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Old 08-22-2007, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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lol i seen this cant wait
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u snowboard loveland often???? im moving to CO and that where i plan to buy a season pass....only 259$ ...... i want to ride alot this year 20+times and i dont have the money for places like vail, breck....loveland good choice?
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Loveland is a good choice. Hardly any crowds. I rarely have a bad time there. It does have a couple of issues.

1. On weekends almost everyone is going to Summit Country and Vail. So you have to deal with that traffic which is typically stop and go from Georgetown to the Tunnel.

2. On windy low visibility days, there really is no way to work around it. They have a few tree runs, but very very limited. Most everything is above treeline and it's a bitch in those conditions. That is when I have had a bad time there. Plus they are generally forced to close a lot of their lifts in that situation.

Multi pass season passes are only around $100 more. You can get the Breck, Keystone, Abasin pass or Copper/Winterpark for tossing in another $100. Bigger resorts for sure. One advantage that I like about Winterpark is you jump off 70 at US 40 to get there. If you left at a decent hour, this gets you away from a lot of the stop and go. Plus Winterpark is in a different area than Summit and Vail. Often times you can play the snow game. Call the snow report and see who got more snow. If equal it's a tossup, but I have seen Copper or Winterpark get significantly more snow than the other. As much as 20". Plus there is the "I'm going to Copper but traffic sucks at Idaho Springs so bail to Winterpark option." If you go with Loveland, or the three mountain you are stuck going there.

If I didn't ride backcountry I would probably pick up the Loveland Pass in addition to my Copper/Winterpark pass.
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u snowboard loveland often???? im moving to CO and that where i plan to buy a season pass....only 259$ ...... i want to ride alot this year 20+times and i dont have the money for places like vail, breck....loveland good choice?
KC summed it up better then I could have.

I'll reinforce the part about paying the extra $130 & get the Rocky Mountain Super pass.
Having the option to ride either WP/MJ or Copper is a great advantage.
By no means am I saying that the Loveland pass is a bad deal or you shouldn't get it.
Hell I'm -> <- that close to getting one myself.
But I do have the RMSP already.
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nice thanks for info ill have to look a little more into those other passes......one thing i love is tree riding so that one thing about loveland i have to think about....but i also have never been to a elevation high enough to where you can see and ride above treeline!! i just cant wait to get to CO i hope i adjust well to the elevation cause i do smoke alot n dont work out to often......off topic is there alot of backcountry spots in CO?? ive never even thought bout that n have wanted to just nothing too risky
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nice thanks for info ill have to look a little more into those other passes......one thing i love is tree riding so that one thing about loveland i have to think about....but i also have never been to a elevation high enough to where you can see and ride above treeline!! i just cant wait to get to CO i hope i adjust well to the elevation cause i do smoke alot n dont work out to often......off topic is there alot of backcountry spots in CO?? ive never even thought bout that n have wanted to just nothing too risky
Winter Park has good tree riding on the Mary Jane side of the resort, as does Copper Mountain.
I've also done some fun tree runs at Loveland.

You'll notice the elevation with out a doubt, but you'll adjust.
The BC questions are best left for KC (read I have no BC experience),
but yeah there are some place to get your BC on
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Winterpark and Copper (and the others for that matter) all have plenty of above treeline snowboarding.

As far as backcountry goes. There are heaping, super jumbo sized mounds of it in Colorado.

Loveland, Vail, and Berthoud Passes are the popular stuff in the Front Range.

There are some safe runs but the problem is that if you want some of the goods, you are going to travel in avalanche terrain. Colorado is the most dangerous state by far as avalanche danger goes. Generally we have the most avalanche related deaths in North America. The continental snowpack will do that to you. So a healthy respect is key. Still you can learn how to travel in it and be safe enough. I've gone out on some of the highest rated avy days and with good terrain choices and well chosen lines I've had a perfectly safe time. Huge steep lines those days? Nope. Nice bottomless powder to turn in while your floating your turns. You bet.
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i noticed on our way up to WP/MJ last year people parking on the side of the road & hiking up. i'm guessing that's one of the BC spots? or is that just a cross-country ski type of spot? it was the road that goes up the mountain to WP.
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