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Old 08-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
BruceWard
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Talking Denver: Early Season Trip-Wkd Nov 9th-11th

Heyo -

Got super-frustrated with summer and booked an intensive trip from NYC to Denver Colorado the other day.

I work duringt the week so I would leave NYC on Friday eve getting into Denver at about 12. I could stay either near the airport or make it to a resort via a rental car. Seems like I could get to one within 2 hours - particularly on a late night, empty highway drive. I am a decent driver and can stand night drives so long as my GPS is humming.

I am looking for any partners for the trip - we can split the car and potentially the room. My plan is to get in at 12 Friday and leave back to NYC on the Sunday red-eye so it is possible to hold the room over until Monday and have a place to crash after boarding on Sunday. Things are pretty open and flights are cheap and my goal is to spend as little dough as possible to keep the rest of the season active but I know that I cannot wait for another weak season on the East, I am on the hunt!

I am open to hit any resort within 3 hours of Denver for the best conditions possible. This is going to happen anyway but if you are interested in the adventure let me know.

Couple of factors you should know about me: I am a working professional in IT/Project Mgt, am Pro-Party with pretty flexible tolerance so long as you're not an abusive alcoholic - and even then, I would be fine but wouldnt want to be in a car or hotel with you.

More stats have me as an Afro-American Male, 45 basically considered open-minded, fun and relatively intelligent. Definitely strongly considered an intermediate-advanced boarder or skier. Medium-hard core but depends on a lot of factors, usually wont do stupid dares but definitely not afraid on risk and confident in my abilities. No formal back country experience or training but did the backside of KT-22 at Squaw a few years ago. Weak but a start.

Much much more active on steeps than park, I ride relatively seriously and fine on <double> black runs unless it is icy moguls but will likely try and be mellow the first time out on season.

Music-wise: Dubstep over techno. Three Six Mafia over Jazzy J. Scientist over Bob Marley. Zep over Metallica. No Country and Western or Sports Shows. Would prefer silence over stupid chatter unless the chatter is funny and a damn decent wingman even though I am happily married (cough, cough). So on that end, I'd like to come back in one piece but definitely looking to cook something up in Denver the weekend of the 9th.

Even if you live in Denver and need a ride out somewhere that could be an option, this will be my first time in Denver so any advice or tips for where to go in Early Season (ABasin, Loveland, Breck, Wolf?) would be great.

Sorry to right the book but figured I would add it all in. If you are interested, let me know.

Thanks and only a few more weeks to go! Laters
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