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Old 04-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Loveland Valley closing April 4th?

Sup guys, Im planning on riding Loveland for the 1st time ever "Colorado for that matter" and I saw that the websites says that Loveland Valley is closed but the rest of the Mountain is open til May? What does that mean? Is that part of the Mountain not sure what that mean..Also should I ride Loveland or A-basin, since it's the closest to where I'll be staying in Denver. Thanks
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Loveland Valley is the separate beginner area down the road from the Basin where the real terrain is. Not much going on at Loveland Valley when it's open anyway. Unless you are a beginner, like riding with snot nosed little tykes, or are a ski racer...
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Loveland is closer to Denver than A-Basin too, but by like 10-15 minutes tops. Loveland is on the east side of Loveland Pass while A-Basin is on the West side. Therefore you drive by Loveland first.
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if you want to get down with the locals you go to a basin at that time of the year. I'll be there getting my snowsurfslideslushboarding on
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, the Valley is just beginner terrain, though I was talking to one of the instructors and he was telling me that there's a run in the trees with some nice drops that pretty much only the instructors hit. According to him it's one of the best runs, albeit short, on the mountain.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ohh..ok thanks for the info guys.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm really looking into riding those wide open runs that I keep seeing and salivating over in these YouTube videos.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That would be The Ridge - Chair 9.

Just gotta get lucky and hit it at the right time. Some of the best turns in CO on a good powder day, but if it hasn't snowed lately, it gets baked, windblown and icy quick. There's almost always some decent turns to be had somewhere on the ridge though, just gotta find the right aspect and be willing to hike to get there.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cool I'm keeping my eye on the weather seems there's another system coming Thursday into Friday so hopefully that will help.
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When are you coming out?

Also, if it isn't snowing, a warm sunny day can be pretty glorious off of the ridge too. Sweet corn conditions on that type of slope are easily just as good as a powder run.
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