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bamafan425
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Jackson's Hole
Member since Jan 2009
25510 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
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The Shell right off I-70 at the Silverthorne exit participates in this.


But don't ever buy gas from that place. It's always $2.99 or above. People pull off I-70 and pay the first price they see, when you can look down the street and see the Sinclair for usually 50 cents to a dollar cheaper.

Went for a short tour up on Rabbit Ears Pass yesterday. Day 4.


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iwasthere
UNO Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2010
1751 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
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What's the best way to get a flight?


I went with United Basic Economy. I get away with it because I am still in the military so I get 3 free checked bags. My carry on is a camera bag.


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
146806 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Winter storm warning for tomorrow.


JLivermore
TBD Fan
Wendover
Member since Dec 2015
945 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I'm based in Denver, but am looking at either Grand Targhee/Jackson or Whitefish for a few days in December. Also looking at Mt. Bachelor. Better snow base, less crowds, more terrain open, no unaware drunk bros on multi mountain season passes.

Until they start opening up more terrain, those Vail resorts in CO (keystone breck abasin only open for now) will continue to be awful. RMSP+ resorts not much better.

PS: For the CO locals, Loveland skiied nicely last Monday afternoon. The terrain that's open does a nice job holding the snow and existing base. There's just not much terrain open---so you're likely to get bored after a few hours.





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CuseTiger
Syracuse Fan
Buffalo
Member since Jul 2013
5368 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
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I'm based in Denver, but am looking at either Grand Targhee/Jackson or Whitefish for a few days in December

We ended up deciding on Jackson hole over Big Sky beginning the first weekend of December. Looks like Jackson is supposed to get about a foot of snow between now and friday with the forecast looking good for snow in the 2 week future. Will post an update on conditions in a few weeks


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
85957 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Any baws have goggle recs? Looking for some with interchangable lenses, my current Anon goggles are awful in flat light.


bamafan425
Alabama Fan
Jackson's Hole
Member since Jan 2009
25510 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I have Giro Contacts. Magnetic lenses make it so easy to change. I've worn them for over 220 days and they are doing pretty damn good.

I've put the magnets through the ringer, and they've only popped out on me one time when I took a epic digger during night skiing last year (too fast, too drunk on carving skis).


lob1284
LSU Fan
Houma by birth
Member since Mar 2006
4438 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I’m about to get new goggles. I'm planning on getting the Smith with Chroma pop lenses. They have great reviews.


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jfturner212
Washington Fan
1176 Bob Pettit Boulevard
Member since Nov 2004
4683 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I have Smith I/O and I/O7. Both with chromapop. Would recommend both. I/O is a little smaller with two hinges at the top for switching between lenses. 7 a little bigger with 1 hinge deal at the top for switching. Neither are real hard to switch lenses and both come with two lenses.

If you want the goggle that’s easiest to switch lenses it’s the Anon M2. Lenses are magnetic. Super easy to switch out.
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SwampTrash
LSU Fan
Member since May 2017
207 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Anybody else noticed the crazy plane tickets out of town around Mardi Gras. I've never paid over $500 to fly to SLC.


CuseTiger
Syracuse Fan
Buffalo
Member since Jul 2013
5368 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I'm seeing southwest for $370 and delta for $403 around mardi gras. The $400 is what I've been observing for LA to SLC this winter, denver is much cheaper

ETA: If you're going to spend that much on tickets you might as well fly directly to the resorts. I can get you to jackson hole for $420 over mardi gras instead... LINK
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Dock Holiday
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re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
~90 days out is typically more expensive than ~60 days out. We are at the 90 day window right now. prices should drop in December.


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Louie T
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Trying to get to Park City tomorrow. Pretty much only manufactured snow for now :(


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Lima Whiskey
Virginia Fan
Member since Apr 2013
3179 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
The lines in Jackson may be long, but the ski conditions will be better. Is been very warm in the Bozeman area the last week and half.
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SnowAubie
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2016
184 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
The next two weeks forecast looking bad out West. Supposed to arrive in Steamboat Dec 16 but seriously having to start considering canceling the trip. Just don't foresee conditions being worth the expense. Could switch to Mt Bachelor(my season pass has 3 days there) but never been there but they appear to have a nice base.

Also thought about still flying to Denver and then making the long drive to Jackson Hole as they appear to have a nice base. Anyone ever made that drive before in the winter? Doesn't look like anywhere West will get much snow if any over the next two weeks so if I want to snowboard in December I guess need to change my plans.


CuseTiger
Syracuse Fan
Buffalo
Member since Jul 2013
5368 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
I'll be in jackson this weekend so i can let you know of conditions there at the least


SnowAubie
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2016
184 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Appreciate it! I'm very eager to get back on my snowboard and am willing to drive if conditions are worth it.


cassopher
LSU Fan
lake charles
Member since Jan 2010
442 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
Just purchased plane tickets into Denver the week of Mardi Gras. Now I just have to figure out where we are going to ski. We are thinking of getting a 4 day epic to Keystone and using half the days at Breck or Beaver Creek.
Not excited about 2 days at keystone but 1 of the 2 can be used at A-Basin. We are just looking for enough beginner terrain to keep us busy and not allow us to get bored doing the same runs over and over. Any advice??


SnowAubie
Auburn Fan
Member since Dec 2016
184 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
If you don't want to ski Keystone, why are you going there? Keystone is also about 45-60 mins from BC. BC is also 15mins from Vail so between the two you have plenty of beginner runs. What is the ages of your group going?

I assume you were planning to stay in Keystone but if you were looking at BC lodging options, look at Avon. It's the small town right off I-70 you drive thru to get to the gate to go up to BC. Avon has cheaper lodging than staying in the BC village and they have bus service to the lifts.


cassopher
LSU Fan
lake charles
Member since Jan 2010
442 posts

re: 2017-2018 Season Long Ski Thread
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If you don't want to ski Keystone, why are you going there? 


We are staying in Frisco to save money. The 4 day epic from Keystone seemed like the cheapest way ($1066 for the 3 of us) to do a couple of days in Breckenridge or Beaver and also do a day or 2 in keystone/A-Basin.


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