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baseline6 07-31-2009 04:40 PM

Colorado resorts???
So I'm Planing on takeing a vacation with my gf's family this season to a colorado resort. The problem is that the only time we can all get together is during spring break. So it will be in march for sure when we take this trip. I'm not sure what colorados conditions are like through march but I'm hopeing there decent. Anyway right now were all trying to decide on a resort to visit, So plz help us choose. its looking like we might visit durango or telluride. But I'm not sure what other resort are around the southern colorado area so if u can fill me in plz do so....Were mostly all intermediate riders so advanced terrain isn't that much of a neccesary. something with beautiful scenery and a nice sized terrain park would be awesome. None of us have been to a colorado resort in fact my first out of state trip will be to park city in december. Were just trying to find a place that wil be fun for all so please some suggestions, thoughts and opinions please?

killclimbz 07-31-2009 04:53 PM

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Let's see, March is when the snow pack is at or nearly at 100% of it's maximum depth for the season. It is also typically the snowiest or second snowiest month of the season. So the conditions will probably be crappy...

All joking aside, Telluride is a great looking location. Haven't been there myself, but where it is nestled in the San Juans is just stunning terrain. It's a better mountain than Durango too. That said, if you are not looking for steep terrain, Purgatory (Durango Mountain) would be just fine and you'll have cheaper lodging options in the town of Durango.

Other Southern Mountains would be Wolf Creek (place gets puked on, so high powder quotant there), Crested Butte, and Aspen.

1.8Nate 07-31-2009 04:54 PM

I know it's not in the southern area but I vote Breckenridge. It's massive and has something for everyone, including some of the best terrain parks in CO.

It also has some amazing places to eat, great shops, and great nightlife. It's actually a town, not just a resort "area".

Plus Keystone is right there too so you can go night skiiing. If you're up to it, you can pretty much double up the amount of riding you do on your vacation.

Milo303 07-31-2009 04:59 PM

If you want Southern CO, then I dunno.... But if your willing to do Summit County there's many options.... Staying in Breck and riding in Keystone would be nice. If some of you are kinda newbish then I suppose Breck wouldn't be a bad place to ride. Breck does have a sick park though, as does Keystone. Sounds like yous guys are doing a family thing though so you won't be jibbing and sliding rails.

All hating aside, Vail is pretty sick....

Mr. Right 08-01-2009 01:47 AM

Southwest Colorado check out South Fork, Pagosa Springs, Bayfield, or Durango.... Wolf Creek and Purgatory are near and kick ass. GREAT snowfall and low crowds. Monarch isn't far either....
Silverton as well....

Milo303 08-01-2009 06:13 AM

Good call Mr. Right

I hear about Wolf Creek allllll the time out here in Denver. Nothing but good things as well.

m60g 08-01-2009 05:50 PM

Telluride would be cool

SnowBeaner 08-02-2009 12:42 AM


Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 171408)
Let's see, March is when the snow pack is at or nearly at 100% of it's maximum depth for the season. It is also typically the snowiest or second snowiest month of the season. So the conditions will probably be crappy...

So, on average,,,,what's the best month

Mr. Right 08-06-2009 04:05 AM

Its not so much about the month as it is the day unfortunately. You could show up during the snowiest month we have ever had but if you are hitting a resort day and it hasn't snowed in 2 days you might be fucked. I would say jan-feb for the clear creek/summit county resorts, and a little later like early to late march for southwest CO for the later months.... Good luck cause you never know. My best powder days have all been a crapshoot and were never planned on. When I plan on something it never seems to be what I hope. Overall January to the end of March would be your best bet.

killclimbz 08-06-2009 09:02 AM

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Generally speaking March is the best month for Southwest Colorado. Mr. Right nailed it on the head there. At that time of year the moisture maker almost always seems to be coming from the southern track and that part of Colorado generally gets hammered. Of course you can have your dry spells and get skunked, but that is the best time of year to hit that region.

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