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 Post subject: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:05 am 
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Is it to early to think snow again?

After getting a September day on some actual NEW snow instead of old shard crap, I think it's almost time.

Let's hope it stays good and cold so we can build a better base than last season.

Looks like the resorts are going for an all time early start. Maybe the storm tonight will help them a bit.

I have a feeling this year should :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:00 am 
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Solid 8" on my truck this morning... I was getting tired of the gold color anyway, so long aspen leaves.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:47 am 
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A Basin's turning.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:09 am 
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San Juan Update: I made turns in Silverton on Saturday. About 2 feet of snow at 11,000, directly on top of the ground, no layering. Lot's of people hitting the Grande (must have been 15 tracks already), so we opted for an NE face that held good snow that was slightly lower elevation. People were hitting E, N and W aspects pretty well. Obviously still rocks out there. Another storm coming in too.

A part of me just wants it all to melt though. I'm sick of scary avy conditions, which this early season snow generally causes.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:35 am 
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Two ways to look at early season snow affecting the snowpack. 1) if it keeps up and we don't get the early season cold/dry spell, it won't have a chance to turn to serious depth hoar like it usually does (like the 2010/2011 season). 2) the opposite, we get a long cold/dry spell which rots the snow into what we had last year. Damn persistent high pressure systems are to blame.

I've seen it go both ways, but the best thing we can do, since we don't really control the weather, is to enjoy it safely and wisely, paying attention to it now could help your decisions later in the season. So hope for the best, plan for the worst.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:22 pm 
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cottonwood pass this afternoon:

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loveland pass gully this morning: a little sketch rocky for the whole thing but there were some good turns.

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currently snowing in cb


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:12 pm 
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jones pass turned well Saturday before the heard arrived around 10ish.... I had already turned it out. FREE of rocks and skinned back to the car. SUPER fun riding some soft again.

October shred day not on a ribbon of death.. CHECK! :bananas:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:10 am 
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whats the word my peeps? anyone out trying to fill the void?

might go looking this weekend. text me up(720)934-4258
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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:22 am 
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nada in CB.

looks like the san juans didn't get much either - http://www.keno.org/colorado_web_cams/r ... ss_cam.htm

looking to tour somewhere in summit county/indian peaks/rmnp nov 2nd or 3rd


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
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Went to CP on the 19th. Got a core shot, took the dog out for the first time, and meet some great people. Can't wait to head up next weekend!

Attached is my "stoke" filmed by Kev-O, a buddy who may just be a lurker here.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:10 pm 
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ringdings_and_pepsi wrote:
nada in CB.

looks like the san juans didn't get much either - http://www.keno.org/colorado_web_cams/r ... ss_cam.htm

looking to tour somewhere in summit county/indian peaks/rmnp nov 2nd or 3rd


I get laid off the first if you are interested in Cameron... Will have a few days off for the rest of the season.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Rode Saturday October 26th in Grande Basin again. Probably 5 new inches of snow (maybe 1.5 feet total snowpack), but melted by end of day. Lots of sluff coming from the new snow on avalanche terrain. Being it this early in the season, I didn't feel like pushing it and getting knocked off my feet onto rocks, so stayed off the Grande, and on mellow low angle meadow. But it was fun teaching the girlfriend things to look for in avalanches, and letting the dog get her exercise in!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:20 am 
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nothing in CB this morning, off to the front range for a week or so. norv, i'd be up for cameron on sat or sun. i'll be staying in boulder, where are you?


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