Colorado Snow Conditions: Keystone

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So we hit up Keystone instead of Breckenridge, and it turned out to be a pretty nice day. As we hit Georgetown we could see that it was snowing up near Loveland Pass, a few inches fresh! Tempted to stop and hit the jibs at the base of the pass we motored on to Keystone, scoring some killer parking right next to the River Run gondola. We decided to take the lift up and drop the back side towards North Peak, had some nice powder turns down. 2" fresh natural and a few inches of man made over a 31" base on most of the runs, we ended up at the Santiago lift heading up to the Outback. We did laps down Elk-Run and surrounding trails for most of the morning. On Elk-Run snowmaking was in progress leaving some really fun kickers and jumps all over. We broke for lunch and decided to head over to the terrain park, Keystone still has the pre-season park going but its pretty sick. At the park we found something for everyone, multiple boxes, roller coaster rail, flat rails, and a snow skate park. The A51 Park lift wasn't running due to snowmaking operations, so you'll have to use Peru Express. Look for more updates later this week.

Avalanche Conditions: (CAIC)
Northern Mountains: considerable (w/ pockets of moderate below TL)
Central Mountains: moderate (w/ pockets of considerable TL and above)
Southern Mountains: moderate (w/ pockets of considerable TL and above)