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TribeCalledQuest
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
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Great beers and food and plenty of California blondes walking around.


He ain’t lyin.
Bend really surprised me. Awesome ski town.


jkylejohnson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Have any of yall ever night skied before? I see keystone is offering that. Seems like it'd be cool.


pjab
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
I did once at Squaw (I think). I think it’s aimed at the more casual skier and a novelty. By the end of the day, I’m usually burnt out. Waiting a few hours to ski when I’m tired and it’s much colder wasn’t my thing.


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TribeCalledQuest
Member since Apr 2020
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
I’ve night skied at Keystone, Brighton and Sölden Austria.

All night skiing has been under the influence of a few apres beers so it was wonderful.

Clear lenses.


jkylejohnson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Nice... thanks guys. Through much debate and mind changing we've settled on keystone for Vday weekend. Only 2 days to ski but should be fun. If I read correctly night skiing is included in your lift ticket reservation for the day.


TribeCalledQuest
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Night skiing should be included for the same day pass at Keystone.

I think you can buy just the night portion separately, as well, if you didn’t ride during the day.
That’s how it was when I’ve been.

You’ll have all you want and more in two days and nights at Keystone. Fun place.

Cheers.


jkylejohnson
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PrettyBird
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Was just in Keystone. I have not been night skiing however... the folks who come off the mountain from it look cold as hell. As in frozen beards and eyelashes etc. SO invest in really, really warm clothes.

A big bummer if you're staying in the condos at the base, all the hot tubs are closed because of COVID. If you rent a private home/airBnb that has a hot tub I am sure you are fine. Nothing to deter a whole trip but that was a let down for us.

Kickapoo Tavern and Zuma are our fav restaurants. They were only at 25% capacity when we went just now, but we put our name on the waitlist about an hour before we wanted to eat and it worked out fine.


jkylejohnson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
It'll just be a quick weekend trip for us and another couple. We were trying to keep costs low bc we just spent a week in breck with the kids. I booked some place called 3 peaks lodge which is close by skiing and only 150/night. Its prob a dump but it'll work. Had a 300$ AA flight voucher so got round trip for me n Mrs jkyle for 150 bucks. Pretty stoked about that. Lift tix will be the only real big expense. Never skied keystone before. Breck was my first time a couple weeks ago and im hooked.


pjab
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
I prefer Keystone over Breck for a group of varied ability. Keystone doesn’t have any of the lift accessed, high alpine stuff like Breck, but I prefer the setup. Once you go up from the base, you don’t have to go all the way back until the end of the day. If you can ski blues, work your way to the backside then ski towards the base as time permits. However, I have spent days on the front side just making laps off the Montezuma lift.

Since you are staying off mountain, driving in, and trying not to spend money, the bus system works great and I prefer it versus being in the River Run lot. The buses will drop you off at the lift opposed to having to walk across a huge parking lot and then through the village.
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Hogwall Jackson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
If you go with a group he could park at mountain house lot for $20. People tend to forget about it so it’s great for getting up the mountain and a breeze getting back down. Quick access to the backside too.


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jkylejohnson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Thanks for the tips fellas. Much appreciated.


thegreatboudini
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Also to note, don’t burn yourself out if you plan to go back for night skiing. When I’ve night skied I always plan to either start a bit later in the day, or take a big afternoon break. Making turns for 7 hours during the day then going back for 2+ hours of night skiing is draining and, in my experience, makes night skiing less enjoyable.


The Donald
Member since Jun 2013
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Need to pick up some last minute ski clothing items. Is there anywhere in Shreveport or Monroe that caters to snow skiing gear?
Thanks!
Breck in 1 week!


CuseTiger
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Worst case scenario, when you fly into DEN, you pretty much have to drive across the entire city to get to the mountains so there's going to be plenty of places along the way as long as you're not landing at midnight. Also, the town of Breck will have a lot of stores if you need anything else


Paul Allen
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
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Worst case scenario, when you fly into DEN


You forgot to mention the turbulence

It’s so bad going into DEN


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UpToPar
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Just a heads up regarding night skiing at keystone. Quite a few people wear light up/blinking things similar to the stuff you would catch at a mardi gras parade. Some go further than that and have LED capes and shite. It's a cool thing to see and something I wish I would have thought of before hand. Being from La (assuming you're from La) you probably have access to some blinky necklaces and such if you want to bring them. Some people also just put the little blinking LED lights on the back of their helmet.


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The Donald
Member since Jun 2013
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
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the town of Breck will have a lot of stores if you need anything else

Thanks! We’re staying right next to the Christy’s Sports Grand Timber Lodge so I’m sure I could grab some stuff there...was just curious if they had any stores in N. LA as I’ll be working there next week.


Hogwall Jackson
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
Wilderness Exchange in Denver it’s on 15th/Platte.
Mountain Sports Outlet in Silverthorne


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pjab
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re: 2020-2021 ski thread
The Columbia outlet in Silverthorne is a great resource as well.


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