I have been hitting the park a lot at Copper. Some weekends I would be riding the park all day from 9 - 3 both days unless it's a POW day.I managed 42 days, which is my second-highest ever. I can't decide if the quality was up to previous years or not. On the one hand, I was getting tired really fast. On the other hand, it was mostly because of decreased time spent in the line-up.
I've suggested to the Slopes people that they include a calculation for vertical-feet-per-hour for the day. I think that would go a long way towards an accurate comparison of sessions.
Yeah, I miss hitting 8. I planned to hit it but the tunnel was closed. I assume you're familiar with those sketchy double blacks coming back, I couldn't take the kids there. My daughter might be up for it, but my son definitely isn't. I did the cliffs in that section once - we got off 4 and rode down for a "smoke break" in the trees. Then we ride down a little further and there's cliff signs, so it's either hike back up a black or figure out how to ride cliffs - which is jump turn, jump turn, stop, jump turn, stop, jump turn. For some reason my buddy's blamed me, but I blame Loveland for not putting some cliff signs up higher.....8 was popping so hard on Friday! Trees off of 6 were good in the morning too. Still, it sounds like you had better conditions than there were early last week. All those freeze and thaw cycles left the top half of the mountain all blue icy.
The last time I took the tunnel this season was pretty sketchy. I abandoned it long before they closed it down. Like most Loveland pow days, I blew out my legs on 8 and had a bit of a grueling time getting back to the lot lol. I've got to actually call it when I say last run!
I have a feeling we didn't do that when we rode together lmao.That terrain off of 4 gets intense! Can't blame you for keeping the kids off of that. It was all ice moguls getting back down Friday. I was lured down early, but I should've kept at the traverse longer cause it was pretty gnarly on my fried legs.
Yeah no, we didn't go over there at all that day. I might have dragged you there on a pow day though. HItting that drop was a good time!I have a feeling we didn't do that when we rode together lmao.
There was that one 'cliff' I was trying to get air from, but ended up just dropping it a few times because I realized I'd never done anything like that before lmao.
I avoid that traverse, I cut thru the field (even if it's roped off) - usually alot of powder to be had. One of the reasons I bought my Backwoods was just to cut thru that field, but you pay the price when you hit East and West Ropes. My approach is to leave 8 knowing you have a run or two left and then hit Ptarmigan and/or 6 for you last runs. However, sometimes it's just too fun on 8 too leave.That terrain off of 4 gets intense! Can't blame you for keeping the kids off of that. It was all ice moguls getting back down Friday. I was lured down early, but I should've kept at the traverse longer cause it was pretty gnarly on my fried legs.
There's always next year...I have a nagging feeling that there won't be any summer snowboarding for me. I wanted to go the last couple of summers but it never happened... this summer it looks even grimmer.