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  1. #34701
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leshphilling77 View Post
    Might have been. Believe I did it the season before Chris passed. He worked with a few of my friends in the summers so we hung out a bit, super good dude and definitely who I am largely referring to when I mentioned getting to learn from some of the patrollers.
    I knew Chris too, good guy, sorry to lose him so early.

    I worked park crew for the snowboard park in the 90's. We were always getting early season laps with patrollers. There was a lot of back and forth skier vs snowboard shit talking. All in good fun. One time one of them took us into some "Secret Stash" he knew of. It was the "power lines" that we had been riding for years. He got lost and had to walk out in the dark with a broken binding. He didn't joke about snowboards much after that. haha, good times man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post

    On one hand, I hope we don't get enough snow early season for the next little while in sad hopes of them rethinking the new lift over on Pioneer...
    I thought they were planning to rely on snowmaking for pioneer? As in it's for sure happening. Gonna be interesting to see how they manage access into the canyon too.

  3. #34703
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Summit of Sunshine................it doesn't drop you off where you think you want to be, unless Wally World is actually where you want to be.
    Can I get to shadows and closets quicker in the morning? Sounds like a good thing to me. What about a tow rope from the top of storm king up to mt. werner?

  4. #34704
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    What about a gondola from the top of storm king up to mt. werner?
    fify

    But I think the idea is people who wanna ski wally world all day can take the new gondy there and then download at the end of the day. And bragging rights for the longest gondola in the lower 48?

  5. #34705
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    I'm just waiting for the Steamboat->Winter Park->Denver interconnect gondola.

  6. #34706
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLsurf View Post
    Can I get to shadows and closets quicker in the morning? Sounds like a good thing to me. What about a tow rope from the top of storm king up to mt. werner?
    Heh. My buddy and I were doing that hike way back when, on a pretty good day, and who happened to shoot by us skiing behind a snomo but the one and only Warren Miller. Apparently he was heading somewhere up there to get some classic Steamboat pow shots.

    My buddy and I commented how it would be nice to have a rope tow up there... although I *think* it was only about a 10 minute hike up to the weather station... IIRC?

  7. #34707
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    That hike takes literally 5-7 minutes. I've often thought a tbar would be awesome for that, but then, no. Just hike it. It's a good filter for the masses.

    Shadows and closets get raped by first tracks, steamboat's version of the fast pass, aka the 1%'ers, you only get leftovers. Played out so hard now....gaper trees. Look elsewhere padawan, there are MUCH better tree runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I'm just waiting for the Steamboat->Winter Park->Denver interconnect gondola.
    When is Breck expanding to Peak 1 with a gondola from Frisco?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I'm just waiting for the Steamboat->Winter Park->Denver interconnect gondola.
    Two gondolas from Golden: the Ikon Xpress to WP and SA. The Epic SumEag to Keystone/Breck/Vail/BC. Both would be able to withstand 100mph winds on the Divide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Two gondolas from Golden: the Ikon Xpress to WP and SA. The Epic SumEag to Keystone/Breck/Vail/BC. Both would be able to withstand 100mph winds on the Divide.
    Should be faster than I-70 on a weekend, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    <snip> Look elsewhere padawan, there are MUCH better tree runs.
    You've said too much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by O.C. View Post
    fify

    But I think the idea is people who wanna ski wally world all day can take the new gondy there and then download at the end of the day.
    Downloading a gondola results in -500 GNAR points.
    I'm intrigued by some of the upgrades. Hopefully the base will be less of a clusterfuck with the new lift layout. If the "new" terrain is more into Fish Creek, well, that could be fun. We'll see.
    It's always been one of my favorite hills in the Rockies, and it's the only "ski town" my wife would ever move to, but damn, you get the sense Steamboat is becoming just like everywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatchgreenchile View Post
    <snip> you get the sense Steamboat is becoming just like everywhere else.
    It has been that way for 30 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    It has been that way for 30 years.
    It literally has the exact same mall structure on Main Street that Breck does. I always have to do a double take. Their gyro spot is the shit though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    Should be faster than I-70 on a weekend, at least.
    Or better yet, 2 train lines like the Glacial Express in Switzerland.

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    good as place as any for CO mags.... recs for sled rentals near Salida? day excursion type shit

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    good as place as any for CO mags.... recs for sled rentals near Salida? day excursion type shit
    There's the guys up on Monarch pass near the Monarch Pass Lodge and Lost Wonder Hut. Not sure if they are tours only or what.

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    thanks, found it, https://www.monarchsnowmobiletours.com/

    tour is just fine, just looking for a non ski activity for a day.

    WP opened yesterday, guns running frantically to open gondi to top, should load by this weekend to open sunspot and snoasis. got the make the $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Summit of Sunshine................it doesn't drop you off where you think you want to be, unless Wally World is actually where you want to be.

    On one hand, I hope we don't get enough snow early season for the next little while in sad hopes of them rethinking the new lift over on Pioneer...I'd love a good gut punch to the corporate lackeys who are fucking up this mountain and if they put it off for a few more years until I cash out then I'll be happy.

    Sad thing is I bet they still won't be able to have proper lanes for the newly relocated gondy. It's gonna be a shit show of ikonic proportions.
    Somehow I missed that this was happening and I'm get off my lawn grumpy about it I think. Totally changes powder day dynamics. Will ski off quicker as those that ski where I want to ski will not have to wait in the long line of Wally Worlders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    It literally has the exact same mall structure on Main Street that Breck does. I always have to do a double take. Their gyro spot is the shit though.

    Skull Creek Greek.

    Pretty sure I read somewhere that that little mall structure is designed by same entity (corner of 7th & Lincoln). Or maybe I just imagined it because yeah, same exact structure.

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    WP opened yesterday, guns running frantically to open gondi to top, should load by this weekend to open sunspot and snoasis. got the make the $$$
    Says who?

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    ^^^ no one, just observation from years past. the gondi running books rooms

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    ^^^ no one, just observation from years past. the gondi running books rooms
    You're logic is sound its just that your timeline is unrealistic. My guy on the inside is saying that in order to open from the top, they need something like 3 good 24hr snowmaking sessions and 2 days to groom. Yesterday was the first day like that in over a month. It doesn't look like those conditions will return until next week. Oh, and Alterra doesn't really own much lodging around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkgt View Post
    thanks, found it, https://www.monarchsnowmobiletours.com/

    tour is just fine, just looking for a non ski activity for a day.

    WP opened yesterday, guns running frantically to open gondi to top, should load by this weekend to open sunspot and snoasis. got the make the $$$
    Had a site meeting in WP this morning and stopped by the mountain afterwards to get some laps in. Pretty pathetic that they were only able to get two lifts and really one 700 vert run open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    Had a site meeting in WP this morning and stopped by the mountain afterwards to get some laps in. Pretty pathetic that they were only able to get two lifts and really one 700’ vert run open.
    And that's different than any of the last 25 years how? It's never been a big early season place that blows a bunch of snow. But yeah, pathetic. Should should just go to Copper or Steamboat.

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