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Old 11-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Dopa - how was Vail? Did they only have "Born Free" open and that's it?

I hit up A-basin again (3rd time) because they opened up the top. Pretty decent snow up top actually... a lot softer than I expected.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:18 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Dopa - how was Vail? Did they only have "Born Free" open and that's it?

I hit up A-basin again (3rd time) because they opened up the top. Pretty decent snow up top actually... a lot softer than I expected.
Vail was pretty disappointing as far as snowboarding goes.

They had 1 catwalk leading over to a green w/ a couple tiny rollers and the blue was mostly in the shade and icy. They have a little park open where the trails merge, consisting of a couple little boxes and a wall ride. But unless you want to cut across the highway I recommend mobbing the blue to get there. It was crowded.

The majestic views, alcohol-fueled nightlife and STD-infested swamp donkeys made up for it. I didn't get to ride @ all on opening day due to some wicked alcohol-poisoning that completely owned me.

Vendetta's has a good slice of pizza for $3.50 and a brew for $2.75

Steer clear of the Red Lion; drinks are overpriced and the wait-staff is terrible.

There's a little place down the stairs to the [right] when you come off the bridge. It's this tiny little coffee shop that sells some food and hard liquor and has a pretty chill vibe to it. The name escapes me, but it's got a 'Help Wanted' sign on the door and was playing some awesome, old-skool jams all night.

Though there was little to no snow anyway, the walkway throughout the village is heated so it won't ice over and there's a pretty cool fountain with flames pouring out of it up the hill, which I gather was designed by some dude for some stupid amount of $$$.

If you're interested in sticking something while you're up there, please wear a rubber and double-bag that shit if you can. The general and mostly unspoken-consensus is that everyone has had a ride around the block.

I haven't hit up Arapahoe Basin yet, but I definitely wouldn't recommend the extra drive-time to go ride Vail.

P.S. there's this place called 'Joe's' I think, which is half-ice cream shop / half-breakfast joint? Anyway, if you can keep your food down the next morning, go snag a breakfast burrito from them -- pretty dank.
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^ I like your inside info. Makes me not want to stick anything other than my landings while i am in town.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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^ I like your inside info. Makes me not want to stick anything other than my landings while i am in town.
yes, this is a great idea!
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Hey Gang,

Noob here, Dopamean shot me a link for this thread. I'm living in Denver and looking for peeps to ride with. Not opposed to peeps to get beers with (locally) either, so far I have stuck around the highlands/old town area.

I'll be hitting Copper next week with a friend from back east if anyone will be up there let me know, need a crew to ride with. (Also looking to take my photography to the snow, so if that interests peeps, thats out there too)

I also have a trip to Steamboat planned 12/14 - 17th if anyone will be out that way either. Eff! Pray for some snow!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:08 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Hey Gang,

Noob here, Dopamean shot me a link for this thread. I'm living in Denver and looking for peeps to ride with. Not opposed to peeps to get beers with (locally) either, so far I have stuck around the highlands/old town area.

I'll be hitting Copper next week with a friend from back east if anyone will be up there let me know, need a crew to ride with. (Also looking to take my photography to the snow, so if that interests peeps, thats out there too)

I also have a trip to Steamboat planned 12/14 - 17th if anyone will be out that way either. Eff! Pray for some snow!!
yo dude i just moved to the frontrange about a month ago so i'm also lookin for sum dudes to share some rides with, etc. i'm thinking about going to copper this thanksgiving wknd. when you plan on goin? and yea i also have a gopro so it'd be cool to get some footie. i like riding park but if the snow is good i'd be in the glades, etc.
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I'm back east for Tday, and I wont get back to Denver until Saturday afternoon. Probably wont get out til mid week, next week but totally down for weekends after that
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I'm back east for Tday, and I wont get back to Denver until Saturday afternoon. Probably wont get out til mid week, next week but totally down for weekends after that
aight cool!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Even if you haven't been up to ride yet this season, you can still come meet some of the homies!

Check out my: HTGSC 2012 Tour thread for more details!

You'll recognize me by the horrid-stench and XXXL t-shirt w/ Goku on the front
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Even if you haven't been up to ride yet this season, you can still come meet some of the homies!

Check out my: HTGSC 2012 Tour thread for more details!

You'll recognize me by the horrid-stench and XXXL t-shirt w/ Goku on the front

So you are Grouch? Or you won the Battle of the Bands thing but posted a video of Grouch? Or you got free tickets and are not a performer of any type? Im confused...


In any case, I'll be riding Thursday. Probably at Key unless someone else opens up some new terrain.
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