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Old 02-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #101 (permalink)
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after reading the whole thread, it makes me wanna go right away. I live in toronto and been several resorts in the east (jay peak, stratton). Next year I want to do a similar trip like yours to the west. All the information here help alot so keep us posted on your trip. Hope you will have an awesome time.
It would be cool to get a small group of people together top do something like this next year.

Defiantly plan post trip report...and will probably post during the trip if time permits. I will give all the details...even some of the sorted ones lol.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I think I have this somewhat sorted out.

Sunday 13 Snow Basin. Dew Tour
Monday 14 Powder Mountain
Tuesday 15 Brighton
Wednesday 16 Snowbird
17 thru 19th Aspen
20 thru 22 Vail
24 thru 26 Jackson

I have also been talking to locals in these areas finding out where I can car camp...I have some good ideas, Vail and Aspen seemed the most difficult.

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Old 02-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #103 (permalink)
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You should be able to park overnight in vails parking lot. This is what I was told.....
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Also....just pull into a national Forrest road and park if they Don't let you car camp in the lot.
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Thanks, the locals gave me some good spots. When I get back I will give more detail...just don't want to post online where I will be sleeping...
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Also....just pull into a national Forrest road and park if they Don't let you car camp in the lot.
They might all be covered in snow and closed at this time of year.
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Colorado is actually pretty good about keeping some of these roads clear. Where I stay around wolf creek about every other main road into the national forest is open, they are all dirt/gravel roads though. The smaller feeders off of them are always closed, cant even see them because they are covered with snow. There are a couple of actual camping areas near aspen, within 5 miles. The closest one to Vail is about 15 miles out of Vail. I have been looking in the area for campgrounds/RV parks near the hospital in vail but there arent really any. I have to be close when Im on call, I am going to end up in an apt.....
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I think I have this somewhat sorted out.

Sunday 13 Snow Basin. Dew Tour
Monday 14 Powder Mountain
Tuesday 15 Brighton
Wednesday 16 Snowbird
17 thru 19th Aspen
20 thru 22 Vail
24 thru 26 Jackson

I have also been talking to locals in these areas finding out where I can car camp...I have some good ideas, Vail and Aspen seemed the most difficult.
This looks like a much better experience! Personally, I love Snowbasin. So many people rag on it, but if you wander into the Strawberry Express area and play-around in the low-trees.....it is so fun! And with the express, there, you sould be able to kill a ton of laps. POW MOW is a great Gem!

I hope all works out for you. I see that La Nina is dying off and the PNW is due-up for a wallopping!
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This looks like a much better experience! Personally, I love Snowbasin. So many people rag on it, but if you wander into the Strawberry Express area and play-around in the low-trees.....it is so fun! And with the express, there, you sould be able to kill a ton of laps. POW MOW is a great Gem!

I hope all works out for you. I see that La Nina is dying off and the PNW is due-up for a wallopping!

Thanks for the tips.. Yeah the original plan had too much change in it, I would have been driving to a new location almost everyday...I think this should give me a good sample and chance to get to know each place. It should be kick ass vacation....I may need another to recover!

Yeah, I keep watching the weather in the PNW, still not good at this point. I hope it turns around soon for those guys up there..I can't believe it is still shit up there...rain the rest of this week for MT. HOOD according to the latest forecast. Whistler looked like it had rain at significant elevation as well.
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In the colorado area there is also a free bus system if you have problems parking at vail. You could find a place in frisco and take the bus for free to vail. Frisco is like a few minutes away, probably 15 by bus. I understand it is expensive to park in the town of vail or at the resort.... If I was there one week earlier I would let you crash on the couch of the place I am renting but I dont get there until March 4..... It has free parking too...
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