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    getting pretty patchy around here. Skied...

    getting pretty patchy around here.

    Skied Wild Child at Loveland this AM. At this point, you can creatively ski from the top of Wild Child to the bottom of Chair 4 with maybe a total of...
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    Spring to summer snowpack transition

    There seems to be little information in literature and technical discussions out there on this and wanted to spark a discussion.

    Outside of the occasional snowstorm, managing instabilities after...
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    You are correct that the loose stuff occurred on...

    You are correct that the loose stuff occurred on a previous day, likely yesterday afternoon. The bed surface actually skied really well, was super consolidated and supportive but corned up nicely....
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    Northern mountains are still going off! Coon hill...

    Northern mountains are still going off! Coon hill was fantastic this morning. The snow this week really transformed the spring peak bagging season!

    It was getting hot. I dropped around 8AM. ...
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    Maybe not the most optimal place to ask...

    Maybe not the most optimal place to ask this....but does anyone know what the deal is with the A-Basin BC gate at the top of Montezuma this time of year? Can you still access that gate? If so, are...
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    I had fun at A Basin today. I had a funny...

    I had fun at A Basin today. I had a funny feeling it would be the most crowded day of the yearÖand it was. All about keeping expectations in check.

    Was just looking through my photos from...
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    I canít believe how empty I 70 is this morning

    I canít believe how empty I 70 is this morning
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    CDOT released renderings for the Floyd hill...

    CDOT released renderings for the Floyd hill construction. Sounds like construction will run 2023 through 2027. Get ready!
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    That slide on Pali really changed the way ski...

    That slide on Pali really changed the way ski areas think about the safety of even heavily skier compacted slopes once things start to warm up. Many ski areas that stay open late in the year now...
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    South Platte snotel data indicate 97% of the...

    South Platte snotel data indicate 97% of the median. These last couple of storms really helped out. Heres to a great 2nd half of spring ahead at least for this part of the state!

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    FWIW, In the mood is fun because itís usually...

    FWIW, In the mood is fun because itís usually smooth and you can take it at Mach looney into the flats at the bottom.
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    This is a good question. I would imagine that...

    This is a good question. I would imagine that the rotten base facets are still there overtop of the permanent snow. I would dig a pit and see.

    You can identify if the facets are there with a...
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    Yeah, itís late April. This is pretty uncommon

    Yeah, itís late April. This is pretty uncommon
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    Lots, but the crazy thing is that the road is...

    Lots, but the crazy thing is that the road is just wet. It isnít even icy/snowy. Thereís not even a chain law in effect. I donít understand this one at all.
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    Looks like 2 hrs+ from silverthorne to the...

    Looks like 2 hrs+ from silverthorne to the tunnel right now. Ugh!
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    Wall just opened. Gonna go shred a lap on 2nd...

    Wall just opened. Gonna go shred a lap on 2nd notch and perhaps Willyís. Then weíll try to find you guys.
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    Will be there tomorrow with the kiddo. Will...

    Will be there tomorrow with the kiddo. Will bring some beer and some cheese/crackers/snacks to share. Stoked to put some (screen)names to faces!
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    You skiing all 350 inches of that average...

    You skiing all 350 inches of that average snowfall at once?

    Itís not like the coverage isnít there
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    Sounds like a ďyouĒ problem. The skiing at the...

    Sounds like a ďyouĒ problem. The skiing at the basin has been great!
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    This is just stupid. As an extreme example,...

    This is just stupid.

    As an extreme example, do you see any difference between Jamie Pierre and Chris Davenport?

    Both are/were big mountain skiers who accomplished incredible things and were...
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    There are levels of risk-taking with associated...

    There are levels of risk-taking with associated likelihoods of success, likelihoods of failure and consequences of failure associated with them. The line chosen by Novarro was irresponsible due to a...
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    As a parent with a kid who competes in junior...

    As a parent with a kid who competes in junior IFSA events, I am saddened that this is what the sport has become. My kid and I had a long conversation about irresponsible skiing and risk-taking after...
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    there are like 17 quintillion credit cards you...

    there are like 17 quintillion credit cards you can apply for that have zero interest for 12+ months. Plus you get rewards. Just apply for a new credit card and you can get a better deal than Affirm...
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    Heading down there next weekend for the kiddo's...

    Heading down there next weekend for the kiddo's big mountain comp. What can I expect after a week of mid-30s weather and a subsequent cooldown? Should I be bracing for bulletproof, or can the chalk...
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    why is "Deep Days" not involved with this...

    why is "Deep Days" not involved with this conversation?
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    Agreed! What ski area is open past mid-April ...

    Agreed! What ski area is open past mid-April again, I completely forgetÖ.

    Oh thatís right, the body of water with land on three sides!
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    Naa. Highlands is sweet. A basin is better. ...

    Naa. Highlands is sweet. A basin is better. Snowmass is not even close

    Donít get me wrong, I love Aspen and those mountains do rock. I have spent a lot of time at highlands and snowmass. Aspen...
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    Yeah thatís about right to the top of the boot...

    Yeah thatís about right to the top of the boot pack. Hiking around on the ridge itself and figuring out a place to drop in can eat up some additional time.
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    Yeah! The boot pack tops out right on top of that...

    Yeah! The boot pack tops out right on top of that ridge. It is really cool up there. From the top of the boot pack you can hike right along the ridge towards the y chutes or left towards tree...
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    I think they are pretty committed to this model...

    I think they are pretty committed to this model of asking people to pay a bit more for a better experience. I am all for it, I just hope they can stay profitable charting their own course like they...
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    I found beautiful, edge-able, sloughy chalk and...

    I found beautiful, edge-able, sloughy chalk and wind buff on Pali and the SGs yesterday. I wouldn't have called them "firm".

    Tree chute staircase opened...so cool to get up on that ridge. Little...
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    I will never understand why people on TGR seem to...

    I will never understand why people on TGR seem to get their jollies out of rolling their eyes at people getting out and enjoying themselves in the mountains. Yes, you live in an economically...
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    In other news, it looks like sleigh basin opened...

    In other news, it looks like sleigh basin opened up (at least some of) the gullies! any reports???
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    Its a kids competition. They are really just...

    Its a kids competition. They are really just showing off their skiing and don't need the gnarliest terrain to run a good comp.


    There are no bibs for the standard regional IFSA comps (at least...
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    One left if anyone needs it!

    One left if anyone needs it!
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    Free trial just ended and just bought the 4-pack....

    Free trial just ended and just bought the 4-pack. PM me if interested.

    Jordan
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    hopefully six senses will be quick to follow :) ...

    hopefully six senses will be quick to follow :) Any movement over there?
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    One more, once they are old enough to deal with...

    One more, once they are old enough to deal with the craziness, take them to ski movie premiers (TGR/Matchstick etc.) in the fall to get them stoked for the season. The excitement and energy at those...
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    go higher

    go higher
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    looks like 4 opened today!

    looks like 4 opened today!
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    I have a feeling the gullies will be soon...like...

    I have a feeling the gullies will be soon...like this week (if they don't rip to the ground).
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    the kid at Aspen Highlands yesterday ...

    the kid at Aspen Highlands yesterday
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    Highlands was over the top yesterday. 10Ē report...

    Highlands was over the top yesterday. 10Ē report was 2í+ in the bowl. Steeplechase and DT were phenomenal to start and then the bowl put the cherry on top of an absolutely fantastic day. AHSP...
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    doesn't make sense. If vail owned it, they would...

    doesn't make sense. If vail owned it, they would have a vested interest in keeping it free as a "hype machine" for their resorts. Pretty sure Joel still owns it.
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    Not sure if its been posted, but opensnow now...

    Not sure if its been posted, but opensnow now will require a paid subscription to read forecasts. I would guess this will be a good thing for overall crowding on powder days, since that website will...
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    He has been wearing a helmet for the past few...

    He has been wearing a helmet for the past few seasons! Loveland requires it for all staff now.
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    There have been years with far better coverage...

    There have been years with far better coverage than this year where they waited longer to get nix open. We will see after another storm or so if they get skiers on cats and busy. All jokes aside,...
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    Meant to post this a while ago but itís nice to...

    Meant to post this a while ago but itís nice to see Loveland open a top to bottom ungroomed run without snowmaking before any other front range ski area. Hopefully this is a sign of more aggressive...
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    I like Berthoud as much as the next guy, but that...

    I like Berthoud as much as the next guy, but that terrain does not compare to Silverton. A-Basin is close and it still exists, and much of their premier terrain is hike in or hike out which keeps it...
  50. Don't get me wrong, when the place is good, it...

    Don't get me wrong, when the place is good, it can be really fucking good. The thing is, the very worst snow conditions at places high in the Rockies (A-Basin and Loveland, Aspen Highlands, Crested...
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