Palatial Accommodations In The White Room 2.13.10

(Last Updated On: February 16, 2010)

Days as deep as this one are hard to come by. They might come once or twice a year in Colorado, and only in a few select spots. Utah might get as many as half a dozen days like this in a good year, and the heavy snows of Tahoe may never get like this, with the high water content and winds that are typical of that area. It takes a rare combination of no wind, light snow, no settling, and especially it takes A LOT of snow. Brittany and I were joined by Chris Webster and Pam Rice from Boulder, usual suspects Tom Runcie, Rob Dickinson, and Sydney Fuller, plus Tom’s friend Jeff, also from Boulder. Thankfully there was plenty to go around…

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This first turns on days like this are always a magical moment. Sure, you know there is a lot of snow, but you don’t really know how it will ski until you drop in. Normally, when you start skiing powder, your momentum will begin taking you up and out of the snow. That’s not the case on rare days like these– you go faster, but your whole body stays in the snow, leaving a trench in your wake the way a farmer leaves his fields after plowing. So by your second or third turn, you realize that you’re in for a special day indeed.

Anyway, that’s about all the talking a day like this needs. The CB-BC was deep, and we have a lot of photos to document it. Enjoy the powder stoke, and apologies if you’re trying to view this on dial-up.

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Rob:
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Pam:
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Brittany:
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Tom:
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Sydney:
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Rob:
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Brittany:
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Pam:
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Frank:
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Jeff:
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Brittany:
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Tom:
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Rob:
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Brittany:
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Sydney:
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Rob and a snowmobile are in this photo:
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Photos from Brittany and Frank:
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Pam:
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Brittany:
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Chris:
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Tom:
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Rob:
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Brittany:
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The gang:
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Sorry, no parking:
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If that wasn’t enough powder stoke, maybe I’ll have to put some of Tom’s photos up tomorrow…

And if you need goggles like Chris does and want to support 14erskiers:

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.Β Β He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing.He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

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Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife. Β Β  He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing. He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

6 thoughts on “Palatial Accommodations In The White Room 2.13.10

  • February 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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    Schweeeet!! Super pics! We had a very similar experience just across the way πŸ™‚

  • February 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm
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    Am i blind I didnt know CB got this much snow…I spent 12-14 in the San Juans, near Silverton (Ross Basin, Red #3 and Anvil mtn) It looks like I should of come to CB, what area were you guys playing in?

    chuck

  • February 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm
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    Chuck- We were playing in area far up the Slate River valley. Our resort and the town don’t get a whole lot of snow compared to our backcountry. But, it is not unusual for the resort to get 2-3 inches, and the backcountry west of Crested Butte to get a couple of feet. If there’s snow falling, there’s always a powder day in Crested Butte πŸ™‚ After being in your area around Silverton a couple of weeks ago, I can say our backcountry is shaping up with a deeper and safer snowpack than yours. So, come on down, check it out, and have some fun πŸ™‚

  • February 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm
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    Loving these photos! They are so fantastically DEEP!

  • February 17, 2010 at 10:03 am
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    Brittany- Ah yes, I was up there a few weeks ago, and scored first tracks in redwell basin and the wrong chute:) A few days after you guys did Wolverine basin:) And we only had one car, so plan was to return to town and buy someone a drink to take us back to our car at mt emmons TH. It was a great day! Especially since a nice couple picked us up at the winter closure on slate rd. And then offered us there guest house:)

    Then next day a run down red lady bowl was awesome!

    chuck

  • February 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm
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    Thanks for the great day guys – deepest I’ve ever had, and an awesome group to ski with. Let’s do it again sometime!

    If you guys stay in the SLC area for longer this weekend, let me know. Sarah and I will be in Park City visiting relatives.

    Jeff

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