Photos: Ten Stupidest Reasons Why Yobeat Thinks Colorado Sucks
A cropped version of the main image on Yobeat's list. More photos below.
Yobeat is a Portland, Oregon-based website known for a devotion to snowboarding and a dislike of doing it in Colorado (except for the southern part) that's spelled out in the recent post "30-Something Reasons Colorado Sucks."
Admittedly, some of Yobeat's picks are solid: I-70 traffic is terrible and we thought the joke about Texans being even worse when they're oxygen-deprived was pretty funny. But others struck us as somewhere between forced and moronic. Continue to count down ten photo-illustrated examples juxtaposing Yobeat's takes with ours -- and to read the original item, click here.
Number 10: Lack of snow
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Yobeat's take: Now I'm not talking about Southern Colorado, we all know Wolf Creek gets dumped on blah blah blah, but anyone who actually lives in Colorado can tell you those storms are few and far between. And half the time when it snows, the snow is too damn light to actually cover anything.
Our take: True, several recent seasons have suffered from a shortfall of natural snow, forcing an over-reliance on snow-making. But the past couple of years have been great and signs look positive for this year, too. Stick your head back in the hole, groundhog.
Number 9: Shitty avy conditions
Yobeat's take: When and if it does snow, the Colorado backcountry is downright treacherous. Stay alive out there, kids.
Our take: That advice about the backcountry is sound, especially after all the avalanche deaths that took place last winter. But whining about there being too little and too much snow on the same list strikes us as too damn much whining.
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