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02-17-2014 10:48 AM
M.C._Dub
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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger View Post
In fact right off the chairlift is the worst they make pungi pits for tourists to fall into and die then they steal your credit cards.

There are only Avalanches in the trees and only there. Especially in bounds, no resort takes care of this EVER.
I can't wait to fall into one and immediately break every bone in my body. Chairs are overrated. Super pungi death pits are the tits. I bet they have special ninja cowboys that tell you where to park then steal your car and run you over too!

And obviously everybody knows the freshest lines, deepest snow and fewest crowds are on the groomers. Prolly where I'll stay all the time. All day e'ery day.

So. Pumped.
02-17-2014 09:21 AM
BurtonAvenger You're asking about Weather 2 months ahead of schedule. Last year all it did was snow and then snow some more, and when we thought it was done snowing you guessed it we got more SNOW. Year before that it was 55 degrees and sunny every single day. Opensnow.com is your best forecast.

Our snowpack is deadly it will kill you if you don't know what you're doing. In fact right off the chairlift is the worst they make pungi pits for tourists to fall into and die then they steal your credit cards.

There are only Avalanches in the trees and only there. Especially in bounds, no resort takes care of this EVER.
02-17-2014 08:23 AM
M.C._Dub Thanks for the advice so far guys. Any tips on the actual scene once I'm out there? Things like temps and weather for April in CO, progression of runs, great places to eat/drink etc.?

I imagine April will be sunny and pretty warm so obviously spring wear but how have winds been for you guys this year? What I mean by progression is where should I start, given the length of runs, deepness of snowpack and altitude. I consider myself a very good advanced rider on East coast mountains, but I imagine there's still a learning curve to riding the Rockies, so I shouldn't just send it first run right off the bat. I also love the trees but admittedly know the bare minimum about avy gear & safety.

It's probably not a huge deal and I know I'm going to have a blast once I get out there, I'm just the kind of person who likes to do plenty of research on where I'm going. Not like most tourists who show up to the resort utterly clueless about everything.
02-13-2014 08:08 PM
BurtonAvenger
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Originally Posted by M.C._Dub View Post
Pretty much the general consensus I've heard from a few different people. Only exceptions are one recommended Winter Park and a few others mentioned Keystone just because it's so huge and has night skiing. Plus the obligatory Vail recommendations, but I feel like that's too big of a haul for a day trip from Denver? And $$$$$$
Keystone will be closed by the second week of April. Vail isn't a haul from Denver it's a straight shot there but the question is if it will be fully open or not.

Second week in April is about when things start to close for the bigger resorts.
02-13-2014 03:56 PM
Soul06
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Originally Posted by mojo maestro View Post
Pretty sure I got crabs from ridin' the chair at Vail.
"The chair" must be the nickname for one of the workers at Vail?
I kid I kid lol
02-13-2014 02:38 PM
mojo maestro Pretty sure I got crabs from ridin' the chair at Vail.
02-13-2014 02:37 PM
trapper Altitude sickness is strange. I got it the first time I was hiking in Colorado at only about 7 or 8 thousand feet. Lasted a whole week and never went away.

Then about 8 years later I went bowhunting on federal land out near Yampa, camped at 10,000 feet and stayed 9 days. Did a lot of hiking every day in heavy timber up to 12,000 feet and only had a minor bout of altitude sickness on my very first day and that was it.

So I wonder if it's something that you can become acclimated to long term even if you not there very often? Because like I said it was several years between my two trips out there. Very strange.
02-13-2014 02:31 PM
Blazin' Raisin
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Originally Posted by mojo maestro View Post
Condoms.....lots of condoms..........STD's are freakin' rampant in the mountains.
I don't really know about this but BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Dude you'll have a freakin blast whatever you do. I've been once to Vail last year and going again end of Feb. I also worried about the altitude so did everything "they" said - no caffeine, no alcohol, lots of rest, lots of water. Then later I find out none of that matters you just get it or not. At least stay hydrated.
02-13-2014 02:26 PM
d2cycles
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Originally Posted by M.C._Dub View Post
Pretty much the general consensus I've heard from a few different people. Only exceptions are one recommended Winter Park and a few others mentioned Keystone just because it's so huge and has night skiing. Plus the obligatory Vail recommendations, but I feel like that's too big of a haul for a day trip from Denver? And $$$$$$
You may want to check on the night skiing at Keystone...I think it ends after the March spring break
02-13-2014 01:58 PM
mojo maestro Condoms.....lots of condoms..........STD's are freakin' rampant in the mountains.
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