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My wife is potentially looking at a job that would land us in Colorado Springs. :yahoo: Finally.

With the closest resort being Breck, (like 2.5 hours away) I was wondering if CS or the outlying mountains got enough snow to splitboard or do something like they do at Loveland Pass where you drive to the top and then ride down to the bottom?

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Monarch is the easiest to get to high quality spot for Colorado Springs. It takes a bit to get to know but it is excellent.

There is a snowfield up in Cheyenne canyon I believe. From what I understand is it is thin but decent. Then of course there is Pikes peak, but that is best left for spring.

There really isn't much in the Springs. You have to commit to a two hour drive to get the goods.
 

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I guess I was hoping for something in between - like an hour drive away or something. With three young kids it's a little tough to dedicate like an entire day to riding.
It hurt to say that.
 

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Unfortunately the "wet" mountains are not that wet. Pikes is close enough but you'll have to wait for spring stability. A lot of stuff to do there.

One of the guys I get out with is working on a backcountry ski guide for I70 down south to Pikes front range descents. So there might be some stuff in there. I think he hopes to have it out this fall. He wrote the 10 mile-Mosquito range guide.

Sounds like you are close but not quite close enough.
 

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One thing I feel is necessary to add here is the fact that CO Springs fucking SUUUUUUUUCKS!

Seriously, I'd love back east before I'd live in the Springs. I'd at least try to live up in Monument or somewhere like that and stay the hell out of the Springs proper.
 

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See now, shit that I've read says it's a "Nice Place to Live" - ??

So what makes it suck? :icon_scratch:
 

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Socially and political it's like a little piece of Alabama plopped down on the CO front range. Super conservative and religious. CO Springs is like the mega-church capital of the world. Add in the fact that it's a military town and the bullshit that goes along with that and you have the makings of a true hell hole.
 

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Wonderful. Well, she ain't got the job yet. Maybe time to focus more on Denver huh?
Closer to A-Basin at least.
 

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For Snowboarding along the Front Range, Metro Denver is a much better choice. You'll have a lot more options for quick hit stuff. From Golden, Bert is about 50 minutes. I can get to the Summit of Berthoud in about 70-80 minutes from my place way out east.
 

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The springs are not as bad as some would suggest, take a week and vist. There is no way your wife will endure more than a few months commuting I25 between denver and the springs if thats what your thinking.
 

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Linville's ex life partner lived in the Springs. It's not that bad......Linville's just jaded and butthurt......literally.....as in his ass is sore!
 

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CO Springs fucking SUUUUUUUUCKS!
I do not disagree with this statement, but it's not that bad. If you're a republican you will probably like it...democrat not so much. Also, there are some shady spots but mostly it is safe.

I am not a fan of the springs, but if you do get a job down here hit me up with a PM. I have a hard time finding "dedicated," people down here to split driving time with to go riding. Worst part for me living down in CoSprings is that it is so far from the mountains.
 

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The Springs is definitely not a bad place. I have several friends who live down there. You could end up in a much worse spot. Good hiking, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking close by. Just not snowboarding.
 

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Not really something I do much of, but there are most definitely a ton of Forest Service roads in the South Platte. Which bumps right up to the Springs. Probably even more stuff in the Wet Mountains. Rampart road has a ton of Dirt Biking that is popular.

I am sure there is stuff that qualifies as off roading in the area.
 
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