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Old 05-21-2013, 05:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Fuck... you guys are sooooo lucky. You're saying $70 is on the higher side, in Aus we pay $100ish for a day ticket and there are never any deals except for season passes. Not to mention the mountains are tiny and the snow is shit.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Fuck... you guys are sooooo lucky. You're saying $70 is on the higher side, in Aus we pay $100ish for a day ticket and there are never any deals except for season passes. Not to mention the mountains are tiny and the snow is shit.
110 plus peak season here.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Right around $50/day and you could dirtbag (rent a van/rv) in the lot or
just dirtbag and hike and be happy doing this...but on second thought probably not recommended for FLA folks.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would do the Epic Local or Keystone/A-Basin. I have met a few out of staters who do that every year because they come to CO for two week vacations in the winter.

You also got to look at what you're coming to CO or UT to ride in. You want to experience these mountains you can't go to mom&pop resorts and expect to see what all the fuss is about.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Mom and pops have some of the best that there is to offer. And not too mention, since when is Keystone a mom and pop?
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I wasn't calling Keystone a mom & pop place. The Keystone/A-Basin or the Epic Local pass was what I recommending to him.

I do agree that some mom & pop places can be fun, but I think a person visiting (for the first time) would have more fun at a bigger mountain. Especially if they are coming from the east where runs are normally a lot shorter.
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I live in Nebraska so I usually get the Epic Local. Had about 20 days in Colorado this year on the pass. Absolutely worth it if you are going to be out there for more than 5 days. The 10 days at Vail or the Beav is pretty amazing. Vail is absolutely incredible.
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Why would you ever send them to the "bigger" mountains. So they can stand in lift lines? I seriously feel bad for anyone that decides that their first experience in CO should be going to Keystone. Yeah no snowfall, constant ice, douche bag "locals". Oh yeah sign me up, oh wait that place blows more dick then Jenna Jameson. Mom and pop all the way.
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Don't confuse acreage with "big mountain". Many of the non-Vail resorts in CO can boast gnarlier terrain than what you can find at the big 5(CB, T-ride and Silverton for examples). Some really sweet little resorts too like Monarch. Loveland and Copper are awesome. Down south Wolf Creek tix are notoriously affordable....
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I like riding Keystone, it's not my favorite mountain, but I enjoy going there. So what are you recommending to him? I say the epic local because it gives him 5 resorts, and if any gets a dump of pow they are all within driving distance.
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