2016-17 Colorado Weather

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Blue Streak, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Drove up last night in a combo of rain and puking snow. But apparently not much of it stuck to the mountain. It's entirely too "nice" out right now.
     
  2. RachelV

    RachelV Hi. Skier

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    A-Basin's reporting 2", and Joel generally toned down his forecast a little bit. We'll see what happens!

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    There's still NO snow on the ground in Dillon and it's bumming me out.
     
  3. RachelV

    RachelV Hi. Skier

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    Jinx ;)
     
  4. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I spent some office capital to take a powder day today, but I guess the plus side is I had a chance to sleep in this morning?
     
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  5. Jack skis

    Jack skis Putting on skis Skier

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    At Crested Butte Friday morning, just before noon, riding the East River Lift we heard a little rumbling in the air. By the time we got to the top of the lift the rumbling was definety thunder. We tucked down to the sold slow Teocalli Lift for a route off the mountain as the Patrol was shuting down the mountain with rope lines across trails. The thunder grew ever louder -- remember the old discussions about Volant Skis and lightning? Couldn't help but think of stainless steel top skin skis and electric conductivity. Noticed as we neared the base area that the Red Lady Lift was not running and no one was aboard anymore. As we got to the top of Warming House Hill there was a lightning flash over to our left and an almost immediate BOOM! of thunder. Made it off the hill unscathed. The storm shut down the mountain for bit, not certain howl long as we left for the day.
     
  6. RachelV

    RachelV Hi. Skier

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    Well, A-Basin's reporting 1" this morning. I'd like to apologize to everyone for taking Friday off to ski, thereby causing this storm to totally fizzle in Summit. ;)
     
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  7. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I guess both of us are at fault ...

    5" reported at Breck, most falling toward the end of yesterday's ski day before the lifts closed. But it was so damn crunchy yesterday that I'm still not convinced.
     
  8. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Storm pretty much busted. I'm pretty much in Virginia, so I tried...

    Tue storm coming in from the northwest looks good right now. I plan to sample.
     
  9. Michael R.

    Michael R. Chasing Winter Skier

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    after hiking/skinning 5k vertical feet and 5 miles through 6 inches of new snow, it's official, I need a leg transplant. I'm kinda hungry right now but I don't even want to move. If anyone is willing to donate please send me a PM

    On the plus side, those efforts did pay off, even if I did ski through some manky snow at the bottom.

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  10. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    I only skied in-bounds, but I found myself walking in circles mindlessly when I got back to the condo, unable to even take off my snowpants because I was so hangry.
     
  11. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Me, too, but that's because I'm like 2,000 miles away from good snow and any meaningful sense of self direction.
     
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  12. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Well, here's an opportunity for strike 3.

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  13. Michael R.

    Michael R. Chasing Winter Skier

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    Telluride closing day was awesome. Despite my legs being shot, I decided that I had to make the trek up the mtn to ski gold hill #9

    Aforementioned Gold Hill #9

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    I really wanted to knock off the San Joaquin Couloir (shown behind me) from my backcountry bucket list, unfortunately my backcountry partners had skied it a collective dozen times, and weren't interested in doing it yesterday. Maybe next year


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    We made the long slog to the top of Ballard Peak which overlooks town. It's a pretty narrow window to be able to ski this safely. Due to the time it takes to reach the top of the peak, the snow is often cooked and avy risk too great. The skies were overcast for the majority of the day, preserving the snow and the sun made an appearance about half an hour before we made our decent, allowing for plenty of visability.

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    Little Wasatch Face. If you can see a nearly clean line top to bottom, then it's been skied many times by locals. There's some insane terrain here.

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    Backside of T-ride
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    The "birthing canal." I chickened out last time I was here despite plenty of "encouragement" from the chairlift. Today I went for it, it's really not as bad as it looks.
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    all that awesome skiing, yet they closed for the season today. lame
     
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  14. Michael R.

    Michael R. Chasing Winter Skier

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    Couple more pics my friend took. Amazed how well these came out considering he took them on an iPhone

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  15. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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  16. Michael R.

    Michael R. Chasing Winter Skier

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    Yes Ma'am :daffy:
     
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  17. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    Fwiw- snowing in Vail. Snow is very fine and pretty light. Oddly, I will be doing pool therapy today :) Enjoy it folks.
     
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  18. SkiNurse

    SkiNurse aka "Christina" Pugski Ski Tester

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    6 inches at the cabin and it is still snowing pretty hard! Oddly, I will be driving to Vail to take @Drahtguy Kevin 's wife & friend to a winery. :wine:
     
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  19. Ron

    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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    Swing by the pool and say hi :roflmao:
     
  20. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Snowing in Longmont, fwiw. (It's Colorado, so it's on topic!)
     

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