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By CaptainPoopyPants
Dec 31, 2012

Hey everyone! Has anyone been up in the park lately (last few days)? want to ski somewhere tomorrow and was thinking Hidden Valley now that the fire bad has been lifted. Any beta or other suggestions?


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By jmeizis
From Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 31, 2012
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater Cliffs in Adirondack Park NY.

Someone will probably post up more recent detailed conditions but from the last time I was up that way I'd say no for Hidden Valley. At best it'd be thin coverage. There's lots of couloirs if you can find something that is safe...

That's the extent of my one season of RMNP skiing.


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By KevinCO
From Loveland, CO
Dec 31, 2012

Was at Hidden Valley the morning after the big storm 12/21?. There was about 2 ' of new snow and got great turns! However, there was no base and at one point in tight trees had to dive head first over a fallen log that jumped in front of me. Also hit some rocks here and there.

The morning of Christmas I was there after that storm, but was very dissapointed to see only 3-4" of new snow. Didn't have my rock skis so cancelled.

My skis are now in the shop getting repaired and I will stick to the lifts until more base is formed. When I ski the lifts, I like to climb to the top before and after lift skiing to keep my BC legs in shape.


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By GLD
Jan 2, 2013

Was up on hallett peak (well didn't quite make it) on 12/22. Up high not much snow. At about 10.5k ft I dug a snow pit and made a few observations. Snow was generally 60-80 cm around but bare in other spots. Above tree line it was all wind stripped.


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Jan 2, 2013
Bocan

Saw a friends pictures from Hidden Valley yesterday (1/1/13) and it looked pretty good. Snow all the way to the top and powder. I'd still bring the rock skis though.


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By Leo Paik
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From Westminster, Colorado
Jan 2, 2013

Hidden Valley is still lean down low, better up high. For example, the creek near the bottom is still exposed in spots just above the sledding area.


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