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SD_Snowboarding 10-30-2012 06:55 PM

Going to the Winter X Games 2013
I was wondering if this would make sense. I was thinking about going to watch the Winter X Games in January. However while I am there I would like to snowboard also. Would this be good time to snowboard. My thoughts where, while the X Games are going on - on buttermilk some of the other mountains wouldn't be very active. Any of you try and get some boarding in while the 'games are going on in Aspen?

SD_Snowboarding 11-01-2012 10:14 AM

Anybody? Let me know if this is a bad idea... Than ill go after the xgames

killclimbz 11-01-2012 10:17 AM

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The events are free but the lodging certainly isn't. Anything in Aspen if available will be at a premium at that time. I am not sure about how the other mountains are traffic wise. I've been there for some Dew Tour events and the other mountains were not any more or less crowded. Getting around town during the Xgames could be a challenge though and I would imagine parking sucks. Fortunately the bus service is free in the valley. You might look at staying in Basalt or Carbondale.

mushupork 11-01-2012 03:26 PM

I have the same concern as well. Three of us are headed there from 1/22/12 to 1/27/12. I'm worried that it's going to be too crowded at the mountains.

JeffreyCH 11-01-2012 03:52 PM

I'm going for the Dew tour this year, here is a thread I started awhile back asking how that would be. Kinda the same only different, here's a link to the thread

SD_Snowboarding 11-01-2012 07:37 PM

So the mountains aren't any less / more crowded that you could tell? Well that is good to know I suppose. Also I got to be honest with you, I haven't snow boarded much - where would be a good place to start in Aspen? Also I am driving down there - so I shouldn't be driving during the X-games since the town is packed etc. That is good to know the bus service is free in the valley, awesome!

JeffreyCH 11-04-2012 09:42 AM

I would say A-Basin or Loveland is your best bet. Both have learning centers with easy runs, and slow lifts. During the time frame you are going neither one should be super packed. Both offer lessons(which I recommend), and the lift ticket for the learning center at A-Basin is only like 20-25 bucks.

SD_Snowboarding 11-04-2012 09:00 PM

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (Is that what you mean Jeffrey). Thanks for the info man...

ColoRADical 11-04-2012 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by SD_Snowboarding (Post 534399)
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (Is that what you mean Jeffrey). Thanks for the info man...

Yes he is referring to Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. Their website: A-Basin

Norman426 01-16-2013 11:55 PM

They are not to bad,
Id hit up sunlight 34 dollar lift ticket on liftopia,
Ill be in glenwood those days taking a bus or driving to the interceptor lot

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