Colorado 2018-19 Colorado Weather and Stoke

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by nay, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Mike King

    Mike King AKA Habacomike Instructor

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    Interesting article @nay, including that the primary source of melt is solar radiation. BTW, 6 years including the year of publication would be 2005, the year of the avalanche death, which was a transformative event for A-Basin.

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  2. Jtlange

    Jtlange Getting on the lift Skier

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    This is going to be an interesting week in the backcountry. Dangerous with the lack of hard freeze over night. Due to this coming up, some friends and I went and hit Silver Couloir on Buffalo Mountain yesterday. Skin track was icy on the way up which was bad for me since I didn't have ski crampons...

    Decent was really spectacular despite the snow being interesting in spots. Should have taken more pictures because its beautiful! Be careful on this one, the approach (especially near and above treeline) and descent (literally all of it) are avalanche terrain. Not surprising it made the 50 Classic Ski Descents of North America. 20190512_100936.jpg
     
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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Looks like Andermatt closes this weekend and Engelberg the following, so I’ll miss the season end. That would have been cool, especially since I’ll miss a lot of this late season.

    Zermatt has summer glacier skiing, but that 3.5 hours so I’m just gonna have to get an extended winter trip arranged over a long weekend.
     
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  4. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Current warnings through May 14.
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    https://www.slf.ch/en/avalanche-bulletin-and-snow-situation.html#avalanchedanger
     
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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Time for some new ski pics.

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    Reasonably light - comparison here to the new benchmark Bent Chetler 120 in a 184cm with the M5 @ 106mm in a 188cm.

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  6. mikel

    mikel Out on the slopes Skier

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    @tball not sure how it worked out for you going to the Basin later in the a.m. but if you rolled into MJ too late you would have either parked somewhere along the road or been circling like many were both days. Parking was like any busy day if you got there mid morning. Snow was still pretty good up high. Down lower it got pretty soft as the morning progressed. Typical spring stuff.

    nice up here

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    and even down here

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    bumps in the trees were soft

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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    A-Basin just announced an extension weekend.

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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Probably not until mid-June due to business travel. Such bad timing ogsmile.
     
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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Looks like Pali terrain closed in the best of this week, except for the east side stuff like Challenger. East Wall is still open, though, and we are entering a week of cooler and wetter weather. Sounds like good news for getting deeper into June.

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    Also heard Aspen Mountain is reopening for Memorial Day weekend.
     
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  12. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    This AM at the Boat. the snow line made it all the way down to 6800'

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    tball Zipped up Skier

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    A-basin closed the steep terrain for wet slab avalanche risk. Breck didn't.

    Just noting the difference.
     
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    tball Zipped up Skier

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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Yea, check it out.

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    I’m gonna be in Cali, though, so that’s just base reset bonus for me.
     
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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    So Tuesdays In The Snow it is... you think the masses are gonna chase? or are they tired yet of chasing...
     
  17. tball

    tball Zipped up Skier

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    First time I've made this dumbass mistake.

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  18. SBrown

    SBrown Steve Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    They gonna chase.

    Upgraded.

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  20. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Ok, the 122's are waxed and ready! :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     

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