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Your 2019-2020 Season Thread

KustyTheKlown

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Yup, I shoot for 50, figured 40 would be easy, but so it goes

...parting in such sweet sorrow...

01. 11/09 - K
02. 11/16 - Sunday River
03. 11/17 - Loon
04. 11/29 - K
05. 12/07 - Magic
06. 12/08 - Stratton
07. 12/23 - Winter Park
08. 12/24 - Winter Park
09. 12/25 - Winter Park
10. 12/26 - Winter Park
11. 12/27 - Winter Park
12. 12/28 - Winter Park
13. 12/29 - Winter Park
14. 01/04 - Mount Ellen
15. 01/05 - K
16. 01/18 - Jay Peak
17. 01/19 - Burke
18. 01/25 - Stratton
19. 02/01 - Smuggler's Notch
20. 02/02 - Lincoln Peak
21. 02/08 - Deer Valley
22. 02/09 - Snowbird
23. 02/10 - Alta
24. 02/11 - Alta
25. 02/12 - Snowbird
26. 02/13 - Brighton
27. 02/14 - Solitude
28. 02/15 - Powder Mountain
29. 02/16 - Powder Mountain
30. 02/22 - Lincoln Peak
31. 02/23 - K
32. 02/29 - Whiteface
33. 03/01 - Gore
34. 03/07 - Plattekill
35. 03/14 - Stratton
 

thetrailboss

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1. October 22, 2019: Brighton, Utah
2. October 31, 2019: Brighton, Utah
3. November 22, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado
4. November 23, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado (OPENING of the NEW Gondola!)
5. November 24, 2019: Howelsen Hill, Colorado
6. November 25, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado.
7. December 1, 2019: Alta (with the Fam).
8. December 7, 2019: Alta.
9. December 8, 2019: Snowbird
10. December 19, 2019: Brighton (First Night)
11. December 22, 2019: Snowbird.
12. December 28, 2019: Brighton (night)
13. December 29, 2019: Snowbird/Alta
14. December 30, 2019: Snowbird/Alta (Powder Day)
15. December 31, 2019: Alta NYE Torchlight Parade!
16. January 1, 2020: First Night Powder at Brighton--Free Refills!!!!!
17. January 3, 2020: Brighton Night
18. January 5, 2020: Snowbird/Alta with the Mrs.
19. January 13, 2020: Brighton Night Powder
20. January 18, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana (First Trip to Montana)
21. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana
22. January 24, 2020: Brighton Night (Winter Fest)
23. January 26, 2020: Snowbird, Utah
24. February 2, 2020: Snowbird, Utah (Superb Owl Day)
25. February 10, 2020: Brighton Night
26. February 18, 2020: Brighton Night
27. February 23, 2020: Snowbird
28. March 1, 2020: Snowbird/Alta (Powder Day!)
29. March 8, 2020: Snowbird (Powder Day!)

30. March 12, 2020: Burke (homecoming)
31. March 14, 2020: Burke (Burke's last day)


Wife's Ski Tally:

1. December 1, 2019: Alta
2. January 5, 2020: Snowbird/Alta
3. January 12, 2020: Deer Valley
4. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana

Daughter's Tally:

1. December 1, 2019: Alta
2. December 22, 2019: Snowbird (Camp)
3. January 5, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
4. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana
5. January 26, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
6. January 30, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
7. February 2, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
8. February 13, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
9. February 23, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
10. February 27, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
11. March 1, 2020: Snowbird (Camp, Powder Day, First Double Diamond)
12. March 8, 2020: Snowbird Camp (Powder Day!)
 
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dblskifanatic

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Well got 17 days in which is well off our average of 50. With everything on “hold” for now we will be lucky to hit 30.


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JimG.

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Assuming I'm done at 38; I fully expect a blast of late March and early April winter with a 3' blizzard of an April fool's day gift.

Guessing I'll start the Fishing 2020 thread this week sometime.
 

medfordmike

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Was hoping for 40 this season, got 35. Squeezed one last Pico day in with spouse on Saturday. I knew the conditions would be marginal but had a feeling it would be the last weekend and I could not ski Sunday.
 

medfordmike

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Yup, I shoot for 50, figured 40 would be easy, but so it goes

...parting in such sweet sorrow...

01. 11/09 - K
02. 11/16 - Sunday River
03. 11/17 - Loon
04. 11/29 - K
05. 12/07 - Magic
06. 12/08 - Stratton
07. 12/23 - Winter Park
08. 12/24 - Winter Park
09. 12/25 - Winter Park
10. 12/26 - Winter Park
11. 12/27 - Winter Park
12. 12/28 - Winter Park
13. 12/29 - Winter Park
14. 01/04 - Mount Ellen
15. 01/05 - K
16. 01/18 - Jay Peak
17. 01/19 - Burke
18. 01/25 - Stratton
19. 02/01 - Smuggler's Notch
20. 02/02 - Lincoln Peak
21. 02/08 - Deer Valley
22. 02/09 - Snowbird
23. 02/10 - Alta
24. 02/11 - Alta
25. 02/12 - Snowbird
26. 02/13 - Brighton
27. 02/14 - Solitude
28. 02/15 - Powder Mountain
29. 02/16 - Powder Mountain
30. 02/22 - Lincoln Peak
31. 02/23 - K
32. 02/29 - Whiteface
33. 03/01 - Gore
34. 03/07 - Plattekill
35. 03/14 - Stratton

I know you hit a lot of places. How do you like Winter Park compared to other CO resorts? Never been and starting today thinking ahead to next season. Let the daydreaming for 2020-2021 begin.
 

Zand

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I know you hit a lot of places. How do you like Winter Park compared to other CO resorts? Never been and starting today thinking ahead to next season. Let the daydreaming for 2020-2021 begin.

I loved Winter Park when I went. It lacks in above treeline terrain (unless the cirque is open) but more than makes up for it with its wooded terrain and big bump trails. Terrain almost feels like someone took Killington and put it on really good steroids and moved it west. They tend to get more snow and less crowds than the resorts that are right on I-70 as well.
 

KustyTheKlown

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I know you hit a lot of places. How do you like Winter Park compared to other CO resorts? Never been and starting today thinking ahead to next season. Let the daydreaming for 2020-2021 begin.

i prefer winter park to most of the other areas that are somewhat proximate to denver. pretty much my preference in that neck of the woods is:
1. a-basin
2. winter park
3. breck
4. beaver creek
5. keystone
6. vail
7. copper

but i dont really love any of them except a-basin and think my ski time and dollar is better spent elsewhere. front range colorado is just easy, its unlimited and not blacked out on the pass, i have lots of friends in denver, fligths are frequent and cheap, and cannabis is legal. but for skiing id rather go almost anywhere else out west. ive been to aspen/snowmass/highlands years ago and that was rad. ive been to silverton and that was very rad. never done crested butte or telluride but im told theyre rad. front range near denver is just kinda blah. steamboat also very blah, too intermediate. copper is my least favorite ski area in america maybe. never been to loveland or eldora or cooper.

wp is great for bumps and trees. its not great for high alpine at all, but in my opinion most high alpine is super overrated and gets chopped up fast as fuck. vail's back bowls do nothing for me. there are places like kicking horse and fernie that have awesome high alpine chutes, but none of those co places really have that except for basin. basin rules all. if you have an ikon, go to basin when you go to winter park if you like actual steep skiing.
 

KustyTheKlown

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No Loveland love?


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i've never been! but they just posted this and i dig what they are putting down - only thing i wish they did here was limit the uphill to local county residents at least for now to discourage travel. impossible to enforce but would be a good thing to say.

Loveland Ski Area
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In order to keep all our guests and employees safe and healthy, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close for the 2019/20 season. This has not been easy for anyone, but it is the best way we can help stop the spread of COVID-19. We understand that there will be some frustration regarding our decision, but we feel strongly that this is best for everyone.

We are communicating this information with our employees and providing scheduled seasonal Loveland Ski Area employees with up to three weeks of compensation beyond what has already been worked in addition to their seasonal bonus. Many employees will also have the opportunity to work additional hours in the coming weeks. All employees will be off this week and compensated during this closure.

Any date specific products(lift tickets, rental packages, lessons) will be fully refunded. 2019/20 4-Pak tickets will be valid for the entire 2020/21 season. We are working on accommodations for 2019/20 season pass holders and will have more information in the coming weeks.

The ski area will be closed and our call center and ticket office will be unstaffed through Sunday, March 22. We will be unable to process any refund requests until Monday, March 23. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Now that we are closed for the season, the mountain is open for uphill access. Go to skiloveland.com/the-mountain/uphill-access/ for all the details. Please note that there will be no avalanche mitigation or emergency services. Uphill users must practice safe backcountry travel and use 911 for any emergencies.

We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and we look forward to skiing and snowboarding with everyone again next season.

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Zand

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Possibly the final tally:

1. 11/15 - Wachusett
2. 11/21 - Wachusett
3. 11/26 - Stratton
4. 12/3 - Mt. Snow
5. 12/5 - Wachusett
6. 12/8 - Killington
7. 1/21 - Sunday River
8. 1/28 - Sunday River
9. 2/9 - Snow King
10. 2/10 - Jackson Hole
11. 2/11 - Jackson Hole
12. 2/12 - Jackson Hole
13. 2/13 - Jackson Hole
14. 2/14 - Jackson Hole
15. 2/23 - Sugarloaf
16. 2/24 - Sugarloaf
17. 2/25 - Sugarloaf
18. 3/2 - Killington
19. 3/8 - Sugarbush
20. 3/9 - Sugarbush/MRG
21. 3/10 - Sugarbush
22. 3/15 - Wachusett
23. 3/17 - Waterville

Cost per day after adding up passes and day tickets was $46.70 which wasn't great. Got the Ikon down to $38.69. Wachusett worked out to $75 a day...no pass there next year. Maybe a 3-peat for early season but no thanks. Bought 4 day tickets, all of which were warranted to me...$55 for a powder day at Mt. Snow in which they jackpotted in early December, $49 for a half day at Snow King which I thought was really cool (had to day ticket somewhere that trip for one day), $35 for a 2-4 ticket at MRG which is always worth the money, and $17 at Waterville because I was stubborn enough to get one more day but can't beat that price. After skiing 6 new areas last year, only one new this year. If the virus goes away somewhat quickly I could see myself getting a cheap flight to Denver and checking out A-Basin but highly unlikely. Maybe July skiing in New Jersey will be in the cards this year.

I'm lucky enough to still be working uninterrupted by the virus so with nothing to do over the next few months I'll be able to save some money and vacation time this year. Therefore I may spoil myself with a combined Big Sky/Jackson trip next year. May also look for something to supplement the Ikon, whether it be VT 4-pass, Fox44, or maybe a pack for MRG or Magic. But didn't come close to using all the Ikon base days so who knows. Just hoping I don't lose motivation to ski midseason next year. After the great early December I just couldn't get myself to go other than a couple pity trips to SR. I was even dreading traveling west but it took about 30 seconds of JH to beat the fog out of my head and I was good to go. This sudden halt will be a great lesson to never take a season for granted. At least it hit during a lackluster spring instead of one of the last 2 Marches.
 

medfordmike

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Kusty....Thanks. I have never been to Copper but worst on the planet? Definitely no chance you will be featured on a Powdr website! Seriously thanks for the advice.
 

medfordmike

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I loved Winter Park when I went. It lacks in above treeline terrain (unless the cirque is open) but more than makes up for it with its wooded terrain and big bump trails. Terrain almost feels like someone took Killington and put it on really good steroids and moved it west. They tend to get more snow and less crowds than the resorts that are right on I-70 as well.

Thanks Zand I appreciate the feedback. Less crowds goes a long way in my book.
 

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I got 37 days this season, the vast majority were solo weekday mornings at my local area, Mountain Creek. Also a bunch of weekend days at Mt. Peter with my family.

I also did a spur of the moment trip to Bromley, with the family, for the weekend of 2/29-3/1. That was fun since I hadn't been there in about 8 years.

I would have easily broke 40 days for the first time if it wasn't for the corona virus. If things normalize by summer I plan to try out Big Snow a couple times. We'll see.

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11/11 - K
11/17 - Bretton Woods
11/23 - Cannon
11/24 - Wildcat
11/25 - Bretton Woods (skinned 1st run)
11/26 - Loon (skinned first run)
11/27 - Sunday River
11/29 - Cannon
12/1 - skinned pats
12/2 - skinned Pats
12/7 - Cannon
12/15 -skinned Pats
12/16 -skinned Pats
12/17 -skinned Pats
12/18 -skinned Pats
12/19 -
skinned Pats
12/20 - Cannon (day 10 lift serve)
12/21 - Cannon
12/22 - skinned Pats (day 10 skinning)
12/23 - skinned Pats (20th day overall)
12/24 - Smuggs
12/25 - skinned Pats
12/27 - Cannon (last run Skinned)
1/1- Cannon
1/3 -
skinned Pats
1/5 - Cannon
1/12 -
skinned Pats
1/24 - Cannon
1/25 - Cannon
1/26 - Sugarbush (30th day overall)
1/27 -
skinned Pats
1/28 - skinned the Crotch
1/30 - skinned Pats
1/31 - Skinned Pats
2/2 - MRG
2/4 - skinned Pats
2/8 - Cannon (lift serve day 20)
2/13
- skinned Pats (skinning day 20)
2/15 - Cannon
2/16 - Sugarbush - Mt Ellen (day 40 over all)
2/18 -
skinned Pats
2/19 - Cannon
2/23 - MRG
2/24 - Bolton Valley
2/25 - Sugarbush
2/27 - Sugarbush (Mt Ellen)
2/28 - Stowe (30" powda day)
3/1 -
skinned Pats
3/2 -
skinned Pats
3/5 - skinned the Crotch (50 overall)
3/7 - Sugarbush
3/8 - Cannon (skinned first run) day 30 lift serve
3/9 - skinned Pats
3/11 - skinned Cannon
3/14 - Pats Peak
3/15 - skinned Pats
3/21 - skinned pats
3/22 - skinned pats (day 30 skinning)
3/24 - skinned pats
3/26 -
skinned pats (day 60 overall)
3/28 - skinned pats
4/1 -
skinned pats
4/3 - skinned pats
4/5 - skinned pats
4/7 - skinned Crotched
4/10 -
skinned Cannon
4/18 -
skinned Cannon
4/29 -
skinned Cannon (day 40 skinning)
5/6 -
skinned Cannon
 
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skef

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11/10 - Sunday River
11/24 - Loon
12/6 - Wildcat
12/24 - Loon
12/29 - Sunday River
12/30 - Sunday River
12/31 - Sunday River
1/11 - Sunday River
1/12 - Sunday River
1/31 - Loon
2/9 - Loon
3/6 - Killington
Just shy of 300K vertical which is okay for only 12 days, I guess. I was really counting on a big March and April. All in all, bittersweet.
 

thetrailboss

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1. October 22, 2019: Brighton, Utah
2. October 31, 2019: Brighton, Utah
3. November 22, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado
4. November 23, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado (OPENING of the NEW Gondola!)
5. November 24, 2019: Howelsen Hill, Colorado
6. November 25, 2019: Steamboat, Colorado.
7. December 1, 2019: Alta (with the Fam).
8. December 7, 2019: Alta.
9. December 8, 2019: Snowbird
10. December 19, 2019: Brighton (First Night)
11. December 22, 2019: Snowbird.
12. December 28, 2019: Brighton (night)
13. December 29, 2019: Snowbird/Alta
14. December 30, 2019: Snowbird/Alta (Powder Day)
15. December 31, 2019: Alta NYE Torchlight Parade!
16. January 1, 2020: First Night Powder at Brighton--Free Refills!!!!!
17. January 3, 2020: Brighton Night
18. January 5, 2020: Snowbird/Alta with the Mrs.
19. January 13, 2020: Brighton Night Powder
20. January 18, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana (First Trip to Montana)
21. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana
22. January 24, 2020: Brighton Night (Winter Fest)
23. January 26, 2020: Snowbird, Utah
24. February 2, 2020: Snowbird, Utah (Superb Owl Day)
25. February 10, 2020: Brighton Night
26. February 18, 2020: Brighton Night
27. February 23, 2020: Snowbird
28. March 1, 2020: Snowbird/Alta (Powder Day!)
29. March 8, 2020: Snowbird (Powder Day!)
30. March 12, 2020: Burke (homecoming)
31. March 14, 2020: Burke (Burke's last day)

32. June 20, 2020: Alta (earned turns)

Wife's Ski Tally:

1. December 1, 2019: Alta
2. January 5, 2020: Snowbird/Alta
3. January 12, 2020: Deer Valley
4. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana

Daughter's Tally:

1. December 1, 2019: Alta
2. December 22, 2019: Snowbird (Camp)
3. January 5, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
4. January 19, 2020: Ski Discovery, Montana
5. January 26, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
6. January 30, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
7. February 2, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
8. February 13, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
9. February 23, 2020: Snowbird (Camp)
10. February 27, 2020: Brighton (School Program)
11. March 1, 2020: Snowbird (Camp, Powder Day, First Double Diamond)
12. March 8, 2020: Snowbird Camp (Powder Day!)
 
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