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  1. #29676
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    Quote Originally Posted by COinIA View Post
    Are they a AAA member? If so, this deal for Copper is probably as good as it will get, outside of asking an IKONer for a 25% off buddy pass the day of. https://www.colorado.aaa.com/discoun...ountain-resort

    A Basin still sells 4 pack hard tickets, so they can be found on CL from time to time, being sold by folks who bought a 4 pack in the early fall.

    That's all I got...
    Also, Ikoners can get $69 A-basin tickets at the window for friends.

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  2. #29677
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    ^ thanks for this 411
    Made in Colorado Tech wear:

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    20% Maggot Discount Code = 'MAGGOT20'

  3. #29678
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Windy?

    At Loveland?

    You sure you were at Loveland?



    It was money below treeline though. Nice January blower faceshots.

  4. #29679
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    The trees on Berthoud Pass were pretty great yesterday. Bottomless turns and face shots were had.

    If anyone has plans to stay at the Geneva Basin hut this season, please send me a PM. I cached some Duraflame logs in the fall, but won’t make it this season and am happy to share.

  5. #29680
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    Got lucky during the one day I ski every year at WP and caught a tow and some directed skiing on the cirque, which was money. Otherwise remembered why I only ski one day a year at WP.


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    go upside down.

  6. #29681
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonMexico View Post
    Got lucky during the one day I ski every year at WP and caught a tow and some directed skiing on the cirque, which was money. Otherwise remembered why I only ski one day a year at WP.


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    I don’t know, I think the trees at the Jane are pretty special.

  7. #29682
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    Berthoud was good this morning. Sunny spots will likely be crusty tomorrow.

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  8. #29683
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    Yesterday was one heck of a sleeper, hardly any lines around Breck and just crazy good blower. Today was stupid busy but still fun.

    This storm definitely put down the base we have needed to go full on.


  9. #29684
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    Hit the Basin this afternoon and caught 4 laps in the steep gullies. Super rocky entrances but good in the guts. Then popped a few powder pillows before Pali closed. Amazing how much longer the pow is hanging around this season.

  10. #29685
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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    Hit the Basin this afternoon and caught 4 laps in the steep gullies. Super rocky entrances but good in the guts. Then popped a few powder pillows before Pali closed. Amazing how much longer the pow is hanging around this season.
    Keep talking about it and everyone will buy an Abasin pass. That's fine, Loveland will still be dead.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

  11. #29686
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Keep talking about it and everyone will buy an Abasin pass. That's fine, Loveland will still be flat.
    FIFY

    Honestly I don't care, but I'd think the Basin could become a stand alone resort like LL. But who can really have a long term plan in this environment anyway?

  12. #29687
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    Anyone been following Bluebird Backcountry? Very interesting IMO:

    https://coloradosun.com/2020/01/27/f...ide-kremmling/

  13. #29688
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    All I have to say about that location is thin cover... but good luck to them!

  14. #29689
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    They experienced that out by Mosquito Pass as well. Cool mtn. Always wondered about touring in that NW bowl.

  15. #29690
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    I've been on Bluebird's mailing list; looks like they have a map up now https://bluebirdbackcountry.com/about/

    I think I saw the group taking some of their photos yesterday. I think it's an interesting concept, but it looks like the only unguided terrain during this period is going to be mellow and west-facing. Good for newbies if not wind-hammered or sun-baked, but not something I'd be interested in. I'd be interested in paying $50/day for avy controlled steeps - the sort of thing we usually can't safely access in February due to avy conditions - but not meadow skipping.

  16. #29691
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    I'd be interested in paying $50/day for avy controlled steeps - the sort of thing we usually can't safely access in February due to avy conditions - but not meadow skipping.
    Oh you mean like at a ski resort?! fuck paying $50/day to earn your turns. this could set a very costly precedent for backcountry skiing.....

  17. #29692
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    Oh you mean like at a ski resort?! fuck paying $50/day to earn your turns. this could set a very costly precedent for backcountry skiing.....
    What part of private land do you not understand?

  18. #29693
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    lI'd be interested in paying $50/day for avy controlled steeps - the sort of thing we usually can't safely access in February due to avy conditions - but not meadow skipping.
    I said the same thing to a buddy this morning when he was describing this concept. That terrain is super mellow and will likely be very thin. I’d pay decent money for a big controlled area with a variety of terrain, but not this.

    I guess this is just a continued test of the concept? Because I just don’t see this working out in its current iteration. Otherwise people will only go once or twice to get comfortable on their touring gear in a controlled environment - and there’s no way they can be successful in that model. They’d also need to move it about an hour closer to Denver...
    go upside down.

  19. #29694
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonMexico View Post
    I said the same thing to a buddy this morning when he was describing this concept. That terrain is super mellow and will likely be very thin. I’d pay decent money for a big controlled area with a variety of terrain, but not this.

    I guess this is just a continued test of the concept? Because I just don’t see this working out in its current iteration. Otherwise people will only go once or twice to get comfortable on their touring gear in a controlled environment - and there’s no way they can be successful in that model. They’d also need to move it about an hour closer to Denver...
    They got 20 grand in a day on the kickstarter, so at least early interest is enthusiastic. I think the "low/mid market" of the self-powered skier fits perfectly into their model. If they're getting a sweetheart deal from the landlord and are somewhat independently wealthy enough to weather the initial upfront costs, insurance, shitty weather and terrain, etc. it might just make it a handful of years.

    I do support the effort - if it keeps people who shouldn't be in other terrain out of that terrain, it's a win.

  20. #29695
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    If backcountry skiing was as popular as it is now back when Berthoud went tits up, this would have been perfect there.

  21. #29696
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    I wish them luck...I think. I'm not a big fan of for profit business asking for volunteers and donations but that's me. Whitley Peak is not in a snowy zone, close but K Town only gets 68" a year. There are a couple restaurants I like in Kremmling but it might not be the scene that there target user group is used to. Despite the changes to West Grand in the last couple of decades, make no doubt about it. Walk into the Quarter Circle on a Friday night with your yoga pants, fashion puffy and trucker hat and the record will skip.

  22. #29697
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutah View Post
    Oh you mean like at a ski resort?! fuck paying $50/day to earn your turns. this could set a very costly precedent for backcountry skiing.....
    I mean, sure? I'd pay money for avalanche control on something like the East Wall, even if I have to do all of the work to get to the top.

    I'm also not sure what precedent you're worried about. Their lease is on private property.

  23. #29698
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    ^^^x3 or whatever. Maybe $50/day if they mitigated everything above brainard lake in indian peaks? Or mount Evans area?


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  24. #29699
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    My buddy has been mitigating up on Loveland Pass every day he gets out. It still slid big after one solid night of wind. Mitigation is a myth. This bluebird thing is appealing to peeps because it is sub 30 degree spots that arent over crowded and in guide books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    If backcountry skiing was as popular as it is now back when Berthoud went tits up, this would have been perfect there.
    I’ve always thought that. Great amounts of snow, simple skinning (in the old resort).

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