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Old 04-18-2009, 06:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And I was right. Abasin was insane today. By 11am, all the parking lots were completely full. And I was one of the 1st ones to hit I70 when it opened, so I figured it would only get busier as the Denverites made their way up the mtn. Said fuck that and went to Loveland instead - which got absolutely KILLED with snow the last 3 days - but unlike Abasin, it was a ghost town. Was riding in 3' of mostly untrackced pow most of the day...And most importantly, never waited in a lift line.

Best day by far of the whole season. 9 deep pow runs in 2 hours and my back leg was done, so I packed it in and went home.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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HEHEHE I was up there early slayed the pow by 11 and left. Got in 20 something runs in 2 hours and was over it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Sounds sick d00ds , kinda jealous but it looks like Banff might get a little too next wed... Calling for 20-30 cm... Not getting my hopes too high, but, well who am I kidding yes I am.
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My dear god I've never seen such a shit show in my life. Cars parked everywhere, every parking area was over flowing.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My dear god I've never seen such a shit show in my life. Cars parked everywhere, every parking area was over flowing.
Abasin was pure insanity both Sat and Sun. Not 1 parking space left yesterday when I drove through on my way back from Breck yesterday at 1:30pm. I also saw the po-po towing vehicles that were parked on the shoulder of the road at Loveland too. Both places were craziness!

And how the hell can you get in 20 runs in 2 hours? When there's no lift lines, I can do 6 an hour, and that's hauling ass.

EDIT: Oh, you were riding the bunny hill...I could have hit 20 in 2 hours on the bunny hill too. lol

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Old 04-20-2009, 11:07 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Loveland was the shit on Friday and Saturday. Saturday the parking lot was only half full at 1:00 because I-70 was shut down I got lucky living in Dumont, there were 5 cars sitting at the gate in Georgetown so I parked and waited 5 minutes just to watch them lift the gate on open the highway. I got there at 8am and still got front row parking. What a great late season we've had since the end of March, I can't complain one bit.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Traffic wasn't all that bad yesterday afternoon. The parking lot at Berthoud was a big of a shit show, but it was more or less because CDOT hardly plowed it. Not to mention, they didn't plow Current, 1st, or 2nd creek parking areas. So places you could park were limited to say the least. As far as for people out in the backcountry there were not very many. The snow stabilized nicely and big lines were going down, and there were still lot's of fresh lines left even on the most popular runs. Nobody in Second Creek, nothing like breaking trail in 3ft deep snow on a sunny aspect. Yeah, my legs are fried today...
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I was actually at Winter Park for closing day.

The Panoramic lift was closed all during the big 2 days worth of storms, and they got 33" of snow.

They opened the lift on closing day and all of us there got fresh tracks in all that POW. Some sick sick runs.... By far the best cloud runs all season for me, and on closing day. Good times
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Abasin was pure insanity both Sat and Sun. Not 1 parking space left yesterday when I drove through on my way back from Breck yesterday at 1:30pm. I also saw the po-po towing vehicles that were parked on the shoulder of the road at Loveland too. Both places were craziness!

And how the hell can you get in 20 runs in 2 hours? When there's no lift lines, I can do 6 an hour, and that's hauling ass.

EDIT: Oh, you were riding the bunny hill...I could have hit 20 in 2 hours on the bunny hill too. lol
Saturday wasn't that bad. Sunday was insanity I got lucky and some kids in a Honda civic picked me up when I was hitching up and we were able to fit in a spot that would have been dedicated for a Rascal motorized mobility scooter.

Not hard to get 20 laps in when you're not a slow ass. I know most of the lifties and how to avoid lines.
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Not hard to get 20 laps in when you're not a slow ass. I know most of the lifties and how to avoid lines.
One of these Wednesdays I'm gona see just how many runs I can do in 2 hours. Lets race. hehe
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