Where is the SNOW!!!

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby PaliKona » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:13 pm

I am getting so discouraged by the lack of consistent snowfall ...we had a good pattern going in Dec. and now it's back to sun for a week or two, then flurries, then sunny and dry for another week. The ski areas are in terrible shape and this feels like a repeat of last year where we have a smoky hiking season to look forward to :(
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby mtnbikir » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:58 pm

Quite a bit in the ski areas of Steamboat and Winter Park. Also up on Rabbit Ears (did the 1A loop last we). Next heading south to Monarch. Overall, picked pretty good areas to get passes to so far! Hopefully much more on the way everywhere.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ak47 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:10 am

Coverage is good around monarch pass bc and wolf creek pass (obviously). Can't say the same for silverton and northern san juans (low tide). Berthoud and loveland passes are worse than I have ever experienced. I have been all over the state the past two weeks, monarch bc and wc bc are both well worth the trip.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby MuchosPixels » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:47 am

I skied around the Chicago Pass area with the Steamboat Powder Cats on Jan. 2nd and there was a good 50-60in base around the area. Definitely the most snow I have seen yet in Co. this season.

The snow had settled a bit but skiing was great.

Most resort skiing has been mediocre in Co. this year at best so I had to pay to play but it was worth it.

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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby PaliKona » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:49 pm

Great pics..make me want to travel to get some good turns..

Any CB locals here? How's the mtn these days? Seems like storms are being kinder to you all.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ajkagy » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:02 pm

PaliKona wrote:Great pics..make me want to travel to get some good turns..

Any CB locals here? How's the mtn these days? Seems like storms are being kinder to you all.


dust on crust at CB, ski area picked up maybe 3 inches. The backcountry fared much better with between 6-10 inches from the last storm. Looks dry for at least another week, no headwall or north face yet.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby EatinHardtack » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:31 pm

Yeah, so went to an I70 resort today. It's very bad.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby SolarAlex » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:34 pm

^^^ 2nd that i went to keystone today and other than the groomers it was in bad shape.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby atalarico » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Yep. Two dry years in a row is tough to weather (pun?). Granted I was lucky enough to be at Steamboat last year on the President's Day record dump, but that was one of 20 days out.

Sigh...we still have three months of what could be stellar snow...keep those fingers crossed and goats sacrificed to Ullr.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ajkagy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:42 pm

Been lightly snowing all day today, and it's COLD. The resort here is in decent shape, but the backcountry is where it's at right now, lots of nice turns to be had. The bright side is that stability is pretty good right now and some big lines will go down in the next week or so. Get out there and enjoy the sun this week and early next week.
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby ameristrat » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:19 pm

Was at Breck today - disappointing coverage on anything interesting, but the snow was nice and soft and nobody was there. Didn't wait in a line all day - perfect day for burning some groomers!
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Re: Where is the SNOW!!!

Postby lordhelmut » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:27 am

Winter Park was solid all weekend. 6" reported saturday, low crowds due to Broncos game, softened things up nicely (-25 on panoramic lift, but they didn't open the lift till 10:30am, and guess where this guy just happened to be at 10:31am.......).

WP yesterday was still solid, but what made it even better was the fact that Mary Jane was literally a complete ghost town up until 10. It was so empty, they closed off 2 lanes of the Super Gauge. There were still numerous runs with soft snow that had been closed the day before, including a run that ran directly under the Zephyr Express. The trees around Pano were a pleasure, but some of the trees around Challenger were challenging. Outhouse was skiing very well and it seems they have thinned the trees to skier's right a tad. Gandy Dancer was getting kind of rough and Frenchman was a little frustrating, but all in all, Winter Park, relatively speaking, is skiing pretty damn well right now.

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