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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby fleetmack » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:50 am

was at keystone opening day, nice little temporary terrain park opened up top, not bad snow for early season. will probably head up friday-sunday again this weekend... probably stick to keystone or breck for their terrain parks., BC doesn't open until the 24th.
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Postby habaceeba » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:12 am

I was fortunate enough to hit Breck on opening day. We got there early and were able to put in some fresh tracks. It was nice putting in the first bumps on some of the lesser black runs. I've never seen so many spills. Folks were tearing down Spruce almost shoulder to shoulder and every 5th person or so was busting and yard saling. It was rather ridiculous. We were a few of the first up in the bowls and knee deep pow is not an exageration.

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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby Carl » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:42 am

Aspen Mtn. was good for some low angle pow turns on Friday. Was able to drive to the top via Midnight Rd.
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Postby skiwall » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:58 am

I've got 7 days in the backcountry and only 3 core shots...

How's the coverage in the San Juans? Is there anywhere I could find some good turns in a half a day tour?
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Postby mtnfiend » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:04 am

Butler gulch was good last Friday. Although the coverage lower down in the trees was still pretty scary.
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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby JimEasy » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:25 am

Been out to Keystone and A-Basin. Oct and Nov turns. Just moved out from Ohio last January, looking to start getting some decent turns in this year.

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Postby JTOlson26 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:44 pm

20 more inches of snow at Breckenridge, bringing the total up to close to 100 inches in the last 3 1/2 weeks. Wow. :shock:

Hopefully it keeps up.

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Postby yetibreath » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:15 pm

Skied up Jim Creek (near Winter Park) today and found lots of snow. The photo was taken about 2 miles up the trail. The tree bombs were huge, but they were attached to the trees fairly well so we didn't get crushed. I think that the back country ski season has arrived! \:D/
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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby 2005trek1200 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:24 am

hit some BC trees around St. Mary's after getting denied the glacier due to horrific winds. Then Breck last sunday- tons of people and not alot of terrain open at the time, but that's improving.

Hitting up Keystone saturday morning, hopefully some of that pow is left in the Outback after today (opening this a.m.)...

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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby llamaman » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:21 am

We're experimenting and learning and finding lots of snow. My wife and I are on a mission to try all kinds of backcountry skis (fat XC skis, old school tele skis with soft boots, tele and AT skis with plastic boots) so we can decide what we want to buy. So far I've been out 3 times with 2 different kinds of skis. So far, the fatter the ski, the better. I hope to try some Karhu 10 Mountain skis this weekend with 3 pin tele bindings. Then it's on to the serious stuff (plastic boots, AT skis, maybe some fat tele skis).

So far we've stuck to mostly low angle trails, fireroads, and meadows/glades. The snow over the past few days is really piling up in Northern Colorado.

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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby DaveDivided » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:39 am

I did the East Ridge of Quandary yesterday. It was better than expected. The woods from the trailhead was bony, but started to get skiable halfway past the first glade. I only had time to get to about 12K feet, and came down. Hard Strat, with protected areas having some 30 inch to 36 inch drifts. I carried my skiis back down through most of of the trees to the trailhead again.

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Re: Who's Been Out...Skiing that is.

Postby skier25 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:00 pm

http://vimeo.com/16697431
Aw heck I haven't posted in a while so why not? It's more like a conditions vid.
I don't ever go fast, but there was coral reef lurking everywhere under the snow...
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