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berg 01-13-2008 06:48 PM

coloardo spring break trip - help!
 
i've decided this needs to be the year we make it happen. my friends and i live in michigan, and we're wanting to drive out to CO for spring break (early march), it's going to be epic if we can pull it off. the goal is to do it on the (relatively) cheap. looking for probably 3-4 days of boarding.

i'm looking for advice on what mountains to hit (vail, breck, copper, the peak pass, etc.), the cheapest places to stay, and the cheapest places to buy lift tickets. i couldn't find a thread filled with info like this so feel free to pour it in.

tannerduncan 01-13-2008 07:41 PM

I try to get out every year...I usually avoid Breck or Keystone....I suggest Winter Park for cheap and quality riding. Google hotels in that area, call them up and start asking for deals. Finding friends in any area is the best idea, working on that myself, right now. Idaho Springs has a ton of nice places to crash land before heading into any pass. We found a 4 bed, 1 couch place for $40 bucks between christmas and new years, last year. Good luck, have fun!

headinahole 01-13-2008 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by tannerduncan (Post 29004)
I try to get out every year...I usually avoid Breck or Keystone....I suggest Winter Park for cheap and quality riding. Google hotels in that area, call them up and start asking for deals. Finding friends in any area is the best idea, working on that myself, right now. Idaho Springs has a ton of nice places to crash land before heading into any pass. We found a 4 bed, 1 couch place for $40 bucks between christmas and new years, last year. Good luck, have fun!

If you want great powder right now steamboat is the place to be... actually anywhere in CO. from what I heard... But steamboat is gonna cost ya... it's 75$ a day for a lift pass.... and at least 90$ a person for a room.. unless you hookup some kinda package...


Mike

Mr. Right 01-13-2008 10:56 PM

Check out Loveland http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...html#post29030 .

There is cheap lodging in both Idaho Springs and Georgetown, and the furthest you would drive would be about 22 miles. I can also show you a bunch of the stash spots if you guys want....

Loveland Colorado Ski And Snowboard Area

The tickets aren't bad either I think full price is $54 but if you get tickets at a ski shop around here they will be a little cheaper. I can hunt and see if I can find some coupons for you. I had some about a week ago that gave two tickets for $70.

If you go Keystone, Breck etc. you will be out more money but there are also options of staying right at the bottom of the mountain, getting ski packages etc. I can't help you there because I live here and haven't ever needed to find lodging/ski packages here.

berg 01-13-2008 11:54 PM

i just got done reading over 50 posts by you in various resort review threads, you're the man! i read a whole thread on season passes to loveland and if they're worth it.

do you think we'd be happy with the riding for 3 days there? i'd hadte to get there, and find out it's super windy, etc and have it suck. idk...maybe that's not a big risk, i'm a CO n00b.

off topic, reading all those threads revived the desire to move out to CO. i'm done with school in the fall...if i found something in my line of work i'd be out there quickly. keep up the great advice mr right! thanks a mill.

edit: those ridgelines on the south view look intense! are those lift serviced? and are they as intense as they look?

headinahole 01-14-2008 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by berg (Post 29063)
i just got done reading over 50 posts by you in various resort review threads, you're the man! i read a whole thread on season passes to loveland and if they're worth it.

do you think we'd be happy with the riding for 3 days there? i'd hadte to get there, and find out it's super windy, etc and have it suck. idk...maybe that's not a big risk, i'm a CO n00b.

off topic, reading all those threads revived the desire to move out to CO. i'm done with school in the fall...if i found something in my line of work i'd be out there quickly. keep up the great advice mr right! thanks a mill.

edit: those ridgelines on the south view look intense! are those lift serviced? and are they as intense as they look?

Just a quick thought... since your going on "spring break"... you might face inflated prices...


Mike

berg 01-14-2008 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by headinahole (Post 29064)
Just a quick thought... since your going on "spring break"... you might face inflated prices...


Mike


it doesn't look too bad for college spring break (we're the first week in march).

headinahole 01-14-2008 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by berg (Post 29066)
it doesn't look too bad for college spring break (we're the first week in march).

That shouldn't be bad then... here's what steamboat looks like...

http://a299.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...984902205a.jpg

http://a573.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...93e4e2f084.jpg

Mike

berg 01-14-2008 12:28 AM

what are your thoughts on steamboat compared to the other mounts? i haven't heard/read too much about it.

headinahole 01-14-2008 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by berg (Post 29070)
what are your thoughts on steamboat compared to the other mounts? i haven't heard/read too much about it.

I don't know enough about the other mountains to give you a knowledgeable opinion of them all.... I have quite a few buddies that have been to different mountains... The few that were with me for the steamboat trip said they've never had skiing/boarding like it is there right now... All the mountains have some sort of site that tells you the year to date snowfall and etc... That could help you with some of your research... I did have a local at steamboat tell me that it's the most snow he's seen in 10 years...


Mike


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