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Old 12-04-2013, 12:47 AM   #1631 (permalink)
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Ha CSM cancelled classes for tomorrow. Now just to figure out how to get up to Copper/WP on short notice!

Edit: And my college somehow accidentally sent out the cancellation email. Jokes on me. Last day of class or snowboarding....

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Old 12-04-2013, 02:30 AM   #1632 (permalink)
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Looks like the storm may be a bust for the Evergreen area. It's trying to snow, but it's just too damn cold. The cold beat the moisture here. It's showing 4 degrees out right now and it's just tiny little ice crystals floating around in the air.
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Old 12-04-2013, 03:16 AM   #1633 (permalink)
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Looks like the storm may be a bust for the Evergreen area. It's trying to snow, but it's just too damn cold. The cold beat the moisture here. It's showing 4 degrees out right now and it's just tiny little ice crystals floating around in the air.
guess I shoulda gone to work lol.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #1634 (permalink)
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So I "used to be" a pretty good rider. now with years layed off, and getting back into it. What would be your guesstimate that riding Bert would be safe?
after a full season? a few times? I have heard amazing things, but never have been.
Bert has lines you can do for all ability levels. the problem with Bert is that it has very real avalanche danger. There are some pretty safe bet areas but you literally stray a few feet away from them and you can be in avalanche terrain. Several runs in the trees slide too. Seems like every year there is a close call in Floral.

So really that is the problem. Basically the top of the pass east side coming straight down to the parking lot and the run on the far lookers left coming down to the highway are the only legit spots with next to no avalanche danger. Can't say they are 100% free of it as unusual snow can do unusual things.

Hopefully you have some training and the avy gear. If you know what to look for it is fairly simple to stay safe there and have a blast. Just about everything you see is ridden there, just not on the same day.

You can boot around. That will get you to most of the old ski area runs, it is work though. There are a few shots right out of the parking lot. The south side has decent vertical the north side not so much but fun. They get tracked fast too.
Booting around does also limit your exposure to some degree.

A splitboard is the best tool for the pass though. You can travel into some great areas but of course the trouble you can get into is expanded too.

If you got avy gear, a method of travel, and weekends (for now), I could probably show you around one day and familiarise you with the terrain.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:59 AM   #1635 (permalink)
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Well looking like about a foot total since yesterday in Breck. They're claiming 6 inches in 24 but someone brushed off the snow stake around 4 yesterday. It's still nuking out here.

Anyone driving up 70 be careful.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:28 AM   #1636 (permalink)
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I saw Loveland was reporting 10.5 overnight. This looks to be super light blower. Should be fun, but you might be scraping hard pack a bit more than you'd expect where the wind hasn't filled it in.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #1637 (permalink)
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Hit up the Luv today. Good day, but the powder day was over by 11am. Steeps under chair 1 opened today and got mobbed hard immediately. Snow is still good and soft and there's still a few stashes in the trees, but I'm gonna go put up the Charlie Slasher after I down this beer. Lift 4 is spinning, but not open. Hopefully tomorrow.

I-70 wasn't bad at all. Pretty much drove 65 all the way up. A few sketchy slick spots just west of Silver Plume but that's about it. Roads around Evergreen are slicker than goose shit though.
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South Chutes opened around 1pm and oh my god. They're still riding GREAT. Everyone still focused on the steeps under 1 and I've had lap after knee deep lap on the chutes. That little 158 NS Cobra holding up better than I thought it would in those conditions, but I wish I hadn't put the Slasher away. Might go grab it for the last few runs.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:31 PM   #1639 (permalink)
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What the fuck are you doing posting about this shit? Go ride. So kicking you in the Jimmy next time I see you.

Satuday? Bert?
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #1640 (permalink)
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I was drinking a beer. Goddamn it was cold. I'm a guy that never gets cold, but goddamn it was cold. Saturday? Berthoud? Lemme check with the boss. It's her birthday weekend.
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