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Old 02-11-2010, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was really surprised, this place rocks! If you're going to be in Summit County or Vail, try A-Basin. It's much more relaxed- no people walking around in fur coats looking for places to shop. Terrain is great- everything is wide open and the mountain is easy to navigate. For serious steeps try the Pali chair.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hoaven't been up there lately. How's the snow? I hear they haven't had much..
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Was really surprised, this place rocks! If you're going to be in Summit County or Vail, try A-Basin. It's much more relaxed- no people walking around in fur coats looking for places to shop. Terrain is great- everything is wide open and the mountain is easy to navigate. For serious steeps try the Pali chair.

Next time, you oughta plan a trip to abay in the spring. Nothin else like it haha.
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I was there 1-29 to 1-31. Conditions were great. Not powder but the snow was good and it was really sunny. Coverage on Pali isn't the best but the rest of the mountain is fine.

Tom- my sister's been telling me that lol
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Pali coverage is nonexistent right now. Mountains a great mountain but right now I wouldn't waste your time.
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good to know BA... was gonna hit A-bay by this sunday but I'll probably be at Breck or Copper like usual instead. Thanks man!
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Copper should be going off this weekend it was nuking today in Frisco and I guess just coming down hard out there, Breck was a bit more mellow but starting to pick up when I left at 5.
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A-Basin has been shit this year. Hell, I don't even think they have half their terrain open.

I don't care for the atmosphere at A-Basin. I find most of the employees there to be dickheads. They're the "locals" resort with an attitude. For locals resorts, I greatly prefer Loveland.
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I took two trips to Summit Co this past January. Rode Breck and Keystone, but skipped A-Basin. If the snow at Keystone was any indication, you aren't necessarily missing much in terms of an exciting experience with good snow.

Its a situation where the extra hour to get to Vail is definitely worth it in terms of conditions. When I went (1.5 weeks ago), Vail had considerably more powder over their terrain than Breck/Key. Breck has been hit or miss depending on the day
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For locals resorts, I greatly prefer Loveland.
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