Colorado 2018-19 Colorado Weather and Stoke

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  1. Jtlange

    Jtlange Getting on the lift Skier

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    I was making some VERY high speed turns today on the Protests to feel like I had control. That ski's shape just planes on wind affected stuff like nobodies business. It was pushing my comfort zone to say the least.

    Pretty sure I got some mild frostbite on the tip of my nose.

    I had to leave for work at 11:30, did 9 open?
     
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  2. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I thought it was weirdly warm this morning at Breck. But everyone else felt cold, so I dunno ...
     
  3. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Nope, not even a hint of LL wanting to open it. Never moved an inch.
     
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  4. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    :eek::huh:
     
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    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Here’s more from Colorado Springs. Even a snowplow got stranded.



    Also, Blizzaks failed.

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  7. Bruuuce

    Bruuuce My advice is worth what you paid for it. Skier

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    Sorry, had to work yesterday. Heard mixed reviews on the conditions.
     
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  8. Freaq

    Freaq Pretends to be local Skier

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    Snow was super soft and feet deep up top yesterday. Got to share it with about 50,000 other clowns as the circus came to town.
     
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  9. tball

    tball Zipped up Skier

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    Bummer. On a Thursday? Think it was the schools closed on the front range, spring break gathering steam or both?
     
  10. Freaq

    Freaq Pretends to be local Skier

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    We did have a big number on the snow report. Monday and Tuesday spring break shenanigans were on full display, saw three separate incidents of chair loading fails/splats on Tuesday. On Wednesday (storm day) nearly all those folks ghosted the slopes, pretty sure all the cafes ran out of hot chocolate. Yesterday all those folks and half of Denver were back on the chairs.

    Def had a handful of first class runs yesterday but all day long I was super happy we made a big day of it on Wednesday.
     
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  11. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    first thought....

     
  12. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Where at? LL was pretty chill.
     
  13. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    A fwd Civic, C'mon @nay, you can do beter than that. Find a Subbie with snows stuck out there :duck::D
     
  14. headybrew

    headybrew surrender to the flow Skier

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    Winter Park was not very busy yesterday, definitely seeing a lot more Texas plates around though. Snow quality was OK medium-ish density powder, steeper faces had a crusty bottom less severe slopes were all packed powder. Overall a nice day of skiing but probably won't end up even being a top ten day for me in this incredible season. Snow pack looking great.
     
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  15. TexasStout

    TexasStout THE Texan is here! Skier

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    Was it the snow tires that failed or the fact that the car was in snow up past the undercarriage that was the issue?
     
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  16. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Yeah, tires don't help when you're high centered. AMHIK.
     
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  17. Green08

    Green08 Front Range for the First Time Skier

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    235A5F2A-E794-4196-B85D-10BE85EB53FA.jpeg Very nice day at Loveland. We caught #9 not too long after it opened this morning. Lots of untouched wind affected packed snow. Variable density changing on the dime was a challenge.

    Pic from the top of Chet looking over to #4
     
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  18. Freaq

    Freaq Pretends to be local Skier

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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Oh look at all the excuses :P. There’s a bunch of snow piled up because the car became a snow fence once it was stuck.

    I dragged my frame through this entire pic. The tracks look like that because it was crab walking and kept sliding off the road. I had to go back in and pull out a Tundra that shouldn’t have followed.

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    This is what proper traction looks like when there is no snow on snow traction.

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    I-70 really isn’t that bad :roflmao:.
     
  20. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    While the masses were heading west past the divide (i70 was a clusterF past the Empire Junction!) I made a few laps on Berthoud Pass (Mines). Snow was soft below treeline and slightly wind packed above. Fun low angle powder. It was cold but not as cold as yesterday! Snow was not sun affected at all, if it gets warmer it will be quickly.

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    Looks like CDOT got a brand new cat!

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