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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby hardtryer » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:12 am

still a lot of unconsolidated or are we developing a base finally?

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Voodoo302 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:04 am

hardtryer wrote:Could you please divulge where on BP it was excellent? I went up for a beta look on sunday am and it still looked fairly boney, all around, even after the 9 inches. So I went to the sure spot in butlers gultch and got waist deep turns on good pitch. Luckily it was nice and early so we beat most of the crowds.. Snow felt fairly stable, minimal settling or shooting cracks. It did get warm on sunday though....


We were in the same areas as SchralpTheGnar, both main runs above/across from the summit lot, Hanging Meadows, etc. Definitely had to watch out in the trees but it was so deep it was like insta-base. It's still thin in areas especially where the wind scours it away but it's coming in.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:59 am

the north east side trees base was best, that area always has the best early season turns I found. west side trees and gullies were much less consolidated, on TST I broke down to about chest deep.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby hardtryer » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:10 pm

Any other local good early season spots in mind? I've toured, JP, LP, dry gulch, butlers gulch, and that's about it so far, the jones -butler area is usually pretty good early. Granted the road skin in and out always sucks but its a nice leg warmer early season. I'm ready for some bigger terrain.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby nkan02 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:37 am

Wolf Creek was pretty dreamy this weekend. Temps in mid-20ties, no wind, great coverage. Waterfall was in great shape.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby SolarAlex » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:43 am

+1 about wolf creek being great this weekend. The ridges were all pretty deep and the trees off alberta chair were great. We even hiked alberta peak a couple times, although it was a little rocky near the bottom.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby PaliKona » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:19 am

pics? powder stoke would be good!

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby nkan02 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:12 pm

@SolarAlex - I did the skimo race, so any additional uphill hiking was out of the question for me after that, unfortunately. Alberta did look prime.

p.s. Low light lenses were super helpful - I really appreciated having them this weekend. Really made the difference!
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Matt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:40 pm

SolarAlex wrote:+1 about wolf creek being great this weekend. The ridges were all pretty deep and the trees off alberta chair were great.


I agree with this. Once in the trees, the lighting didn't matter, but flat light was the rule up top yesterday. There was a freaking conga line up the ridge.
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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby rlayiv » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:15 pm

FYI - Butler skied very well on Saturday.

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby gb » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:51 pm

~140ish% of average right now in Crested Butte. Great start! Last Saturday:

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Re: Dreamin of winter

Postby Bean » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:31 am

The whole state's doing well, but it's mind-blowing how good of a start CB's gotten. Hopefully this all keeps up.

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