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    best skiing ON the front range? (east of Genesee?)

    Since Basin reported a whopping ONE inch out of this storm today, it looks like a day for the skinning today/tomorrow on the FR. Any worthwhile spots? (There's no epic skiing east of Genesee so don't get all lame and protective of "secret flatland stashes") I've seen some good looking lines on the northface of green mountain, we found some good lines off the NTM quarry road, was thinking you might be able to shuttle WR from the top parking lot to the bottom via belcher, anyone done that? I bet WR will have 10-15 inch lines by this afternoon.

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    I'd bet Warren Gulch would ski great today. There's 2' of snow or more an that Bad Larry right now.
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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    nice. CAIC just issued avalanche warnings for Boulder, Jeffco and Larimer counties:

    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER IS ISSUING AN AVALANCHE WARNING FOR THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. HEAVY SNOWFALL EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE HAS CREATED VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS. TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF MORE THAN TWO FEET ARE POSSIBLE.
    CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

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    Meyers Ranch. Trek up and come back through the trees.

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    Doesn't look like White Ranch is included in the warning.
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Upper Arkansas Reports diddly doodly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin_Cup View Post
    nice. CAIC just issued avalanche warnings for Boulder, Jeffco and Larimer counties:

    COLORADO AVALANCHE INFORMATION CENTER IS ISSUING AN AVALANCHE WARNING FOR THE FRONT RANGE MOUNTAINS EAST OF THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE...
    What a hoot! Monarch gets 5". You guys are getting avalanche footage.

    Here's a photo from Buena Vista, circa 5 minutes ago:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrover View Post
    Meyers Ranch. Trek up and come back through the trees.
    Jeezus - the deadfall in that area would be a tib/fib compound fracture waiting to happen.

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    Think I'll rebuild my kicker from the Christmas storm

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    There's a house (think it used to be owned, maybe still is, by the Medved family) up on the ridge to the left once you start up WB I-70 past MW. Just below that is a great slope, N facing glades. Always thought it'd be great, prob private property.

    Right about here
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    There's a house (think it used to be owned, maybe still is, by the Medved family) up on the ridge to the left once you start up WB I-70 past MW. Just below that is a great slope, N facing glades. Always thought it'd be great, prob private property.

    Right about here
    That's an old ski area. I think they called it Arapahoe East.

    Arapahoe East Ski Area

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGWGFIWRT View Post
    That's an old ski area. I think they called it Arapahoe East?
    Yeah, I thought I remembered seeing the reminants of an old tow rope there, long ago. Dont think its still there. You know if it's private property?
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    Found some info.

    Arapahoe East Ski Area

    private property, indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    There's a house (think it used to be owned, maybe still is, by the Medved family) up on the ridge to the left once you start up WB I-70 past MW. Just below that is a great slope, N facing glades. Always thought it'd be great, prob private property.

    Right about here
    yea A-east is private, but im sure they wouldn't mind a quick bit of "avalanche mitigation" work on thier property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    Yeah, I thought I remembered seeing the reminants of an old tow rope there, long ago. Dont think its still there. You know if it's private property?
    I think it is private property. There's a huge stable on the land now.

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    Green Mountain

    East side of Apex - not sure if skiing is allowed on odd or even days though.
    Last edited by calzonical; 02-03-2012 at 12:27 PM.

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    Hmmm, I like the idea of shuttling a front range trail....with my snowboard

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    40" gnu at Echo mtn...
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Marshall Mesa. Spring Brook. Just skinny up and truck around. There's plenty of the white stuff here, fo' sho'.
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    Can you even imagine the clusterfvck which will be Echo Mountain and Eldora tomorrow? Not to mention I-70 and the rest.

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    Ya think Red Rocks will be jammed?
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    The backcounty in Highland Ranch will be good for about 3 turns, but yes it is "Private" property if you don't live in H.R.

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    Bottom of Apex from the water tank is good for about 6 turns.
    Someone regularly hits the NE facing slope at the top of Apex (between P&S and bonanza).
    Free-heel hippies on odd days only.

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    ^^^
    Was thinking about Apex as soon as I got home, but was disappointed to find more brown than white still.
    Maybe tomorrow if we get a couple more feet.
    Anyone interested, lemme know
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    Pic from a few weeks ago from where this Scrambler fella is talkin' 'bout.

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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Bone dry in Dillon as we drove up this afternoon, two feet of powder at the cul de sac for Mesa Ct. Great sledding this afternoon before we headed up to Summit County.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_andy View Post
    Pic from a few weeks ago from where this Scrambler fella is talkin' 'bout.

    Yep. That's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin_Cup View Post
    nice. CAIC just issued avalanche warnings for Boulder, Jeffco and Larimer counties:
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    CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center
    Where are you seeing the Jeffco warnings?
    I do not see that on the CAIC site.
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    Apex probably ain't bad right now.
    This is some kook tonight at Heritage Dells Park - the park right below Apex you ride through on the Chimpex ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_andy View Post
    Where are you seeing the Jeffco warnings?
    I do not see that on the CAIC site.
    here: 9news.com | Denver, CO

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    Kooks!
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    Those kooks are kooky!
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    There is some major kookiness going on there.

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    well, snow totals weren't quite what the media hype would have us believe, but we still found some nice 2ft. fresh up at White Ranch this morning. We didn't have time to hike up the Belcher connector and ski the lines I was hoping, but found some short hits that were worthwhile.









    oh and to the d0uchebag forum nazi who neg-repped me for not having MTB content on a day when exactly 0 trails in the FR are ride-able, click here
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    Hit a first descent in Erie today...








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    Lots of good turns to be had around town.
    Last night:
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    Saw marks of some good work accomplished out there today: above Red Rocks, MW and many shots on Green Mountain. Well done folks.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calzonical View Post
    Green Mountain

    East side of Apex - not sure if skiing is allowed on odd or even days though.
    Ha! i did ski Apex during last Friday 2/3 storm. we blatantly ignored the odd/even day rules. Fun...but hope to not do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad_andy View Post
    Apex probably ain't bad right now.
    This is some kook tonight at Heritage Dells Park - the park right below Apex you ride through on the Chimpex ride.

    Hay, stay off my lawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russman View Post
    Hay, stay off my lawn!
    That one is closer to Scrambler's lawn.
    The one WKD posted is by your lawn - you should have heard is yelling trying to wake you up.
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    Pence Park was fun!

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    I'm no Kathy Sabine, but just glancing at the NOAA long range (8 - 14 days) made me gasp
    best skiing ON the front range? (east of Genesee?)-814prcp_new.gif

    Sure looks like a pretty intense upslope flow may set up....
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