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Old 07-11-2011, 08:57 PM   #21 (permalink)
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No need to have a vehicle in this area or hitch as everything is right there in town along with free bus system
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Check out sun peaks resort british columbia, just throwing it out there. And if you plan on going for 2 months buy a season pass asap cuz you'll be getting more than 10 days in for 2 months off in a shred town. If you get a job working with the resort find out if you get a pass through it, if you work a job in town get a season pass, probably common sense but i saw the words "Lift passes" somewhere in this thread skimming it so just thought id re-iterate it,
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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You're a young, healthy, single, snowboarding female. Meeting people will *not* be a problem anywhere you go (unless you end up in the boonies somewhere).

If you are going somewhere for ~2 months then you'll want a season pass and the cheapest season passes are the Vail Resorts, Inc passes (Epic Season Pass - Ski Passes ). $649 for unlimited riding at 5 resorts or $409 for limited riding at 3 resorts.

With season passes that cheap, it might be worth dropping the ~$500 you save on rent for a month or two. Having your own roome somewhere will give you the ability to accomodate friends who visit for a week to hit the slopes with you.

There are more than a few Summitt/Eagle county locals here on the board... they should be able to steer you towards places to live.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:37 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Ha what gave you the idea that I'm single, which I am...but yah leaning heavily towards vail right now, thanks dude.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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U said u were interested in park/halfpipe. Then rule out Big Sky/Bozeman area. No half pipe. In fact, correct me if different, there is no half pipe anywhere in the state. Sad but true.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:52 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Seriously??? Even Korea has half pipes....
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:01 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Big sky still advertises like they have a hp but nay. They still have the skeleton of a previously grand super pipe. Not maintained. My understanding is that they sold their pipe dragon. Been about 3 years now without one. Seriously burns me up.

I think with increasing popularity among skiers they may decide to resurrect. Overall Dumb move IMHO but who cares what I think.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Utah is a pretty popular place. We got almost 800" of snow this year and several places in Park City have incredible parks. Our snow is lighter than the stuff on the PNW.
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If you want park and half pipe fuck Vail just go over the pass to Breck we have the best parks in the world right there. Copper, Breck, Keystone that's all you need to know. Also PC's Park is a pile of shit one of the worst I've ever ridden.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:59 AM   #30 (permalink)
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I ended up getting a 2 bedroom here in vail so I dont have the spare room any more.... For park and pipe Breck is definately where you want to be. If you end up coming to vail or anywhere for that matter, I would find a rental now... the prices are low now, they will only go up.. There are lots of places on craigslist, breck is actually cheaper than vail for lodging. The lift season passes are the same price regardless. I got the full epic pass just because I wanna go to tahoe for a week or so in feb or april this season and also have the ability to board at breck and beaver creek... They have a super pipe in vail and beginner parks.... Breck is the place to be for parks and pipes though, they really focus on it there. One of the guys I work with here in vail lives and patrols in ABasin, he tells me it is the best place for straight up steeps/alpine skiing/boarding...... I just like vail and breck because they lifts are literally at your doorstep in town... whistler is another top choice.....

If my family doesnt like it here in Vail I am guessing my next place to live will be in the PNW either between Seattle and the nearest big resort OR between portland and Mt Hood.... Very beautiful part of the country but alot less accessible as far as daily boarding and living.... I can walk off the lift and go to work at the hospital in vail. It is 100 yards away from the lifts. My condo is about 5 minutes away on the bus. I was warned about staying in town because of the extreme partying that happens during the season, which would be fine if I was 20-25 again or without a family and job I had to get sleep for.....

If you end up in the rockies somewhere with an Epic pass and wanna ride vail a few days and dont have a place feel free to email/pm me and I will show you around some if you like.... I should know the mountain by december pretty well
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