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CptBengal
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
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Crested Butte is a great place for beginners. The ski school is excellent and lots of easier trails. In my opinion, it is a lot less crowded also. As for the "swanky" spots, if you mean real high end fancy places, it probably would not impress. If you are looking for quality and "quaintness", you'd be more than satisfied.


sorry, but NO.

limited in trail variability, is a bitch to get to, and wont fullfill wife's needs.

the other poster who said Brec is right on for this couple.


Mr Mom
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Thanks everyone. Breckenridge looks cool. Talked to a friend of hers that was a first timer last year. She told us to go to Snowmass to ski and Aspen to shop. I’m pretty sure she is spot on, at least with the shopping.


Hogwall Jackson
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Getting my first ski of the season in this weekend at Keystone. Can’t wait!


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8thyearsenior
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
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Thanks everyone. Breckenridge looks cool. Talked to a friend of hers that was a first timer last year. She told us to go to Snowmass to ski and Aspen to shop. I’m pretty sure she is spot on, at least with the shopping.


This is a great idea if costs doesn't matter. Aspen is one of the most expensive places in the world, know that going in.

If you don't have NBA player type cash I second CB. Solid mountain and one of the last great small mountain towns left. It doesn't have the high end places like Aspen but it has a lot of fun quality spots. You can fly into Gunnison and take a 30 minute shuttle.


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RunningBlake
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Taking into consideration the wife's needs, yeah probably Breck or Aspen. Otherwise, I would choose cb. Decent town, easy to get to from guc, and great skiing.


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Belly
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Will be with the family in Keystone January 5-10. So pumped. If I understand correctly, I can do a couple days in Keystone and then a couple days either Breck, BC, or Vail? Trying to decide how to allocate those optional two days at another place. I've been to Vail and Breck before but never BC.

Let me know if you happen to be in the area around that time.


Hogwall Jackson
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Yeah you’ll be 20-30 from Breck, Vail & BC. It’s a hop & a skip away.


Louie T
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Any all-mountain ski recs for 95-105 mm waist? Ideally 168 cm but anything +/- 4 cm would suffice.

I now live in Texas, so I likely won't be doing a ton of deep powder as I can't chase snow.

I'm leaning towards the Rossi Sky 7.


bayoutiger225
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
How tall are you? 168 cm is pretty short for what's out there in the 95-105mm market. Generally you'll see the sizing start around 175.

But black crows makes some fantastic skis. The Camox is a great all mountain one. Blizzard makes the Bonafide which is another good ski.

The Sky 7 is also good. You'll just see 10 million of them out on the mountain so I like to be a little different.

Atomic makes the Bentchetler 100 this year which has good reviews and DPS makes solid skis.



PearlyBaker
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
I haven’t skied the Sky 7’s but I do have some Soul 7’s in a 188 and they ski really short. I’d really recommend demoing them before pulling the trigger


CuseTiger
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Flying out to Breck tomorrow, can't wait


PearlyBaker
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Come on with it, I’m working all this week but I’d be down to spin some laps at Keystone one night this weekend or grab a beer


OTIS2
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CuseTiger
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
I'm bringing the snow with me . I didn't realize keystone had night skiing as well? We're doing breck thurs and saturday but havent decided on friday yet.


Louie T
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
I’m 5’7”; I generally ski 168-172. Sounds like I should try 172-175 then.


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Hogwall Jackson
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
I was at keystone last weekend and it wasn’t too crowded. Good mountain


Tigeralum2008
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
I've got a bachelor party heading to Breck in March

I'm a complete novice... any advice would be tremendously helpful

Already bought Lift tix as we were told the prices were increasing soon.

What's the best way to rent equipment? There are lots of options and it is a little overwhelming. I'm 6'3" 205lbs...what size skis should I look at?

Need recs on a place to find decent ski apparel that won't break the bank.
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Jolla
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Member since Dec 2018
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
Doing Beaver Creek in March. Any good brewpub or restaurant recommendations for the evenings?


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Hogwall Jackson
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Denver, CO
Member since Feb 2013
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
If you’re flying into Denver just look at renting at Breeze Ski rentals. It’ll run you about $35-$40 a day for skis, boots, poles & a helmet. Do it all online before hand, you get a better rate. You’ll need to buy everything else. If you’re going in March, you may get lucky and get good weather and not need much gear. If you’re a novice the ski shop you rent from will guide you for your sizing. You’ll want something coming up to about your bottom lip since you’re new.
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PearlyBaker
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re: 2018-2019 Season Long Ski Thread
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Need recs on a place to find decent ski apparel that won't break the bank.
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Evo.com, the Clymb, and Steep & Cheap are the websites if you want to buy new. If you’re really trying to save money go to Recycle Sports in Frisco or any of the thrift stores in Summit County and you’ll be able to find everything you need for real cheap


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