Colorado 2018-2019 T.I.T.S (Tuesdays In The Snow)

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  1. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    sure thats great for gliding. we can discuss next time we ski.
     
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  2. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    This next storm is forecasted to have a lot of moisture and somewhat warmish temps so snow is most likely going to be again pretty heavy at lower elevations. Above 11k it should be pretty awesome.
     
  3. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    We're looking good for this storm and Wednesday's too. this is the forecast at 9,500

    And, there's this

    From NOAA- Cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little
    as 30 minutes.

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  4. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Ok so wetter snow at first then light... sweet
     
  5. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    not so much. On the mountain, the high for the day was at 10AM, 25.8*, its now (Noon) 19.9 and falling. Winds are wailing up there, with a 39mph gust and 18mph avg. Here in town, its 28* and dead calm.

    Here's what I use for the mountain temps and winds.
    https://wrcc.dri.edu/weather/strm.html
     


  6. Drahtguy Kevin

    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    I concur on the profile and flex being crucial to pow pow performance. I’ve been riding my 90mm skis the past couple of years in deeper snow and having a blast.

    I still reach for the 100Eights in low angle and dicey conditions when I don’t want to be in the snow as deep.
     
  7. jmeb

    jmeb Stereotypical Front Range Weekend Warrior Skier

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    I've got some 94mm underfoot Praxis that ski pow up to a foot deep beautifully -- partially because of their shape, and partially because of their soft flex.

    But because of those same things, they aren't skis that are much fun to ski inbounds except in soft bumps.
     
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  8. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    we're getting off topic but there's a new design of ski that you will be seeing shortly (2020) with softer tips, stiffer underfoot and moderate tails that perform extremely well. They are torsionally stiff but not beastly tip to tail with even progressive flex patterns, that overly soft ski with floppy , hinged rocker is dead.
     
  9. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    OK, who's skiing aspen or the Beav? Look they won the chicken dinner. We, on the other hand are eating skunk this AM with 3" reported and its -1* with 10mph winds. Hmm, I'll be having another cup of coffee now.... Cheers to those who will be surfing this AM.
     
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  10. MountainMonster

    MountainMonster ~0~ Skier

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    Getting my T.I.T.S. at a freshly reloaded mammoth the morning
     
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  11. nay

    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Cold AF T.I.T.S with a perfect cream layer.

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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    the Beav was skiing great even before this storm so today it should be awesome
     
  14. nay

    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Monument was a blizzard war zone leaving. Zero vis at times and cars littered off the road. Fine once past Castle Rock all the way here.

    Nobody on the mountain. Waiting for 9 to open, guessing it is closed for temps? This cream over a smooth layer would be awfully nice up there.

    T.I.T.S. date wth schools closed at home.

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  15. nay

    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    A tiny bit of work delivered these goods in the afternoon.

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  16. MattSmith

    MattSmith Getting off the lift Skier

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    A cold T.I.T.S. at Jay Peak today. ...at least they ran a few lifts. Hopeful for the Flyer and Tram tomorrow.


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  17. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @Philpug and I skied Copper with @DCagle
    On the way to Copper from Edwards, the temperature kept dropping, dropping dropping.
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    We bundled up and headed out, to find some really good snow in Resolution bowl.
    Thanks @DCagle for showing us some of your favorite spots.
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  18. Ron

    Ron rebuilding myself one part at a time Pugski Ski Tester

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    Wow, looks like snow is holding well at Copper. I am still recovering from a powder overdose :).
     
  19. Bill Talbot

    Bill Talbot Vintage Gear Curator Industry Insider

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    What a nice T.i.T.S. day it was today (New England Chapter). After the last 4-5 days of bitter cold I had a 40+ degree day with a full sunshine afternoon. Snow softened up nicely but did not get sticky!!! If you squinted just right you'd a sworn it was late March skiing. So nice I didn't want it to end... well that and freezing rain is next up on our forecast wheel. :doh:

    My theme for the day was 'Clash' :ogcool: :yahoo:

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  20. nay

    nay dirt heel pusher Skier

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    Skied with one of my sons. Started at A-Basin thinking it may have fared better than Loveland in the current wind cycle...

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    ...but consistency was hard to find even in spots the snow was blowing to...

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    ...so headed over the pass to Loveland where we found quite a bit of wind favor. Creamy down lower...

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    And surfy up high...

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    With some arc straighteners in spots...

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    ...and another sighting of our favorite resident porcupine Little P (lower left).

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    Not bad for a pre-storm Tuesday.
     
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