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Winter is in full swing. Who needs snow?!
As you can see there IS snow. Christmas storms were moderately generous. ‘More’ ski runs are open and skiing is ‘better’ though still fairly hard-packed. Open runs without snowmaking are marginal with grass, seedlings, and rocks here and there.
That is Jacque Peak in the background (below). The top of Storm King lift is about as high as you can get at this time.
16 Jan. We had a massive snow dump of 3.5″ at Copper the previous weekend. (!?!?) ‘More’ ski runs are open and skiing is ‘better’. Open runs without snowmaking are mostly covered. Caution is always wise. THINK/LOVE/PRAY SNOWWW!!!
All pictures in this group, as noted, were taken near the top of the Super Bee and Excelerator chairlifts.
My first trip to Winter Park this season was 17 Jan. It received 6.5″ of snow when Copper received 3.5″. A lot of runs and terrain are open. There are a lot of bump runs to ski if you are so inclined. There are a lot of ROCKS to ski around on those bump runs. It is do-able. Don’t wreck your skis.
THINK MORE SNOW!
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UPDATE, same afternoon: Good day at Copper Mountain today. The snow is holding up well. The following pictures are from my coffee break at Solitude Station at the top of the American Eagle chairlift: