2016-17 Colorado Weather

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  1. ski otter 2

    ski otter 2 Putting on skis Skier

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    Light, cold snow. At Love today (Wed.) lift 9 and the snow cat were running, and it was bluebird - light wind to the south of the top along the Ridge, above Ptarmigan, heavier wind to the north above lift 8. Many areas up there were two days accumulation. Few people up there, few tracks. Run after run.

    (I must have just missed the rock slide near Dumont. The guy who parked two spaces after me said he helped clear off the rocks in one lane, to keep at least that open. )

    The areas I skied mostly are along the ridge in the center of the currently featured photo on the Loveland Basin website: http://skiloveland.com/
     
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  2. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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  3. Michael R.

    Michael R. Chasing Winter Skier

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    Yep that was by Dumont.

    Breck skied very well today. I got majorly lucky in arriving at the top of E-chair just as patrol dropped the ropes to Windows, and had first tracks all the way to the bottom.

    Breck did indeed have what their snow stake reported, there was plenty of pow to go around even if you weren't there for a rope drop.

    (Sorry no pics) :/
     
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  4. Monique

    Monique bounceswoosh Skier

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    Kinda hate you right now.
     
  5. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Pics! :)

    After the Dumont affair, A-Basin generally skied well above the reported 5". As @ski otter 2 noted from Luv, snow was light, and survived both the sun and tracks far longer than should be the case in April. Zuma was still skiing well approaching 1:00 pm.

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  6. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Upper East Wall was insane except I don't ski upper East Wall, so lower East Wall...

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    Sum air (I don't do air intentionally, but I did crest this launch point and fall over).

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  7. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Pali held up deep into the afternoon. Other than an ill advised traverse to upper International through shark infested waters, quite the day.

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  8. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    nay low C turns Skier

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    It may be snowing over Berthoud. Just sayin'.

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  10. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Super warm out there. Potential changes on the way - from NOAA:

    It will be a little more unsettled next week as a series of Pacific troughs move across the region. The first one is progged to brush across the state Monday aftn and evng. Best chc of snow in the mountains would appear to be Monday night, but any accumulations will likely be over the higher west facing slopes aoa 9500 ft. Dry with a short wave ridge over the cwa on Tuesday, then the mdls show the next system passing to the north of CO on Wednesday. If this happens then best chc of pcps will be in the mountains with lesser pops over the northeast plains. A more significant trough is progged to move out of the Desert Southwest and bring a better chance of pcpn to the entire cwa by the end of next week but diverging solutions for this system as well.

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  11. givethepigeye

    givethepigeye Really, just Rob will do Skier

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    Camped in Denver after a couple of days @ Vail (need to make that Epic Local math work). Spring skiing at its finest. Needed to wait until around noon or so Sat/Sun for China to soften up, but when it did - its was $. Could do w/o the cat track up the middle of Genghis and Jade though. Ski on lifts Fri/Sat/Sun and record time from Vail to 470 -1:15.

    Unless it snows, there will be mud.....
     
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  12. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    3 storms incoming. The first little one...

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    NOAA sez 6-12" on higher east facing slopes Thu/Fri. I don't buy that yet, because the easterly upslope is missing in the storm track details, but...watching...

    Mebbe #3 for Tue. And good thing since we are in free fall several weeks early...

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  13. nay

    nay low C turns Skier

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    Inch of liquid = foot of snow. Just sayin'.

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  14. nay

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    Nothing to see here....

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  17. Core2

    Core2 Getting off the lift Skier

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    Looks like CO will get another shot of winter this week.
     
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  18. nay

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    Potential major spring storm end of week, and cold enough for snow everywhere.
     

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