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Old 12-14-2011, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vail has no snow drive to Wolf Creek??

Vail only has 18" of base and I will be there in a day for 6 days, would it be worth it to drive to Wolf Creek?

How will Vail be with such little snow?
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will be fun at Vail, but Wolf Creek has the powder

There's no snow in the forecast around summit or eagle county but they always seem to get snow down south. So there's that
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It's looking more and more like December is going to be the suck for most of the Western US. It's appearing that we'll be lucky to get into a snowy cycle by New Year's. Except for Wolf Creek, Taos, Silverton area mountains. They are getting loaded with snow. So yeah, I'd rent a place in Wolf Creek and bail on your place in Vail for the next 6 days.
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wolf creek is fun, LONG drive from Denver.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not that long of a drive if he stays there instead of Vail for the whole trip ( =

I don't see any weather coming to Wolf Creek during your stay, but I'd honestly recommend splitting your trip up a bit. You'll get bored in Wolf Creek over 6 days...... I recommend staying at the firestone cabins in wolf creek a couple or few days and spend the rest in Vail.
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I rode vail yesterday and the snow was pretty good compared to what it has been like. We had a little overnight too. Things are getting scratched off by the afternoon - but that will happen anywhere next week when there are a gazillion people on the hill.
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Or spend two three days at Wolf Creek, then go to Taos for a few days, or go to Aspen because evidently they just got smoked.
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Or spend two three days at Wolf Creek, then go to Taos for a few days, or go to Aspen because evidently they just got smoked.
Absolutely

There's options other than Vail of course. Snowmass is wayyyyyyyyy fun. My favorite terrain within 3 hours of denver for sure
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Wolf creek and Taos are both epic right now. Those are the only two i've been to this year so far. Taos just got dumped on, 15 inches for this last storm. That's on top of the 25 inches we got from last weeks storm. Its still snowing now so it looks like a 50" base by this weekend.

Wolf creek is also probably close to a 60" base at this point.

Come ride some dry southwest pow.
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Goto WC less crowds, tourists and families to get in your way.
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