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11-30-2012 02:05 PM
that_guy Breck in January vs. late March- OK here's my $0.02:

Snow aside, you're looking at bone-chilling temperatures in January, I've ridden there in -30 windchill and there's a reason it's called Brecken-fridge. Late March is variable, can be warm and sunny, t-shirt and spring weather, can be cold, overcast, and snowy.

It's a perfect place for a first trip out west, a straightforward drive from DIA, nice structures in town, plenty of places to stay and eat, amazingly well-kept slopes, excellent park. . . And if you get tired of Breckenridge, there are lots of resorts in the area to choose from. You can't go wrong.

The snow situation- Summit Co. with the exception of A-Basin and maybe Copper, is a dry spot. I think the reason for this is that the systems dump their snow around Vail Pass, and you get a rain / snow shadow east of there (Breck, Keystone).

If you're looking for challenging terrain, go to Utah or Tahoe.
11-30-2012 01:36 PM
poutanen
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dont forget hockey...
Bah! I'm a football fan and the NFL is WAYYYYY better than the CFL. I'd rather watch a high school football game from the states than our version of football.

Our women are hot but I think that's due to all the inter-background breeding. Get some eastern european blood in the gene pool and it spruces things up.
11-30-2012 09:36 AM
Lamps
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It's taken us 150 years to be better than you guys at SOMETHING! Okay our beer and rye are pretty good, but the snowboarding! I was thinking about Alaska last year but realized we have a longer season in the Alberta rockies than almost anywhere else...

Anyway, I'll do a little snow dance for you. We all deserve a big helping of the white stuff!
dont forget hockey...
11-30-2012 07:39 AM
neednsnow
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Thanks all for the advice! Unfortunately, airfare to the top 3 places I want to visit sometime in my life (montana, wyoming, and canada) is a bit much for my wallet these days, but hopefully I can get there one day...

for this trip in particular, i am most likely leaning towards heavenly in march. i am probably biased, but i am kind of in love with the views of the lake and the idea of crossing statelines via a snowboard. plus, the casino hotel rates did end up being really low! as for the terrain, there is probably much better and cheaper mountains, but i'm not picky about that because anything would be better than my lil hills over here. transport wise, shuttle from the airport to the casino is looking pretty cheap, and i was told there's a shuttle between the casino and heavenly..i'm hoping maybe i can find a bus or shuttle service to spend one of the days at kirkwood too, but their shuttle schedule isn't up yet.

wish me luck and thanks again for all the input!!
I think you made a good decision. The Lake View is pretty Spectacular, especially when you go from viewing the Nevada desert to viewing the lake on the same run. If you are staying at the Casinos, it is just a simple walk out to the Gondola lift that takes you up to the hill....no shuttle required....again, killer view.

As for the Kirkwood Shuttle, highly recommended! I've taken it a few times and it is a decent price and a worthwhile trip.

In March, I'll probably be in the area the whole month. Let me know if you need someone to show you around Heavenly or Kwoo.
11-29-2012 10:48 PM
ashleyalcan
Thanks all!

Thanks all for the advice! Unfortunately, airfare to the top 3 places I want to visit sometime in my life (montana, wyoming, and canada) is a bit much for my wallet these days, but hopefully I can get there one day...

for this trip in particular, i am most likely leaning towards heavenly in march. i am probably biased, but i am kind of in love with the views of the lake and the idea of crossing statelines via a snowboard. plus, the casino hotel rates did end up being really low! as for the terrain, there is probably much better and cheaper mountains, but i'm not picky about that because anything would be better than my lil hills over here. transport wise, shuttle from the airport to the casino is looking pretty cheap, and i was told there's a shuttle between the casino and heavenly..i'm hoping maybe i can find a bus or shuttle service to spend one of the days at kirkwood too, but their shuttle schedule isn't up yet.

wish me luck and thanks again for all the input!!
11-29-2012 05:49 PM
poutanen
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Oh fuck you Canadians and your fucking awesome snow and huge vertical. Fuckers.


It's taken us 150 years to be better than you guys at SOMETHING! Okay our beer and rye are pretty good, but the snowboarding! I was thinking about Alaska last year but realized we have a longer season in the Alberta rockies than almost anywhere else...

Anyway, I'll do a little snow dance for you. We all deserve a big helping of the white stuff!
11-29-2012 05:26 PM
killclimbz Oh fuck you Canadians and your fucking awesome snow and huge vertical. Fuckers.

*kicks the sand in his high mountain desert*
11-29-2012 04:28 PM
poutanen What aboot Canaduh eh? I hears we gots the snow up here! At least that's whay my igloo telly tells me! I've been riding since October.
11-29-2012 04:04 PM
killclimbz Southwest doesn't fly into Jackson. Which kind of rules it out as a choice for this person. Never a bad choice, but it won't work here.
11-29-2012 02:21 PM
jbernste03 my 2 cents

With CO having a bad start to the season...i just got back from Wolf Creek, CO... horrible conditions right now just like everywhere there now

I would highly reccomend Jackson Hole, WY

the past 5 years I have done..in order.. Breck, Vail, Keystone, Heavenly, Sqauw Valley, Whistler, Jackson Hole, and Wolf Creek.

Whistler and Jackson Hole were by far the best combination of riding and partying.. Jackson Hole is extremely easy to get to from the airport, 30 min $20 round trip bus, door to door.

Whistler was longer but a beautiful bus ride from the airport. A little of over two hours $50 round trip door to door

IMO .... Jackson has the most consistant snowfall in the country.. again.. just my 2 cents
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