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At Wolf Creek, Happy Days are Here Again

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.05, 2014, under General

2.6.14 Scott Rappold Wolf Creek 1

(The lovely Mrs. Rappold finds herself some freshies Feb. 2 at Wolf Creek)

By R. Scott Rappold, funemployed journalist
Originally posted at funemployedcolorado.wordpress.com

Anyone who knows me knows I like skiing powder. A lot.

Obsessively.

So when my wife wanted to apply for a job here in Alamosa, I supported the move enthusiastically, with visions of endless powder days at ski area Wolf Creek, the king of Colorado powder. I had made many long pilgrimages here from Colorado Springs over the years, bypassing closer ski areas to get my ski tips in the legendary snow, 430 inches a year on average, which allows them to rightfully claim to have “the most snow in Colorado.”

And wouldn’t you know it, my arrival here in the San Luis Valley ushered in a long, extended dry spell at Wolf Creek. From around the Christmas holidays through all of January, it seemed hardly a flake fell at the king of Colorado powder. Storms went north and I chased them, all the while pining for the steep fluffy chutes, remote tree runs and huge open slopes of Alberta Peak just an hour from home. It was so warm and sunny, many slopes on Wolf Creek Pass were rocky and bare of snow, an unprecedented situation that also made me fear for the upcoming fire season. (continue reading…)

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Totally Average at Telluride

by Mountain Correspondent on Feb.23, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, General, Resorts

For decades, the mere utterance of the word “Telluride” has conjured up visions of jagged peaks, crusty miners, an authentic western main street, and the mystique of some of the best skiing in Southwest Colorado.  And the myth holds up: even an average day at Telluride is anything but, well, average:

How was my day? Eh, the usual.

How was my day? Eh, the usual.

The totally average Telluride experience continues…

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Momentum Building For The Weekend

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.22, 2013, under General

Crested Butte

Crested Butte

You may not have heard, but Colorado’s ski areas received a nice gift from Mother Nature this week – one that has left resorts with a comfortable bump in their snow totals. After receiving measurable accumulations over President’s Day weekend, snowfall amounts have continued to rise this week by as much as 20 inches in some areas. (continue reading…)

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Ski Season Picking Up: Flocks of Skiers and Snowboarders Migrate to Colorado Slopes

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Feb.06, 2013, under General

As snow stacked up at Colorado ski resorts recently, skiers and snowboarders renewed their devotion to the state’s signature sports. Absolving doubts that variable conditions were keeping skiers involved in other pursuits, Colorado Ski Country USA resorts were greeted with booming weekend traffic. The onslaught of new snow along with the opening of more terrain and a broad menu of creative deals from resorts made it hard for skiers and riders to stay indoors last week.

Crested Butte_Alex Fenlon

Crested Butte_Alex Fenlon

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Powderhorn Fields More Powder

by Colorado Snow Sensei on Jan.30, 2013, under General

That’s right, it is still coming down for all you powderhounds out there, as three fresh inches fell over the past 24 hours at CSCUSA Gem resort Powderhorn. As we type this, it’s a bluebird day with plenty of fresh powder at Grand Junction’s home resort.

Powderhorn

Powderhorn

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Risks of Parking in Colorado

by Mountain Correspondent on Jan.29, 2013, under Colorado Skiing, Resorts

Parking in Colorado has its risks, as this poor damsel in distress recently realized after leaving her car unattended for a day a Durango Mountain Resort lot. The resort is reporting a whopping 22 inches in the last 48 hours. I believe it:

No, it's not a mogul. It's a car.

No, it's not a mogul. It's my car.

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4000 Reasons to Snowboard in Colorado

by Mountain Correspondent on Dec.30, 2012, under Colorado Skiing, General

Greetings, snow-fans! We here at Colorado Ski Country USA have got about 4,000 pretty compelling reasons you should head to the mountains in Colorado right now. Why 4,000 you ask? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so you do the math:

Fresh Snow in Colorado

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Wolf Creek Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Wolf Creek Ski Area. Photo by Scott DW Smith

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Photo by Scott DW Smith

Up close and personal with photographer Scott DW Smith

Up close and personal with photographer Scott DW Smith

C’mon, you didn’t really think I was going to sit here and write 4,000 reasons, did you? Please. We’re too busy skiing and snowboarding here in Colorado.

-Mountain Correspondent

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