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Old 02-09-2009, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where to go for first trip out west?

So i am an ice coast rider who has only ever ridden groomers. I think have been able to convince my parents to take me and my younger brother out west for a couple days around march 15ish. I need some advice on where we should go. Im looking for a place that is likely to have a lot of inbounds powder; i have no backcountry experience so hiking or anything is not really a possibility. Also, i know my parents are probably gonna want to kick back and relax while me and my brother ski, so someplace with a nearby resort type place would probably be good.

I was originally thinking about wolf creek, as the snow sounds perfect and the thought of no crowds is nice, but it seems to be pretty far from civilization and might be too much of a hassle to find a place to stay. I would love some opinions on this and whether wolf creek would have good pow in march.

i was also looking at winter park, and would be open to any other suggestions. I am also not exclusive to CO i would look at Utah too but i was under the impression that CO was better for pow. Correct me if i am wrong on this, and any suggestions on a good place in UT would also be welcome. Thanks for the help!
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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bump can anyone help me out?

after reading around a little bit i think i am currently leaning toward doing both powder mountain and snowbasin, as they both look like they have what im looking for. how has the snow been at these places this year/what can i expect here in march?
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah im looking to go out west or VT for spring break with some friends, never been out west or to VT what would be best??? Not trying to thread jack just get some answers out of these guys
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah im looking to go out west or VT for spring break with some friends, never been out west or to VT what would be best??? Not trying to thread jack just get some answers out of these guys
You can do Utah pretty cheap, thats what my friends and I are doing for spring break. Fly out of Lexington to Salt Lake for $310 round trip, Hotel+Superpass (Brighton, Alta, Snowbird, and Solitude) for $90 a day, and then spending money. All total less than a grand.

Btw, where in Kentucy are you? I go to Georgetown College
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Near Louisville, senior in HS this year still deciding on college
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Where do you usually ride? I go to Perfect North because its closer to Georgetown, and I am from Cincinnati so its super close to home.

What colleges are you looking at btw?
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usually perfect north, then sometimes paoli. Im looking at uofl UK NKU EKU, looked at georgetown but decided it was to expensive...
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I went to Breckenridge, CO a few weeks ago and had an amazing time. If you buy a multiday pass it covers Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, and Keystone mountains. They are within a 20 minute drive of Breckenridge. Also you get one or two days at Vail if you want to go there, but it is about 45 minutes away. The parents will probably love hanging out in the town as well, as there are tons of cool restaurants, shops, bars, and sights to see. Check out the websites for the mountains if you want to see the trail maps
Breckenridge Ski Resort :: Perfect Mountain. Perfect Mountain Town.
Arapahoe Basin Ski & Snowboard Area, Summit County Colorado
http://www.keystoneresorts.com/

I booked my place through this website and they gave me cheap lift tickets and a free nights stay. Just look under the specials
Breckenridge Colorado |

I'm not sure if it's the best place out west, but I went last year and this year, and I'm pretty sure I will go next year. It is the most fun thing I do all year long... I'm really thinking about moving out there

Good luck with your trip!
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Steamboat looks amazing
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i would say if your parents are taking you out there, why not just hit steamboat/any resort with decent snow and stay on resort?
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