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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 11:04 AM
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That is a tough one. The fact is, the earlier in the season you go the less the coverage will be. At all Western ski areas, the snow depth hits it's maximum depth right around May 1st or so. So in January, you're going to have a lot less coverage. Does that mean the riding sucks? Not really. Snowfall is usually heavy that month and powder days are frequent. Some stuff may not have the coverage to avoid core shots and such. So pick your terrain wisely. Then again, the same thing can be said for March and April even with the deeper snowpack. All that means is that stuff that you would normally avoid because it's obvious is now covered by a thin layer of snow and might look enticing. More often than not my worst core shots are acquired in March and April, not January...
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