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    Your thoughts on Telluride?

    With Wolf Creek reporting a 31-inch base in mid-Feb, can't hurt to plan a road trip, although pointing north to the 'boat might be better, and not a whole further (about 3 hrs Pagosa to Telluride, hmmm no it's a lot further....) Telluride is great experts and novice's mountain, with a huge gap...
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    Silverton Mountain, CO March 7, 2010

    My 50th birthday present of a day skiing at Silverton didn't look too promising from a snow-and-weather perspective for Sunday. A warm and sunny Saturday was followed by a single inch of morning fresh, with a few flurries tossed about in the wind as we headed up from town to the base of the...
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    Coming Back from a Knee Injury

    Hey SoCal, Sorry about your knee injury----Did you have any surgery? I tore my ACL five years ago, a combiniation of bad form, tricky snow, and an evil mogul. Had it patched up with a bit of nearby hamstring. It takes a few times out to get the mojo back. I actually skiied seven days after my...
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    Ski Areas we love-- with lift rides we love to hate

    It looks to me there's some pent-up demand for some space to rant on this topic (or any topic, while waiting for the snow to fly) here's my list of lifts that are annoying to have to ride or annoying (re) alignments that don't make any sense. Telluride's first on my list for poor lift...
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    6 days Jan 16-23 from Salt Lake - SUGGESTIONS PLEASE

    Looks to me like Marc_C picked up the on-topic boundary rope, and Tony zoomed right under it, ending up 350 miles and one state over from the original post, triggering an avalanche of more OT replies, and I'm oh-so tempted to follow in their tracks with my own scathing critique of T-ride's...
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    The Sunspot Debate is Heating Up

    I hope this topic is only a brief diversion before the ski season.....We're supposed to talking about skiing, not lack thereof. (I drove over Independence pass (just east of Aspen) yesterday- Still open, on Oct. 18th, there were plenty of skiers risking their season on the 8-inch deep drifts in...
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    AltaBird in December

    I don't think it's necessary to fixate on Mineral Basin. If the snow is lousy in LC Canyon when you're there, it's almost certainly worse anywhere else you could have picked to ski. There's plenty of great, forgotton terrain on the GAD side. Besides I think its a mistake to spend valuable ski...
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    Vail & Breckenridge

    If you're set on Breck/Vail, lots of good info above, here's a couple of other bits: If you've got 10 days of skiing, you could stay in Breck for a week, then transfer for a couple of days to Vail or Avon, rather than schlepping back and forth. If you get too enthusiastic about cheap lodging...
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    A-Basin Friday April 17 2009

    Drove up from the desert on Thurs. nite, snow started pounding as we started over Vail Pass (and didn't stop until the same point on the way home Sat. am). It's a ways beyond a lot of good skiing from home to the Basin most of the year, so I don't get there every year. With the day's weather...
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    Pajarito, NM 02/13/09

    James, thanks for the TR on the old hometown hill. The history of the area is long and interesting, after getting started by Manhattan Project scientists in the 40's. Not too many other ski area have been as much a labor of love of its skiers/members as Pajarito Mtn. In my teen years, a crew...
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    Powderhorn Powder Day, 2/13/2009

    Hmmm, Road-tripping from SLC to Denver? Lots of options, all of them good. I don't think I could recommend Powderhorn if that means skipping over Steamboat though, unless you're shooting for triple digits on your life list. Powder? Glades? Powdery glades? Yeah, we got that, but it's only...
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    Alta, UT 2/14/09

    It's One-Thirty in the afternoon, and you are at home after skiing a couple of hours in those conditions! I'd be ashamed to post until at least 4:30, even if it is V-day. (ahem, I'm at my computer to notice your chronological indiscrecion, skiing yesterday and tomorrow, ahem, for partly the...
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    Powderhorn Powder Day, 2/13/2009

    Looks like a powder day, and we ( myself and my girlfriends brother) decided to hit the local area, Powderhorn, rather than drive 2 hours each way (more like 3 based on snowy road cond's) to Vail or Beaver Creek. This turned out to be the right call, as it was one of those storms that favored...
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    The Great Ski Area Count

    James, I figured there was some reason for your coming all the way out west, and spending your ski days at little-known areas like Sipapu, Red River, and Pajarito. Looks like Admin's list is long enough, now that he's discovered Alta, there's no reason to ever ski anywhere else, not even...
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    Snowmass, CO Feb. 7th/8th, 2009

    Heading up-valley Friday night to Snowmass under thickening clouds, we were looking for a bit of fresh powder each day. The first few flurries brightened in the headlights as we turned to the base village. Sat. morning dawned with thick gray clouds moving fast, no new snow, but 1-3" at least in...
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    Ski technique

    I was in the category of "I already know how to ski, I don't need a lesson!" for many years. About 10 years ago, I was given a free one-hour lesson a Snowmass, and it was a real eye-opener. I was amazed how a few pointers could help me ski better (after 30 years!) I learned a lot about how...
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    Sipapu, NM 02/08/09

    Nice TR, James! Sadly, even tho I spent many years skiing on the western side of the Rio, I never made it up to Sipapu. Thanks for posting the trail map, too. Other NM legacy ski hills such as Red River and Angel Fire also depend very much on the numerous Texan skiers making the all-night...
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    Trail Maps on iPhone ???

    I have to say that Snowbum's response is disturbingly accurate.... The most annoying thing about the iPhone is that I DON'T HAVE ONE, since although the technology is impressive, I'm too much of a cheapskate to spend the price of a lift ticket every month for the privelige of using it. (and...
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    Beaver Creek, CO Friday, Jan. 23rd '09

    The forecast called for a few inches of snow overnight plus a few more during the day from a warm SW storm. We (myself and my girlfirend's brother) decided on BC instead of Vail, mostly because of the recent extended dry spell, and minimal wet new snow made the back bowls not-so appealing...
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    Trail Maps on iPhone ???

    Quote " Is there an iPhone setting I'm missing ???" Yes, the setting you're looking for is "OFF" Cell phones on the hill aren't the evil they used to be, but... What's wrong with the time-tested methods of: A) paper map, which you can easily share with your friends. Yeah, if it's windy, it's...
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