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Old 02-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all,

I would greatly appreciate some input on where to go for snowboarding / loving ....its for a long weekend (feb 28th to March 6th) getaway with my girl in the USA. I know this is a vague question.. but I know very little and cant decide... every blog I read throws me off even more....
I have my heart set on Colorado ... but hear they are having bad snow???
Utah also sounds very good... not too interested in the NE ...Its the area of the USA I have seen the most

Please keep in mind I live all the way down in Miami... which chops out most options like Montana or Oregon because they seem to be too freaikin far....

Im looking for mostly beginner to intermediate courses because of my girl... but would like a fairly large mountain so that I don't spend all day grabbing lifts... happened to me in the NE and it sucked....

Ideally, I would like to find a nice town or area for us to get to know.... and hopefully combine that with good snow and a nice mountain.. anything pop into mind?

Any advice will be much appreciated....
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you flying or trying to do this as a road trip? If you're flying it doesn't take much more time or money to get to Montana than Colorado. If you're driving, you're going to spend twice as much time driving as you are actually at the resort no matter where you go.
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Filght wise, Colorado is much Cheaper than anywhere else on Southwest.
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Are you flying or trying to do this as a road trip? If you're flying it doesn't take much more time or money to get to Montana than Colorado. If you're driving, you're going to spend twice as much time driving as you are actually at the resort no matter where you go.
Unfortunately, we dont have enough time to go on a road trip.. We will fly for sure...
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I say just go to Colorado, I am. And actually at the same time as you. I to am from the south, close to New Orleans. I've been looking at snow reports on onthesnow.com and they are getting snow, just not the big dumps like the local people would like but for people like you and me, I think you will definitely be satisfied with what they are getting. Breck just got like 10" just yesterday. A-Basin is opening more and more trails everyday. Summit County is a great place to go. Yea, they are not "epic" right now but, dude they got snow. I've stayed just about everywhere in Summit County and I love it there. If it is just you and your girl, I say Breck.
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Jay Peak and Stowe in Vermont have equal if not deeper bases than the mountains near Vail. Even Sugarloaf in Maine has 28 to 39 inch base where most CO mountains in that range have mid 40s. If you can go to Jay or Stowe and it is cheaper than CO than I would just do that.

If you actually want snow go to Jackson Hole. Might be a bit pricey though.
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Oh, forgot to mention, Steamboat is getting their fair share of snow, more than Summit County. There is a storm forecast to pass clean over CO. soon. Check out onthesnow.com
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If you're flying why would anything seem to far? The difference in flying to UT and CO or flying to WA, OR, or Tahoe really isn't that much. Plus, if CO is really where you wanna go, and you live in FL, the snow they are getting will be plenty for you.
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If you're flying why would anything seem to far? The difference in flying to UT and CO or flying to WA, OR, or Tahoe really isn't that much. Plus, if CO is really where you wanna go, and you live in FL, the snow they are getting will be plenty for you.
Exactly, you can fly right into Steamboat.
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ok so .. i think i have narrowed it down to breckenridge and steamboat... sounds good??...
breckenridge seems easier to get to, therefor probably more crowded.. but i can live with that...
steamboat seems nice and much easier to get to .. but how long is the drive from denver?? i think its like 4 more hours...
anyways .. any input on both places would be appreciated... specially... tickets....lodging... ... something decent but not too pricey.. im not rich.. but am willing to spend a bit to make it a perfect trip...
THX!
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