Colorado 2018-19 Colorado Weather and Stoke

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

  1. Freaq

    Freaq Pretends to be local Skier

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    Yeah, wasn't arc to arc, it was arc to drift to arc = )
     
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  2. UGASkiDawg

    UGASkiDawg AKA David Pugski Ski Tester

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    Great skiing with you Anthony!
     
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  3. surfandski

    surfandski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Yep, my kids got to see Lil P several times today. He's not so little!
     
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  4. surfandski

    surfandski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Or, I could ski local tomorrow..........

    I got within 15 miles of my hotel in Glenwood springs this afternoon and found out I70 was closed until tomorrow due to the rock slide. I then started up 131 Northbound for a 4.5 hour detour. About an hour in I got to high enough elevation that the roads turned into a skating rink and traffic was crawling at 20 mph which could have made it a 10 hour trip at that pace. After 2 cars in front of me went into the ditch, I decided to turn around while there was still sunlight and avoid the inevitable shit-show. I'm super bummed as this was probably my last storm of this trip and radar and the webcam shows Sunlight getting hammered while Loveland doesn't show a speck. 5 hrs of driving and only 15 miles from my destination but it just wasn't meant to be. I don't regret the decision to turn back as I have a feeling it would have been a nightmare once the sun set, the temps dropped and it started dumping. Oh well, I'll just have to partake of whatever Loveland serves up the next few days which should still be fun.
     
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    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Oh crap, that’s right. Rockslide in Glenwood Canyon. Sometimes they are big enough to punch holes in the upper section - this doesn’t look too bad, but will probably have I-70 closed for several days.

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    News reports say EB lanes have reopened and they hope to open one WB lane tonight. Not sure if that happened with the storm incoming.
     


  6. Ron

    Ron Don't judge a ski by its width underfoot! Pugski Ski Tester

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    looking like 6" on the powder cam this AM (5:30) with plenty more coming in throughout the day. @Jwrags is gong to have a very good day :). I'm on the sidelines today. Need to let the hip rest-up after SIA.
     
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  7. surfandski

    surfandski Getting off the lift Skier

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    I should not have looked at the Sunlight webcam this morning. 11" and still dumping vs 0" at Loveland. Errrrrr! So close!:doh:
     
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  8. surfandski

    surfandski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Check that. The chase is on! Already at Silverthorne as the roads have been clear and traffic is moving at 70. We'll see how backed up it is when I get near Glenwood Canyon. 1 lane is open.
     
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  9. Jwrags

    Jwrags Aka pwdrhnd Skier

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    Yesterday was pretty nice, especially in the morning, but looking forward to a powder day today⛷
     
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  10. mikel

    mikel Out on the slopes Skier

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    :roflmao: you are dedicated. What didn't work out for some yesterday was allegedly a well known app was routing traffic over Cottonnwood Pass for the detour. At least those that took the long way around thru Steamboat / Craig got somewhere.
     
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  11. surfandski

    surfandski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Imade it to Glenwood Springs. What a beautiful canyon (I need to come back in the Summer and paddle it) and I didn't see any rock debris so they did a great job last night!

    What a difference a pass makes. Driving thru Summit County there was blue skies and zero snow until I got on the backside of Vail pass. Vail was getting hammered and it hasn't stopped snowing the rest of the way. Possibly another 8" today on top of the 11" at Sunlight so should be a couple good days!
     
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  12. mikel

    mikel Out on the slopes Skier

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    That happens more than talked about. We went to dinner in Vail a couple of weeks ago and were pretty convinced we wouldn't make it back over the pass. It was snowing to beat hec on the Vail side. This past Sunday it was scattered snow showers and sun at Copper. At some point Vail Pass was closed because of stuff on the west side.

    Oh, and it is snowing at Copper now.
     
  13. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Ahh, you experienced the classic Summit County Doughnut Hole, its no myth, it is real!
     
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  14. djetok

    djetok Low Lander Skier

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    The first big grade going up, was touch and go because of the semis. The semi 4 cars up in the pic almost jackknifed by the time we got too it. 20190206_121829.jpg
     
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  15. headybrew

    headybrew surrender to the flow Skier

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    I know the rest of the state has done better but WP overproduced today. Snow started falling at 7:30 this morning and the mountain is still shrouded however I can see blue sky to the North of Tabernash
     

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  16. tball

    tball Zipped up Skier

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    Looks like the skiing is going to be good tomorrow, but it's going to be cold! Very cold, and windy too. I'm having doubts.
     
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  17. Freaq

    Freaq Pretends to be local Skier

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  18. Ron

    Ron Don't judge a ski by its width underfoot! Pugski Ski Tester

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    so the good news is there's 4" from overnight with about 15" since yesterday... the bad news is its -13* with 15 mph avg winds right now. Hoping to go up today and make some powder turns with @Jwrags
     
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  19. Jwrags

    Jwrags Aka pwdrhnd Skier

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    Yesterday was phenomenal and looking forward to today, if I can stay warm.
     
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  20. Ron

    Ron Don't judge a ski by its width underfoot! Pugski Ski Tester

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    yeah, are you ok waiting a little until it gets up to 0*?
     
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