TMB Skiing Thread

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  1. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    They're extremely rare (emphasis on extremely), but they do occur.
     
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  2. ugafish

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    So this is the order of my trip next week:

    Thursday: echo night ski
    Friday: Loveland day ski, Keystone night ski
    Saturday: Breckenridge day ski
     
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  3. Anison

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    There have been a couple at Park City this season (off of 9990 on the Canyon side) but I believe they were off-piste. The paths to those areas were roped off with warning signs when I was there earlier this month.
     
  4. RalfBully

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    might want to reconsider breck on a Saturday
     
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  5. cuseNole

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    Anywhere in Summit on Friday and Saturday is a zoo. Just go in knowing that and you won't have a terrible time.
     
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  6. Mr Mortisay

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    There have been off piste deaths in the back bowls of Vail this year
     
  7. EdmondDantes

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    Taos had an inbounds avalanche that killed 2 people I think 2 years ago.
     
  8. ugafish

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    It’s too late in the covid era. Tell me how to make this work best. Show up at 8 am, and ride up?!
     
  9. The Guglia

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    I did an off piste run in Park City / Canyons that a guy died in an avalanche on the following year.
     
  10. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    It can, but it's rare. Most are probably different than you are seeing on youtube. It can actually happen in trees too.
     
  11. kinghill

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    I think most I'm seeing on Youtube are not on normal trails.
     
  12. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Saturday just means you take a few runs and just soak in the apres scene all day.
     
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  13. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Yeah what you are seeing is probably people backcountry with a go pro. In bounds you can still have snow slides in tree runs where the snow is unstable and the trees contribute to the the demise
     
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  14. kinghill

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    ok, but, like, it sounds like the backcountry stuff is a lot more dangerous right? You're making it sound like in bounds is just as dangerous because of trees.
     
  15. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Yes out of bounds is much more dangerous
     
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  16. Zack Zedalis

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    Back to Red River on Friday
     
  17. Arliden

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    People who have gone to Taos what are your impressions?
     
  18. Zack Zedalis

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    Went over Christmas and loved it. Terrain parks were closed because of limited staffing, and all dining is to go, but the mountain was great & not overly crowded.
     
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  19. Arliden

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    Also boarded Telluride on Thursday, first time boarding in Colorado. Felt like a skiers mountain, definitely pricey, but some nice runs with good length and elevation change.

    The town is set at the end of a box canyon so it had great views.

    Still kinda partial to California skiing when the conditions are right.
     
  20. Arliden

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    Been wanting to go cause I think it would be cool and I think the southwest vibe would be a nice change of pace.
     
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  21. Paddy Murphy

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    Skiied Aspen and Crested Butte this week. Highlands was awesome. Was my first time back to CB in 5 years. 5 years ago I could only ski half the mountain, if that. This time around, hit North Face, Spellbound, Headwall, Teocali, and Funnel. Immensely satisfying and really fun. Just wish it had dumped snow one night.
     
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  22. Kylebw1

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    I love Crested Butte... nothing bougie but going to Snowshoe Weds for the rest of the week. Hopefully there’s actually some snow
     
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  23. bro

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    sounds fun. Crows will be brutal, but as others said, as long as you know lines will be long, you'll be fine. Adjust your expectations.

    I've never gone to Keystone at Night, but I am interested in heading up there on a Friday night to snowboard and miss the Saturday crowds
     
  24. Zack Zedalis

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    mountain was pretty empty at Red River today
     
  25. Mr Mortisay

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    Skied 3 days at Heavenly and one day at Squaw this week. Definitely want to go back to squaw when the snow is better. Heavenly seemed kinda pedestrian outside of the incredible lake views tbh
     
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  26. UrsaGrande

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    Squaw is my home mountain, when there's good snow the non groomed terrain is hard to beat.
     
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  27. Mr Mortisay

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    It was really unique from a terrain standpoint compared to the CO places I’ve been to. “Craggy” I guess is the word that comes to mind. Only did a couple blacks because several looked sketchy as hell with the current conditions but the steep stuff was great
     
  28. UrsaGrande

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    Firm bumps are not great fun, and I'm not great on them to begin with.
     
  29. Zack Zedalis

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    Empty again today. This pic was just before the snow rolled in.
     
  30. ugafish

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    The problem we ran into on Sat at Breck was the line for the gondola in the parking lot. About 45 mins worth. Once we got to mountain, we were able to utilize the singles line very well, and the lines werent bad. Maybe a top wait of 10 mins.

    Big fan of Key at night. Was able to fly down and back up. Very long runs.
     
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  31. Zack Zedalis

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    Cool shots of my youngest yesterday
     
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  32. bro

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    Breck staying open through May. Keystone and Vail closing April 11.
     
  33. ugafish

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    Is this normal operating procedure for all 3? I am trying to plan a spring break trip for 2022, so I guess it needs to be Breck.
     
  34. Georgia_Nole

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    Park City added a week and will close the 11th as well
     
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  35. bro

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    Colorado mountains are getting dumped on this weekend. Can’t wait for free refills. Gonna go to Loveland Saturday. Then vail next Friday.
     
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  36. ugafish

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    The Plunge --> Awesome was great.
     
  37. Oranjello

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    Depends on snowfall and it changes every year. If you’re planning this far out, I think a safe assumption for most of I-70 (excluding A Basin) is mid-April +/- 2 weeks. If you’re flying in and planning it months in advance, first week of April is the latest I’d plan for and I’d expect slushy spring skiing yet keep an open mind for a late spring dump of powder. I’ve been dumped on closing weekends multiple times and I no longer live in CO.
     
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  38. EdmondDantes

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    too warm and slushy that late in the year for my personal taste
     
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  39. bro

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    March is the best time of the year IMHV. But April can be amazing as well. Anything in late April is pushing it unless it is a super cold and wet winter
     
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  40. Georgia_Nole

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    Most Epic resorts tend to close on Easter weekend.

    There’s a few exceptions, but overall that’s the standard for them
     
  41. RalfBully

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    As a Midwesterner, we always did Colorado for spring break the first wk of April growing up and I always loved it.
     
  42. BWC

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    Sexy weekend forecast for Eagle and Summit Co. T's and P's sent to the front rangers lol.
     
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  43. CUgator

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    looks like the last huge storm in 06 or 07 where the front range got hammered but the mountains got an average amount
     
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  44. Mr Mortisay

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    Of course the week after we leave Tahoe gets 2 feet of snow. Never fails
     
  45. Anison

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    Headed back out there next week. It was pretty sparse when I was there in February; good to hear they got a real dump.
     
  46. kinghill

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  47. bro

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  48. BWC

    BWC It was the BOAT times, it was the WOAT times
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    Was just talking to my brother about this yesterday. Short on snow, but the snow that fell was high moisture content, so at least that bodes better than it could for the summer/fire season.
     
  49. Fargin' Icehole

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    Doing 5 days in Steamboat in February. Haven't been to SS since I was a teen. Have a bnb ski in/out. Appreciate any suggestions/opinions. TIA.
     
  50. bro

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