Catch of the Day - Loveland Ski Area, CO
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
July 26, 2004
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
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Here's a great pan shot of the 360 deg view atop Loveland's quad chair, elv 12,700'. Loveland ski terrain descends beneath chair attendant station to both sides of I70. Distant ski area to the west of the Continental Divide is Keystone. http://bdagger.colorado.edu/~wachter/2002/04/Loveland/105-0587-98_PAN.jpg

Here are more beautiful of shots of Loveland from the same photographer (Jochen Wachter):
http://bdagger.colorado.edu/~wachter/2002/04/Loveland/
jimmy
July 26, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
These pictures are a constant reminder of how poor a substitute golf is for skiing and riding. Thank's and keep 'em coming.

4.5 Months
Jimmy
wgo
July 26, 2004
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,357 posts
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4.5 Months





4.5 months!? Jimmy, reading the time-till-skiing at the end of your posts is like watching a clock that REFUSES to move. Didn't it say 4.5 months two weeks ago
bawalker
July 26, 2004
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
1,547 posts
122 more days until Thanksgiving when most resorts seem to aim for opening.
jimmy
July 26, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
Sorry wgo, I probably should have converted months into days months ago. Thanks for doing the math bawalker.

122 days
Jimmy
wgo
July 26, 2004
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,357 posts
Thanks!

Summer seems to be crawling by more slowly than usual. Normally I start getting ski cravings in august or so, but they never really went away this year.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
July 26, 2004
Member since 07/18/2001 🔗
1,923 posts
Mid-December is more realistic for this neck of the woods.

I guess that means adding about 10 days to Baywalker's "short timer" calender. What gets me the most excited are the reports of snow guns firing up, which usually starts happening around turkey day.
ski_guy_59
July 26, 2004
Member since 11/9/2001 🔗
221 posts
John my fav part is the talk of snow guns firing up as well. The best part is the first series of pics, usually coming from the 'Shoe. I wish mid-atlantic resorts had better publicity.
bawalker
July 27, 2004
Member since 12/1/2003 🔗
1,547 posts
Was it me... but the first time I went snowboarding was two years ago this past November. Me and several younger but more expert boarders went to Wisp during the last week of Thanksgiving where they had several trails open. I remember this clearly because coming home off of Corridor H we passed the Capon Valley Bank in Baker and it was 8*F that night which was the coldest that early in recent memory.

Cross your fingers that we get a nasty cold snap. My mom said she remembers the year my sister was born, 1982, that it snowed in October. Start doing that snowdance... or at least bribing Timberline to let us volunteer work on the snowguns till it snows.
jimmy
July 30, 2004
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
No, please, ski season starts Thanksgiving. We've been lucky the last few years, someone being open Thanksgiving week.

wgo..try this to beat the August blues. I sit on the front porch and search the clouds for outlines of a ski area. Last night I saw Whitetail. Made a couple runs in my mind and then I started apres ski.

3.9 months
jimmy
wgo
July 30, 2004
Member since 02/10/2004 🔗
1,357 posts
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wgo..try this to beat the August blues. I sit on the front porch and search the clouds for outlines of a ski area. Last night I saw Whitetail. Made a couple runs in my mind and then I started apres ski.






jimmy, lol. I'll certainly try the apres
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