Pajarito conditions

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Pajarito conditions

Postby scotthsu » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:23 pm

I skinned up Pussycat and skied Little Mother to Big Mother this afternoon. Didn't hit any rocks. About 2 ft. of heavy powder everywhere along my tour. My tips were diving; damn, I think I need to switch to the green tubes on my NTN bindings. As I was finishing up, a snowcat started up Pussycat, track-packing! I sense that Pajarito will be opening in the next week or two! The road is pretty snow covered, mostly hi-clearance 4WD vehicles up top, although a few Subarus made it as well. Hopefully, they'll plow it by tomorrow.
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Postby per » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:33 pm

Was anyone up there today? What is still unpacked? I'm thinking of heading up there tomorrow morning.
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Postby scotthsu » Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:46 pm

i wasn't up there today, but i'd be willing to bet that most of the west side, i.e., oops to why not, are still unpacked. have fun!
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Postby per » Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:20 pm

As far as I could see only Pussycat was track-packed. Aspen and Mother still had powder as of this morning. I skied Little Mother and Big Mother and the snow was quite nice.
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12/12 conditions

Postby scotthsu » Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:44 pm

Some nice corduroy on pussycat, and tons of powder to be had practically everywhere else, although the Fab Four are starting to get pretty tracked up. The powder is actually lighter now than it was several days ago. It was flurrying on and off all morning today. Probably the best powder in the state at the moment in terms of easy/legal access :D
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UN 10250

Postby scotthsu » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:31 pm

a little tour with lots of virgin powder off the un-named peak (10250) just to the N of Pajarito.
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wet and heavy 4/17/10

Postby scotthsu » Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:57 am

Pajarito got about 2" of REALLY wet heavy snow overnight. The S's I managed to lay down on Aspen this morning rank among my top skiing achievements. Otherwise, the base is still holding up quite well, nice to see such good coverage at this time of year.
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days are numbered

Postby scotthsu » Wed May 05, 2010 12:41 pm

skinned/skied Daisy Mae this morning. You have to hike up to the jeep road (lower east road) before you can start skinning. With the warm/sunny forecast, there's probably <1 week remaining of worthwhile continuous ski descents at pajarito. It was a great season up here, with the snowmelt quickly filling up the new snowmaking pond!
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Postby AaronA » Sun May 09, 2010 10:19 pm

Ditto--it was a really great season! After seeing conditions last week (and scraping the mud off my boots after skiing) I took all the ski stuff out of the back of the truck. I'm looking forward to a couple more days in the Sangres.
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5/8 beta

Postby scotthsu » Mon May 10, 2010 8:06 am

hmm, might be worth one more run on the upper west side.
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