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21JumpStreet
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Went to red River at the time angel fire had no snow. Cool little town


TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
I haven’t skied there since the early 2000’s and it was awesome then. New Mexico in general is underrated.


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ClampClampington
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
I'd suggest taking a look at Granby then. It's a really fun mountain. Not too crowded and even if it's your first time skiing you can handle a lot of the slopes after the first few times down the bunny hill. Pretty inexpensive from what I remember and if you get a cabin at the resort you can ski from your cabin down to the lift. Believe me, if you aren't used to the altitude that is a big plus than having to park and lug all your equipment a quarter mile.


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ClampClampington
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
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ABasin back bowl is the best riding IMO. Love that place. Atmosphere is so much better than Breck too


Go up there annually and last year there was a big storm in Denver the morning Montezuma/back bowl opened up after we got to Dillon. The weekend crowd from Denver got blocked off and ABasin was dead, it was amazing. They had just opened another lift on the north side I think it was. I have never skiied so much in one weekend. ABasin is the best. It keeps some of the tourists away. But that walk from the back parking lot sucks ass
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NakaTrash
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Red Lodge (MT) is a great value, though snow fall can be hit or miss. Sometimes it’s a bit icy/rocky. We used to call it (affectionally) Rock Dodge.


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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
There are a couple of choice ski areas near Lake Tahoe. Lift wait times rarely exceed 5min


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Go to MT Baker, they get massive amounts of snow


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redstick13
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Check out Sunlight and Monarch.


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WinnPtiger
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
you people are crazy. Angel Fire and Park City are already overrun with people


STOP TALKING ABOUT THEM


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SmokeOnTheBayou
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Loveland ski area and Grandby ranch are great if you’re looking for low key places. Also, Breckinridge and Winter Park can be surprisingly cheap if you play your cards right. Utah has some great places too like powder mountain and Brighton.


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
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Cloudcroft, NM


Decent place but no, don't bother with Cloudcroft for skiing.


In fact, with warmer weather so late in the season I wouldn't bother with any NM skiing. They struggle with decent skiing even in good winters. Most of the reservation resorts are packed, bad service, and limited food choice. Runs are marginal. It's really only good for locals looking for a weekend option, but I wouldn't base a trip you are making on it. AF is okay when they get good snow, but inconsistent best describes NM skiing.

Hit Co or UT where snow is usually always consistent.
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SUB
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Wolf creek


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Big Bear, CA...


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Give Solitude Mountain a look in Utah. You actually can ski across to Brighton Ski resort and get two in one.


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
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ABasin


This is a good one. even with the weekend Denverite crowds we got a decent number of runs. Going Mon-Thursday will ease the crowds some.

Oh, and the walk does suck arse
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Obtuse1
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
For your desires along with lots of terrain and short lift lines I suggest Big Sky. It has a lot of beginner and intermediate terrain and non-ski activities for the kids. The village isn't very big but that's what you get with a less-visited resort.


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Train is comin
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Snowshoe was fun back in the day


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go ta hell ole miss
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
Purgatory is probably one of the best few in the south have heard of. Grandby Ranch is also family friendly and easy to get to from Denver.

Telluride is nice, but difficult to get to with a family.


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Hangit
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
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You gonna get dick, and fart jokes in the OT



You forgot the comma.


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MBclass83
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re: Lesser-known family ski resorts/destinations
We've been to Crested butte, Angel Fire and Wold Creek. CB had more to do but we liked them all.


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