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Old 10-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yea, I rent a car or get one of my friends to come get me, it is not to bad of a drive about 2 hours. Also stop at Golden, CO on the way it is where they brew coors at the end of the tour you get free beer. I would rent a 4WD car/suv if you can it is not to bad plus if you want to go to breck or vail it is easy. Depending where you are staying they have underground parking so your car will not have snow on it all the time and be kind of warm. I stay as close to the hill as I can I love the ski in and out places plus they all have hot tubs and it feels great after a long day. You will have a great time in keystone not as many people tend to be at the mountain as with breck, snowmass, vail or steamboat. On a different subject do you go to sugar mtn a lot, cause I find that is the only close mtn that I like. Plus I am always looking for people to hang with my wife and I when we go to the hill.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yea, I rent a car or get one of my friends to come get me, it is not to bad of a drive about 2 hours. Also stop at Golden, CO on the way it is where they brew coors at the end of the tour you get free beer. I would rent a 4WD car/suv if you can it is not to bad plus if you want to go to breck or vail it is easy. Depending where you are staying they have underground parking so your car will not have snow on it all the time and be kind of warm. I stay as close to the hill as I can I love the ski in and out places plus they all have hot tubs and it feels great after a long day. You will have a great time in keystone not as many people tend to be at the mountain as with breck, snowmass, vail or steamboat. On a different subject do you go to sugar mtn a lot, cause I find that is the only close mtn that I like. Plus I am always looking for people to hang with my wife and I when we go to the hill.
thanks for the info everyone...and specifically in reply to readi:

we have rented an suv, will call and double check that it is 4wd, just figured they all were out there....2 hrs is more than i thought i had heard, so thats good to know...coors sounds like a great idea, but i wanna hit the freakin mtns so no detours en route for me...

how far and bad is the drive to breck or a basin from keystone?

we didnt get one of the ski in condos, but we are staying at River Run Condos which is understand is one of the ones within walking distance to the slopes and supposedly very nice place...


no, never been to sugar, went to snowshoe last year for a week but mainly ride the 'looch aka Cataloochee...sugar and snowshoe are a little far to go on the regular at a 5 1/2 hour drive, however looch is only 3 hrs away. we have season passes there this year (as well as a summit value pass, lol) and take day trips every wed and/or thurs...and stay the night on weds few times a year to ride both days....its also me and the wifee, and a buddy and his girl that go all the time, with a few other boardin buddies that tag a long a decent bit too...but always enjoy meeting and riding with new folks, just not sure ill make a trip out to sugar this year, with one CO trip already booked, possibly a second smaller trip to get value outta my summit pass, and of course my season pass to the looch....not sure the funds will be there to make it up to sugar as id def have to stay at least one night with a drive like that

know the looch isnt very big and all, but i cant stand not riding!!! i have to get at least a day on the hill a week to stay sane...so with it being close, and the terrain park getting better and better, it keeps me sane...i like freestyle riding the most, so dont mind being forced into the park so much, prolly will rarely hit park out west just to spend more time enjoying the huge mtns, and some tree runs, sidecountry, bowl riding...ya know....

no offense to anyone that does this, but i completly dont understand people that only snowboard like 10 days or so a year...understand it might be there only option, but im way to addicted to anything i do to do it that rarely...i fiend from the drive home till the drive up each week to strap on my board

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Old 10-22-2011, 07:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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yeah, never heard of that place till you told me about it, still about 6 hrs away just like sugar might have to hit it up. Before I forget again when I am on the computer there is a local steak house that you cook your own meat at. You pick it out at the counter and grill it up on a grill next to a couple of tables. I dont remember what day is local day but they discount the price so it is not as bad on the wallet. Yeah make sure the suv has 4wd I have had a reservation for a 4wd car but they only had 2wd suv’s left had to upgrade. Break is about 30 mins away just down the pass, if it snows I would not try to drive on the road as it can get pretty bad really quit. While it is 90 miles from denver to keystone just plan on 2 hours incase of snow/weather or traffic getting out of denver. If you ever get the chance for one of your year trips try to make it out to mt hood it is an amazing place to board at.
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Directions wise, the drive to keystone is easy. IF it snows, the drive can be tricky, especially if you have no winter driving experience. As has been mentioned, take it steady. They do a real good job of clearing 70 when it snows, but you need to keep a very close eye on the weather and also Road Conditions, Speeds, Travel Times, Traffic Cameras, Live Streaming Traffic Cameras, Road Closures and Road Work Information provided by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) a branch of Colorado Department of Transportation - it will give you all of the updates, including closures. Its pretty unlikely they will close 70, but they will if it dumps. The eisenhower tunnel/loveland pass area is what you need to keep your eye on.

Specifically answering your questions.

1. Yes, its not hard to find Keystone, it is signposted from 70 in the mountains.
2. Maybe. If it hasnt snowed for a day or 2, they will have cleared 70 of all snow, and you will be driving on tarmac.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:24 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yeah, never heard of that place till you told me about it, still about 6 hrs away just like sugar might have to hit it up. Before I forget again when I am on the computer there is a local steak house that you cook your own meat at. You pick it out at the counter and grill it up on a grill next to a couple of tables. I dont remember what day is local day but they discount the price so it is not as bad on the wallet. Yeah make sure the suv has 4wd I have had a reservation for a 4wd car but they only had 2wd suvís left had to upgrade. Break is about 30 mins away just down the pass, if it snows I would not try to drive on the road as it can get pretty bad really quit. While it is 90 miles from denver to keystone just plan on 2 hours incase of snow/weather or traffic getting out of denver. If you ever get the chance for one of your year trips try to make it out to mt hood it is an amazing place to board at.


wait, you did say your in GA right?? and which one havent your heard of?? snowshoe or cataloochee.... just to be clear snowshoe is in west virginia and is about 5 1/2 hours from me and i live just outside the perimeter on the north side of atlanta.... and cataloochee is only 3 hours away....so if you are from GA, and it takes you 5-6 hours to get to sugar, theres no way it should take you that long to get to cataloochee...

and actually, after looking at cataloochees and sugars trail map, they are almost identical size wise, so if your anywhere near me in GA, you could have a much shorter drive to a fairly equivalent mountain... also, if your used to that drive, i would strongly suggest looking into snowshoe, as it looks like it has much more trails and terrain than sugar

cataloochess trail map

Trail Map - Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC


sugar's trail map

www.skisugar.com


couldnt get a direct link to snowshoes trail map as its a pdf file...



but annnyyyywayyyy, we should def try to hook up and go to cataloochee this winter
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Yeah, it does look about the same form the trail maps. I live in Savannah so it is almost the same for me to go anywhere sucks to be this close to the coast some times. Dont get me wrong love this place during st pats but I love winter more growing up in the north.
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Yeah, it does look about the same form the trail maps. I live in Savannah so it is almost the same for me to go anywhere sucks to be this close to the coast some times. Dont get me wrong love this place during st pats but I love winter more growing up in the north.
so, you can get to sugar from savannah in 5-6 hours???? that just seems unreal!!! its 5-6 hrs from me, and you live like 4 hours southeast away from me


actually i see it, your so far east already it helps a good bit, as from me i steady travel North East to the mtns, whereas you can basically just shoot straight north....

but yea, if its the same, hell, might as well come join in with us sometime at the good ol Looch....
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[quote=threej21;427539]thanks for the info everyone...and specifically in reply to readi:

we have rented an suv, will call and double check that it is 4wd, just figured they all were out there....2 hrs is more than i thought i had heard, so thats good to know...coors sounds like a great idea, but i wanna hit the freakin mtns so no detours en route for me...

how far and bad is the drive to breck or a basin from keystone?

we didnt get one of the ski in condos, but we are staying at River Run Condos which is understand is one of the ones within walking distance to the slopes and supposedly very nice place...



know the looch isnt very big and all, but i cant stand not riding!!! i have to get at least a day on the hill a week to stay sane...so with it being close, and the terrain park getting better and better, it keeps me sane...i like freestyle riding the most, so dont mind being forced into the park so much, prolly will rarely hit park out west just to spend more time enjoying the huge mtns, and some tree runs, sidecountry, bowl riding...ya know....
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no offense to anyone that does this, but i completly dont understand people that only snowboard like 10 days or so a year...understand it might be there only option, but im way to addicted to anything i do to do it that rarely...i fiend from the drive home till the drive up each week to strap on my board
In Atlanta here. I only ride about 10 days a year. Even though I do enjoy snowboarding, I don't love it enough to rearrange the rest of my life around it, which is what I would have to do if I wanted to put in more than 30 days a year. I like soccer too, but when I am playing in a league, it is only ~ 10 games per season and one hour a game. So if I do 4 seasons a year then that is still only 40 hours of playing soccer, which is less than the ~50 hours a year I snowboard.

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no, never been to sugar, went to snowshoe last year for a week but mainly ride the 'looch aka Cataloochee...sugar and snowshoe are a little far to go on the regular at a 5 1/2 hour drive, however looch is only 3 hrs away. we have season passes there this year (as well as a summit value pass, lol) and take day trips every wed and/or thurs...and stay the night on weds few times a year to ride both days....its also me and the wifee, and a buddy and his girl that go all the time, with a few other boardin buddies that tag a long a decent bit too...but always enjoy meeting and riding with new folks, just not sure ill make a trip out to sugar this year, with one CO trip already booked, possibly a second smaller trip to get value outta my summit pass, and of course my season pass to the looch....not sure the funds will be there to make it up to sugar as id def have to stay at least one night with a drive like that
I've never been to Cataloochee, but a 740 ft drop and longest run of 1900 ft and no powder is not worth 7 hours in the car or vacation days from work to me. Even if I only ride at 10-15 mph, I would finish that longest run in 4-6 minutes.

I went to Sugar when I was skill a kid. The snow was either completely iced out or melting in the sun. Nothing in between. Then there are the crowds and $70 lift tickets. (Those of you out west complaining about the random person stopping in the middle of the run have no idea).

Yeah, those places are better than nothing at all, but are very much a case of diminishing returns when you have to spend more than 3 hours and $50 bucks to ride there. I solve this problem by having other hobbies, and so do the kids around here. There are a couple of free skate parks (bowls, really... the city doesn't want to pay the insurance/maintenance on ramps, so you have to go to a commercial place for those) and there are leagues or facilities for just around any sport if you know where to look. Rugby, lacrosse, squash, etc.

I'm not ragging on people who ride NC. I would ride Sugar/'Looch if I lived closer than I do.... but as things stand, I would rather spend a bunch of money for a flight + hotel and maximize my enjoyment when I do ride.

P.S. The looch is good for exposing newbies to riding once or twice before they take a big trip out west. I might take my nephew this season since he is old enough to be away from mama for a day or two.
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Old 10-24-2011, 09:55 AM   #19 (permalink)
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cataloochee is 3 hours from here, and its like $48 bucks to ride...not to mention i got a season pass for $175, so not spending much to ride there...and we make day trips on my days off, so no vacation time necessary

they build pretty good kickers and have a good park....yes, if i didnt ride park, it would suck, but since i do, its a lot of fun and well worth it
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When its really bad they close the road. 5he plows are running hard in the storms to keep it clear. Even in the worst conditions the roads are drivable if you take it easy, with the large vehicle and 4x4 you should be fine as long as you cruise slowly and steadily. No brake checking... if the weather looks questionable make sure you top off your tank in case you get stuck... you will have heat... keep your cold weather gear inside the vehicle too. You can use your boards as shovels if needed. You also will have cell service on that entire trip.
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