Winter Park, CO 4-19-09

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Winter Park, CO 4-19-09

Postby EMSC » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:04 pm

Better and worse than expected.

Better: fresh tracks in a 'hidden' spot accessible till mid afternoon, snow staying powdery/good well into the afternoon, near perfect temps up top.

Worse: Super dense powder (very Sierra esq), way more crowded than you'd expect for this late in the year, some traffic issues on the way UP to the mtns even very early.

Too wiped out by the density of the snow (not Mank even at 2:30 up top & N facing, just very dense) to write a whole lot. Lower mtn got to sticky/heavy consistency, but not to slush. Felt like mid-season with the # of denver'ites up there packing the parking lots. Wife only did like 4 runs before being wiped out and letting me hit the 'hidden' spot.

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Spouse in Parsenn
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Some random guy for some action in Parsenn
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Another random guy getting fresh tracks about 1pm ish
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2pm-ish
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upper portion of Eagle Wind lift.
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Last day for WP brings out some costumes...
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Scenic from near the top of Eagle wind area.
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Some deep blue sky's at times.
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Patrol kept Vasquez Cirque to themselves and even blew a few bombs for playtime on the last day.
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WP's answer to A-basin's 'Beach'
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Lots of Elk way down low due to the latest storm.
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