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Old 09-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default another where to ?... first time in CO.

i choose colorado because tickets to Denver are cheap for us. And have never been.

dates: 2-7-2010 --->2-12-2010

i am looking for advice, a resort that has:
-shorter lift lines.
-a good to great night life.
-moderately priced
-a good all around mountain . (people range from low intermediate to advanced)


advice and direction would be appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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please i know people have some thoughts on this
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Old 09-19-2009, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's the deal. Most resorts are not cheap. Even the mom and pop area, Loveland, is going to be over $60 a day. Places like Keystone, Breck, Winterpark, and Copper are pushing $90 a day. Summit County is where most of those (not Winterpark) resorts are near too. You can find some decent lodging deals in Summit and there is decent night life there. More so in Breckenridge. Vail would be another spot with a good night scene, once again the tickets are expensive, so package deals are the way to go.

One thing about Summit county is that if you have a car, it's a short drive to Loveland, and as mentioned it's more affordable. You can also find lift ticket deals at the local grocery stores. Better to buy in Denver if at all possible.
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Any mountain in Summit or Vail will have the type of terrain you are looking for and plenty of it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Clear Creek has a great night life if you are a local I have a fucking blast in Idaho Springs.
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i started to veer from copper because i found out the night life wasn't that great.
i heard Breck can get really crowded at the lift lines.
i wish there was a happy medium of good night life and shorter lift lines.
we spend our time 80% mountain 15% park 5% eating haha
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i started to veer from copper because i found out the night life wasn't that great.
i heard Breck can get really crowded at the lift lines.
i wish there was a happy medium of good night life and shorter lift lines.
we spend our time 80% mountain 15% park 5% eating haha
It sucks bro. Not sure about other places but around here Good night life = more people = longer lines and crowds. It just kind of all goes hand in hand. If you wanted to do a little driving you could stay in Dillon/Silverthorne where there is a decent nightlife and drive over the pass/through the tunnel and hit Loveland or A-Basin for less crowds. Even A-Basin can be a shit show on the the wrong day. Usually during the week it isn't too bad though.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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How about steamboat?
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How about steamboat?
Can't help you there, I've never been to Steamboat unless it was on a mountain bike
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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How about steamboat?
Best snow in CO. For some reason it dumps up there. From what I hear, it's growing. Night life is chilled and laid back, but I'm sure the tourists keep it bumping.

I guess you're not riding hard enough if you still have energy for night life. I know I'm wiped out after a good full day of hard riding, but not many people ride like I do...
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