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  1. EMSC

    Winter Park, CO 5-7 and 5-8, 2022

    After a chilly start to the week that had included over a foot of new snow at Winter Park, it had warmed up late week with temperatures only going a bit below freezing overnight Fri night. The best skiing was as early as they opened for about 90 minutes. Only the Mary Jane side is open to the...
  2. EMSC

    Copper, CO 4/9 and 4/10, 2022

    Mixed bag of conditions. Melt freeze cycles occurring reasonably regularly on most terrain, but not all - say one or two days per week lately it seems. SO despite some new snow mid-week, late week got some warmer temps. Not to be outdone, it also snowed 3" on Saturday night and brought decent...
  3. EMSC

    Loveland, CO 4-2 and 4-3, 2022

    Shockingly good. I'm actually here for some ski races at the Valley side but snuck over to the basin side twice during the day. I never strayed from Earls express lift due to the significant undertaking of just getting to the Ridge chair (#9). But I preferred the bird in that hand per se. I was...
  4. EMSC

    Sunlight, CO 3-22 and 3-24, 2022

    Another smallish, oddball resort with a whopping 3 fixed grip chair lifts. Also on the Freedom Pass/partner pass from my Greek Peak pass this season. These two days makes it 10 days that I will get on that ski pass, which is quite the accomplishment considering. Eagle Point was still ticket on a...
  5. EMSC

    Eagle Point, UT 3-19 and 3-20, 2022

    I'm channeling James Deluxe lately I guess, as I'm hitting some of the smaller weirdo ski areas in the region. Its due to a few factors. I've skied many bumps on the map of skiing in my life, especially in the early years as a racer in the eastern US. So I have little issue spending a few days...
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    Powder mountain, UT 3-12 and 3-13, 2022

    Powder Mountain = State of Confusion This was my first ever experience at PowMow as it is known. What a confusing place in so many ways. The trail map does a mediocre job or occasionally terrible job (Village and Mary's lifts on the main map are NOT where they seem to be shown for example)...
  7. EMSC

    Alta, UT 3-11-22

    I was next door to the Tony(s) who were at Snowbird (Snowbird on 3-11-22). In general more soft leftovers from the previous storm cycle. Just a couple of our crew from my annual Guys trip went to Alta. Most went to Park City as they have Epic passes. I can say they were rather disappointed...
  8. EMSC

    Snowbasin, UT 3-10-22

    Again Don't have a ton of time to add words and describe the day. General gist was some cruiser type runs with the whole crew on the guys trip both start and end and multiple runs of pow/chopped up pow in No Name. Heard strawberry gondola had big lift lines so even though things like Lone Tree...
  9. EMSC

    Alta, UT 3-9-22

    It was like this... And this... Few pics were taken during the frequent white outs and heavy snowfall. I somehow even managed a Tony sighting at about 3p... Tired and logistics prevent any details for now at least. It's my annual guys trip...
  10. EMSC

    Ski Cooper 3-5 to 3-7, 2022

    Return to winter. After a super warm spring ski week of sun and Temps across the west, I get 3 days at generally low angle Ski Cooper just as winter returned. I'm here with my son for 3 days of racing. Super G Saturday, GS Sunday and SL Monday. Each day bringing colder and colder weather...
  11. EMSC

    Greek Peak, NY Feb 19-21, 2022

    Yes, it is true. I violated all of the rules for skiing. I flew from the west to the east on a pre-planned ski trip. And yes the results were precisely in the range of what you would expect for doing so. As many on these boards know I grew up racing out of Greek and for a long time came back...
  12. EMSC

    Eldora, CO mid-winter(ish) 2022

    After plenty of absence.... Well, I wish I had more to report but it's been another long, strange, messed up winter for me (more below). I'm going to go back to Jan 16th when Eldora had - finally! -opened the backside (Corona lift) a few days earlier and interestingly also opened up most of...
  13. EMSC

    Winter Park, CO 1-9-2022

    First race of the season for Jr. Which means I was stuck in more limited areas of the resort than a typical ski day. Mostly a chamber of commerce type day as I call it. Meaning small amounts of fresh snow the day & night prior (4" in 24 and 1" overnight to keep things soft and fluffy, but not...
  14. EMSC

    Eldora, CO Nov 28 & Dec 5 2021

    Too busy to post all my days separate or too timely right now. In fact I can only describe Nov 28th as I didn't even have my cell phone camera with me. Nov 28th was the end of coolish weather so they stopped making snow that AM and never made any the following week. So snow was surprisingly...
  15. EMSC

    Loveland, CO 11-20-2021

    Pretty similar to my prior report from the 13th. But a bit of snow showers around and it was Demo-days for me while my son trained doing drills and directed free skiing. Cooler than the prior week, but not cold (couple degrees below freezing). It had been warm several days during the week...
  16. EMSC

    Loveland, CO 11-13-2021

    The tween-age racer years. Primary goal was that my sons race team started training, thus the early season start despite not much open. It's been an interesting fall in Colorado this year in that I would say that natural snowpack is probably pretty close to normal (at least in central/northern...
  17. EMSC

    Greek Peak Summer 2021

    Greek Peak is always an interesting time, naturally. Had some 'quality time' experiencing most of the summer offerings, punctuated by several days with lightning impacting things for both the mtn coaster and the water park (all slides get shut due to 2 of them poking outside the building)...
  18. EMSC

    2020-21 Recap

    I'm likely done for the season, and looking at the levels of snow in the Sierra I figure there's not a lot left for anyone else who posts here regularly. I have had a bunch of stuff going on in other avenues in life, and with all of the reservation stuff, just limited myself to local areas this...
  19. EMSC

    A-Basin, CO 5-9-21

    Too wintery, yet not enough wintery. Too similar a story to my last ABasin day in early April. Overcast, cold breeze, about an inch of new snow for dust on crust most places. The only warmed up/soft snow a for the day was: the last 100 vertical on the frontside, the lower ~2/3 of Loafer on...
  20. EMSC

    Winter Park, CO 04-18-21

    Keeping on the newly refreshed surfaces from last weeks storm. The whole family went up today and found a bitterly cold morning (single digits up top early morning). Generally very nice snow surfaces, with a bit of icy/hardpack in a few spots mostly lower down near the very bottom of Panorama...
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