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SinkHole 07-10-2013 11:31 AM

Colorado Springs Splitboarding
 
My wife is potentially looking at a job that would land us in Colorado Springs. :yahoo: Finally.

With the closest resort being Breck, (like 2.5 hours away) I was wondering if CS or the outlying mountains got enough snow to splitboard or do something like they do at Loveland Pass where you drive to the top and then ride down to the bottom?

Thanks.

snowklinger 07-10-2013 11:33 AM

Monarch is not too far either?

SinkHole 07-10-2013 11:58 AM

I guess. 2 hours 20 minutes.

killclimbz 07-10-2013 12:40 PM

Monarch is the easiest to get to high quality spot for Colorado Springs. It takes a bit to get to know but it is excellent.

There is a snowfield up in Cheyenne canyon I believe. From what I understand is it is thin but decent. Then of course there is Pikes peak, but that is best left for spring.

There really isn't much in the Springs. You have to commit to a two hour drive to get the goods.

SinkHole 07-10-2013 12:54 PM

I guess I was hoping for something in between - like an hour drive away or something. With three young kids it's a little tough to dedicate like an entire day to riding.
It hurt to say that.

killclimbz 07-10-2013 01:03 PM

Unfortunately the "wet" mountains are not that wet. Pikes is close enough but you'll have to wait for spring stability. A lot of stuff to do there.

One of the guys I get out with is working on a backcountry ski guide for I70 down south to Pikes front range descents. So there might be some stuff in there. I think he hopes to have it out this fall. He wrote the 10 mile-Mosquito range guide.

Sounds like you are close but not quite close enough.

linvillegorge 07-10-2013 02:08 PM

One thing I feel is necessary to add here is the fact that CO Springs fucking SUUUUUUUUCKS!

Seriously, I'd love back east before I'd live in the Springs. I'd at least try to live up in Monument or somewhere like that and stay the hell out of the Springs proper.

SinkHole 07-10-2013 02:14 PM

See now, shit that I've read says it's a "Nice Place to Live" - ??

So what makes it suck? :icon_scratch:

linvillegorge 07-10-2013 02:40 PM

Socially and political it's like a little piece of Alabama plopped down on the CO front range. Super conservative and religious. CO Springs is like the mega-church capital of the world. Add in the fact that it's a military town and the bullshit that goes along with that and you have the makings of a true hell hole.

SinkHole 07-10-2013 02:44 PM

Wonderful. Well, she ain't got the job yet. Maybe time to focus more on Denver huh?
Closer to A-Basin at least.


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