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Old 01-22-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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I'm fairly new to CO but it seems this is another of those "El Nino" (or beginning of) cycles. I was at Breck last week and it was pretty thin, although nice because it wasn't too crowded. By Friday it was getting busier so I came home Saturday morning, my CO pass won't expire and there should be good snow later.

Although I'd love to be able to go to Wolf Creek right now!

Like another poster I'm worried about how we'll deal with the lightning strikes this summer. I spent a few years in CA and while their fires seem to have gotten worse they were pretty bad in the '70s and '80s.

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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I was at breck last Saturday and hit a bunch of rocks. Oddly enough, I only got one small gash in my ski.

I'm hearing snow in the mountains this weekend, is any of that going to fall in Breck/Keystone by Saturday morning(1/23)? I'm debating if I want to make the drive or not.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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We've had 55" of new snow just in the last couple of days at Wolf Creek. Midway base is ~110 inches.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I'm hearing snow in the mountains this weekend, is any of that going to fall in Breck/Keystone by Saturday morning(1/23)? I'm debating if I want to make the drive or not.
A few days ago the predictions were 18-22". They've backed it way down to more like 10-12"; 2-3" tonight, 5-8" tomorrow.
Keystone Resort Snow Report & Ski Weather Forecast - Snowforecast.com
But at this point ANYTHING is better than nothing.
Once again, SW Colorado is getting it and we're not.
Coloradoan... I am sooo envious! Get out there and enjoy it for us, will ya?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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Once again, SW Colorado is getting it and we're not.
Coloradoan... I am sooo envious! Get out there and enjoy it for us, will ya?

Well, the only problem right now is that all of the snow has caused the pass (west side) to be closed. Hopefully it will be opened up by Saturday so we can get up there.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Well, get ready people. The next weather wave from California is hitting here PDQ!!

One to 2 feet on the passes in SW Colorado! Need it bad!!
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island (Splash!)
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Well, get ready people. The next weather wave from California is hitting here PDQ!!

One to 2 feet on the passes in SW Colorado! Need it bad!!
Yeah, they did get hit real good. I'm sure it was great for the sun-soaking stoner snowboarders and sundry snowriding sorts down south by the San Juans.

But here it is February 3, and little has changed. Mid-mountain bases are way low. I can't remember anything like this in all my years living in CO other than maybe winter 2002-2003. Why does this get no press in CO? The news here is just not THAT censored or controlled by ski-industry interests. Pretty weird!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Am heading to Denver this weekend, the weather report is calling for 20% chance of snow on the western slope. This is a down year for moisture for sure. And we might pay for it down the road come summertime. When I think of 2002 and 2003, I think of those fires.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:08 PM
 
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Am heading to Denver this weekend, the weather report is calling for 20% chance of snow on the western slope. This is a down year for moisture for sure. And we might pay for it down the road come summertime. When I think of 2002 and 2003, I think of those fires.
I remember the winter of 01-02 well. 9-11 had really hurt the tourism biz as well as the recession that was already in progress and the inconsistent snow was the whammy that finished that winter off.

I didn't even bother to return for the summer as I figured for low business and bad fires. I wasn't wrong.

People might want to be ready for a good(bad) fire season this summer.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Summit County (Denver's Toilet)
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I live in the Snake River basin (which is the Keystone/A-Basin area).......and our snowpack is only at 35% of average......this year has been HORRIBLE with a capital "H".........The Basin hasn't even gotten the Zuma Bowl open yet, and what I hear is that the snow is so thin back there they can't even get a cat down to the lower lift..........My belief is it's going to be too much too late this year.....
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