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Old 03-23-2009, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hitting up Colorado for one last trip before calling it a season. I'm going to be staying in Silverthorne and was wondering if you guys had some advice on what resorts to hit. Looks like I'm close to Copper, Breck, Vail, Beaver Creek, and A-Basin. I'm gonna be there for 4 days. Also, what would be the best deal on lift tickets. Is there a pass that will allow me to hit up multiple resorts? I'm probably between Beginner and Intermediate and not planning on hitting the park too much. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are a beginner any mountain would be fine. I might avoid Breck because it is a really flat mountain and if you aren't good at carrying speed you will be stuck and skating a lot. If you get tickets to Keystone they should be good at A-Basin, Breck, and Keystone so if you want to see more than one mountain that may be the way to go.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really depends on what you want.

If you want pretty easy, but rolling groomers, hit up Breck. You can now get from peak 7 and 8 by the Gondola if the traverse is to much of a pain to do.

Keystone has a bit of everything, but is far more aggressive than Breck. Keystone is one of my personal favorites around here as the trees are excellent. Overall Keystone is amazing, and has everything.

A-Basin is an interesting place. It's not very big, the riding is never epic, but you ALWAYS have a good time at A-Basin. They have a place at the base called the "Beach" and people bring there dogs, grills, etc. and grill and ride. It's a very unique atmosphere that I havn't seen before.

Beaver Creek is also an interesting place. It's a bit farther of a drive then the other mountains, and the head count on the slope shows it. Usually lift lines are short, and the riding is good. Beaver has some of the best trees around as well. But at the same time it has some nice groomers.

Vail is my personal favorite.... Amazing trees, usually short lift lines, and more area to ride then you could do in a couple or even a few days. The down side to Vail is that it is so big and it takes ages to get from the front to the back and around in general.

As far as deals go, most mountains right now are offering 3 days of riding for $99...

I would personally recommend Keystone to you, as it's plenty big, and will have anything you would want.
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Keystone is the biggest fucking shit hole in summit county. Don't bother wasting your time with that piece of crap resort. It's fucking nazi central.
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As far as deals go, most mountains right now are offering 3 days of riding for $99...
Just curious where you saw that rate. Did it apply to Vail?
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Keystone is the biggest fucking shit hole in summit county. Don't bother wasting your time with that piece of crap resort. It's fucking nazi central.
Now I don't mean to start shit with you, so keep that in mind. But do you say this because of your run in with the rent a cop, or because you truly think Keystone is a shitty mountain? Judging from the "Nazi Central" you threw in, I'm assuming you think it's a shitty place because of the run in. I'm sorry that you got popped by the rent a cop, and it could happen to any of us. Sad thing is it's something we're gonna have to deal with for a second until they go away, or it will remain permanent and we will have to seriously slow down on front side groomers and such.

As much as I don't want to slow down either, as I am in full control, it's a shitty situation that we gotta work thru.

Sad to see you throwing Keystone into this category, as it's a sick mountain. But it is even more sad that they're incorporating more policing into things. So don't get me wrong, I don't like the cops being there either.....

Other mountains also have policing going on, you just happened to get popped at Keystone. That cop could've been at Breck, Copper, Vail, whatever...

But on the flip side.... What if you were someone riding the hill, and teaching your small child how to shred, and some lunatic comes and wipes out your kid, injuring the girl or boy.

What I mean is these types of rules aren't necessarily put in place for riders that know wtf they're doing, but it's put in place for the idiots. It's just like rules on guns, and speed limits on cars, etc. I dunno about you, but if you look at it that way, I see the picture slightly different.... I'm still leaning way more towards not liking the cops on the hill, but I can ultimately understand why some people would want a real threat for people that go to fast in areas where noobs are.
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Just curious where you saw that rate. Did it apply to Vail?
I don't know if it applies to Vail actually.... I actually found out about this rate cause I was going to hit up Steamboat this last weekend and some friends don't have that pass. But when I went to Keystone yesterday I was riding up the Gandola with a kid that had gotten the 3 days for $99 at Keystone.

I would make a phone call just to check it out.
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Now I don't mean to start shit with you, so keep that in mind. But do you say this because of your run in with the rent a cop, or because you truly think Keystone is a shitty mountain? Judging from the "Nazi Central" you threw in, I'm assuming you think it's a shitty place because of the run in. I'm sorry that you got popped by the rent a cop, and it could happen to any of us. Sad thing is it's something we're gonna have to deal with for a second until they go away, or it will remain permanent and we will have to seriously slow down on front side groomers and such.

As much as I don't want to slow down either, as I am in full control, it's a shitty situation that we gotta work thru.

Sad to see you throwing Keystone into this category, as it's a sick mountain. But it is even more sad that they're incorporating more policing into things. So don't get me wrong, I don't like the cops being there either.....

Other mountains also have policing going on, you just happened to get popped at Keystone. That cop could've been at Breck, Copper, Vail, whatever...

But on the flip side.... What if you were someone riding the hill, and teaching your small child how to shred, and some lunatic comes and wipes out your kid, injuring the girl or boy.

What I mean is these types of rules aren't necessarily put in place for riders that know wtf they're doing, but it's put in place for the idiots. It's just like rules on guns, and speed limits on cars, etc. I dunno about you, but if you look at it that way, I see the picture slightly different.... I'm still leaning way more towards not liking the cops on the hill, but I can ultimately understand why some people would want a real threat for people that go to fast in areas where noobs are.
Nope Keystone is a generally shitty mountain. Least amount of snow in Summit County, Terrain that is mediocre at best with nothing spectacular to offer, the only saving grace is possibly one of the sickest jib parks in North America. Other than that it's low rent. The Gondola is crooked, the mountain house base area needs to be bulldozed under because it's not up to code, look around at that place it's a piece of shit.

Now look at the amount of passes Keystone has pulled for this year. They advertise it every Wednesday in the Summit Daily they're pushing close to 600 I believe last time I looked. Who in their right mind wants to go to a resort that advertises this? Who are they attracting?

Also I got passed by 3 skiers but I was the one that was "out of control". I've got more days on snow than all of the yellow jackets put together, guaranteed. To get that job you go take a 2 hour course it's offered to second home owners so they can get their free pass for them and their family. So you're telling me you want someone that can hardly ride themselves trying to police people?

I've been on snow since 1984 in that time I have been hit 5 times, the only one that was remotely my fault was this year at Loveland. She was in my blind spot carving up hill under a roller, I buttered around just in time to see her and tossed her. Neither of us were hurt but it was a close call. I did what I had to do to make sure she was Ok and then went on my way.

But hey you want to ride a resort where their slope patrol and the head of ski patrol say snowboarders have no place on the mountain have fun with that. I've never had a problem at Copper, Breck, A basin, Beaver Creek, Steamboat, Winter Park, Snowmass, Loveland only at Keystone. They're the ones with an issue and they know it. I'll do my part to tell people to avoid it. Why is it that Keystone has the least amount of skier visits in the county?
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I'm not sure of the actual numbers that Keystone has, and would be shocked if they fell short of A-Basin, even though the Basin stays open longer. But I suppose it's possible. That won't steer me away, I'm actually attracted to shorter lift lines in general. Hell I hope everyone that rides Keystone decides they like Loveland more, and then I can fly around wherever I want.

My attraction to Keystone is the trees.... I really don't care if the Gandola is crooked, if the mountain house needs dozed, or even the amount of snow they get because there are options other than Keystone when the snow does fall. And honestly I prefer Vail over Keystone, and Vail does get a lot of snow... But if Key gets dumped on, it's a nice change from Vail, or Beaver for me.

But when Keystone does get snow, I absolutely love the trees there. So to me it ultimately boils down to what you like, as I stated above.

I also flew down the face of Keystone yesterday and was lucky and never got in any shit, but thank you for making your situation public. I will now be more careful when entering "slow" areas. And again I am sorry that you got into the situation that you did.

Much respect Burton Avenger, as I do not know your name. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion, and obviously you are very opinionated. ( =
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I'm also curious, how many times have you been messed with at Keystone?
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