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Old 08-24-2011, 06:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Just to clear things up...

I'd go up north to I80 from my location (central cali Modesto area).

Take I80 east till I hit I15 (near Salt Lake Utah right?)

Then take US6 / US89 off I15 near Spanish Fork?

Hit I70 off of US6 for a hopefull smooth ride into Denver?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yep, you got it.

It's a little bit longer of a drive. I want to say maybe two hours. It might be less. It's a much prettier drive though. Plus you'll get to scope out some of the ski areas you'll have access to on the way. I70 is such an easier on your nerves drive on that stretch than I80. Even if it's snowing, it's maintained a ton better. Plus where there is snow, there are also tons of places you could stop and get a hotel for the night if you didn't feel like dealing with it.
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Awesome! Thanks for the heads up. Really appreciate it man!
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One last thing. You need to buy your pass soon. I am not sure if anyone is selling them at the moment, but they all go back on sale come Labor Day. Prices start to jump a month or some after that. Once mid November rolls around that $600 Epic Pass goes up to $1800 or something ridiculous like that. Same thing with the SuperPass and others. I would buy in September to make sure you get the best deal.
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One last thing. You need to buy your pass soon. I am not sure if anyone is selling them at the moment, but they all go back on sale come Labor Day. Prices start to jump a month or some after that. Once mid November rolls around that $600 Epic Pass goes up to $1800 or something ridiculous like that. Same thing with the SuperPass and others. I would buy in September to make sure you get the best deal.
If I have the cash, I'll make sure to scoop one up soon then. But i'm Pretty much putting every penny I can towards moving though. It's a pretty short notice. She just found out she got accepted, and we have like 4 months to get out there. I cant wait though!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I think Loveland is $349, Copper/Winterpark was $409 or $440 with the Steamboat days.

The Summit Pass, A-Basin, Keystone, Breck is somewhere in the price range of the Copper/Winterpark deal with or without the Steamboat days.

If you rode at Dodge, I would say Loveland is a better mountain. It's also a lot less crowded than the other spots mentioned, plus the easiest drive. You might consider it.

Otherwise, paying for lift tickets is a butt rape out here. Loveland being the best deal at around $60. Everyone else is at $80 or North of that.

Or sink your money into some avalanche education, gear and ride the bc. Tons of great riding here, the avalanche danger is the worst in the states though, so you have to know what you are doing.
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How are the parks at Copper / Winterpark? and how far of drive are those? May just do the Loveland one this season. Their park was pretty crappy though... but gotta make the best of what ya got
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I haven't been to winterpark in a long time so I dont remember the park but copper's is pretty good they have alot of jumps and jibs and they have a nice pipe if your into that
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Coppers park is going to be 100% different than it's been in the last few years. New park manager and 20g's in new jibs going in.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I forgot that Copper has a whole list of park improvements this year.

As far as the drive go, they are different drives for each. You have to go over Berthoud Pass on 40 to get to Winterpark. It lies just on the North side of the pass.

Copper is in Summit county right off of 70. Maybe 10 minutes further than Winterpark if all things are equal. US 40 is a slower road but you don't have as far to go.

The nice thing with that pass is you can play snowfall totals and traffic games with it. There are times when Winterpark gets a ton more snow than Copper/Summit county and vice a versa. Traffic can be easier to get to or leave one of those resorts depending on if you are a weekend warrior or not.
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