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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby ScottN » Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:21 pm

Nate. Went down to Snow Mesa Monday, the trail has NOT been groomed this year but has had some previous activity, it now has my snowmobile track up and back. The snow up top was thin in some places and getting wind scoured. Some of the blow overs were nice and soft though. Had some good wind in the afternoon, the forecast was for 15-20 gusts to 30 and that was pretty accurate. If there is a good forecast for the weekend of the 27th I will probably try to make it down for at least one day. I didn't go over to Jarose yesterday but it might have some softer snow.
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby nate76 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:06 am

Thanks for the update, Scott!

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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby matthepp » Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:25 pm

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Well, our family ditched winter, covid, and school last year in La Ventana and had a muy buen tiempo. This year we are back for all three. In southwest Colorado, it turned into winter very quickly over the holidays after a prolonged fall. It is great to be back in the powder!
Grand Mesa has 5' snow sitting in the parking lot! Lizard Head has excellent deep coverage as well. Crystal Reservoir has the normal soft snow and a little slush. Above treeline MacMillan is rideable but is heavily wind-scoured and pretty thin with lots of grass and rocks still waiting to take out your ski bases or knees. I hear that it's deeper at Molas Pass and maybe Lemon?
Our family is finishing up a round of Omicron then I look forward to some fun kite adventures this winter. Lmk if you guys see some good forecasts in the area.
As usual, I'd like to extend an invitation to any travelling kiters to crash in our mother-in-law studio in Ridgway.
Cheers, Matt
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby mmclimbhigh » Thu Oct 06, 2022 10:31 pm

Mountains are white.....winter is coming. Looking forward to blue skies, steady winds, and fresh pow
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Re: Kite-o-rado Snowkite Conditions

Postby nate76 » Sat Oct 08, 2022 3:20 pm

Yes - this is the time of year I start getting itchy to get into the snow - and still have a couple of months to go, lol

I've had the one-piece storm suit on a couple of times already, just walking around house. Because, you know, gotta make sure stuff is ready to go.

[im]Patiently waiting...

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