Any Skiable 14ers yet?

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Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby CoHiker92 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:49 am

Does anyone know of a 14er that's skiable. Does Mount Democrat have enough snow yet?
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby USAKeller » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:00 am

There's not enough snow accumulation yet and probably won't be for awhile.
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby metalmountain » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:05 am

USAKeller wrote:There's not enough snow accumulation yet and probably won't be for awhile.


Whatever, they are totally skiable...

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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby Crusty » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:09 am

A nice white ribbon of snow that you can share with hundreds of your closest buds should be opening at a resort near you soon.
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby CoHiker92 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:14 am

I was up on La Plata Peak last weekend and there was a decent amount of snow. The top was skiable for sure but I want to ski an easier mountain.
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby roguejackalope » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:23 am

This question reminds me of this video taken last summer. The last minute or so, in particular.

http://vimeo.com/25473497

*edit: fixed the link
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby Dave B » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:53 am

Crusty wrote:A nice white ribbon of snow that you can share with hundreds of your closest buds should be opening at a resort near you soon.


Today to be specific.

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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:20 am

Let the insanity begin!
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby GregMiller » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:37 am

roguejackalope wrote:This question reminds me of this video taken last summer. The last minute or so, in particular.

http://vimeo.com/25473497

*edit: fixed the link


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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby jmc5040 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:43 am

Was this last Saturday? If so what peak?
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:45 am

metalmountain wrote:Whatever, they are totally skiable...

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You're still sitting there, aren't you?
You've never really stopped even if you feel like you have.
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Re: Any Skiable 14ers yet?

Postby metalmountain » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:32 pm

wildlobo71 wrote:
metalmountain wrote:Whatever, they are totally skiable...

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You're still sitting there, aren't you?


I am oh so very thirsty...
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