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Old 12-27-2009   #1
 
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How are current snow conditions?

I'm currently in a spot sans snow (though w/ the temps the kayaking has been in) as I type this. I'm planning a road trip back out west for skiing, likely for the month of Feb, and was curious how current conditions are shaping up for the season. How are the base layers? I'm looking to swing through central and southwest colorado, SLC area, and possibly Idaho and Mammoth. Resort and back country stuff where applicable.

Obviously in 6 weeks things will be different. Just curious how the snow pack seems to be developing. I read somewhere on here that it's one of the worst years in a while? Any truth to this?

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Southern and central Colorado are right about at average as far as snowpack goes. Backcountry has been sketchy so far, with a totally faceted base and hair-trigger bullet proof windpack hardslabs on the surface. Precip has been continuously light with strong winds, but a couple of big storms could change things quickly. Hopefully this will be the case.
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dave check out this site: CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
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Vail is hit and miss right now. If you get up early, and there isnt much of a crowd, the snow is decent.

End of day, its not pretty.

We have too many people here, with not enough terrain open. I think we have like 20% open. Hopefully we get more snow soon. *prays*
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Aspen's base is good...got some untracked in Zglade at Snowmass...waitng on the storm
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Anyone know if it is worth skiing Copper right now? I am off work Wednesday-Sunday and I was thinking of getting a day in at Copper.
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Anyone know if it is worth skiing Copper right now? I am off work Wednesday-Sunday and I was thinking of getting a day in at Copper.
Forget Copper Snowhere, if we go anywhere it should be south...Wolf Creek BC?
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Yea Imyers, I just checked out what they had open and it is not much. We will have to see if I recover from Saturdays outing! My legs are a little sore today! Otherwise I might take it easy and ride some lifts. Unless off course, you line up some snowmobile action!
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Right now ...front range areas pretty much the suckiest in 12-15 years...but a storm is coming in ...there may be good snow by February or March...down south is much better Wolfe Creek...Telluride
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The conditions have recently improved in my neck of the woods:
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