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(h)Opening Day Thread 2018-2019

ss20

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Wolf Creek for the national win opening on October 13th.

We were able to get it! While I wanted to go my wife lead the charge and we made the 3 hour 45 minute drive there and back to ski about 5 hours. This opening day was different than any other. It was all natural after 30 inches of snow they opened with wide open skiing any where you want - no ropes. There were nice powder runs early then powder bumps. They groomed several runs which were nice all day. While powder in open spaces got thick when the Colorado sun hit it with temps in the high 30's, the trees remained soft. It was the best first day ever.

No lines, no WROD and powder, bumps, trees as well as lots of groomers in play.View attachment 24068View attachment 24069View attachment 24070View attachment 24071View attachment 24072

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Man my legs hurt just thinking about bumps on their first day out in six months :-o

Glad you got some dlague!!! :beer:
 

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Sweet Dave, Wolf Creek is awesome, reminded me of a mini Abasin. Full of vacationing Texans when I was there. I couldn't believe they traveled that far. I felt like Bode Miller that day, lol.

Here's what we spotted hiking Hunter's fire tower yesterday. I had my AC on last week. It won't be long, K will be open soon.
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Have not heard anything from the River, but K is looking to run as much as possible from tonight to Friday. Some nice wet bulb in the forecast for Thursday, esp this time of year.
 

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Have not heard anything from the River, but K is looking to run as much as possible from tonight to Friday. Some nice wet bulb in the forecast for Thursday, esp this time of year.

Hum, not much of a window tonight. Maybe they just want to cool the ground down ;)

Wednesday night-Friday am looks ok. And again stating Saturday night with real time cold even at base elevations by Monday morning.

Someone opens next week. Can the beast pull off this weekend????
 

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Hum, not much of a window tonight. Maybe they just want to cool the ground down ;)

Wednesday night-Friday am looks ok. And again stating Saturday night with real time cold even at base elevations by Monday morning.

Someone opens next week. Can the beast pull off this weekend????

Seems like you're on the right track. I already called it this morning. I've been eyeing this for a while now. It's hard to ignore the cold coming next week to put us over the top. I've already started making arrangements.
 

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Anyone have the 411 on Killington's K1 work schedule. Thinking this could toss a wrench into a Friday open. The bright side of the K1 work is an issue is Friday looks to be a bit warmer before it dips again over the weekend. So if they have to delay but blow whenever it's cold enough, would make for real solid, killer opening day conditions.

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Killington being aggressive- got to love it! Be interesting to see how much they can get down today. Much better temps tomorrow night.


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They had a live feed on FB thiis morning. Snow was made overnight looks more to be snowmaking commenced at crack of dawn as not much is down yet. Likely a test today, real production run to come. Again, I don't think K1 opens until the cabin swap out is complete so may not open this week, My guess is they wait til early next week,

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Yes, just a test, or as I commented, cooling the ground down. Summit forecast is a high of 32.

I can't seem to find the North Ridge cam? Is this down?

Also, I checked out the summit "pano" cam and it looks to me like guns are running at the very top of SS.
 

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They had a live feed on FB thiis morning. Snow was made overnight looks more to be snowmaking commenced at crack of dawn as not much is down yet. Likely a test today, real production run to come. Again, I don't think K1 opens until the cabin swap out is complete so may not open this week, My guess is they wait til early next week,

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See my comment on Kzone. Top of Superstar was lit during the night and North Ridge followed due to winds.
 
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