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Monday, December 31, 2007
I'm trapped in Summit County, and the skiing is great
Actually, the road just opened about an hour ago, but I-70 and Highway 9 were closed all day due to blowing snow and avalanche danger. I have a friend who patrols at Breck who said they recorded a gust of 104 mph. Yikes. That and temperatures hovering around 0 degrees helped keep what should have been a crazy busy day on the slopes somewhat sane, or even sparse.
On a run at Breckenridge in the afternoon, I found myself totally alone on an untracked (if wind loaded) slope. It was awesome, but I think I may lose a bit of skin off my nose from the cold temps.