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Old 11-27-2011, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm into hiking out and getting out to the untouched pow and playing in the trees. This upcoming season due to circumstances a basin is going to become my home mountain. I've only boarded there once and am unfamiliar with the back country. How does it compare to other summit county/vail resorts?
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm into hiking out and getting out to the untouched pow and playing in the trees. This upcoming season due to circumstances a basin is going to become my home mountain. I've only boarded there once and am unfamiliar with the back country. How does it compare to other summit county/vail resorts?
Sounds like fun I'm sure BA or Killz can comment give further advice, but if your gonna be above tree line don't go alone and preferably have avy gear I'm hearing horror stories of persistent weak layers in CO so far this year.
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+1 on hearing condition ain't so great. Be careful, also maybe check out the Back Country section and your specific Regional forums to read up on more info.
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There are a couple places you can hike up on the east wall on the front. The back montezuma bowl also has places to hike but none of it is crazy out of bounds type stuff. It will get you into some more fresh snow though. There could be more that I haven't explored but I've ridden there a bunch and that's all I know of.
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I'm into hiking out and getting out to the untouched pow and playing in the trees. This upcoming season due to circumstances a basin is going to become my home mountain. I've only boarded there once and am unfamiliar with the back country. How does it compare to other summit county/vail resorts?
Are you talking about inbounds hike-to terrain or back country riding around the Abasin area (Loveland Pass)?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Are you talking about inbounds hike-to terrain or back country riding around the Abasin area (Loveland Pass)?
my thoughts exactly... inbounds should be safe enough, they check conditions frequently and force trigger if they have to. For real back country around the area, drive up the pass, hike further up towards the peak and find a clean line, odds are people might be hiking up there also.. you can either hitchhike back or hike back up along the highway
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The Fingers are fucking gnarly hike-to side country terrain outside the ropes at A-Bay.

No seriously, stay the fuck away from there. You'll die. They slide often and if you get caught there, you're pretty much good as dead.
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