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Oct 18

Autumn 2015 — The Dry and the Wet

What to watch for in the fall snowpack and storms for skiing out of Marble, Colorado.

Nov 19

Winter 2014/15 Begins

Marble area hasn’t received some of the larger recent snowfalls we’ve had in other parts of Colorado, but the snowpack build has definitely begun. We’ve seen a few folks trying to push the skiing, but snow depth on the access routes from Quarry road is insufficiant to cover downed trees and other obstacles. We’d recommend …

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Mar 24

Listen to the Hill Truck — Use Radio Scanner

We would not have the Quarry Road for winter use if it wasn’t for the operating Yule Quarry business. Tradeoff is that most weekdays and sometimes on the weekend a huge “hill haul truck” loaded with gigantic blocks of white marble is making multiple runs up and down the mostly one-lane shelf road. We have …

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Feb 14

Avalanche Cycle Continues — Carbonate Slides Afternoon of 2/13/2014

Main avalanche paths on Quarry road.

February 2014 We’ve been skiing off Quarry Road for 25 years and don’t recall a cycle of avalanche instability threatening the road that’s lasted this long. In our opinion it’s been too dangerous to drive the road for almost a week. This is born out by a new slide crossing the road every few days …

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