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Old 10-22-2011, 02:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Have you thought about a more "western" experience in Steamboat? Cowboys, hot springs, great digs at the bottom of a great/steep hill, decent bars and food, cool scene, great snow if you hit it right.

SUmmit has its own deal with lots of people and lots of lodging, but a flatter mtn, and more of a generic mtn vibe.You seem, as a little more affluent tourist, (from SoCal, I assume a different client than say someone from Texas or Nebraska), like you might want a more focused themed experience. Steamboat can have that.

I like Telluride and Crested Butte personally, but with a potential La Nina year coming, snow could be hit or miss further south. Steamboat is the most Northern resort in CO, and had a great year for snow last year.

Fuck we already had a 2 foot pow day down at Wolf Creek, and it snow 6-8in up on the continental divide the week after...things are shaping up for a good one again.

Have fun and let us know where you head.

edit, killclimz said the same thing...I should read more.

I like Aspen, if you do go, make sure to hit the hot springs in Glenwood springs. Aspen would be second after Steamboat.

If you want budget, stay in Georgetown and ride the luv or A-Basin.

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Old 10-22-2011, 10:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Steamboat steep? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA the steeps on that mountain are chutes 1 and 2 and are tracked out in no time.

Go to Aspen 4 mountains right there not as crowded as summit.

Milo doesn't know Breck and has written it off that's fine you need to know the mountain to get the goods and I'll be honest I like many people do not share the goods nor care to share the goods for good reason cause we like it good. Yes I put good in there a ton. I'll be honest Xmas week is a fucking headache here don't bother coming at all you'll be much much much happier.
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Old 10-23-2011, 02:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Steamboat steep? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA the steeps on that mountain are chutes 1 and 2 and are tracked out in no time.

Go to Aspen 4 mountains right there not as crowded as summit.

Milo doesn't know Breck and has written it off that's fine you need to know the mountain to get the goods and I'll be honest I like many people do not share the goods nor care to share the goods for good reason cause we like it good. Yes I put good in there a ton. I'll be honest Xmas week is a fucking headache here don't bother coming at all you'll be much much much happier.
Steamboat is a great mountain on a pow day because there are not tons of flat cat tracks, and yes, it is a steep ski hill. I ilke the gladed areas and the mtn is well laid out for lift served.

Steamboat compared to Breckenridge, Winter Park (not the Mary Jane side), Keystone, Buttermilk, Snowmass, is steeper and a well thought out lift served mtn. Compact, and a great town without the "epicness" of Vail Resorts......a good thing? I only wish Intrawest did not own it and it was local/private owned.
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I lived in Steamboat I know what it has it's not that great it's flat on about 85% of the inbounds shit and the "steeps" are still flat. Then again moved from Stevens Pass WA to Steamboat that was a HUGE let down.
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Dude, anything out on the west coast is steeper than 80% of lift served Colorado! That must have been a shocker for you.

Mary Jane has some good lift served steep tree terrain, Beaver Creek does too. Steamboat has some fun stuff.

Jackson is the place for Rocky Mtn Steep.

there are many places here in CO that have good hike to areas and above treeline.

Brek, Keystone, Snowmass, buttermilk, are flat, hell even Vail is flat and cat tracked.

Lift Served.

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So you're agreeing that it's flat now?
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So you're agreeing that it's flat now?
For colorado (OP), Steamboat is steeper than Brek.
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Eh not really if you know where to go.
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I really appreciate all the suggestions.

Booked for Aspen! Probably will do day trips to Vail & another resort.
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i have no idea about any of these mountains as i havent been there yet but looking at pics and youtube vids both the Lake Chutes and Snow white look pretty damn steep to me, maybe im not at that level but watching some vids of people dropping into lake chutes the damn thing looks almost vertical at the top.
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