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    yeah, the average tourist thinks it snowy, sunny,...

    yeah, the average tourist thinks it snowy, sunny, and great.
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    Probably a few broken skis this year with low...

    Probably a few broken skis this year with low tide. I've considered buying something skinnier for all this hardpack this season too. (Although secretly if I do this I expect ULLR to bring the...
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    I hope you're right, but I think next week will...

    I hope you're right, but I think next week will be ugly.
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    Lots of good comments by FG and others. I'm not...

    Lots of good comments by FG and others. I'm not sure exactly what the OP is looking for, but my local center had a good video this morning (I thought). Sort of a day in the life of a forecaster...
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    Stick a fork in it, we've got a Bama winter on...

    Stick a fork in it, we've got a Bama winter on our hands.

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    Meanwhile someone wrote Trump on a poor manatee....

    Meanwhile someone wrote Trump on a poor manatee. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/florida-manatee-has-trump-written-its-side-officials-seek-information-n1253781

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  7. Good video of the avalanche on the Fin/Republic. ...

    Good video of the avalanche on the Fin/Republic.

    https://youtu.be/0x5E-7XHwG8
  8. It's such a fun ski, in full view from town, too....

    It's such a fun ski, in full view from town, too.

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    Good work Adrenelated :yourock:

    Good work Adrenelated :yourock:
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    Honestly a pretty boring (overall, not for...

    Honestly a pretty boring (overall, not for conditions) face for him to be such a tough guy about it. It's not like he almost had a coveted first descent or something...


    A friend who likes to...
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    Who knows what the best man paid for that? I...

    Who knows what the best man paid for that? I never did find out if that was a surprise for him as well, or if he knew what he was getting.
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    Count me among those that isn't really into...

    Count me among those that isn't really into stripclubs. But I have one mediocre bachelor party story, that is nowhere near as good as some of the ones in here.

    My buddy's bachelor party ends up...
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    That quote will be exhibit A for the defense.

    The CAIC report is pretty much required reading. I love me some Caltopo and Gaia, but they're just another tool.
  14. February can be good, no doubt. But CB's steep N...

    February can be good, no doubt. But CB's steep N facing terrain takes a lot of sun to really ice up, especially if you know every little aspect change like I do after all these years. And even so, an...
  15. Not sure if that's good or bad that you expected...

    Not sure if that's good or bad that you expected that from me :D

    May can be a mixed bag for sure, I've skied lots of pow, lots of big lines, and cursed plenty of warm nights. But overall, if I...
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    I thought there were plenty of harsh judgmental...

    I thought there were plenty of harsh judgmental posts in the Facebook post, and I don't personally see the point in piling it on. At the end of the day they fucked up but didn't make it worse by...
  17. March-May

    March-May
  18. Yes it is, my last few days have just been doing...

    Yes it is, my last few days have just been doing laps on Horseshoe. The number of rocks visible is growing exponentially, be ready to do some hotstepping for sure. Although the trace of snow we have...
  19. Haha. Dside nicknamed me the hotstepper...

    Haha. Dside nicknamed me the hotstepper. I guess 25 years of skiing in Crested Butte has given me some quick rock dodging feet. :)
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    Word. Ski town dirt pimpin' isn't that easy right...

    Word. Ski town dirt pimpin' isn't that easy right now when there's nothing to sell.
  21. Crested Butte Avalanche Center "Fireside Chat" Series

    For the past couple of years, the Crested Butte Avalanche Center has been doing "Fireside Chats"- basically an informal discussion around happy hour time. These days, they're getting people outside...
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    Never would have guessed rust belt Cleveland,...

    Never would have guessed rust belt Cleveland, Akron, and Detroit on that list. Thought they were still bulldozing homes there.
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    I've skied a lot of new skis. I would...

    I've skied a lot of new skis. I would legitimately like to find a modern ski that does what my ancient skis do. 183 Rossi Axioms- heavy, straight, and damp. Tell them to carve, they carve. Pressure...
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    It's been crazy in every mountain town. Crested...

    It's been crazy in every mountain town. Crested Butte went from $225M in '19 to $402M last year.
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    Bummer. And for the record the answer to the age...

    Bummer. And for the record the answer to the age old question is MaryAnn > Ginger.
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    First couple of laps took 25 minutes on the...

    First couple of laps took 25 minutes on the silver queen at CB. That's about as long as I've ever seen it. Still, if everyone was filling the chairs the wait would have been half, which would be...
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    We had a free testing day a couple of weeks ago,...

    We had a free testing day a couple of weeks ago, anyone could get tested, with or without symptoms. 850 out of the ~2,000 people that live in Crested Butte got tested. I have been laying low and was...
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    You're also in the only place in CO with a base...

    You're also in the only place in CO with a base and reasonable stability
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    Feels pretty normal here, not sure if that's just...

    Feels pretty normal here, not sure if that's just because the lifts aren't being loaded fully though. We might even be getting some overflow from the front range epic resorts that are out of...
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    All very true. And in the case of Schnoid, even...

    All very true. And in the case of Schnoid, even though he was solo it made it easier to find him with his beacon.


    Easy to ridicule for sure, but external factors come into play all the time,...
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    I thought one of the benefits of powsurfing is...

    I thought one of the benefits of powsurfing is that it makes meadow skipping more challenging and therefore fun, so no need to get into avy terrain? In any case, hope it isn't your buddy.
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    I see what you did there. Good one. :cool: ...

    I see what you did there. Good one. :cool:



    Sucks for this to happen to anyone, but I guess on the bright side he can easily afford it.
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    This thread was originally started for an...

    This thread was originally started for an accident on Snodgrass. That report is up as well.

    https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=761&accfm=inv
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    Thanks to you and Bovine for the explanation. My...

    Thanks to you and Bovine for the explanation. My question came up because of that other accident, and because they were skinning straight up it too.
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    For those of you who ski this area more often, I...

    For those of you who ski this area more often, I don't get it- is it standard to skin right up the gut and then stop 2/3rds (or whatever) of the way up, before it gets steeper? Therefore skiing lower...
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    Often an hour outside to get those Christmas...

    Often an hour outside to get those Christmas presents in my neck of the woods.

    https://coloradosun.com/2020/12/23/post-office-delays-colorado-mountain-towns/
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    Yeah, if that's the case, Kevo, send a nicely...

    Yeah, if that's the case, Kevo, send a nicely written letter explaining that they might be liable for treble damages via certified mail. I bet you get a check immediately.

    One of my proudest...
  38. Thread: FWIW

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    Damn dude, easy to see how all of that occurred. ...

    Damn dude, easy to see how all of that occurred. Glad it worked out!
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    Dish network is fighting with the local station...

    Dish network is fighting with the local station that carries Jeopardy, so no Jeopardy for the past 4 weeks and counting. Sucks to miss the last episodes :(
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    Skiers 2 and 3 noted the avalanche from the top,...

    Skiers 2 and 3 noted the avalanche from the top, but also 6 tracks, plus Schnoid's farthest to the skier's right. I'm not sure how they saw the tracks since the slide should have erased all the...
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    Well said. And my observation was just that- an...

    Well said. And my observation was just that- an observation. I wasn't trying to troll if Maker's comments were directed at me. It's just that all we've been hearing for months is that the bc would be...
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    Raise your hand if you would have guessed that...

    Raise your hand if you would have guessed that the first three deaths in CO would all be over the age of 50 (and the broken leg in CB a few days ago is also well into his 40's). Not sure if that's...
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    Stolen from Facebook. Schnoid (in his patrol...

    Stolen from Facebook. Schnoid (in his patrol uniform, no less) at Highlands in '73:
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    Standard scene in the CB backcountry. A single set of tight turns on a distant peak. Like I said...
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    Well said by the CBAC this morning: "My heart...

    Well said by the CBAC this morning: "My heart goes out to everyone in town suffering from the loss of an icon and friend to all in the backcountry. The mountains around Crested Butte will feel empty...
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    Dude was born in 51. So no, not new.

    Dude was born in 51. So no, not new.
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    Sucks.. long time local legend. Aspen patroller...

    Sucks.. long time local legend. Aspen patroller back in the 70's (80's?), CB patrol for a long time after that.
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    Gunnison county attorney just retired. Just...

    Gunnison county attorney just retired. Just saying.

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    I can't count the number of times that X left a...

    I can't count the number of times that X left a single set of tracks, with 20x more turns than I would make, for the whole valley to see. Everyone, and I mean everyone, knew exactly who left those...
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    Photo on CBAC facebook page. "Friendly finish"...

    Photo on CBAC facebook page. "Friendly finish" took another one down. Total fucking legend.
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    Fuck. that is all

    Fuck. that is all
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