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Old 10-23-2009, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Abasin blue too hard for beginners?

I heard if you can ride in Abasin, you can ride anywhere. I'm planning on a snowboard trip next week. While I bought a summit pass for more trips next year, right now Abasin seems to have only one blue trail 'high moon' open as of today (10/23). This is my 2nd snowboard season and I can do basic turns.

Obviously, since I have a summit pass, it's cost saving if I go to Abasin, but I'm wondering if the high moon trail would be too hard for me. Or is there any possibility that their green course opens any time soon? Otherwise I can just go to Loveland which has a long green trail open.

Any comments would be very appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Save yourself the headache and don't bother going. It's a fucking shit show and they even say on their website, on their chalkboard, and in person that if you are not an advanced rider don't go.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Is Loveland ski area also a 'shit show'?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hell no that's a ghost town and has more trails and a longer vertical drop. Trying to save you from getting run over by some idiot 18 year old that just moved up here and can't ride but thinks they're the shit cause they bought a pass. Go to Loveland it won't be crowded, more trails, better vibe you'll be happier.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I really appreciate your quick reply. I wish I would have ordered Loveland's 4 pak. Do you guys know any local shop that sells discounted lift tickets for loveland? I'm planning on staying in dillon area.
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Liftopia.com or hit up any King Soopers/City Market location in Denver. MSO has a kiosk but I'm not sure what the discount is from that machine.
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BA nailed it. Loveland has been awesome the 2x I've been up this year. No lift lines either time and the snow was damn good for October. I'll be there on Sunday.
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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From someone who only day pass joey's it out to CO and has ridden both mountains... I don't think I'll ever go back to A-Basin. I found the people to be douches, the lines long and the back bowl too crowded and chopped up after 8:30 to be any fun. Loveland on the other hand had no lines, nicer people and better runs. I've been to both during both Peak season and late season, not early like it is now but I can't see it being any better now.
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Go to Loveland. A-Basin is crowded with all the people who bought Colorado Passes and Epic Passes. It's the only place they can go right now. Loveland is rarely crowded.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I gave King spoors, city markets and mso calls, but unfortunately they all are not selling loveland tickets just yet. However I did find a $10 off adult coupon online and hopefully I can use it for all 3 days.

Print lift tickets and season passes coupon for Loveland Ski Resort - Adult Lift Ticket

The coupon says 'Abuse of this offer results in non-validity'. Do you think it'll be an issue for me to use it for 3 days in a row?
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