Places to Ride around Colorado Springs - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Places to Ride around Colorado Springs

A work buddy of mine just gave his notice today. His Military wife is being transferred to Colorado Springs so he and his 18 year old son are packing it all up and moving. He's a good and avid skier and his son is a very solid boarder/novice instructor. Obviously they're both pretty pumped up about the move.

I'm sure they can find their way around on the weekends to all the big Colorado meccas, but any opinions on little hidden, convenient Mom and Pop hills for night riding 3 or 4 nights a week after work?
Bones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bones View Post
A work buddy of mine just gave his notice today. His Military wife is being transferred to Colorado Springs so he and his 18 year old son are packing it all up and moving. He's a good and avid skier and his son is a very solid boarder/novice instructor. Obviously they're both pretty pumped up about the move.

I'm sure they can find their way around on the weekends to all the big Colorado meccas, but any opinions on little hidden, convenient Mom and Pop hills for night riding 3 or 4 nights a week after work?
Not around Colorado springs unfortunately. Best mom and pop places to me are Eldora (haven't been in years) Arapahoe Basin (not quit the same after teaming up with vail) and Loveland (still sweet but unsettling to see so many immigrant lifties when I'm trying to get a job there)

p.s. Colorado Springs is currently on fire... well not literally but pretty dam close.
budderbear is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 06:02 PM
Member
 
Fruman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You won't find anything around the Springs. You're going to have to go northwest to places budderbear mentioned that are mostly around I-70, or west to Crested Butte by Gunnison. I've heard great things about Crested Butte--I had a buddy to go Western State and he snowboarded there quite often.
Fruman is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 07:23 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Plenty of ash boarding down there. Ride the gray wave!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 02:09 PM
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,206
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 59 Post(s)
Monarch ski area is the most non hassle to get to and actually has some very fun terrain in Mirkwood Basin. Short vertical, but it is very much a Mom and Pop like Loveland or Eldora. It's the same drive as for getting to say Breckenridge.

As far as for after work skiing, there is none for Colorado Springs residents.
killclimbz is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 12:03 AM
ohm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by budderbear View Post
Not around Colorado springs unfortunately. Best mom and pop places to me are Eldora (haven't been in years) Arapahoe Basin (not quit the same after teaming up with vail) and Loveland (still sweet but unsettling to see so many immigrant lifties when I'm trying to get a job there)

p.s. Colorado Springs is currently on fire... well not literally but pretty dam close.
I was at Eldora this season. Decent snow for how popular the mountain is. Nice family atmosphere, probably good for what you're looking for. But it's closer to Boulder than the springs.
ohm is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome