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s14suspense
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
12413 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts

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Best skiing experience for me was Whistler, but not in CO


Looking forward to this in a little over a week. Anyone else been here to share some must do's?


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redstick13
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Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
I hate Breck. Telluride and Steamboat are good. I want to check out Monarch soon.


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redstick13
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Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
It may be better than heavenly but not squaw.


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tokenBoiler
Purdue Fan
Lafayette, Indiana
Member since Aug 2012
691 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Wolf creek



Beautiful place, but brutal altitude.

My favorite purely for skiing is Telluride, and favorite for overall 'take a ski trip somewhere fun' is Steamboat.


tokenBoiler
Purdue Fan
Lafayette, Indiana
Member since Aug 2012
691 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Man, don't ruin it for me. I'm going to Breckenridge for the first time in March. How does it rate to South Tahoe(Heavenly)?



Breck is better than Heavenly and it's not even a question. Heavenly has a nice view of the lake, that's it, and is filled with a-holes (at least on my one trip there). Breck by a mile, and in March you'll love it.


redstick13
USA Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
My local mountain did $15 lift tickets last Friday. Powder day too. My bud and me got first run on 2 blacks and one hard blue. Like skiing on air.
That pow makes you look like a pro. I dropped down to the lodge on a black and came off about a 6 foot tall rock halfway down. Man that is an amazing feeling.
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LSUFanNTX
LA-Monroe Fan
Seabrook, TX
Member since May 2005
9081 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Durango Ski resort- town is absolutely awesome, ski resort ok but nothing special, go to Durango during the summer instead


+1


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CHEEEEESE
New Orleans Saints Fan
Pres. of the Mike Lowery Fan Club
Member since May 2006
10220 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Going to crested butte next month. I hope you're right. I'll let you know.

And I enjoyed breck but its the only place I've ever been.


accnodefense
New Mexico Fan
Member since Dec 2010
2983 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Vail is the best because you have so much variety. The lift tickets are a bit expensive, but you get what you pay for. It's the largest ski resort out there.

Vail has it all - frontside skiing, cornice skiing, bowl skiing, anything you want Vail has it at all difficulties. Heck I skied there for 3 days and wasn't even able cover half of the trails. I spent the first day on the front side, the second day in the back bowls, and the third day doing a bit of both.

I love Vail


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PoppaD
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2008
1811 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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My favorite purely for skiing is Telluride


I have not been to Telluride but my wife's boss has a place there. He loves it and can't speak highly enough about it. It is one of the next places on list to go.
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redstick13
USA Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Telluride is Vail minus the crowds and less expensive.

you can also heli ski in Telluride.
This post was edited on 1/17 at 12:37 pm


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PoppaD
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2008
1811 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Going to crested butte next month. I hope you're right. I'll let you know. And I enjoyed breck but its the only place I've ever been.


Cb is much more low key then Breck but to me that's a great thing. The sking is much better. By low key I mean not as busy and not as many visitors. Quaint is a good description. In breck every restaurant and bar is slammed pack every night. Not so much in cb unless you are there during spring break. All this to me makes it better. The restaurants are very good with a good selection. Don't worry you will have fun especially if your there over a weekend when all the locals go out.


redstick13
USA Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Exactly. You want to be where the locals are. Screw those places like Breck. Further away from Denver the better.


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beaverfever
Arkansas Fan
Little Rock
Member since Jan 2008
8325 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
My favorite ski trip was to Steamboat. We got almost a foot of fresh powder a day. I don't know if they actually get alot more snow there or if that was an aberration but it was awesome.


fischd1
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Dec 2007
492 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Vail is #1....the back bowls and Blue Ox when groomed is unreal. Crested Butte is small and friggin freezing...No like at all.


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yellowfin
Illinois Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
78377 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Breck is better than Heavenly and it's not even a question.


I agree, I left Heavenly very disappointed


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PoppaD
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Feb 2008
1811 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Exactly. You want to be where the locals are. Screw those places like Breck. Further away from Denver the better.


Hey Redstick I have feeling we would get along just fine.

I always cruise a ski town I have never been to and find the cheapest beer deals. Hang out there for a while start talking to locals and you will have a great night.


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redstick13
USA Fan
Cameroon
Member since Feb 2007
23158 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
They get more at Steamboat.


NawlinsTigah270
LSU Fan
Mile High
Member since Jun 2008
13115 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
I'll be heading to Park City next month for my first Utah ski trip. Not expecting much in the night life category but oh well


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yellowfin
Illinois Fan
Coastal Bar
Member since May 2006
78377 posts

re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Which airport for Telluride?


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