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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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so hopefully my friends and i will be able to drive out to colorado this spring break for about a week. we want to hit up a few of the main hills out there (breckenridge,vail, kaystone etc.)
We are all 17 and as you can imagine the budget isnt very big.

We dont have a lot planned out yet so if anyone has any advice for a trip like this it will help
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So you are on a budget and you want to hit Vail, Breck, Keystone? Do you have an Epic pass? If not it's going to be over $80 a day per person for each spot. $90 for Vail. You can get slightly cheaper tickets at the local grocery stores in Denver. So say over $70 a day for Breck, Keystone and $80 a day for Vail.

Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Monarch, Wolf Creek are going to be a lot cheaper. In the case of the Wolf Creek, you'll actually have snow too...
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So you are on a budget and you want to hit Vail, Breck, Keystone? Do you have an Epic pass? If not it's going to be over $80 a day per person for each spot. $90 for Vail. You can get slightly cheaper tickets at the local grocery stores in Denver. So say over $70 a day for Breck, Keystone and $80 a day for Vail.

Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Monarch, Wolf Creek are going to be a lot cheaper. In the case of the Wolf Creek, you'll actually have snow too...

If you want snow try out the western slope resorts. Powderhorn, and Crested Butte both have good snow conditions right now as well. P=horn is 53.00 dollars for a ticket. CB is 78 for under 17, and Snowmass is 81.00(less if you buy early.( Plus all these mountains have stay and ride packages.) If you are for the party scene the choose breck or snowmass. If you are there for mountain and snow conditions choose CB and or P-horn.
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thanks for the advice
do CB, powderhorn, wolfcreek and places like that still have good terrain parks because thats were we will be spending most of out time unless there is some good powder conditions
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thanks for the advice
do CB, powderhorn, wolfcreek and places like that still have good terrain parks because thats were we will be spending most of out time unless there is some good powder conditions
Not any parks worth mentioning at all. Wolf Creek has the best snow in Colorado right now. Check out Monarch too. Those are cheap and best conditions in the state right now.

The expensive spots will have larger parks where you can spend your time if you can afford it.

Do you not have a local park near you at all? In my opinion, driving to CO for spring break to spend in a park is a bit sketchy.
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Come to CO to ride park? Seems odd to me

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well im a midwest rider so all i really know how to ride is park.
im not gonna spend all my time in the park but thats what im best at.

i have only been to real mountains one other time when i was 14 so you guys know more than i do
how easy is it to get to the real powder runs on mountains
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It's real easy if it just snowed ( =

I would highly recommend a wolf creek trip if you guys are on a tight budget. It's the most bang for the buck around here imo

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I board with my family 3-4 weeks a year in wolf creek, spring break 13th-21st is one of those weeks. There is no terrain park per se in wolf creek. There are some jumps that have been dug out/formed somehow throughout the back trails but no true man made terrain park. It is a nature made terrain park. You can get a cheap hotel in pagosa springs or south fork and be within 20 min of the place. Day long lift tickets are $52. You can eat a meal at the lodge for about $6, burger/fries. The parking is close by so we usually just get an ice chest and some food and leave it in the truck, snowboard down to the parking lot at lunch and eat, alot of trails come out at the parking lots and the lifts are near by(within 100 yards). Snow is exceptional around spring break and they usually get plenty of snow in the weeks leading up to it.

If you really really want a man made terrain park, dont go to wolf creek, they dont have one but they do have stupid amounts of snow and great prices.
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I have also never had better food at a resort at fair market value (lmao) than at Wolf Creek. Sitting on the sunny patio with a tall boy and a real (large) double cheeseburger for around $8 is amazing.
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