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I just wonder,

Why this place is being ignored by CO carvers?

Keystone has some of the nicest slopes in CO. And so far, I have seen maybe two guys carving there...

Can you tell why?!?

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Dude, you were not alone........ at least for a little while :D. Nice riding with you. We have done 10 days total in Keystone and it was great. Leaving back to Chicago today :(.

Millen

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It was nice carving with you Millen!

Thanks for your advise about diamond stones, already got mine:-)

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Back to Keystone - 12/26 to 1/5. From what I see, I guess we need to bring the rock boards :(, but it has been snowing good for the past few days. Hope to have a bit more new snow. I don't believe it'll be any good for the trees, but if only they open the back........ Otherwise, there is always spring break :). 

Millen

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Back to Keystone - 12/26 to 1/5. From what I see, I guess we need to bring the rock boards :(

 

What was open last weekend didn't have too many rocks or grass protruding but it's been warm so it was slightly slushy-soft on top of hardpack. Due to the limited runs open, any trace of cordouroy is gone quickly. A-Basin had less open but better surface, except for multiple hidden ice boulders scattered about.

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Thanks! It has been snowing almost constantly in the past few days. More runs open on Keystone site. Most have been epic today - about a foot of new snow ...... :). 

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Beat me to it.  Lovey reported 21" this am.  it was dumpin up there yesterday

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b.free: why don't people ride keystone?

 

me: crowds.  if you ride on a weekend, for me, you get maybe 90 minutes.   their uphill capacity

is so great that it floods the trails.

 

i think the carving at keystone is superb: terrific runs and excellent grooming.  but only midweek.

 

pc

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pcdenver, I usually ride on weekends this season and i would say that is not that bad. For instance, last Saturday was bad, but i could of ride for 10 times on "StarFire" without any problems at all. Sunday was even better, although it was 1 inch of snow on slopes, I was riding until 1pm easily. 

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That time of the year  :biggthump . Coming to Keystone on 3/27 and we will be there until 4/6. Hope to see carvers around  :biggthump . After brutally cold January and almost no snow there, totally looking forward to the spring conditions!

 

Millen

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You are kidding, right  :confused: ? Has it been so warm that it iced up so bad? I see snow in the forecast, but not for the coming weekend. Anyway, at least shouldn't be that may rocks as in January  :biggthump .

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Not kidding lovey is loosing about an inch of base a day. Temps have been hitting the mid 40's at 11,000 feet. If this keeps up, season is going to end early....

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Darn it :), from freezing cold and no snow to warm and no snow, I guess, this would be the highlight of my season there ;). Anyway, whatever it is, it's going to better than the hills in Wisconsin anyway.

On the bright side - 5 inches at Keystone last night :)

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Yes, I am still here. Were you at Keystone today? I didnt see you, but saw some trenches that most likely were yours ;).

And yes, we are here until Monday - on the slopes until around 1 pm and druving to Denver to catch our plane to Chicago.

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Just renewing the topic :). We are coming to Copper 12/28 - 1/2 and then to Keystone 1/2 to 1/8. Hope to see more carvers..... besides Andrey ;) around.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our prayers for snow might have actually worked, at least for Colorado!

 

Millen

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How are the condtions at Keystone? Hard and scraped off from the holiday crowds? Or okay? I might go there tomorrow 1/6 but only if I get a good report. I have been riding at A basin and it is holding up well both on the groomed runs and off trail.   I will be riding tomorrow at A basin if I get a report about hard and worn down? snow was good at the Basin on Sunday.

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