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    Patchskiing 2020 Edition

    Instead of posting a separate TR for every patchskiing day, I'm going to put them in one thread. I hope that others will add to this. I also hope to provide views, creamed corn and soft-serve snow images, along with some dog stoke.
    I'll post a few highlights from each day.
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    Big Springs Road, February 29, 2020
    Penny watches Vets skiing below a sunbeam
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    A sign of the future? Starting this otherwise soon to be inspiring thread on Match 4th.

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    Ullr sheds a tear for winter, but it didn't freeze.

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    Hell ya Vets!

    But its too early in the year for patch skiing!

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    Yeah, pretty sad.
    Education must be the answer, we've tried ignorance and it doesn't work!

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    This season has been very different from last season. The Tahoe area had great early start followed by an abrupt early spring.
    Last season was great with powder days into May.

    Here are a couple of photos to offer some contrast.
    Mt. Sputnik (elevation 5440) on February 22, 2019:
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    (Dome Two, the location of the photo in the first post is at an elevation of 8315)

    Leviathan Peak (elevation 8942) on June 9, 2019
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    (This is less than a mile away from Dome Two)

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    Having safe fun on March 21st.
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    Having safe fun on March 22nd.
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    Patchskiing 2020 Edition

    Rocky Mountain NP

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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinnikinnick View Post
    Rocky Mountain NP

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    Beautiful!

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    ^
    Looks dirty, but smooth due to a lack of suncups.

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    Penny and Vets on March 28th
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    Two weeks ago on the high desert side of the San Gabriels.
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    Patchskiing 2020 Edition

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    Summer Colorado dirty corn in the AM

    Watch those vertical ice seams on the steep stuff

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    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vets View Post
    ^
    Looks dirty, but smooth due to a lack of suncups.
    we had 6-12" about a week before which really turned a lot of slopes into a carpet. there's a 1000 vert you can drive to.

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    Vets cranking a turn in the mank next to his sidesteps on March 29th.
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    Zooey leaps ahead of Vets on April 4th.
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    I don't know if it's you or Zooey typing, Stev, but someone is speaking about themselves in the third person.

    How's the Nipple and the Chinese Fireball Dragon Chute? Ebbets Pass open?

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat View Post
    I don't know if it's you or Zooey typing, Stev, but someone is speaking about themselves in the third person.

    How's the Nipple and the Chinese Fireball Dragon Chute? Ebbets Pass open?
    Zooey says hi! Penny says hi too!
    The Nipple is still hanging in there, but with separated and shrinking patches.
    Chinese Fireball Dragon Chute has melted out. It skied well in mid-May right after Ebbetts opened.

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    Damn, that's steep!
    In drove this drunken madman and stopped on a dime! Unfortunately the dime was in Mr. Rococo's pocket!

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    Zooey isn't concerned about me threading the needle in the glade on April 8th.
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    Both Zooey and I are moving fast enough to send heavy powder flying on April 10th.
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    Zooey follows me down the backside of the ridge on April 12th.
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    Has anyone been up on Jones Pass CO? Any good patches off the road?

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