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Old 12-24-2009, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about planning a trip out west with friends for spring break. (middle of march for me)

Are the slopes out west still good mid march?

Plans aren't too solid as of yet, basically any where out west is game right now. Oh, cheap accomodations wouldn't hurt either.

There are just so many good slopes out west, I have no idea where to start.
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Out west is a big game! I'm on the east coast and have been planning various out west trips for a few years, now. I have two things to consider.....

1. look into expedia or something like that if you want plan a package. you may get some sort of discount.

2. you may want to wait and plan it right before you leave. it is a gamble, but with the snowfalls, it is killer to go to where the snow is falling. it sucks to plan a trip to tahoe and get little snowfall, while utah or colorado is getting whacked with snow.

My Favorite places are the South Lake Tahoe area (driving to Kirkwood), or Utah. Your best price option is to hit Utah.....PowderMtn/Snowbasin (basin is not cheap, but the lodging is good).....you could always just look for Staying in Salt Lake City and enjoy the town, and catch the ski busses out of town. There are so many variables, brother. Do you plan on getting or wanting (I always like to have my own transportation) your own wheels?
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my own wheels? hmm maybe, probably not if the resort is close enough to where we're staying.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I like...hell, I love Colorado. There are a lot of reasons but typically there's snow in March. When you arrive at DIA, if the snow is pounding, you can take a shuttle to a resort and bang it up everyday. If not, rent a car and drive to Silverton where it seems like snow is always falling. But with a willingness to drive, Colorado should give you what you want. The other option if you have a passport is to fly out here to Niseko...especially through the middle of March. Guaranteed powder...if not, I'll refund everything I charged you (for this answer)
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haha, flying out to niseko is pretty far out there!

I've heard some good things about Wolf creek! Might take a look into that or some other place like Aspen.
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I haven't been to Wolf Creek. I live here in Japan for now but I recently bought a condo in west Denver (Littleton). Wolf Creek always gets a lot of snow but I'm not sure how challenging it is...thus Silverton ;-)

Niseko is sweet...and for the really hard core there's Hakkoda...in some ways far better.
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