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post #531 of 7012 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 05:47 PM
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Breckinridge was a lot of fun today lots of fresh to be had and continued to snow all day long.. Then just got done ridin Loveland pass off swan mountain rd on way home.. Was a good day

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Breckinridge was a lot of fun today lots of fresh to be had and continued to snow all day long.. Then just got done ridin Loveland pass off swan mountain rd on way home.. Was a good day
Loveland Pass via Swan Mountain Road?

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Riding the pass from top of swan mountain is a must do if you've never done it.. It's good to have at least 3 or 4 buddies around and have someone to drive to the bottom and drive back up taking turns but amazing fresh pow.. And miss a lot of I-70 bs and Eisenhower all together
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Is there a Swan Mountain Road that I don't know about?

The only Swan Mountain Road I know of just cuts over from Breck to Keystone around Dillon Lake.

I assume you're talking about Loveland Pass. If so, please tell me you're not one of those fucking jongs out there lapping the pass with no knowledge or gear.

If so, you're lucky you didn't die. Give this a quick read and realize that you're alive because of sheer luck.

https://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=1

Here's the pertinent part:
"Human triggered avalanches will be likely in the fresh wind slab today. Expect to see fresh wind slabs today. These fresh slabs are likely going to doze out the winters snowpack. Many recent human triggered avalanches were triggered mid track and well down the path. This scenario can quickly lead to deep burials."
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Yeah out on the pass just out past a-basin.. But I had all my gear with me and have been through a few different back country/ avalanche training..
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Is there a Swan Mountain Road that I don't know about?

The only Swan Mountain Road I know of just cuts over from Breck to Keystone around Dillon Lake.

I assume you're talking about Loveland Pass. If so, please tell me you're not one of those fucking jongs out there lapping the pass with no knowledge or gear.

If so, you're lucky you didn't die. Give this a quick read and realize that you're alive because of sheer luck.

https://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=1

Here's the pertinent part:
"Human triggered avalanches will be likely in the fresh wind slab today. Expect to see fresh wind slabs today. These fresh slabs are likely going to doze out the winters snowpack. Many recent human triggered avalanches were triggered mid track and well down the path. This scenario can quickly lead to deep burials."
I'm guessing if he isn't smart enough to know that he was on rt 6/Loveland pass road, he isn't smart enough to know what avalanche danger is..... Or maybe they expanded swan and we just never noticed it.....
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Yeah out on the pass just out past a-basin.. But I had all my gear with me and have been through a few different back country/ avalanche training..
I'm glad you've sought out some training and have gear, but based on that forecast, you thought it was a good idea to lap N/NE facing alpine terrain (assuming you were doing the standard hot laps)?

Do what you want, but I would've only been on terrain like that if I was with very knowledgeable people who were intimately familiar with that terrain and what's been going on in that snowpack. There's safe stuff out there to ride for sure, but you need a lot of knowledge and local experience to find it. I pretty much stay out of avy terrain in the backcountry unless I'm with people who know a lot more than I do. The first step in avalanche awareness is to realize that when you're first starting out, you pretty much know just enough to make you dangerous.

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Since when did Swan Mountain migrate more south east?


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today at wolf creek
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Thats some serious snow porn right there

Anyone riding tomorrow? Ill probably head to Breck
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