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Old 03-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Where did you use the three days? If at both, which place did you like better, Vail or BC? The reason I get the pass is my folks live in Frisco so we take my kids to see the grandparents and can all go to a resort that is close by. You do have to bite your tongue on weekends when it is crowded, but you are right, the weekdays when no one is around is sweet! Last saturday (spring break) was the worst it has been I think, even during Christmas. I hoping tomorrow will make up for it.
well, terrain-wise, vail kicks the crap out of beaver creek. if you can go there during the week or maybe on a friday and don't mind paying the 20 bucks for parking, then vail is great. i did one day at beaver creek. while i didn't like the terrain there as much as vail, the lack of crowds and free parking are nice pluses.

i was out both this past saturday and sunday at breck, and while saturday was ok, sunday was just appalling with the amount of people. i think i saw some of the dumbest chairlift loading blunders ever. so there was at least some good theater while standing in line. we only stayed out for like an hour before calling it quits.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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good call on the front side trees at vail. i've found some nice pow stashes in there on days when everyone and their mother is trying to get back to china bowl and blue sky basin.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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They have officially announced that the Colorado Pass will be offered next season. Not sure about the particulars but it will exist.

Sheperd as far as Vail/Beaver Creek comparisons go. Besides for being the Uber rich persons playgrounds you can't really compare them. Vail is huge and you can get away from the crowds if you know the mountain. Hint: On a pow day ride frontside trees.

Beaver Creek is a small mountain, and is all below treeline. The tree riding there is some of the best in the state. It is also rarely crowded, even on weekends. That extra 15 minutes to get there really knocks the Denver traffic down.

Killclimbz, thanks for the info. We've heard lots of good things about BC concerning families and long (green) runs that the kids enjoy, being new to the sport. But we haven't made it there yet. Rarely crowded sounds like a good selling point.

Where are you seeing the official announcement on the Colorado Pass? I've checked snow.com and still see the message about passes not being for sale yet.
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well, terrain-wise, vail kicks the crap out of beaver creek. if you can go there during the week or maybe on a friday and don't mind paying the 20 bucks for parking, then vail is great. i did one day at beaver creek. while i didn't like the terrain there as much as vail, the lack of crowds and free parking are nice pluses.

i was out both this past saturday and sunday at breck, and while saturday was ok, sunday was just appalling with the amount of people. i think i saw some of the dumbest chairlift loading blunders ever. so there was at least some good theater while standing in line. we only stayed out for like an hour before calling it quits.
thanks b_to_the_c. I was at Breck on Saturday too and while waiting for a friend to get up to the top of Quicksilver, I think I counted seven back to back chairs full of people falling off the lift. I was beginning to wonder if there was a patch of bad ice I had missed when I exited.
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It was part of their media release to the press this morning. The local news stations reported it. I believe it was also quoted in the thread over at TGR. Anyway, according to their press release the Colorado Pass is still available. Look for it to go on sale around the last weekend of March or the 1st day of April. No one is selling their passes for next season yet, with this one exception.
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It was part of their media release to the press this morning. The local news stations reported it. I believe it was also quoted in the thread over at TGR. Anyway, according to their press release the Colorado Pass is still available. Look for it to go on sale around the last weekend of March or the 1st day of April. No one is selling their passes for next season yet, with this one exception.
Man, guess I should start taking the time to watch the news! Thanks for the info
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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like i said on TGR ... i like abay ... i like loveland... i like monarch.... i think i will pass and say good-BYE to tourists this next season .... i am so over them
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like i said on TGR ... i like abay ... i like loveland... i like monarch.... i think i will pass and say good-BYE to tourists this next season .... i am so over them
Woot Woot, this girl knows what she's talking about A Loveland pass gets you 3 free days at Monarch and cheap A-Ba tickets aren't that hard to come by... What else could anyone need?
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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thats exactly why i will do that ..... maybe ill get a 4 pack to winter park/ maryjane
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:50 AM   #20 (permalink)
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the colorado pass would be great if i could ride like tuesday - thursday and take the weekends off. that's my dream anyway, but i didn't win powerball last week so i guess i'll have to wait a while for that one to happen.
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