Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

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Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11



With the MLK weekend crowds gone, I spent most of today on what many consider to be the United States' premier mogul mountain: Mary Jane. It's a very consistent 1,800 vertical feet with only a few trails groomed. People are obsessed by the bumps at MJ, and you'll hearing very few discussion topics on the lifts other than bumps.

I've mentioned a few times here that I always scratch my head at the idea of tele-skiing and can't understand the attraction, but the tele-ers (who are always out in force at Mary Jane) really looked like they were having more fun in the powdery bumps than us fixed-heelers, so maybe I should rethink my opinion.


WP's website only reported four inches over the past 24 hours, but it snowed most of the night and all day today, so I'm guessing that we were closer to ten inches of new snow that was added to the seven inches from the night before. Here's what it looked like today:











Harvey Harvey
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

Man when the pictures are that "bad" you KNOW the skiing was GOOD.

Jamesdeluxe wrote
I've mentioned a few times here that I always scratch my head at the idea of tele-skiing and can't understand the attraction, but the tele-ers (who are always out in force at Mary Jane) really looked like they were having more fun in the powdery bumps than us fixed-heelers, so maybe I should rethink my opinion.
James ... come over to the DarkSide of the Force!



How about this ... I'll come cat skiing with you, if you tele for one day on the trip.


"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
JasonWx JasonWx
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

How about this ... I'll come cat skiing with you, if you tele for one day on the trip.


Harv, You have a better chance at winning the lottery..
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Goreskimom Goreskimom
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

So psyched to see some pics from Mary Jane.  We skied there two years ago with our kids and it was HUMBLING!!
No Pain No Jane!
Highpeaksdrifter Highpeaksdrifter
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

I only skied MJ once, but we had a blast. That place kicked my ass but good.
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And truth that dies
I don't know which
So never mind - Leonard Cohen
Jamesdeluxe Jamesdeluxe
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

Highpeaksdrifter wrote
I only skied MJ once, but we had a blast. That place kicked my ass but good.
Yep. I forgot to mention above how much my legs hurt right now.
Snowballs Snowballs
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Re: Mary Jane, CO: 1/19/11

A couple years ago, HGTV gave away a brand new slopeside home at Mary Jane.

Seems like Mary Jane gets mentioned alot in the ski world.
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