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S’No Way! More White Stuff in August?

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It’d be hard to argue that winter isn’t rarin’ to go for Crested Butte after checking out the mountains around here late Tuesday.  Today’s shots are from yesterday evening around CB . . . rain, lightning and a cold front moved through the area in the afternoon/early evening and when the clouds pulled back to reveal the peaks, they were looking snowy and gorgeous.   That’s as white as I can remember seeing the mountains in August, hopefully a good omen for the coming winter.  Today’s first shot is looking out at Teocalli Mountain.

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Snow covered peaks of the West Elk Range.

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Italian Mountain frosted and still shrugging off the clouds.

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Whiterock Mountain looking a little more like its namesake, with Mount Crested Butte in the foreground.

The snow on the mountains wrapped up what had been a really pretty day in the high country Tuesday.  Morning clouds lingered around the peaks and valleys until nearly noon . . . I’ll share some of those shots with you tomorrow.  The forecast shows another decent chance of thunderstorms today, but things should be drying out and warming somewhat as we head into the weekend and next week, so it’s not quite winter yet.  For those of you heading to CB for the holiday weekend, the moisture will have the single track riding great—you’ll be loving it.

Have a very pleasant day out there and we’ll catch you tomorrow.

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Need some Extra Winter? We have Plenty!

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Hi All and Happy Friday!  Looking out the window this morning, the scene is pretty much a carbon copy of yesterday.  There’s new snow on the lawn with low clouds and light snow falling.  Yesterday’s snow accumulation amounted to maybe in an inch in some places and melted off as quickly as it came.  Snow showers came and went throughout the day . . . the streets were wet and dried out several times.  Looks like today we’re forecasted for a thirty-percent chance of snow, breezy conditions and a high of forty-five degrees.  Today’s shots are from yesterday, with our first shot being of Whetstone Mountain trying to shrug off the morning clouds.

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Friday’s second shot is of the morning clouds roiling around and spilling over Crested Butte Mountain.

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Here’s a quick look at what we were seeing in the base area at times on Thursday . . . more wintry than spring-like.

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Today’s last shot is of a patient hawk, who politely posed in the light snow fall while I got out my camera last evening.

The nice thing about living in the CB area this time of year is that even when Crested Butte is forecasted for precipitation and a high in the upper forties like it is tomorrow, we can head to Gunnison and find less precip and a high of sixty degrees instead.  That looks plenty good enough for some mountain biking—should be fun. Saturday will be the day to get out, too, as Sunday cools off about a dozen degrees for the Gunnison Country.  And that’ll probably keep me closer to home and looking forward to late spring.  Have a really good weekend and we’ll catch up next week.

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Melting? What Melting? It’s Snowing!

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It’s Thursday morning and snowing on the Gunnison Country.  Today’s shots are of whiteness around my yard this morning (the second shot is of the plastic balls my daughter plays with on the trampoline sitting in on the lawn and getting covered by up snow).  And as I write this it’s snowing, but I can see mountain peaks and blue skies in the distance out the window . . . at least it’s rarely dull.   Today we’re forecasted for a fifty-percent chance of light snow, with a high of 39 degrees, so it’ll be a good day for a warm jacket, or even better, staying indoors, if you can swing it.  Stay dry and warm out there—see you tomorrow.

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Another Weekend of Great Snow and Totally CB Events at Crested Butte!

Hi All and Happy Friday! If you got out on the mountain yesterday, you were loving the foot of fresh snow . . . just over a week left in the ski season and it’s still dumping in Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town! We’re forecasted to clear off today and tomorrow, then see another good chance for snow on Sunday. I didn’t get out on the hill until closer to noon yesterday, but still found untracked powder, blower turns and really good skiing. The snow had a pretty high moisture content, but it skied fine (and fun). I rode the lifts with guests and locals alike who were stoked to add more powder turns to their winter count.

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Today’s shots are from Crested Butte on Thursday morning . . . while I’m ready for spring at any moment, it’s hard to get tired of winter scenes like these.

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There is lots of fun stuff going on at Crested Butte Mountain resort this weekend! Whether you’re racing over to Aspen in the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse (hopefully this snow doesn’t have them doing the “reverse”), attending Soul Train night, getting ready to compete in or spectate at the Silver Queen pageant (check out the resort’s events calendar for more details on all these events), or just planning on skiing, it’s going to be another excellent couple of days off in CB! With the season wrapping up a week from Sunday, don’t hold back—get out have some fun! See you next week!

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Big Snow Overnight (and still Snowing) in Crested Butte!

Good morning powder fans—I hope you’re ready for more winter, ‘cause it’s not over yet! Today’s first shot is of the powder cam at the time at 6am this morning, with 11” of new on it! What’s interesting is that at 5:30, there was ten inches on the tray, so we’re seeing close to two inches of snow an hour right now. If it keeps going like this, we’ll be well skiing over a foot of fresh powder when the lifts open at nine.

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Today’s second shot is of the early extent of this storm coming across the valley on Wednesday morning. That’s Mt. Emmons hidden by layers of clouds and snow. The forecast shows another three to six inches arriving today and another good chance for snow on Sunday.

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It’s going to be a great day of skiing and riding on the mountain, so get out there and enjoy!

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More Powder for Thursday at Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

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Good Morning CB fans—the powder cam is showing about five inches of new white softness on the upper mountain as I write this.  Today’s first image is of the proof there.  Today’s second shot is from when the snow machine kicked in late yesterday afternoon, making the world around us disappear.  The storm put down a couple of inches before 4pm and then continued into the night.  This morning should be quite nice all over the mountain—get out there and get some if you can! 

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Mmmmmmm Ssssssssnnnnnoooooow

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Monday started off mostly gray, with maybe some light snow coming down.  But then, around eight o’clock, the snow machine kicked in and it started dumping!  Big, thick flakes, falling relentlessly out of the sky and within three or four hours, the four inches on the powder cam had turned into ten.  Those who got out skiing in it were using phrases like “ridiculously frekin’ epic,” “sooooooo blower, brah” and “insanely amazing,” just to name a few.   And with something like six feet of snow in the last two weeks and another ten inches on top this morning, who could argue with them?  Today’s first shot is looking up Elk Avenue (gone winter wonderland) between the snow banks, kept to shoulder height only because they’ve already been removed a couple of times this winter.  Yep, Crested Butte has some snow!

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Tuesday’s second shot is a reminder to think twice before agreeing to shovel “the walk” for a Buttian.  Looks like you’d almost be better off tunneling into this place. 

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Mid day, the weather did a one-eighty, with the snow winding down and the clouds breaking up.  Patches of blue were visible and, what be-ith that glowing orb that hangs in the sky so?  Seeing the shoveling job these guys have almost made me want to go out and buy a snow blower for them.  Almost, but I decided to go skiing and think it over, instead. 

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And the clouds then fully parted and left us with the bluest skies you’ll ever see complimented by snow with brightness that fully dazzled the senses.  This shot is taking in the powder-coated CrestedButteMountain in the afternoon light on Monday . . . it doesn’t get much prettier than that.  The forecast is calling for more of the same today before we ease into another round of clouds and moister that might take us into the holiday weekend for more powdery bliss.  Speaking of holiday weekend, why not make CB your destination this weekend?  Best snow in years, stunning views in all directions (not a freeway in sight), cool town, great restaurants . . . what’s not to like?  Think it over and we’ll see you tomorrow.

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