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  1. #1
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    Silverton Unguided roll call 2021

    Well, I've been looking forward to this since I moved back to CO this fall... Unguided season is just under a month away! I'm stoked to finally pop my Silverton cherry. I'm hoping to hit up the passholder day on 3/15 and probably a couple Wednesdays, and maybe a Sunday in April.

    Any mags planning to make the trip or live locally and don't mind a Silverton JONG tagging along? We could do a socially-distanced mini-summit if there is a day/weekend that works for folks.

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    hatch to the white courtesy phone!

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    Count me in. Heli drop on 3/18 and will be skiing around that whole week. After that as many days as possible... let’s ski!


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    I'll be around 3/24 - 3/28ish. I'm Front Range scum, but I've got a good handle on the place up to Ropedee. Hit me up if you want to spin some laps. Fingers crossed for one more trip in April, but it's in full "Hail Mary" mode. Infants always mess with schedules

    For better or worse, it's a one of a kind place. Hope you're hooked!

  5. #5
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    ill be there. just been driving around the west skiing all winter. plan on spending a couple few weeks in the area, taos jaunt, some nordic, bc etc..

    hope to ski w some peeps!

  6. #6
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    I live locally and will be there pretty much everyday I possibly can.

    Who else bought a $35 heli lap last season and rolled it over to this year? What day did you pick? I didn't realize that I needed to pick a new date until now and picked the 11th of April since that was the only day left with slots. Maybe I could try and move that date, but I doubt it.

    See ya'll there! A mini summit of sorts sounds like a good idea. I'd be rad to meet some folks from here on skis.

  7. #7
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    I'd be down. I have one day on my Monarch pass. could link that up with my 3 days at Purg and or some backcountry off Molas.

  8. #8
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    Thinking March 20/21. Silverton jong as well, but have been climbing in Eureka and touring around Red Mountain Pass this season. Driving from ABQ.

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    I'll be around.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    24-28 march, possibly April as well. Amped!!!

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    Thinking April 1 as I have hut trip the prior week

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    I bought a pass with hopes of visiting for the first time, but must sit out due to injury. Hope everyone has a good spring season up there! Post some TR's
    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    Silverton Unguided roll call 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I bought a pass with hopes of visiting for the first time, but must sit out due to injury. Hope everyone has a good spring season up there! Post some TR's
    Was looking forward to skiing with you again, guess we'll be one year older when we do. Hope you're healing up well.

    As of now I'm planning on being there 3/15 and maybe the 17th or 18th. I'm out of town 3/24-3/28 so I'll miss your trip HGC. Maybe a few more week days and possibly 4/11 and/or 4/18. April dates probably depend on weather.

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    I'm headed that way this weekend for a guided 2 heli drop day
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yeah, I'm stoked.

    What's the protocol for tipping guide and heli pilot?

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    Considering a few unguided days at the end of March.

    Any beta on places to camp around Silverton? I'm in a truck camper so not exactly stealthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tips^Up View Post
    I'm headed that way this weekend for a guided 2 heli drop day
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yeah, I'm stoked.

    What's the protocol for tipping guide and heli pilot?
    $20-30 each min. And tip the guy with the funny hat.

    Quote Originally Posted by dub2 View Post
    Considering a few unguided days at the end of March.

    Any beta on places to camp around Silverton? I'm in a truck camper so not exactly stealthy.
    The road up to Silverton Mountain CR110A, doesn't have good spots, lots of avalanche paths and consistent plowing. The police have been pretty aggressive about keeping the road clear at night for the plows.
    2 up through Howardsville and Eureka has more availability, fewer slide paths. Eureka and Arrestra have camping in summer, so check on those.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    25-28th for myself. Small crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    $20-30 each min. And tip the guy with the funny hat.
    My first thought was, holy fuck, we're going to be with these guys for a lot of minutes.

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    Anyone else planning on being around for the passholder day Monday?

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    Just got the ok for passholder day... gonna be a fun one-let’s take a lap, snowaddict


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowaddict91 View Post
    Anyone else planning on being around for the passholder day Monday?
    Me.

    It's dumping now, big time.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Sent you both pms. I see a lot of snowy driving in my future.

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    Be forewarned, I am slower than molasses on Molas in March on the hikes.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Today was sweet pow with lots of blown in cream on crust . Bottomless on North exposures in spots, some crunch felt underneath on South exposures.

    Lull tonight and tomorrow, with a baler coming in Friday night.

    Travel and winter storm warning, so be aware for Monday.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>
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    Weather Alerts-Silverton, CO
    Winter Storm Watch from FRI 5:00 PM MST until MON 6:00 AM MDT
    Action Recommended
    Make preparations per the instructions
    Issued By
    Grand Junction - CO, US, National Weather Service
    Affected Area
    Grand and Battlement Mesas, Flat Tops, Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan Mountains
    Description
    ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...

    WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches possible with amounts up to 2 feet for some locations above 9500 feet. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

    WHERE...Grand and Battlement Mesas, Flat Tops, Northwest San Juan Mountains and Southwest San Juan Mountains.

    WHEN...From Friday afternoon through late Sunday night.

    IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. A detailed map of the snowfall can be found at: www.weather.gov/gjt/winter.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Crossing my fingers I can make it over red mountain come Monday...might even have to finally bust out the protests!

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