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07/11/2018 8:26 am  

Nice, looks like you guys are off to the races now. And earlier than expected too.

https://m.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/colorado-ski-resorts-open-early-for-the-first-time-in-nearly-10-years/70006564

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07/11/2018 10:42 am  
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Haha thanks for the info - that sucks about it being busy on weekdays! I wanted to steer away from CO..maybe I can do some convincing

It shouldn't be too hard.

CO: much flatter, more people, less snow, more expensive, farther drives, WAY longer lift lines 

UT: steeper, less people, more snow, less expensive, all resorts within 1 hour of airport, WAY shorter lift lines

I can't believe I'm contemplating moving to Denver next year. Ugh fuck... Utah is rad.

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07/11/2018 11:13 am  
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Quick divergence of the topic, Do I need snow tire to drive in CO?

Booked a trip on Mid Dec with a compact car rental and start to worry about the road condition as CO has been hit with big dumps. Need to drive from airport to Dillion as well as from Dillion to Breckenridge/Keystone.

just don't be the fucking asshole that shuts down a lane or both of the highway. can you get a snow tire on rentals? if so and it's within your budget i'd say yes. may need it, may not. just don't fucking crash. the hill on the way out of georgetown (going towards the mountains) is where a lot of people get stuck, so just be prepared there. the drive from dillon to breck/keystone are basically flat so just leave enough room between cars and you'll be fine w/o snow tires

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07/11/2018 11:27 am  
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Posted by: Lalune

Quick divergence of the topic, Do I need snow tire to drive in CO?

Booked a trip on Mid Dec with a compact car rental and start to worry about the road condition as CO has been hit with big dumps. Need to drive from airport to Dillion as well as from Dillion to Breckenridge/Keystone.

just don't be the fucking asshole that shuts down a lane or both of the highway. can you get a snow tire on rentals? if so and it's within your budget i'd say yes. may need it, may not. just don't fucking crash. the hill on the way out of georgetown (going towards the mountains) is where a lot of people get stuck, so just be prepared there. the drive from dillon to breck/keystone are basically flat so just leave enough room between cars and you'll be fine w/o snow tires

Good to hear. Will take extra caution to drive from the airport.


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07/11/2018 6:03 pm  
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I'm SUPER worried it'll get crowded this year due to ikon and people hoping to avoid I70 traffic. I only live 35 miles from it so it's my best chance at a decent season with the baby in the picture now. Opening tomorrow. Hoping for the best! Think I'm guna hit it up next Saturday for day numerous uno

Eldora was unlimited on Rocky Mountain Super Pass and has limited parking. I don't think it will be any worse, and that high speed 6 pack should help but I've never ridden it.

How has no one suggested Loveland? Cheap, good vibe, fun terrain and not nearly as crowded as other I-70 resorts.


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07/11/2018 7:25 pm  

Two of the more sketchiest drives of my life were going up to the mountains from Denver Airport, especially catching speed on a huge downhill in a snowstorm. As a Canadian, I can't understand why snowtires aren't (at least) mandatory on rentals going that way,

The kooks of CO do provide good entertainment and the beer is good but both aren't enough to make it worth it. Most NeverSummer boards I've ever seen in my life. Would probably never have gone if the trip wasn't part pro bono. Sorry CO loungers. 

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07/11/2018 10:19 pm  

I've never been to CO but that^ made me lol

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07/11/2018 11:01 pm  

Loveland is fucking great. It's my ancestral homeland and anybody rolling through CO should spend a day or 2 there, but it's not a destination place.

For my last extended trip to CO (to ride) we stayed in Frisco at a VRBO/AirBNB my parents found and rode Copper. I love Copper too, I just miss the Stump of Manhood.


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08/11/2018 8:28 am  

My old coworker asked me yesterday if I wanted to go on a splitboard hut trip end of month in CO......long story short I bought the ticket hahaha


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12/11/2018 11:58 am  

is this a cross country skiing trip? colorado is flaaaaaaaaat maaaaaaan

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12/11/2018 2:51 pm  

Crested Butte has some decently steep stuff, and I've heard and seen good stuff about Silverton Mountain. Still, Colorado isn't on my list of places to go these days. Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho in the US and the powder highway stuff in Canada seem like the places to go in North America for me.


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17/11/2018 12:05 pm  

yeah silverton is rad. the flat thing is just really an old bob klein joke.


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17/11/2018 12:26 pm  

Silverton is LEGIT, but I fucking hate that old janky double.

Seriously, at the top sometimes, it can really get swinging in the wind. I was there one day and was death gripped on the chair when it was at a crawl because of wind. I called it a day after I got off.. 


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14/01/2019 6:47 pm  

Long time lurker, (very) part time poster here. Anyone have any good advice on terrain to ride or avoid at Wolf Creek? I have a friend flying in to Denver on Friday and the thought of Summit County on a holiday weekend with new snow makes my soul hurt. We're planning to hit Wolf Creek, Aspen or Steamboat and the Wolf is the only one I've never made it to.


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15/01/2019 7:07 pm  

wolf is by far the least shitty of all of those choices. still pretty shitty though.


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