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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 08:54 AM
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I just got back and I did Vail friday and Loveland Saturday also went out in Breck on Saturday and we stayed in Dillon. Dillon is a nice town but not much going on outside of a couple of restaurants. Vail was the second sickest mountain I've been on but then we did have a powder day and were only riding the back bowls and bluesky basin all day so hard to compare to anything but Snowbird in Utah which I liked better. Loveland was the most fun mountain I've ever been to and let me say descending from the top of the ridge with the wind kicking and the temps at like -20 riding hardpakced windswept snow with a very, very sharp angle on the face was a trip!

In terms of Breck the place to eat that we found was Kinosha Steakhouse or something like that... don't get scared the prices aren't bad and they have a buttload of beers on tap. Great bbq, check out the pig out platter. We also went out to that place Erics where you have to walk downstairs to get to it, not bad... and we also got some drinks at another bar but I can't remember the name. That last place was jumping but I was hammered by then so it's hard to remember. This was a Saturday night with the snow sculptures being displayed for the first time so it was crowded but there were a bunch of hot women there though the ratio sucks worse than going to an all male highschool...

Frisco looked like a super nice town very similar to Dillon but closer to Breck, seemed like alot was going on there when we rolled through though.

I definitely recomend a day at Loveland, awesome value, no lift lines and any type of terrain you could want from steep faces, to deep pow, to fast groomers it's all there and it's cheap as shit! We stopped at the Christy's Sports in Dillon and got our tickets for a Saturday for like $46 I think and it was seriously the most fun I've ever had on a mountain
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Thanks for the recommendations on where to eat
post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 01-31-2008, 12:04 AM
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Is there a cheaper way to buy lift tickets other than going on ebay? I know that some people say they can buy the certain lift tickets from sports or grocery stores? Is that true?
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you can get some lift tickets like Loveland's at Sports Authority and Christy's sports... there's a name for that system but I can't remember it right now...
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If you want to ride breck stay in Frisco to save money: it's not that far of a drive, and it puts you close to Copper, Keystone, A-basin and not too far from Vail if you want to ride. The brewery is pretty good. If you are serious about riding and not so much the bar scene then definately hit up Wolf Creek! Pagosa has several decent bars and the riding at WC is second to none. Deep ass snow all the time (350 inches to date this year) sick tree runs, and never a line. Spring break is the only time you will see something that somewhat resembles a line-but no longer than a 5 min wait.

Oh and did I mention lift tix for only $48?
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Discount lift tickets can be bought at King Soopers and Safeway grocery stores. I am pretty sure the discount is better in Denver than in the mountains. There is a King Soopers just off of I70 at the Youngfield exit. If you are driving from DIA, hop off at Youngfield, make a left go through the light then turn left into the shopping center. The store is in the middle of the strip mall on your right. Easy enough. There is also a Safeway in Idaho Springs, just take the first exit for Idaho Springs and cruise that blvd until you see the Safeway on your left.
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Is that for Breck or Loveland?
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Breck, Loveland, SlapAhoe Basin, Winterpark, Keystone, Copper, Eldora, even Vail and Beaver Creek I believe...
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I definitely recomend a day at Loveland, awesome value, no lift lines and any type of terrain you could want from steep faces, to deep pow, to fast groomers it's all there and it's cheap as shit! We stopped at the Christy's Sports in Dillon and got our tickets for a Saturday for like $46 I think and it was seriously the most fun I've ever had on a mountain

Bingo!

Fuck Breck, pardon my language.
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how much cheaper is it? at least worth just waiting until I drive through Denver to buy the tickets, I suppose.

Thanks for the help, btw. I appreciate it.
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