Tag Archives: Ski

First Ski Day Winter 2013-2014.

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[CATEGORIES: Skiing, Travel.] Wed. 5 Nov. 2013 was my first day skiing this season.  Ski area of choice, and season pass: Copper Mountain, Colorado.  It is very early in the ski season but the snow was decent.  Copper is very … Continue reading

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FRESH POW, Powder Skiing, Copper Mountain Colorado, 05Mar2013

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[POW: Ski culture vernacular for powder snow.  This isn’t about gun control.] It SHOULD have been a powder day.  Snowfalls have been better recently: There was a brief but fierce  blizzard in Summit County yesterday (Mon. 4Mar2013) with 2 major … Continue reading

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Copper Mountain & Winter Park Skiing Update, Ski Apps and Run Tracking, 29 Jan-7 Feb 2013

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I’m on a roll.  I posted to the blog twice in one day 6 Feb, skied a few hours that afternoon, and I’m catching up on Season 1 of Walking Dead that I’ve DVR’d. (Today, 7 Feb, was the BEST … Continue reading

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Copper Mountain, Winter Park Colorado Skiing Update, StarDate 01:18:2013

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[Click on photos to enlarge if you like, then use your browser’s Back function to return to the post.  All photos taken with an iPhone5.] Winter is in full swing.  Who needs snow?! As you can see there IS snow. … Continue reading

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Early Season Skiing, Arapahoe Basin and Copper Mountain, Summit County Colorado

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If it wasn’t for snowmaking there wouldn’t be any skiing at all yet this 2012-2013 ski season.  But there is snowmaking.  A friend gave me a free pass to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and I used it on 31 October, … Continue reading

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The End of Ski Season

You won’t believe this. Last Thursday morning my 72 year-old ski bud who I ski with at Copper Mountain a lot called me at the condo. He and his wife had gone to Steamboat for a couple of days early … Continue reading

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Skiing as it should be

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Dateline: Copper Mountain Ski Area, 29 March 2011. 12″ of snow in the last 24 hours, 24″ in the last 48.  12F in Silverthorne this morning, meaning the snow should be reasonably light.  (Warmer spring temperatures generally mean spring snows … Continue reading

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Skiing, just another grrrrr8 day!

(Hmmm.  Was that today, Fri. 11 Feb., or yesterday?  Maybe it was TWO great days.  The snow has been soooo good this winter the days just all run together like a blur.) Regardless, I was awesome today.  King of the … Continue reading

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Awwwwesome Skiing, Duuudes!

(A layman’s primer on great ski snow, for my coastal friends.) This winter in Colorado has been drop-dead gorgeous for skiing.  What makes for good ski snow, my flatlander California friends might ask?  LOTS of snow, concurrently with cold temperatures. … Continue reading

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Rocker Tip Skis, an observation

I saw a ski patrol guy (i.e. reallllly good skier) skiing them moderately fast on a snow-packed traverse road yesterday.  Rockers are the latest rage, a very wide ski with very little curve at the waist.  The tips and tails … Continue reading

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