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wish i was tebow
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Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Going ski/snowboarding over Mardi Gras break. Booked flights now just trying to figure out which would be the best place to stay. Been looking at keystone, seems to be a good bang for your buck type place. I have done Breck and liked it but also a little expensive and want to try another spot. Figured I would see if anyone had any suggestions on here before we decided on a place.


Paul Allen
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Fly into Gunnison and do Crested Butte


ColoradoAg03
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Keystone isn't a town, there's nothing to do there other than ski. Nightlife and restaurants are basically nonexistent.

Stay in Breck, ski Keystone, ABasin, Breck, Copper. Or stay in Frisco which is in the middle.

Crested Butte is also awesome, or Steamboat.


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Duke
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Gonzales, La
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Copper is decent bang for your buck and a quick drive from Frisco/Silverthorne area. Plus, as the poster above noted, everything is decently close from Frisco except Vail/BC.


ColoradoAg03
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Even Vail is only about 30 mins from Frisco, if the interstate is dry. If it's storming, much slower going, if Vail Pass is even open. They close it a lot during storms because of wrecks/conditions.


Coater
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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Fly into Gunnison and do Crested Butte


I’ll be there in March


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Hacker
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
We are flying into Hayden and going to Steamboat


Tyga Woods
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Keystone isn’t much cheaper than Breck. I’d go to Copper. 5 minutes from Frisco, 25 minutes to Vail.


Duke
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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Even Vail is only about 30 mins from Frisco, if the interstate is dry.


Good point. Just need to keep an eye on the weather. You can get back to Frisco at the other ones if a storm comes through. Wouldn't want to do Battle Mountain/Tennessee Pass (hell, if Vail Pass is closed I doubt that's really an option) to get back in the snow.


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RunningBlake
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Skiing CB first week in February.


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TGFN57
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Telluride. Not just because I live there. The slopes, ambiance and people can't be beat.


brian_wilson
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Keystone isn’t much cheaper than Breck. I’d go to Copper. 5 minutes from Frisco, 25 minutes to Vail.

the restaurant choices in Copper suck though. It is conveniently located.


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CHSBears
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
"To Hell You Ride", still makes me laugh.


RonFNSwanson
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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They close it a lot during storms because of wrecks/conditions.


Are you talking about i70 itself or some other road? I will be driving to Vail next Thursday and snow is in the forecast. If it's closed is that like an all day thing or just for a few hours?


Hogwall Jackson
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Depends how bad it is but usually a few hours. I go to the mountains every weekend & it’s rarely a problem. Use Cotrip.org for road updates


RonFNSwanson
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
Thanks

quote:

I go to the mountains every weekend


Lucky bastard


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Duke
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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Are you talking about i70 itself or some other road?


It's I70. Altitude goes up over Vail Pass, so the roads can get a little sketchy and there are elevated roadways on the way into Vail. The big thing is the like 20-30 miles between the Copper Mountain/Leadville exit and the first Vail exit. No great ways around either, since you'd have to go over Fremont and Tennessee pass to bypass it.

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If it's closed is that like an all day thing or just for a few hours?


Depends on how long it takes to clear but it takes a pretty good snow storm to be a long issue. Watch Loveland Pass/Tunnels too for closures.


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reauxl tigers
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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We are flying into Hayden and going to Steamboat
This is the play


TGFN57
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
LOLOLOLOL


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Red Solo Cup
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re: Colorado Mardi Gras Skiing
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We are flying into Hayden and going to Steamboat

Headed there in Feb. Anyone have any tips or must dos while we are there?
This post was edited on 1/5 at 8:20 pm


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