, this is the new normal. This shit is fixable and self-inflicted. Imagine if Coloradans never supported the...
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    Thanks guys, I brought them to Colorado ski...

    Thanks guys,

    I brought them to Colorado ski and golf and they are going to contact Marker to get their take. I'm not expecting much, but I figured maybe Marker would want to know at least.
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    Thanks! Anywhere else to park if the intercept...

    Thanks!

    Anywhere else to park if the intercept lot is full? I don't mind paying to park if need be.
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    I don't understand this. LIDAR can identify slow...

    I don't understand this. LIDAR can identify slow movements and accelerating movements over time, but can't predict brittle failures due to a trigger like a hard slab avalanche triggered by a skier.
  30. Breck extends season through Memorial Day

    https://www.summitdaily.com/news/breckenridge-ski-resort-will-extend-winter-seasons-through-memorial-day-beginning-this-spring/

    This is very interesting paired with the rumors Iíve been hearing...
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    Thinking about bringing the kids to the X Games...

    Thinking about bringing the kids to the X Games big air final saturday evening and skiing highlands on Sunday. We will be staying in glenwood springs saturday night. Is parking an issue at the...
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    Marker toe pieces shearing off

    Iím having a bit of a conundrum. Iíve had and used marker bindings for years without issue. This year, Iíve broken two pairs of bindings in strikingly similar ways. The first pair was a marker...
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    In bounds avalanche at Loveland yesterday between...

    In bounds avalanche at Loveland yesterday between a bowl and otr. Triggered by skiers ducking a rope to the right of a bowl. Apparently it slid to the open traverse below. Be safe out there and...
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    I started coaching the junior all mountain team...

    I started coaching the junior all mountain team at Loveland this year. Got on the cat and caught a rope drop on Velvet Hammer on Saturday
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    Not backreading to find out, but anyone paying...

    Not backreading to find out, but anyone paying attention to Vail's stock? took another shit today after a terrible month. Pretty interesting considering that the ski season is pretty much rocking...
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    perhaps the fact that people pay it?

    perhaps the fact that people pay it?
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    This right here is the fundamental flaw of TABOR....

    This right here is the fundamental flaw of TABOR. People are inherently selfish and will not vote for something that raises their own taxes unless it directly benefits themself. This is the reason...
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    This. I voted for both for this reason, although...

    This. I voted for both for this reason, although 110 was clearly the more responsible choice.

    and fuck TABOR.

    Coloradans also voted against school funding. And the tax would have only...
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    I don't know what it is, but those Poma fixed...

    I don't know what it is, but those Poma fixed grip 4 packs (i.e., 8 and 9) seem to run at a snail's pace. Maybe it has more to do with the wind on 8 and 9, but the Lift 1 triple ran at a good clip...
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    Those old Yan lifts need to be replaced. ...

    Those old Yan lifts need to be replaced. Loveland is clearly planning for the future and it kind of makes sense to put a reliable HSQ as the workhorse at the front of the mountain.
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    I am done with Larry's. I tried to get him to...

    I am done with Larry's. I tried to get him to order a specific pair of footbeds for me for two years Every time went in, he told me that he forgot and "will get to it next week".

    Boulder ski...
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    Thatís not what I said. The fact that k2 got...

    Thatís not what I said. The fact that k2 got skied before this is a head scratcher to me.


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    Extremely cool! I clearly know nothing about...

    Extremely cool!

    I clearly know nothing about mountaineering in the Himalayas...but that Instagram post states it is about 45-50 degrees sustained, which is steep but not crazy steep. Its not...
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    WSA and RWA management policy in Region 1 makes...

    WSA and RWA management policy in Region 1 makes my blood boil. I'll send my comments in, but I am sure that the USFS will prick option D simply to avoid a lawsuit by MWA. Bicycling groups just...
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    It always seems like work never really gets going...

    It always seems like work never really gets going on new lifts until September, which has always baffled me. Maybe there is a ton of prep work that happens in june/july/august that I am unaware of. ...
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    Probably will take the family to the denver...

    Probably will take the family to the denver showing. With Vail buying CB, it looks like this may be the only way to score free/bogo CB tickets this year. I was surprised to see they are doing that...
  47. I'll take "consistently mediocre with a few...

    I'll take "consistently mediocre with a few standout years" over the feast and famine that you get in some places. Even with the crappy year at CB, I had a great time there last March and a good ...
  48. I don't really understand the complaints about...

    I don't really understand the complaints about skiing in CO last season unless you were in SW CO. I70 resorts did very well, especially A Basin and Loveland.
  49. I predict A Basin drops vail after this season...

    I predict A Basin drops vail after this season and partners with Ikon. Al stated in his blog last year that there was only one more season on the contract with Vail, and I don't know why he would...
  50. If you have a decent group and conditions allow,...

    If you have a decent group and conditions allow, many AK heli ops will get you to the goods.
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