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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    speaking of rape at the ticket window ....

    I'm going to meet some visiting friends at Breck for a day. Anyplace I can turn to for discounted tix?
    Also, I know nothing of skiing Breck nor where are the goods. I'd appreciate any tips on where to avoid, where to def hit as to not REALLY regret this.

    Thanks.
    Just stay high up. Hike for some turns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Makes me realize I don't have a good idea for making a sled from skis. Is the idea that getting stabbed by bindings is better than being stuck out for the night?
    Here is a decent one-page write up from BCA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Makes me realize I don't have a good idea for making a sled from skis. Is the idea that getting stabbed by bindings is better than being stuck out for the night?
    Improvised sleds aren't going to get anywhere fast or far... add slope, tech, or deep and its doubly true.

    It is more of a tool to get a short distance out of shitty exposure, or if you have a lot of people.

    Right the right tools and a purpose made sled/litter, you can do some impressive stuff with 2-3 trained people... but it is still not very fast and is definitely tiring.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Improvised sleds aren't going to get anywhere fast or far... add slope, tech, or deep and its doubly true.

    It is more of a tool to get a short distance out of shitty exposure, or if you have a lot of people.

    Right the right tools and a purpose made sled/litter, you can do some impressive stuff with 2-3 trained people... but it is still not very fast and is definitely tiring.
    This is a rescue sled and shelter. It seems like a lot of extra weight for the occassional bc user, but for heading further-out it would make sense.
    http://www.alpinethreadworks.com/products/sledkit.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mall walker View Post
    anyone familiar with spring touring options near fort collins? (rmnp, indian peaks,?)

    have an opportunity to get out that way in early may and hoping to find something worth skiing not TOO far from ftco. any advice on where to look?
    You probably want to be up around lake agnes on Cameron pass or up high in the park. A search should probably yield some solid results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    speaking of rape at the ticket window ....

    I'm going to meet some visiting friends at Breck for a day. Anyplace I can turn to for discounted tix?
    Also, I know nothing of skiing Breck nor where are the goods. I'd appreciate any tips on where to avoid, where to def hit as to not REALLY regret this.

    Thanks.
    I have a half off voucher you could use, lemme know

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    20”+ in Boston today. Man, could we use that here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by permnation View Post
    This is a rescue sled and shelter. It seems like a lot of extra weight for the occassional bc user, but for heading further-out it would make sense.
    http://www.alpinethreadworks.com/products/sledkit.html
    23 OZ and $250CAD is definitely not cheap and light...

    10oz $75 8x10 silnylon tarp with loops
    https://www.amazon.com/Sanctuary-Sil...ods&th=1&psc=1

    12oz $15 5x7 grommeted heat reflective tarp (I have one of these)
    https://www.amazon.com/Grabber-Outdo...emergency+tarp

    15oz $80 Ortovox 2 person bivy
    https://www.amazon.com/Ortovox-Unise.../dp/B076DG2JM8

    9oz $30 1 person thermal bivy (I have one of these)
    http://www.surviveoutdoorslonger.com...mal-bivvy.html
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    23 OZ and $250CAD is definitely not cheap and light...

    9oz $30 1 person thermal bivy (I have one of these)
    http://www.surviveoutdoorslonger.com...mal-bivvy.html
    Agreed, the AT tarp is heavy and pricey for something you hope to never use. I usually carry the SOL with me and now will always carry it after reading that rescue story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by permnation View Post
    Agreed, the AT tarp is heavy and pricey for something you hope to never use. I usually carry the SOL with me and now will always carry it after reading that rescue story.
    I usually carry one extra down top over what I think I'll need for the day PLUS THESE:

    12oz $300 down pants with FULL SIDE ZIPS (I have these)
    http://www.westernmountaineering.com.../flight-pants/

    18oz $225 primaloft pants with FULL SIDE ZIPS
    https://rab.equipment/us/mens/pants/photon-pants

    You add the down top and pants plus that bivy in your improvised shelter or slit trench, and you'll live the night. The other thing about that those down pants is that you can get them on without removing boots when you are cold...

    OR WHEN SOMEONE HAS A BROKEN LEG...

    Which is a strong reason to make sure if you intend to use a bivy on an injured person, that it can be unzipped most of the way, or you will be cutting it and taping it closed... which is OK too. Doesn't work so well with pants.
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    I always carry the Western Mountaineering VBL/bivy, but probably should carry other stuff too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldengatestinx View Post
    Breck used to be. Until they made the free parking lots pay...Haven't skied there since.
    Uhhh there is still free lots at breck and you can either take the bus to gondola which drops you directly at the lifts or take the bus directly to the base of peak 9.

    What are you saying ?

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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by N1CK. View Post
    speaking of rape at the ticket window ....

    I'm going to meet some visiting friends at Breck for a day. Anyplace I can turn to for discounted tix?
    Also, I know nothing of skiing Breck nor where are the goods. I'd appreciate any tips on where to avoid, where to def hit as to not REALLY regret this.

    Thanks.
    Anybody with an Epic Local pass has 6 buddy passes that are $120. You could probably ask around and find someone who will give you that discount... I would do it for you if I was there.

    If you are going during the weekend it will probably be pretty crowded, although last weekend was surprisingly uncrowded. Weekdays are no problem at all.

    Breck has fantastic terrain above treeline. The Tbar / Imperial Express / 6 chair provides some great options. Usually I lap the Tbar (Lulus/Horseshoe / contest bowl) to 6 chair to Imperial and ski down peak 7 bowl which drops you back at the base of the Tbar again. It is easy to lap the Tbar and imperial all day this way and stay entertained. Peak 7 bowl from the top of imperial offers some of the longest steep lines that I have skied inbounds in Colorado.

    The lake chutes are hike to terrain off imperial and offer some of the most challenging terrain in summit county. If conditions are good you should definitely hike to the lake chutes.


    It is also worth considering some of the hike to terrain off peak 6 (kensho superchair). the six senses terrain is pretty good as well, although not as steep as the lake chutes.



    Basically just lap imperial, 6 chair, the Tbar and Peak 6 (kensho superchair)


    I love breck and have really started to appreciate it this season. They also have the best coverage right now in summit county as far as I can tell.

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    #skychutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    #skychutes
    If you’re gonna go the sidecountry route, peak 5 is skiing much better than sky chutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboocoreONLY View Post
    If you’re gonna go the sidecountry route, peak 5 is skiing much better than sky chutes
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    Quote Originally Posted by bamboocoreONLY View Post
    If you’re gonna go the sidecountry route, peak 5 is skiing much better than sky chutes
    Some big lines being skied on Peak 1 too. Sounds like a perfect place to take your friends.

    If any of the discounted ticket options fall through let me know. I can probably get a 50% off voucher for you.

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    *Not weather related*
    But when are we ever actually talking about weather here. What the fuck is CMS doing with this? Revamping hidden valley as a “backcountry ski resort”? The fuqqq?

    http://bluebirdbackcountry.com


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkiLyft View Post
    *Not weather related*
    But when are we ever actually talking about weather here. What the fuck is CMS doing with this? Revamping hidden valley as a “backcountry ski resort”? The fuqqq?

    http://bluebirdbackcountry.com


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    Have they actually stated HV is the intended spot? Last I had heard they did not have a location lined up/planned. They would face a TON of resistance from the local crew up here if they tried to do it in HV itself.

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    Colorado Weather Discussion Thread

    No that was a guess! I am very curious as to the locations they have in mind.


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    Seems likely that it would be one of the former resorts; I wouldn't be surprised if Geneva Basin or Berthoud would be in the hunt. Unless they have a big swath of skiable private land they're sitting on. I'm no expert, but I imagine the EIS work/permitting/etc. is easier on public lands if it's been a ski resort in the past.

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    Holy shit!! And it’s the epic local!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cravenmorhead View Post
    Seems likely that it would be one of the former resorts; I wouldn't be surprised if Geneva Basin or Berthoud would be in the hunt. Unless they have a big swath of skiable private land they're sitting on. I'm no expert, but I imagine the EIS work/permitting/etc. is easier on public lands if it's been a ski resort in the past.
    OTOH, places like HV and Berthoud would see HUDGE opposition from the demographic they need to appeal to, backcountry skiers (I realize that they are looking to generate new backcountry skiers, but they need existing backcountry skiers on board or it will never fly). Seems like they need to find a place that doesn't see a shitton of traffic already (like BP and HV).
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    Damn - was really hoping they stayed out of it, they were the only big resort left.
    RE: backcountry ski area - cool idea, but your options near the Front Range are quite limited. No chance it happens at the well known areas.

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