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Old 12-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Current Denver conditions? (December 2009)

I'm heading out in a week (12/10) for some early season riding.

Has anyone been out recently? I'll be curious to hear reports from this weekend (12/5) on how conditions are at various resorts.

We're not tied to any particular resort. Just looking to cruise the best conditions and probably hit Loveland on the last day as we can grab a full session on our way to the airport.

I'm guessing if I'm liable to go off trail at all...and I am...then I should probably be bringing my rock board out with me instead of the shiny new stick I bought on closeout last season.
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might get lucky. Right now, you are not going off piste. Not enough snow to do it. There is a decent looking system rolling in Saturday and it's supposed to stick around through Tuesday. It should put down a foot, maybe three. Jury is out on that one, it'll be a wait and see what it does. Another system could be rolling through Thursday or Friday. Jury is out on that one too. Don't know what else to say. Regardless, riding in the trees is going to be limited, with snow snakes lurking just under the surface. Pick and choose what you dive into wisely.
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So, did anybody get out this weekend?

How was it?
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Not much happened this weekend. Looks like the real snow is starting today. Right now, it's pretty much been a donut. The next two days are going to tell the story.
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You might get lucky. Right now, you are not going off piste. Not enough snow to do it. There is a decent looking system rolling in Saturday and it's supposed to stick around through Tuesday. It should put down a foot, maybe three. Jury is out on that one, it'll be a wait and see what it does. Another system could be rolling through Thursday or Friday. Jury is out on that one too. Don't know what else to say. Regardless, riding in the trees is going to be limited, with snow snakes lurking just under the surface. Pick and choose what you dive into wisely.
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Branches under the snow?

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I was referring to hidden objects just under the snow that can sneak up and bite you when riding through the trees. Generally speaking it's branches that grab your board and send you for a tumble. You can't leave rocks out of that either. If you get bit by a snow snake, you'll know what I am talking about.

Evidently it's a drink too...
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So, did anybody get out this weekend?

How was it?
I was at Winter Park on Friday. They had maybe 1" of new snow, but with all the man-made stuff they've got, conditions were pretty nice compared to the other resorts I've been to this season. Weather forecasts are calling for somewhere between 1 and 3 feet of snow to fall in the central mountains between tonight and Wed afternoon.
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I hit up the Beav yesterday and today and it was pretty fun. Still plenty of icy spots on the steeper runs but the top was riding pretty nice. They got about 4 inches yesterday and 3 or 4 today so far, but the good stuff is supposed to fall tonight and tomorrow. Cross your fingers!!!
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....Weather forecasts are calling for somewhere between 1 and 3 feet of snow to fall in the central mountains between tonight and Wed afternoon.
Nice. I like when snow forecasts are in FEET!
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