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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:20 am 
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Read a few forecasts for Colorado, this weekend could potentially be good!

Seems like the San Juans are expected to be good, and the rest of Colorado should do well too. Reading 12-18" forecasts as well.
http://opensnow.com/dailysnow/colorado
http://powderchasers.com/powder-alert/heavy-powder-still-on-track-for-the-west

We'll have to see. I'll be heading out tomorrow to do some first hand looks :D. Probably going to have to stick to non-avalanche alpine zones because of our current tree base. Either way, it will be fun to be out again!


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:11 am 
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mt cb got about 4" last night. snowing lightly now


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:50 pm 
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super stoked over the weekend!!! got some waist deep shots locally :thatrocks: base is building and covering all those angry sharks!!

lets talk Colorado, who has the snow? I heard down south got some goods!!

Its almost time to leave the early season spots and go explore, maybe one more good storm.


so who has snow? I mean a base... :nononno:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:52 am 
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I'm still in full blown work mode but winding down and will probably start my seasonal retirement by the end of the week. Only one season in the last 15 have been this good this early up here. Flatboat rarely opens top to bottom. Patrol has been called in early and are setting up on upper mtn! :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:28 am 
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About 12" new snow Friday into Sunday last week in the San Juans. The red mountain snotel is around 26", and 5.3 SWE. That is the same as Christmas last year. Hopefully it keeps up through the year. Most of the alpine didn't hold that snow though due to the high winds, and I found very wind buff conditions. Might be some harder slabs up there. But it did bring some base to the trees which were very good snow (but no base). Another storm looks to be lining up for this weekend too, and long range is saying another storm for Thanksgiving. At that point, the trees are probably ridable, which is good because conditions are touchy. I'll take storms every 4 days or so though, that's good things.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:40 am 
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rumor has it some Colorado kids are heading to that red mountain to get some turns in, I still think its a tad early to go after that, thanks for the confirmation! similar conditions up here, the wind has kept it interesting crushing stuff up high and loading it down lower. I've seen a lot change in just the last month! Finally starting to fill in around this area so we are getting there...


matt- hows the terrain look up there? would it be worth it to come do a Sunday Monday birthday tour?

im looking for some birthday :rock:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:31 am 
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Just saw a picture of this remotely triggered avalanche on Wolf Creek Pass on Sunday. I probably won't be anywhere near alpine this weekend when I tour. I think the trees picked up enough base last weekend to stick in there. They also stated that 5 people have been caught in the N San Juans. Be safe out there folks.

That's a lot of large blocks... E Face, not exactly sure where that is.
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And CT, if you mean skiing Red Mountain 1,2 or 3, I would say that would be pretty "progressive". I was on McMillian W face last weekend which is approx 20-25 degrees top to bottom. It was completely scoured, and I expect there are some large persistent slabs lurking on the Reds, with a massive start zone.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Please be safe and smart out there, it's pretty unstable in Colorado right now. :thumbsdown:

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Wow, those are massive. Those remote or naturally triggered? Anyone hurt?


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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
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All were "skier assisted" nobody hurt so far, but looks like this was a close call at Commodore Basin.

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You San Juanitos' have more snow so your slides have been larger.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
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Got up into James Peak Wilderness yesterday, and it's gotten much better since my last trip a few weeks ago. Was able to skin from the parking lot thanks to the new foot of snow from this last system. Tree's down low are still too thin, but near treeline provided some great powder turns. Didn't see any avy activity, but visibility above treeline was mostly zero. Didn't get any noticable whumpfs or shooting fractures either. Stuck to lower angle terrain so didn't bother with any snow pits either. Photo is from a northern aspect where it was staying plenty cold.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013-2014 snow conditions
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2 days this past weekend, one Wolf Creek, and second day at Chatanooga on 550 near Silverton. Surprisingly, we got first tracks for 2 laps. In the past 5 days, Red Mountain has picked up 2.3 snow water equivalent, and snotels reading around 14" more. Felt like a lot more yesterday though, feeling like we picked up 2-3 more feet. Its the same as late January last year, and felt like it. It's seriously GOOD. Snowpack overall below treeline felt pretty stable. The storm came in wet and finished cold, so it's a sign of good things to come, but we'll see. At and above treeline is still pretty touchy, and there were lots of avalanches set off, but below treeline now has the base and protection that it is really good.

Wolf Creek did a little better with the storm, as the storm went more south. They are sitting at a 53" base on snotel, and 10.1 SWE compared to Red which is 41" and 7.6SWE.

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