Friday, March 31, 2006

Should you stay or should you go?

What's a Front Ranger to do when forecasts call for weekend weather great for hiking and biking, yet there's fresh snow and mere days left till most resorts call it quits for the season?

Colorado Ski Country USA, the state's ski resort hub, reports fresh snow across the mountains, from 11 inches at Vail, to 15 inches at Durango, to 24 inches - WOW - at Silverton.

It's a win-win. Whether you stay here or head uphill, do SOMETHING. This isn't the weekend for computing your tax return. Get out there.

And check here Sunday to see how Dave did on his first run at the Elk Mountains Grand Traverse (backcountry skiing 40 miles from Crested Butte to Aspen).

(No, that photo's not from this week; photographer Christian Murdock shot it earlier this season at Steamboat.)

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