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Old 01-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey so i'll be heading to colorado for the third season in a row now and got a couple of questions. First, best deal i can find for a three day pass is buying it directly from the mountain and that is still 300 bucks, so if there are any local deals or anything people know of that be great(Costco has no deals for these mountains and neither does liftopia unless you rent).

So which mountains should i go boarding at? there are four mountains total you can go to with the lift tickets and i was wondering which is the best for some powder runs and some back country for snowboarders. Any advice i can get about these places would be great and much appreciated, Thanks!

btw ill be there from the jan 30th-3rd
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im going a few days later than you so I'm interested in this info as well. I think we are out of luck for powder runs doesnt look like aspen has been seeing snow lately.
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Snowmass is personally my family's favorite. Great variety. Longshot, the big run you hike up a bit to on the leftmost side is a great long run that is def worth the hike other some pow. Longhorn(or powder horn or something) is a great black with a nice view from the cat(pretty narrow cliff so be carefull). If your into game food, krabloonik(or however you spell it) is a pretty neat lunch place, it was pricey around 40-55 a plate but if that's your style it's very cool. I got to do one of their dogsled guided tours that was also very cool.

Aspen highlands is my personal fave of the 4 for bowls and chutes.

Buttermilk I hit just for the park when the Olympics(?) were there I think 03 or 4ish. Not super impressive when compared to the prior.

I'd say snowmass for 2 and Ajax for 1 or a half. Aspen is the nightlife so I'm sure you find your way there. The crystal palace was a great time if your looking for dinner and a show
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personally i prefer snowmass, huge variety of terrain to choose from and it has some chutes, a cirque, some harder terrain but nowhere near enough snow for it right now. Hopefully we'll get some snow before you get here. Depends what you're looking for, i feel like the mountains have their own little niche. personally, i cant stand buttermilk, i dont like how the lifts are laid out and the terrain, or lack thereof, makes it the bottom of the list of the 4 mts.
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The view alone.....is worth going to Highlands for a day. Make it a wednesday and I think you park for free.
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I've heard nothing but great things about highlands, yet still I havent driven the extra 15mins to get there... laziness/creature of habit
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thanks for the responses keep them coming!
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Best bet for any discounts, is probably Aspens website.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Snowmass is the best of the 4 resorts. Park near Two Creeks/Elk Camp side of the mountain. Considering there are so many good runs at Snowmass, on the first day ride Elk Camp early and then move across the mountain in the AM and then back in the afternoon. It can literally take all day to enjoy the entire mountain. This way you know where you want to spend most of your next days on your favorite runs.

On the sunniest day of your trip, I recommend heading to Aspen Highlands and hiking the Highlands Bowl. The hike can be brutal, but the views are amazing. Also hike the entire trail as the farthest side of the bowl, usually has the best snow. Don't give up if you get tired, keep trekking, it will be worth it.

If I had 4 days of riding I would go Snowmass 3x and Highlands 1x. Skip Ajax and Buttermilk. Enjoy your trip and pray for some freshie..

Some others may disagree, but this is just my 2 cents.
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Snowmass is the best of the 4 resorts. Park near Two Creeks/Elk Camp side of the mountain. Considering there are so many good runs at Snowmass, on the first day ride Elk Camp early and then move across the mountain in the AM and then back in the afternoon. It can literally take all day to enjoy the entire mountain. This way you know where you want to spend most of your next days on your favorite runs.

On the sunniest day of your trip, I recommend heading to Aspen Highlands and hiking the Highlands Bowl. The hike can be brutal, but the views are amazing. Also hike the entire trail as the farthest side of the bowl, usually has the best snow. Don't give up if you get tired, keep trekking, it will be worth it.

If I had 4 days of riding I would go Snowmass 3x and Highlands 1x. Skip Ajax and Buttermilk. Enjoy your trip and pray for some freshie..

Some others may disagree, but this is just my 2 cents.
Thanks! ive actually been told to stay at snowmass for the three days ill be boarding but the highland bowl looks amazing!! thanks for the info
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