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Old 09-22-2009, 04:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh we def ride hard. we usually nap for an hour or 2 then wake up get ready and get BOMBED.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Never understood getting bombed and then going snowboarding...

Its hard enough waking up at the asscrack of dawn to get to the lift for first chairs...i cant imagine doing it staying up all night and waking up with a hangover...
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i can explain this very easily. when you don't drink during the year, and your looking for a vacation and your with your buddies... we are going to drink. all of us are working professionals, and when you do it right its no prob jumping up and getting 1st chair ... been doing it like this for almost 8-10 years. ....

so honestly.
is there any other suggestions? i figured i would get a lot more suggestions... even if it wasn't outside denver... maybe other parts of CO...
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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there are better places to go boozing than a ski hill.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Never understood getting bombed and then going snowboarding...

Its hard enough waking up at the asscrack of dawn to get to the lift for first chairs...i cant imagine doing it staying up all night and waking up with a hangover...
agreed - the one time I went with a wicked hangover I was pretty much still drunk from the night before. I almost passed out on the lift, I was trying to figure out how to tie myself to the chair incase I passed out 50ft in the air and fell to my demise, guy next to me kept saying "smells like whiskey up here". - never again....never say never
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:05 PM   #16 (permalink)
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is there any other suggestions? i figured i would get a lot more suggestions... even if it wasn't outside denver... maybe other parts of CO...

If you stay in Summit County, say Dillon or Silverthorne. You will be pretty limited to what resorts you can ride. There's Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Copper. Everything listed is within a half hour, most of them mere minutes from each other...
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:33 AM   #17 (permalink)
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there are better places to go boozing than a ski hill.
i agree daddy. hahaha. i guess i know how to spend my money for vacations. instead of laying around the lodge like a slug. i am almost 30 and don't need drinking advice. its tried and true. get off the subject. and start helping me with location ideas.

how do people get to the north western slopes? or even the more western slopes? DRIVE from denver? that would be like 4-5 hours lol
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i agree daddy. hahaha. i guess i know how to spend my money for vacations. instead of laying around the lodge like a slug. i am almost 30 and don't need drinking advice. its tried and true. get off the subject. and start helping me with location ideas.

how do people get to the north western slopes? or even the more western slopes? DRIVE from denver? that would be like 4-5 hours lol
If you were going to SW Colorado (Durango, Pagosa, etc.) It might actually be better to fly into New Mexico as I believe it is actually a much shorter drive than heading to Wolf Creek etc. from Denver.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Nightlife VS Crowds: I Ride Breck every day (unless keystone gets hammered), and here's the deal: 90% of the time there is zero to small lift lines. The other 10% of the time there are lines (saturdays and holidays). Since most of the people are here when its crowded (obviously?), the reputation for crowds is perpetuated by the crowds.As with any resort, it's also very lift dependent. Summit county is a good choice if you avoid the busiest times. It is also close to Denver allowing the option of a shuttle VS car rental. Of course with a car you can hit up Vail,Beaver Creek, Loveland, Copper,Keystone,A-Basin,Breckenridge. If you want to avoid renting a car, you can stay in breck and take a free bus to Keystone(night riding) or A-Basin. Breckenridge is definitely where the nightlife is in Summit County. You can call Breckenridge's front desk and ask how busy your dates are historically. We love visitors, but if you are gonna leave the bar with your glass, don't break it on the sidewalk. Stick it in the snow so I can add it to my collection !!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:16 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Breck might have the nightlife, but I hate going to their mountain and being treated like a criminal. Their ski patrol guys are total nazis and target snowboarders, and once even accused me of snowboarding on a closed run when it wasn't closed (and threatened to take away my pass).

So for the most part, I go to Copper. I could care less about the Copper nightlife, as I am headed back to Denver most nights. They have cheap $2 beers too. Oh, and FREE snowcat rides to Tucker Mtn in the back bowls (but they take forever to wait on--faster just to hike up there yourself)

If there's anything night worthy, it's going to Keystone and do the night runs. But watch out, it gets cold, and can get crowded on the powder nights.

Beaver Creek is cool, and Vail is cool too--just don't care for caviar, LOL, and watch out for those 50 year old women wearing fur coats!

A-Basin is for the "glacier boarder" experience, but their lifts are slow and wobbly. And Loveland is Loveland, but it might be more exciting than A-Basin (Well, not sure now since A-Basin recently opened up the backside bowl--Montezuma bowl).

Steamboat is OK, just a long drive for me.

Winter Park is OK, and I'm not a big fan of their mountain since it seems less board friendly--their slopes are sometimes sloped sideways, pushing me into the trees half the time.

Crested Butte--it's been awhile, but they might have the nightlife and resort you are looking for. REALLY out of my way though.
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