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Old 11-12-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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So much for the weather pattern forecasts ... the ones I looked at for the ocean weather patterns forecasted a wet & cold winter this year in the 'rocks.

If the cold/drier pattern actually develops and persists for the Colorado ski areas, it could be a real disaster this year ... Utah ski areas have been getting hammered so far this season. I'm still hoping they'll send a bunch our way soon ....
Could be snowy this year, that was just the forecast I saw on accuweather a month ago. It could be wrong or changed.

I remember the dry winters and they were a pain in the butt. 2003-2004 was a dry winter. A few big dumps but long periods between snowfalls and very inconsistent. Then the first ten days of March the temps nearly hit 60 degrees which just wiped out everything. By time the snow started pounding back down it was too late and the season was already ruined.

Last year all my friends in Vail took a 30% hit on their income and if the snow is bad along with the economy(which I don't believe is out of the recession) it will be painful. However I know my previous employer made drastic cuts in the number of people they hired for this year(50% cut I hear) so that will help boost work for the ones working.
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Coulder, Bolorado :)
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Thank you so much guys, these information are very helpful
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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A snowstorm hit Grand Junction and the Rockies this past weekend, so ... five days after the original post, the question should be "What does it look like now?"
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Coulder, Bolorado :)
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A snowstorm hit Grand Junction and the Rockies this past weekend, so ... five days after the original post, the question should be "What does it look like now?"
me and my wife decided to make it an adventure, so we went to Vail on Saturday and we lived the storm live we got stuck on I 70 on the way back
to Denver for around one hour. But it was unforgettable experience.

I'm sure now it will look amazing there.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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I was in Vail a couple weeks ago, 2 days before the shooting at the sandbar. It is effen dead, although the season is about to kick-off. Only a few restaurants were open, most shops were closed, and the rednecks are firing their guns into bars.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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I was in Vail a couple weeks ago, 2 days before the shooting at the sandbar. It is effen dead, although the season is about to kick-off. Only a few restaurants were open, most shops were closed, and the rednecks are firing their guns into bars.
It's still technically off season until around Thanksgiving.

The shooting at the Sandbar was a tragedy and not the best thing to happen for Vail. I never went there as it always had a reputation for being a rowdy place. I remember the Vail police complaining they could never adequately police the town on weekends cause they spent all their time at the sandbar trying to keep the drunks from pummeling one another.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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Ouch! only 3% of the terrain open today, none of the bowls/basins. It's simply not skiable this Thanksgiving, although this isn't the first time that Colorado hasn't had much snow into the early season.

While snow is forecast in the near term, it's still not going to hit in time to salvage this weekend.

I'm hoping for some real dump storms through December, but we'll have to wait and see ....

OTOH, Utah, California, and Washinton all look pretty skimpy so far this year, too. A slow start overall to the Western ski season ....
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