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Let's ski/ride at Loveland on Thursday. All skier/rider abilities are welcomed. We'll meet at 7:30am at Skier's lot to organize carpooling. Lift tickets are only $25 on Hooky day (see the Facebook link) and are sold through Loveland resort. https://www.facebook.com/events/542928022858318/?event_time_id=542928029524984 If you have a reliable car, please be prepared to drive. Please remember to give your driver $10 for gas and car wash. It is always appreciated.
Mount Yale is a 14er in the Sawatch Range near Buena Vista. This is a STRENUOUS hike. The distance is roughly 10.5 miles and vertical gain 5000'. This is not a good introductory winter 14er hike. More info: https://www.14ers.com/route.php?route=yale2&peak=Mt.+Yale Bring winter gear and SNOWSHOES. Post hike meal somewhere in Buena Vista.
Who wants to ski the Talons Challenge? This is an annual event where you ski over 26,000 vertical feet on 14 black and double-black runs at Beaver Creek. https://www.beavercreek.com/explore-the-resort/activities/winter-activities/talons-challenge.aspx The registration for the event is $35 (at the link above) and you’ll need an Epic Pass or have to buy a lift ticket. If you sign up it should be expected that you will register for the event before registration closes, that you have a pass/lift ticket, that you have ski/snowboard equipment, and that you can reasonably complete the challenge (or at least make an honest effort to) no matter what the conditions. It’s safe to assume that we’ll break off into smaller groups based on ability/speed/etc but can all plan to meet for lunch and/or at the end of the day. This is probably the one day of the year Beaver Creek actually feels busy and has lift lines but it’s still fun. I did it once several years ago and it was a good day. The meeting time posted is for the event itself. If you want to carpool from the Denver/Boulder area we’ll need to figure out those plans closer to the day. Otherwise I plan to meet in front of the Starbucks in Beaver Creek Village (between the two escalators) at 8:30 AM.