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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 02:45 PM
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Holy shit, 48 in Washington alone.


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Not colorado based, but Fortress Mountain in Alberta has been closed for a few years now. KPOW uses it for cat skiing/boarding, though it's in a provincial park, so I'm not sure if they have a licence to use it while they're there, or if anybody can split there if they want?

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A lot of people in Alberta drive past another old ski hill every time they head out to hills. Pigeon Mountain closed since 1974, at Dead Man's Flats... next time you're driving by, take a look.
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A lot of people in Alberta drive past another old ski hill every time they head out to hills. Pigeon Mountain closed since 1974, at Dead Man's Flats... next time you're driving by, take a look.
Is that picture facing south east? I think I've seen that before...
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Is that picture facing south east? I think I've seen that before...
Yep, this would be the angle driving back to Calgary
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I have noticed it as well, thought it was just from logging. Could you get in there easily on a split?
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I have noticed it as well, thought it was just from logging. Could you get in there easily on a split?
I could be mistaken but it doesn't seem like Dead Man's Flat even gets much snow... I recall a few pow days at SSV and LL when Canmore and even Banff were largely dry.
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ya they seem to be more on the Calgary weather system (if we get snow in the city then nakiska and DM seems to get snow). Not somewhere i would want to go constantly but could be fun a few days a year, and a nice close drive for a split board trip.
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this is pretty interesting stuff! i read on that site that there is a cat skiing/boarding operation at the old "ski rio" in costilla, north of taos. $150 for a half day, $250 for full day. only problem is you have to book at least 72 hours in advance... would be pretty amazing to have an entire resort to yourself on a pow day. not really looking to pay that much, though.

one day, maybe i'll see what it's like to split or have a sled. you guys must have all the fun!
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When I lived in Greeley long ago (pre-snowboarding) we used to take the kids out to Sharktooth tubing. It had a great tubing run - they iced down an old gulch that had twists and turns and some really good banks.

I also remember driving by Hidden Valley in RMNP many times.
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That sounds sweet that it's still being used, it was a fun mountain. Let me know what you find out locally man. I need to make a trip out there to see some people maybe we could check it out sometime
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