* Report from 3/9 and 3/10. Telluride, Colorado has been having an exceptional season. Since ramping up in January, the snowfall has taken little time to slow down, as evidenced by historical avalanche conditions throughout the state. A monumental run of storms dropped 52″ in the first 10-days of March. To put that into perspective, that’s about 1/6th of the average […]
Jon RoubikSurf/skate/snow aficionado. Flow Junkie. Storm Chaser. Weather nerd.
It’s the classic story of Quaint Ski Area Community Battles Out-of-Town, Billionaire Developer. In an effort to maintain identity, character and protect the natural surroundings, concerned environmentalists have been going to great lengths to maintain what makes Wolf Creek Ski Area special in the first place. For years there has been a looming threat that a rich Texan will move in […]
Report from March 3rd, 2019. With forecasts hinting that the storm of the season was possibly about to descend on Colorado, the gears of the hype machine started to turn. Moisture was abundant, but the certainty of timing and location of heaviest storm cells was moderate at best. Fortunately for anyone hoping to find themselves in the right spot, this wasn’t much […]
Colorado was pretty Coloradical until it became Crowdarado. Whether you like to admit it or not, the reality is the Centennial State is becoming increasingly more crowded and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Between 2010 and July 2017, the population in Denver and its suburbs increased by an average of nearly 51,000 annually. What we’ve been experiencing is significant […]
We’d made it from Monarch back to Park County, but were still dealing with car trouble from the day before. Our friend Nikki came through huge and drove a new alternator over Hoosier pass from Silverthorne. After spending the morning getting it replaced and enjoying a stout in the sun, our battery was staying charged and we were back on […]
*Report from Feb. 23, 2019. My alternator inconveniently died en route to Telluride, about a mile from the summit of Monarch Pass Friday night. My heart sank right along with my voltage gauge. The roads were an icy mess; cars were flipped, in ditches, spun out everywhere. A lot of people needed help that night, and so it wasn’t going […]
*Report from Monday 2/18/19. Our plans for first tram for Saturday’s 12″ powder day were derailed due to a closure on I-80 Friday night. We quickly adjusted, pointed north and grabbed first tram at Jackson Hole Saturday. Following an outstanding day in the Tetons, we got back on track and down to Utah. The first half of February brought some […]