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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby moneymike » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:10 pm

PaliKona wrote:these series of storms (and more to come) are really helping things out up in the mtns. Anyone out skiing today?


Yeah, I was doing some skiing yesterday on the west side of the indian peaks. The whole Fraser valley is looking good. Got some knee deep powder turns :-D

Looks like a bunch more snow to come tonight and tomorrow!

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Carl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:02 pm

Finally felt like Winter has arrived today and I could stop dreaming.
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And because I couldn't post this pic when this thread started because we were hoping it would be used in an ad, here is a shot of YC sending it pretty big at Berthoud last year on the split board. He came in with a ton of speed and landed out of frame. Taken by Nick Saylor.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:35 pm

Carl wrote:
And because I couldn't post this pic when this thread started because we were hoping it would be used in an ad, here is a shot of YC sending it pretty big at Berthoud last year on the split board. He came in with a ton of speed and landed out of frame. Taken by Nick Saylor.
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I know that first creek rock Carl. Great photo! I took a similar one from the same spot a couple of years ago.

Good news, there is snow now, bad news, it wants to slide. Remotely triggered this bad boy yesterday. Early season is always very dicey. Be careful all.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby lodgling » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:56 am

Nice shot, Carl. Makes it look much better than it was.

Roan -- that slide looks like it is still moving?? You must be pretty quick with the camera.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby RoanMtnMan » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:14 pm

lodgling wrote:
Roan -- that slide looks like it is still moving?? You must be pretty quick with the camera.


\:D/ I actually suspected it might go so I was locked and loaded with the camera. Admittedly, a bit of cheating on that shot.

We triggered another sizable slide today. Please be careful out there. Our snowpack is in a bad place right now. I think it's much worse than the CAIC rating currently reflects from Vail to the Frange.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby PaliKona » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:01 pm

agree...lots of cracking in the snowpack at Vail, inbounds (in trees, etc). Be careful out there.

Conditions are getting much better. Keep it coming Ullr! =D>

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby pills2619 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:24 am

after a year of skiing I finally had my first powder day... I spent a few hours at Breck then went and checked on the dog and headed over to do some laps on Loveland pass with the pup. Probably the most fun I have ever had! I'm addicted to the white fluffy stuff and yeah apparently this stuff can go up your nose too! The title of this topic is so fitting right now.
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Re: Dreamin of Winter

Postby George James » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:56 pm

This winter has been a dream come true. I'm already dreamin of the next one. Until then, here we go SPRING!

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby PaliKona » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:48 pm

great shot! is that Silverton?

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Carl » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:27 pm

Thought I would bump this with a little home made ski stoke clip. Friends of Berthoud Pass is hosting our second annual amateur film fest tonight at Wilderness Exchange so I threw this together to see if it makes the cut. I know tonight is the 14ers HH too, but we don't start until 8pm so feel free to stop by after if you're in the area. We've got a great collection of raffle prizes, from Patagonia hats and Flylow jackets to a case of PBR and a bag of frozen (or partially frozen at that point) salmon.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby jmc5040 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:25 pm

Good luck tonight with the video! I was thinking about throwing a video together, but at the time I was supposed to be out of town tonight... maybe next year. Thanks for posting it was fun to watch.

I'd stop by but am getting an early start to ski Quandary tomorrow.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby ajkagy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:02 pm

full on corn the last 2 days, but it looks like back to winter this weekend and early next week?
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