Winter Park, CO Conditions Report: Even Better than Yesterday

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8″ around noon time, and it was still snowing.

Yesterdays 6″ of fresh snow at Winter Park, CO was just laying the foundations for what was to come today; we woke to another 6″ and it was still dumping.

The temperature was still cold, but nowhere near as cold as yesterday, so the snow was nice and fluffy and light. There was a little wind at the top of the Zephyr lift, but nothing too crazy.

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Powder Day! Credit: SnowBrains/Steven Agar

The Winter Park side was fun, Cranmer was the first run, hugging skiers left along the tree line. There was way more than the 3″ reported at 6 am that morning, over 6″ I reckon. It was already kind of choppy though, well skied, and this was only 930am!

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Fresh tracks. Credit: SnowBrains/Steven Agar

We headed over to Vasquez Ridge again, hoping to find fresh tracks on this less visited (sshhh) area of the mountain. We weren’t disappointed. Knee high powder down Quickdraw and Pioneer Express trail made the runout a bit of a drag, but so worth it. The bumps were filled in and topped with soft delicious powder.

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Knee high over on Vasquez Ridge. Credit: SnowBrains/Steven Agar

Over to the Mary Jane side, Bellmar Bowl was horrid, skied off and gnarly, but the trees to the right of Bluebell were pretty awesome, and we cut through the trees to the bumps under the Panoramic chair. This chair to the 12,060ft summit has been closed the last 2 days, so the 12″+ we’ve had is unskied. It’ll be epic when they open the chair.

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Snowed most of the day. Credit: SnowBrains/Steven Agar

The line at the Sunnyside was out of the corral, probably due to the fact people headed over there hoping to get up to the top only for the Panoramic to be closed. It was still dumping, and the temperature was great.

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Best run of the day. Credit: SnowBrains/Steven Agar

After a coffee at the spectacular Lunch Rock, we headed back to the Winter Park side, down Jabberwocky, again finding boot high stashes of fluffy powder down the sides. Over n Underwood was next, a blue/black bump run, which was really good fun. Enough snow on top of the bumps to make it an awesome bouncy ride down. Up the Eskimo, and finishing on Bradley’s Bash again. We did the tree chute just to the skiers left of the main run. Best run of the day. Coverage was great, all the junk is now covered up, and the bumps were unskied, soft and big!

Another great day, over a foot of fresh snow the last couple of days. Hopefully, Colorado has turned a corner and winter has begun.


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