Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Great Intermediate Stuff For Some Old Farts? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
10-07-2011 02:09 PM
hikeswithdogs
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELCO5280 View Post
I hear ya- never rode in UT but those totals are enticing for sure. Wolf Creek I would say has the best snow in CO with over a 400" average, but I can never day trip it down there

I know the only CO resort off of I-70 I've been to is Winter Park :-(, I'm dieing to get to places like Teluride and WolfCreek where crowds are truly non existent even compared to Utard standards.
10-07-2011 02:04 PM
ELCO5280
Quote:
Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs View Post
As far as crowds yes as far as snow condition's it's not apples to apples, last season SLC resorts got almost 200 inches(730 inches at Snowbird) more snow than anything in Colorado and for the record overall I like CO terrain and people\party scene better but to me snow quality and depth are #1.
I hear ya- never rode in UT but those totals are enticing for sure. Wolf Creek I would say has the best snow in CO with over a 400" average, but I can never day trip it down there
10-07-2011 01:55 PM
ELCO5280
Quote:
Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
Any packed weekend in Summit County and Copper is going to have some of the shortest lines. Mellow vibe at Copper, doesn't get the attraction of Breck and Vail but tons of great blues and even a groomed black on the east side (Rosie's Run takes a turn off a blue and is a mogul free drop straight down to the lift, great fun!). Condos are available at the base.

Secret Copper Local tip: Super Bee is a high speed 6man lift that services the east village. There are tons of signs everywhere that say "NO BEGINNER TERRAIN" (but there are plenty of fun long blues) on the shuttles to east village as well as all over the moutain if you head there. This keeps alot of tourists, missile kids and other undesirables away offering shorter lift lines to long runs on a crowded day. Ladder up a couple intermediate lifts on that side of the mountain and you wont wait in line much even if its crowded.

Copper has a more authentic vibe than alot of the other top tier resorts which have a more Disney-meets-Beverly Hills feel (meh). IMHO FWIW.

There are a crapload of blues over on the west side too, explore those off peak times (lunch, weekdays, first tracks)
Agreed 100% on Super B- park in the free lot and walk right to the lift. Copper is less crowded than most Summit spots but probably more packed that the OP is looking for. We used to find fresh pow and nice tree lines on the west side and everybody forgets about that side.

I stopped riding Copper due to price of tickets and found a more local sceen at Loveland I like better, but damn I do miss Super B!
10-07-2011 01:31 PM
killclimbz If you want intermediate terrain it's sort of hard to beat Vail. As the sayin' goes "same 'ol blue Vail"...
10-07-2011 01:19 PM
snowklinger
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELCO5280 View Post
Wasn't on your list but Copper Mtn has some sweet, long blue terrain of American Eagle lift. It has some pretty good apre ski spots if your into that sort of thing. Can get pretty packed on a weekend though.
Any packed weekend in Summit County and Copper is going to have some of the shortest lines. Mellow vibe at Copper, doesn't get the attraction of Breck and Vail but tons of great blues and even a groomed black on the east side (Rosie's Run takes a turn off a blue and is a mogul free drop straight down to the lift, great fun!). Condos are available at the base.

Secret Copper Local tip: Super Bee is a high speed 6man lift that services the east village. There are tons of signs everywhere that say "NO BEGINNER TERRAIN" (but there are plenty of fun long blues) on the shuttles to east village as well as all over the moutain if you head there. This keeps alot of tourists, missile kids and other undesirables away offering shorter lift lines to long runs on a crowded day. Ladder up a couple intermediate lifts on that side of the mountain and you wont wait in line much even if its crowded.

Copper has a more authentic vibe than alot of the other top tier resorts which have a more Disney-meets-Beverly Hills feel (meh). IMHO FWIW.

There are a crapload of blues over on the west side too, explore those off peak times (lunch, weekdays, first tracks)
10-07-2011 01:00 PM
hikeswithdogs
Quote:
Originally Posted by ELCO5280 View Post
You can find that in CO just have to avoid the I-70 shit show on weekends.

As far as crowds yes as far as snow condition's it's not apples to apples, last season SLC resorts got almost 200 inches(730 inches at Snowbird) more snow than anything in Colorado and for the record overall I like CO terrain and people\party scene better but to me snow quality and depth are #1.
10-07-2011 12:51 PM
ELCO5280
Quote:
Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs View Post
Agreed, I go to ride deep pow and epic terrain not drink hot toddies, show off my leather\fur\bling and get spa treatments but to each his own.

To me the biggest factor in "difficulty" is snow conditions, if I have a foot of fresh powder I'll literally ride anything but if it's ice\crud\junk forget it, this is why I'm so sold on Utah I've never gone there and not had atleast one mega powder day.
You can find that in CO just have to avoid the I-70 shit show on weekends.
10-07-2011 12:30 PM
hikeswithdogs
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenshapiro2002 View Post
Only go for the ride...it was great!

Agreed, I go to ride deep pow and epic terrain not drink hot toddies, show off my leather\fur\bling and get spa treatments but to each his own.

To me the biggest factor in "difficulty" is snow conditions, if I have a foot of fresh powder I'll literally ride anything but if it's ice\crud\junk forget it, this is why I'm so sold on Utah I've never gone there and not had atleast one mega powder day.
10-07-2011 12:28 PM
hikeswithdogs
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenshapiro2002 View Post
We're thinking of Snowmass because of it's large amount of blues...liked Big Burn years ago, and it's uncrowdedness. The places around SLC seem to get bigger crowds just because you can get there in an hour or so from SLC...Aspen/Snowmass is too far away from Denver to get that. We'll probably do a Sunday through Thursday so most places will be uncrowded anyway though.

Seriously? MAYBE on the weekends but I've NEVER seen crowds in Utah like I have in Colorado especially summit county and Epic pass friendly resorts and have never stood in line for more than a minute at either Brighton or Solitude under normal conditions, Snowbird does get a bit busy on the weekends with families\tourists but still a far cry from what I experienced at Summit Co resorts.
10-07-2011 11:51 AM
kenshapiro2002 We're thinking of Snowmass because of it's large amount of blues...liked Big Burn years ago, and it's uncrowdedness. The places around SLC seem to get bigger crowds just because you can get there in an hour or so from SLC...Aspen/Snowmass is too far away from Denver to get that. We'll probably do a Sunday through Thursday so most places will be uncrowded anyway though.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome