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Old 11-12-2007, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We're planning on a road trip out to Colorado for spring break this year (we were gonna go to Whistler but it's farther away - and we wanted to stop at Casa Bonita in Denver) and I'm just wondering what your preference on resort is out there. I've been to Breck, Winter Park and Veil but I was kind of hoping to go someplace new. Preferably places with good parks and a lot of back country.

Oh, and if you have someplace to suggest we'll probably need help on good accommodations too. We like cheapness, but also proximity. Good nightlife would be cool too. We're all under 21 but it's likely we'll have fakes by then, and if not maybe just someplace that's a good party town.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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#1 Wolf Creek, most of their terrain is a lot like backcountry
#2 Loveland, not busy, pretty nice park (Im not much of a park guy but it looks good to me)
#3 Steamboat because its a pretty large mountain with a lot of fun things to do.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default a-basin

a-basin is as close as you will get to the alps-

go steep and high up!

my favorite by far.

no bullshite image stuff either- just riding!!
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Be prepared to be disappointed by Casa Bonita. I love going there, it's a great place, but the food sucks ASS. Don't go there for the food. Even tho the food sucks I love going there, and I'm always nagging my friends to come along, but nobody likes the food so nobody wants to come, lol.

no recommendations on resorts from me. this is my first season in a few years, and I was never one for the nightlife anyway.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah A-Basin is cool, I burned myself out there going too many times 2 seasons ago. Casa Bonita was really cool when I was a young kid, but now, I'd be worried about a crackhead breaking into my car in the parking lot after he got done robbing the ace check cashing express lol. Why Casa Bonita ?????
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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probably because it was on south park.

but yeah, it's kinda in el barrio.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Crested Butte, when it's on it's on. It's like A-Basin on steriods. The town is cool, and there are cheap options for lodging if you stay in Gunnison. About a 30 minute drive from there. Plus I believe you can get a lodging and lift ticket deal in Gunny for around $60 a night. Can't really beat that. Just talk to the local hotels, almost all of them offer this.

Casa Bonita, while cheesy and funny, the food really does suck bad. It's worse than Taco Bell. The neighborhood is fine, the food is not.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Damn, while its already been said....yeah Casa Bonita, was a freaking dream when i was a kid, and I even thought the food sucked then. But we always begged our parents to go ther for the cave, video games, and cliff divers. I havent been in a few years, but I think the chips and salsa were about the best thing on the menu, followed by taco burgers(which I really didnt like) after thats its pretty bad
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probably because it was on south park.

but yeah, it's kinda in el barrio.
I actually know there are plenty of Crackheads around there lol, I'm friends with one haha. That area is infested with nasty drugs.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Be prepared to be disappointed by Casa Bonita. I love going there, it's a great place, but the food sucks ASS. Don't go there for the food. Even tho the food sucks I love going there, and I'm always nagging my friends to come along, but nobody likes the food so nobody wants to come, lol.

no recommendations on resorts from me. this is my first season in a few years, and I was never one for the nightlife anyway.
How can you rip on Casa Bonita??? We go for the Sopapillas. And it's just kind of tradition everytime we drive out to Colorado we go there on the way out and back. Maybe also because it's the only place that we know how to get to from the highway without needing a map...
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