(Last Updated On: January 1, 2011)
Powder day 3 began with 8 inches of fresh Whistler-like dense powder. While some other Colorado ski-towns complained of rain, our high 9400′ elevation was an advantage. We were hammered with 8 more inches as we skied throughout the day. The dense snow was difficult to ski on low-angle terrain, but it was fantastic on the steeps. West-Wall was good today…
We caught the 2-run opening of Horseshoe today and it wall all-time. I couldn’t have asked for two better runs! Unfortunately, it was just too fun to take time for pictures 🙂
Upon arriving home, we decided to dig out our cars which were buried under an easy 3-feet of snow. Perhaps it was all-for-nothing as the blizzard continues to pummel us with endless amounts of snow.
From NOAA: CONFIDENCE REMAINS HIGH THAT THIS STORM IS AN EPIC AND IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS THAT A SIMILAR WINTER STORM OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAS STRUCK
THE WESTERN SLOPE. MANY MOUNTAIN VILLAGES HAVE BEEN BELOW THE RAIN SNOW LINE…LIKE ASPEN…VAIL…AND TELLURIDE. CRESTED BUTTE IS ABOVE THE RAIN SNOW LINE AND THE SNOW CONTINUES TO PILE UP AT THAT LOCATION. EXCEPT FOR A POTENTIAL LULL (AND I DO NOT NECESSARILY MEAN AN ABSOLUTE BREAK…LULL ONLY MEANS THE SNOWFALL RATES WILL ABATE) ON TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING…THE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO POUND THE MOUNTAINS AND IT WILL BE RELENTLESS.
Looks like another pow day is in store for tomorrow!
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