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Old 02-10-2011, 10:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll going up to Colorado Springs/Denver next weekend, and have 1 day to snowboard on Feb 19th. I can't decide if I should do Breck or Keystone. Both look huge and intimidating. If some of you experts could help me pick one, that would be great. I am an intermediate rider who does blues, some blacks and easy trees.
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I just got back from spending a week in Summit County. My college buddy grew up in the area and swears by Breckenridge (hasn't set foot on Keystone in years, despite having a pass there. Probably not the expert opinion you wanted, but I guess it's a start. I've been on Breck 5 days between two seasons and LOVE the mountain. Peak 10 FTW!
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If you don't have a season pass to either of those resorts, save yourself some money and go to Loveland. It'll be a much better experience...
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I have done Durango, Telluride and Wolf Creek in CO this season. I am coming from Albuquerque and just want to have a great snowboarding experience at a humongous resort for 1 day. Aspen/Snowmass and Vail are a little too far from CO Springs for a day trip. I know the daily ticket prices are over $100 for these resorts, and it's not an issue.
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If you don't have a season pass to either of those resorts, save yourself some money and go to Loveland. It'll be a much better experience...
Why wouldn't it be fun without a season pass? Would like to know.
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At 90+ dollars a day I just don't think you are getting much bang for your buck is all. I believe Loveland is $60 at the window. You can usually get a discounted ticket at a local grocery store or ski shop.

If you had the Summit or Epic pass then your riding would be paid for.

Plus neither Keystone or Breck are significantly better than Loveland. They are larger but not by huge amounts like Vail is. Just my $0.02 is all.

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If I have the kids, we head to Breck since the runs seem easier for them. Peak 9 always seems like a zoo. The blues on Peak 7 are nice, and Peak 10 is worth going for.

If I go up alone, I go to Keystone and drop down Mozart to hit the back peaks and bowls. Although Outback does tend to get trashed pretty quick on a pow day.
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At 90+ dollars a day I just don't think you are getting much bang for your buck is all. I believe Loveland is $60 at the window. You can usually get a discounted ticket at a local grovery store or ski shop.

If you had the Summit or Epic pass then your riding would be paid for.

Plus neither Keystone or Breck are significantly better than Loveland. They are larger but not by huge amounts like Vail is. Just my $0.02 is all.
Thank you. I will do Loveland then, unless the snow in Keystone/Breck is significantly better around that time.
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one caveat. Watch the winds and snow. If it is predicted to be significantly windy with snow, I'd skip Loveland. Breck for that matter too, but Breck would be better than LL. Otherwise LL is going to be hard to beat.
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