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Old 07-06-2010, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I'm trying to plan out one big trip this March..

I'm from Boston so i'm trying to get off the east coast. Me and my buddies were thinking Tahoe or Breck. What are you thoughts.. We are intermediates id say. My buddies are all about bombing down the hill.. I like to just chill and cruise down the mountain.

Plane tickets to both place is almost the same. $40 bucks difference

Whats the night life like? I know i can hit up casinos if I'm south shore in Tahoe. Breck does sound maybe a little to high class for us, But im sure my buddies would love the pot aspect there.


I'm not even sure March is a good time to go to Utah or CO

Also not sure if this is the right place to post this.

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Old 07-07-2010, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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March is the snowiest month for Colorado and I believe the same is true for California at that time.

Snowfall is more reliable in Colorado, especially at that time of year. California can go months without snow, but if it is snowing, it's probably coming by the foot.

Breck is a party ski town for sure. South Lake Tahoe probably has the second best party scene just behind Aspen. Breck falls somewhere below that.

Resort wise, Breck is a better resort than Heavenly (SLT main area) for sure. Heavenly has an awful lot of flat sections that can just be a pita if you aren't ready for them. Plus, Keystone, Copper, A-Basin, Loveland are all close by options. Kirkwood is fairly close to South Lake Tahoe, and I believe Sierra is right there. To be honest, if you want multiple resort options, staying in North Lake Tahoe would be better, Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl, Donner, Homewood, and others are all right there. The nightlife isn't nearly as hopping, but your riding options are so much more.

For your riding criteria, I think you'll find what you are looking for at any of these areas.

Pot rules in Breck don't mean you can light a joint and walk down the street smoking it. You're going to get arrested. They can still charge you under state law. Also, the ski area is under forest service rules not town of Breckenridge rules. So it's illegal to smoke there period. Not that it really changes what has been going on with weed and ski areas, but you need to take the same precautions as always.

Utah, since you threw it out there at the end. Not sure if you meant Cali vs Colorado. Anyway, that one can be your best traveling bang for you buck. You can stay in Salt Lake for fairly cheap and the resorts in the Canyons are close by. If you stay in Sandy, it can be a super quick drive. Since they got rid of the social club rules, it's easier to find a place to have a drink in a fun scene. Still some weird alcohol rules out there, but it's a lot less glaring and you can certainly have fun. Lift ticket deals are pretty easy to come by there too. Overall, I'd say Utah ski resort lift tickets are moderately priced at most of the majors, where in Cali and Colorado are more expensive at the big resorts.

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I would also say add SLC to your list. Up until very recently partying out there was a PITA but this past winter I went out with a couple of friends and explored the party scene a bit and we had some good times for sure. Brek is definitely more party oriented but also much more expensive. That and even for this year which was an off year for Utah they still had strong snow conditions at that point in the season. Utah definitely has my favorite mountaiins to ride and explore and I've done everything but Teluride, Silverton and Aspen in CO at this point.
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