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Today 11:36 AM
bmaniga A majority of the guys at school said they were heading up with their girlfriends to ride on v-day, so i'd say its a crap shoot.
Today 10:58 AM
Big Foot Who else is super excited to ride President's Day Weekend!? I'm gonna head to Keystone on Sunday hoping that people don't go because they're doing lame Valentine's Day shit. We'll see how that goes.
Yesterday 12:17 AM
Powhunter Throwing out some stoke from this past weekend in Southern CO... 1080p for maximum effect.


Cheers to some fresh snow, asap.
02-06-2016 01:04 AM
zackmorris Hiking up my buddies land. He has 20 acres in Golden Gate...cliff drops/tree runs 10 minutes from my house.


02-05-2016 05:08 PM
deagol
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Originally Posted by psklt View Post
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This warm weather coming next week is gonna be a bit of a bummer as far as overnight crusting goes.
This ^^^^^^

02-05-2016 04:04 PM
psklt I'd avoid the Outback entirely if you don't want bumps or trees. The Santiago chair has some of the best groomers around IMO like anticipation and spillway, they get early sun and you can rip over 60mph on them easy. The trees in the outback are some of my favorite too.
This warm weather coming next week is gonna be a bit of a bummer as far as overnight crusting goes.
02-05-2016 02:01 PM
Big Foot
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One of the best things about Keystone is that it basically has no challenging terrain or tree runs. Unlike other mountains, you stay remotely aware and 99.9% of the time you are on a blue screamer that will dead end at a lift (theres like 1 shitty run-out in the back).

I'm not trying to create an argument with the Keystone lovers, Keystone is the best we all know that. But unlike Mary Jane, you aren't gonna end up on a 3k' vert mogul run by accident with no options. Theres a blue screamer or 7 from the top of every lift. The trees are for the most part too tight to ride there. The "blacks" are simply ungroomed moguled up blues.

One of the attractions of keystone is that its pretty fucken big and its all super ripe intermediate. Also their lifts pump the volume like no other, you get laps.
Don't forget they've got the best groomers this side of the Mississippi River.
02-05-2016 01:55 PM
snowklinger One of the best things about Keystone is that it basically has no challenging terrain or tree runs. Unlike other mountains, you stay remotely aware and 99.9% of the time you are on a blue screamer that will dead end at a lift (theres like 1 shitty run-out in the back).

I'm not trying to create an argument with the Keystone lovers, Keystone is the best we all know that. But unlike Mary Jane, you aren't gonna end up on a 3k' vert mogul run by accident with no options. Theres a blue screamer or 7 from the top of every lift. The trees are for the most part too tight to ride there. The "blacks" are simply ungroomed moguled up blues.

One of the attractions of keystone is that its pretty fucken big and its all super ripe intermediate. Also their lifts pump the volume like no other, you get laps.

Frontside secret: if there is a line for the gondola, or if you are riding the River Run side of the mountain, board at the quad chair lift instead of the gondola, it moves about 10-15 chairs faster than the gondola. (they service the exact same area top and bottom with the exception that the chair does not have a mid-unload).
02-05-2016 11:19 AM
bmaniga
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What runs are your favorite on north peak and the outback(I don't do blacks FYI)?
I want to avoid getting on a run only to find its full of moguls and regret my choice.

I've only done runs on dercum...and only ones that end up in river run
This is my first CO season, so i'm not familiar with all of the run names. From what I've seen, there is a pretty good chance that any run on the north peak will have moguls/bumps as very few of them are cleanly groomed. The trail map at the top of the Santiago lift does tell you which runs are groomed, packed powder, or covered in moguls , so that might help you while exploring. The best run I can remember from yesterday would be "Bingo," which is a short hike from the top of the outback lift.

As far as blues go, you might like porcupine, anticipation, or spillway. The less experienced riders in my group found those runs fun with a bit of challenge (this is of course gonna be subjective).
02-05-2016 05:13 AM
mikeLA
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Went up today and the snow was great in the outback. That -13 arrival did force me to skip out on the early laps, and take cover in spoon cafe for pre riding drinks.

Also, the only traffic today was denver rush hour!!! compared to the 3 hours I spent trying to make it back to the tunnel during Sunday's metering.
What runs are your favorite on north peak and the outback(I don't do blacks FYI)?
I want to avoid getting on a run only to find its full of moguls and regret my choice.

I've only done runs on dercum...and only ones that end up in river run
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