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December 11th - December 15th Abasin & Winter Park

nhskier1969

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Arrived and was on the lift at 11:30 after a morning flight from Boston to Denver.
Wednesday we skied Arapahoe Basin, They had about 35% open, but it was a bluebird day and a lot of fun. Conditions were fantastic.

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More photos coming. We timed this right storm is rolling in now thru Sunday. Talking up to 3 feet.
I'll send more photos latter on. Skied Winter Park today. Mostly on the Jane side, trees were fantastic.
 

Cornhead

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Beautiful photos, enjoy the pow. I got vertigo storm skiing Abasin, it was freaky, never experienced that before. No reference points, and steep, good time to ski trees. Have fun! Post pics.

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nhskier1969

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Day 2: Light snow and low clouds all day. Stayed mostly in the trees. They picked up three during the day
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nhskier1969

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Friday morning 1/2hr before the lifts open. Not a bad site to wake up too. Do my best with photos today but it is currently nuking out.
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Jealous, have fun, I don't think I'd be stopping to take pics either. No pics on a powder day, or very few.[emoji16]

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nhskier1969

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Morning shift photos, Not many, but who wants to take a break on a day like this.
Friday morning Winter Park
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dblskifanatic

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December 11th - December 15th Abasin & Winter Park

Welcome to our home base - A Basin! Snow has been great all over Colorado. Glad you enjoyed it. We have another storm coming in to night.


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nhskier1969

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Snow lighten up in the afternoon. They were dropping ropes on additional trails thru out the day. One of those trails was called Outhouse. For those how haven't skied it, the pitch would be consistent with the top of FIS at sugarbush but it goes on for over 1500 vertical feet. They were doing a controlled open. Only groups of four at time. I was in the fourth group. I have never skied snow that deep before on terrain that steep. The snow was easily waist deep then once you got going it was going right over your shoulder. I do not have pictures of the run but here are a few more photos of the day.

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nhskier1969

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Saturday was another great day Off and on heavy snow showers. Winter Park picked up 8" overnight and another 6 during the day. It was a trail day for me. Legs were dead from skiing the past few days.
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That was our final day. Overall it was a great trip. We lucked out with the weather for early season.
 
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