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Old 03-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default April Boarding in CO- snow, music, beers???

Going to Colorado April 9th weekend to do some late season riding. Looking for a place that will have great end of day parties- bands, beer, etc.

We can get a great deal on hotel at base of Vail, but I am concerned the place is too uptight and wont be as much fun after 4pm.

Copper has an event going on called sunsation that sounds great, but hotel is $$$.

Any thoughts on where we should go? Vail, Breck, Copper, Keystone, etc?

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Old 03-02-2010, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Going to Colorado April 9th weekend to do some late season riding. Looking for a place that will have great end of day parties- bands, beer, etc.

We can get a great deal on hotel at base of Vail, but I am concerned the place is too uptight and wont be as much fun after 4pm.


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Would this be the Arrabelle? I stayed here with the wife for our first Anniversery and I can tell you we felt a bit out of place b/c of the highbrow attitude. I really didn't know the protocol in dealing with our own butler. The room was absolutely amazing though and in the end it was a great experience for what we wanted.

If you want to party Vail is not the spot. Copper will be really fun, but I'll let the locals guide you to the best party. It's not at Vail or the Arrabelle though if that is the hotel you are thinking of.
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Only time people feel out of place is when they allow themselves to feel out of place.

Sunsation is a blast but I'd just stay in Frisco rather than right on the mountain.
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the Aspen Highlands closing day party is one of the sickest parties I've ever been to.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Closing day/weekend in Aspen is a hoot. Everyone just let's loose.

Copper's Sunsation is great. Free bands, plenty of booze to be found. BA is probably right though about staying in Frisco vs the mountain. Depends though, I have definitely done it up at Copper, but there are more bars, restaurants and such to choose from in the Frisco area.

Breck's spring massive can be pretty dang fun too.
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Only time people feel out of place is when they allow themselves to feel out of place.
I have to second this statement. Vail is fun and there are some good Apres Spots. A few years ago we were there during Easter Break and they had a festival with outdoor vendors and live music for free. During spring, everyone lets loose, even the high-brow. Everyone is on vacation, so everyone is much more friendly.....just say hi.
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trying to convince the wife that she wants to go to CO the first week in april. There are great airfares to be had on Southwest right now, but if I go on another boarding vacation without her, shit will hit the fan. So, I need to convince her that she also wants to go
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Only time people feel out of place is when they allow themselves to feel out of place.
Lets not get carried away here. I only stated it in reference to the Hotel Arrabelle and it was somewhat tongue in cheek anyway. But obviously if the OP is a kid looking for a party then he shouldn't be staying in a $900-$3000/night hotel and that was the point I intended to convey about the Arrabelle.

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Assuming I can't sell the wife on the idea of going out there to shred 4 days in a row, is there enough other shit open (like national parks, etc.) to kill some downtime with her? I'd hate to have this backfire on me, but getting her buttered up nicely right now.
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In April, your choices for activities in the mountains are going to be rather limited. All of the higher elevations are still going to be snowed in. None of the high roads will be open. You could go snowshoeing or something like that. If you think it's going to backfire, it probably will.
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