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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    The former, not latter in your question. That was from their webcam mid-am.
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    So apparently jimk did too good a job of advertising for Copper... No idea how in the world Super B ended up with that kind of crowding last weekend. I have never ever seen a lift line even 1/3 that long at the Super B in all my times skiing there... The good news is decent skiers can easily...
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    Western Weather 2017-18 and Later

    The surprise is Breck IMO. Surrounded by places at least at and slightly above average all around them and I cant recall them reporting particularly low snowfall from any of the storms. Loveland OTOH has been nearly skunked from several storms for completely unknown reasons. eg both Eldora and...
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    Ceillac + Arvieux, FR: 02/01/23

    The number of platters in those bottom stations tell a lot about just how uncrowded it was/is at these small places.
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    Western Weather 2017-18 and Later

    Not that the numbers are nearly as good as states further west (Steamboat >150% for example), but definitely above average, especially compared to many recent seasons. Denver Post Article.... Snowy Jan in Colo
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    Harv's NY/VT Pictures Thread

    Titus sure isn't close to... well almost any Americans. Much closer if you live in Ottawa or Montreal, though they have better pitch-ed local areas. Surprising how many ski areas are related to or very close to various mining/resource extraction operations. I demand a picture of the open pit...
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    Winter Park, CO Jan 29, 2023

    Very nice snow. Once again a race day for Jr so somewhat limited ski forays in between race runs. Recent storm had provided a foot of new the day prior at WP and plenty of super soft snow and chopped up powder remained in certain areas and trees. This despite that I heard the crowds were...
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    Sansicario, Italy, Jan. 25, 2023

    It takes a lot of factors to have a good resort pow day for sure! I'm waiting for the dinner pics with James and ChrisC present too! Will there be formal signage and schwag give-aways for the FTO Euro gathering, lol (that would be super funny of course!). I'm still trying to convince my Guys...
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    US Car Hire

    Quite insane really. My MIL had a leased SUV that we helped her turn in instead of buying out the lease (she no longer drives now). When you look at the down payment and lease payments vs the check that they paid to her to turn the leased vehicle in 2 months early... she actually got Paid money...
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    You got all of the big pass allegiances in Colo correct except for ABasin. They switched sides back a few years ago and left Vail/Epic for Ikon. They were being 'loved to death' as it were since Vail makes all Epic resorts including partner resorts unlimited. Whereas Ikon allows resorts to do...
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    Heavenly, CA 1/5/23

    Reminds me of Vail lift lines on powder days in recent years...
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    Not many, lol. You'd drive right past all the closer places and go to Ski Cooper. My point was, the way you phrased your question comes across as "without an Epic pass why would anyone ever want to ski the I70 corridor?". I'm pointing out that Epic pass in front range Colo is not nearly as...
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    You write that as though those are the only resorts along I70 that have any merit or something. We've had the discussion on the other thread about how mediocre Keystone actually is. Both Breck and Vail are the two most skied (and crowded) resorts in the USA annually not to mention wildly...
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    BC Avalanche Conditions

    Interesting; it failed on the Jan 5th layer. We had 60-70cm crown depths on the small an short ~10m rollovers that partially slid as we skied on day 1. It was very wet/rain up to ~1700-1725m during the storm when I was at Mustang. So 1900m is not much above that. Sounds like they were skiing a...
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    Not sure exactly which experience you are referring to. ?? Not sure why I-70 I can say with the Ikon Base I've not had issues with the fact that it has a large number of 'limited access' resorts. I have 3 unlimited's in Colo, with ABasin and Steamboat available 5 days each (except holiday...
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    Copper Mountain, CO Jan 19 and 20, 2023

    Ground blizzards on the plains are no joke, for sure. Believe it or not, those jumps will still be in use in July or even August depending on how warm spring/summer is... Close. Actually American Eagle lift. The Flyer is the 6 pack lookers right of the chondola. Late Dec through now has...
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    BC Avalanche Conditions

    Not sure how much snow/water weight has been added to the snowpack since I left, but layers like this are super scary in that they just barely hold up for long periods until the weight on them hit the 'magic' amount and then they start sliding. Perhaps right now only with skier weight, but...
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    A-basin, CO Jan 22, 2023

    The bigger carriers definitely can run in bigger winds. And while chair spacing can matter for easier loads, I would think say 8 second spacing is still 1/3 longer timing than 'normal' and with double the capacity per chair you can achieve both at the same time, provide easier load/unload while...
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    Harv's NY/VT Pictures Thread

    So extremely rare to even have a shot to get the goods this year in the east. Glad you could storm chase as it were. Well the slutzky's did own a construction business prior to owning a ski area. There certainly wouldn't be a ski area there if it weren't for bulldozers and dynamite!
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    A-basin, CO Jan 22, 2023

    Soft and fun, but a lot of little rocks to avoid on any of the steeps. The majority of terrain is open, minus of course some of the best. The closed stuff is mostly Steep Gullies and East Wall which is no surprise. Despite slightly above average snowfall, those areas take a TON of light fluffy...
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