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November 11, 2005

Colorado Backcountry from JP

JP at Colorado's Backcountry Skiing Blog has some seriously awesome info about A-basin this season. I have yet to drive the 14 hours north to Summit County and ski the half a dozen open runs at A-Basin, Copper, and Loveland, but judging by his experiences, you need to buy wax on the way up to get rid of the scars.

Early season is hit or miss. As I explained in my A-Basin section, folks buy the season passes and it gets so crazy crowded, that JP has probably spent more time in the lift lines and the bars than actually on the slopes. It takes 45 minutes in line to take a lap. You have to get there early and be done by 11 or 12 when all the folks that were too hungover to make it up early get there.

Bookmark JP's blog. Well worth reading and awesome photos too. Official SHOUT OUT.

Posted by Justin at November 11, 2005 12:38 AM


Thanks for the kind words! We've been lucky enough to get lots of backcountry in, even before the resorts opened. 13 days down so far, I just left Loveland Pass and it was closed because of snow. 10" last night and it was snowing all day. We are heading up to do some backcountry on the pass early tomorrow. Colorado resort update, Copper is open with 5 lifts, lots of terrain. Breck and Keystone are open. Loveland Resort, and Abasin from top to bottom. It was windy as hell today. Thanks for the link and I'm gonna send one back your way. Sweet blog you have here...... -JP

Posted by: JP at November 12, 2005 03:52 PM