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Old 08-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Recommendations for Christmas 2012 trip please?

Hi all,

This Christmas time, I'll have an 11-day vacation and I want to make it a snowboarding trip. I know, wish it could be in Feb instead for better snow. But, work doesn't allow for that.

So, I've been to Whistler/Blackcomb, Aspen/Snowmass, and SLC area (PCMR, Powder Mtn, Brighton, Snowbird, Solitude) and of course, loved all of them! I used to ride freestyle but getting older and broke my ribs last season so will just enjoy cruising down the slopes now .

Where would you recommend I should go this time?? Ideas please!

Thanks a lot.

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Maybe Wolf Creek. Good chance for early season snow and fewer Holiday crowds. Unless ya need nitelife
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Maybe Wolf Creek. Good chance for early season snow and fewer Holiday crowds. Unless ya need nitelife
I need good dining more than night-life Yeah, Wolf Creek got good servings of powder last year when most others were dry!

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Ok....


Tyrol Basin Family Ski and Snowboard Area

It will be epic! Trip reports!

Ok ok...how about Steamboat? Jackson Hole? Durango?

Not major nightlife destinations but you can find some vittles.

No where near Summit County unless you like Disneyland during the summer.
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Id hit Banff if I were you. 3 great mountains, a nice town and great places to stay.
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Tyrol Basin Family Ski and Snowboard Area

It will be epic! Trip reports!

Ok ok...how about Steamboat? Jackson Hole? Durango?

Not major nightlife destinations but you can find some vittles.

No where near Summit County unless you like Disneyland during the summer.
Since I've experienced a little bit of CO, Jackson Hole might be it this time ....


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Id hit Banff if I were you. 3 great mountains, a nice town and great places to stay.
Almost went to Banff this past March, but chose Whistler for my first Canada trip. Banff's very tempting!
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Check out Crested butte, Co. Awesome mountain and town. Little different vibe than the rest of Colorado.
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Crested Butte is amazing and probably my most favorite ski area in Colorado. It is also rockier than fuck. Arapahoe Basin is a distant second in that regard. December is an awfully early time of year to be gambling on Crested Butte. Great town, great mountain though.

Best conditions are probably going to be Wolf Creek and I am getting a gut feeling California may pour it on early this year. Seems like Cali is due for a good early season. Though often it comes in mid November last until mid December when it does.
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Appreciate all the input so far. I've got to look into all these places. Planning to book in couple weeks.
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