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Was up at mid mountain this morning in Vail before work. They cut the forrest roads down tp tje dirt sometime in the last couple of days. The roads have 8-10' walls of snow around them. Had no idea it was that deep. There was about 3"of fresh snow this morning too. Spooky riding along and coming up on a canyon like that at dawn....
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Was up at mid mountain this morning in Vail before work. They cut the forrest roads down tp tje dirt sometime in the last couple of days. The roads have 8-10' walls of snow around them. Had no idea it was that deep. There was about 3"of fresh snow this morning too. Spooky riding along and coming up on a canyon like that at dawn....
I dont get why the resorts dont stay open if they have anything rideable. I heard they lease the property from the National Forest Service and that they make them shut down around that time to preserve the wild life? This cant be true right? Only thing that would make sense to me is all the seasonal employees dipping out so they dont have enough peeps to run the mountain....

That or they dont like $$$...which we all know VR does
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I dont get why the resorts dont stay open if they have anything rideable. I heard they lease the property from the National Forest Service and that they make them shut down around that time to preserve the wild life? This cant be true right? Only thing that would make sense to me is all the seasonal employees dipping out so they dont have enough peeps to run the mountain....

That or they dont like $$$...which we all know VR does
Money.

When the crowds stop coming, they're not making money. It isn't pass holders that keep resorts in business, it's the tourists. As great of a gesture as it would be, operating at a loss just doesn't make sense.
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Looks like Slapahoe got around a foot of the wet stuff. Should make for an awesome day of hucking your meat off of stuff. Wish I could play hooky today but it will have to wait for the weekend. Hopefully North facing slopes up high will hold some cold snow for the weekend. Get after it.
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damn....shit need to melt now so i can go tromping around


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When I let my dog out this morning there was barely an inch of wet snow on the ground down here in Keystone. I saw the snow report and was like really? 12 inches was a bit conservative because it was past my knees in many places.

The snow was heavy and wet. It was not fluff on crust. My snowboard only scraped at the top of the Pali side. Another great spring day in knee deep powder. I am very happy with the spring season this year. We may even have a summer season since Al the CEO said they may stay open past June 2nd if conditions persist like they are.

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Anyone riding tomorrow? Unfortunately, other things had to be taken care of today.
Hoping to get some leftovers tomorrow.

Thinking about hitting some roadside shots on Loveland pass tomorrow. It's going to be a solo mission unless someone else wants to tag along.
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Anyone riding tomorrow? Unfortunately, other things had to be taken care of today.
Hoping to get some leftovers tomorrow.

Thinking about hitting some roadside shots on Loveland pass tomorrow. It's going to be a solo mission unless someone else wants to tag along.
I'll totally go, bro. Can you just swing by and pick me up? I'm just over in Wisconsin, no big deal.

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I'll totally go, bro. Can you just swing by and pick me up? I'm just over in Wisconsin, no big deal.
Shit son, start driving now. It's 13-14 hour drive to Denver. i'll take care of the rest of the drive from here.
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Anyone riding tomorrow? Unfortunately, other things had to be taken care of today.
Hoping to get some leftovers tomorrow.

Thinking about hitting some roadside shots on Loveland pass tomorrow. It's going to be a solo mission unless someone else wants to tag along.
Watch yourself there's an unstable layer in this snowpack that slides easily.


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