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  1. Arapahoe Basin, CO - A Pictorial

    Arapahoe Basin, CO - A Pictorial

    ARAPAHOE BASIN, CO - A PICTORIAL December 4, 2019 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent INTRODUCTION: I skied Arapahoe Basin (aka A-Basin) in February and May of 2019. Characteristic of the lengthy ski seasons offered at A-Basin, it was great both times. I've made several visits to this...
  2. M

    Colorado Uber/Lyft/Taxi from DIA with ski bags

    We're going to Colorado for a week of skiing but rental car prices at Denver airport are so exorbitantly high ($700/wk for mid-size), that I decided to make my reservation at an off-airport Avis, and just Uber/Lyft/Taxi there to pick up the car. I can get a mid-size SUV there for $350 so that's...
  3. Tricia

    Colorado A-Basin sneaks by Keystone by opening for 2 hours on October 11!

    Keystone Positioned to be the First Ski Resort to Open in North America on Saturday, Oct. 12 – The Resort’s Earliest Opening in More Than 20 Years With Keystone kicking off the season, don’t miss your chance to secure the best deal on your Epic Pass before prices increase at midnight on...
  4. RollingLeaf

    New Years Day+ @ Steamboat or Alta/Snowbird

    Greetings. I'm looking into a short ski trip beginning on New Years Day and ending on the 5th, a Sunday. I have my eye on either Steamboat or Alta/Snowbird and maybe a day at Deer Valley. I'm looking at these resorts because they have a good snow record this time of the season and I've never...
  5. rocdoc

    Cool lift technology at Winter Park

    This actually looks neat. Probably quite useful. Monitors with live information on the chairs.
  6. Jack skis

    Bus Relief for I-70

    The Colorado Dept. of Transportation will be running busses from Denver to Loveland and Arapahoe Basin during the next ski season. Don't know how many trips per day, but several at $25 for the round trip That won't cure the I-70 congestion, problems, but it sounds like a good alternative to...
  7. Crank

    Colorado School Me On The Boat

    Just got and accepted an invite to Steamboat, January 10-18 2020. Our friend is renting there for a month next winter. 3 bedroom condo in town, on the shuttle bus route. That is all I know.
  8. Nathanvg

    Crested Butte Teo II Expansion Approved

    http://crestedbuttenews.com/2019/06/usfs-publishes-final-approval-for-teo-2-expansion-project/ Approval is a big deal but no timeline yet. I hope Vail is able to move forward with this rapidly. I love Crested Butte but have often scratched it due when traveling with non-expert skiers. This...
  9. W

    Colorado A-Basin Questions

    Hi all, Long time lurker...finally getting on board. I have a conference in Denver next week, so naturally I decided to head out early to get some spring skiing in this weekend (I know...I'm a week late for the Pugski extravaganza.....). I've done plenty of skiing out west but I have never...
  10. Mike King

    Eldora gets Approval for Jolly Jug Expansion

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD624888
  11. Tricia

    May at A-Basin Beach Spot

    We, and by that I mean @SBrown has, commandeered a beach spot for Sunday, May 5th in conjunction with the 13th Annual May at A-Basin. We will be taking donations to cover the cost as the price seems to rise a little every year. Beach Spot 10; anyone who is attending, please consider donating...
  12. Jim Kenney

    Colorado Closing Week at Telluride and Crested Butte, April 2019

    Closing Week at Telluride and Crested Butte, April 2019 by Jim Kenney Introduction: l'm a long-time denizen of the Mid-Atlantic, but I've spent the second half of the winter of 2019 living and skiing in the Rockies. This winter has been very snowy almost everywhere in US ski country and I've...
  13. Tricia

    13th Annual May at A-Basin

    In the past we've celebrated Mother's day at A-Basin, which started 13 years ago. Wow, has it really been that many years? Last year we realized how difficult it is to rely on good snow and good attendance when Mother's Day was later in the month With Mother's day on May 12th we have switched it...
  14. John Fritz

    Unofficial Guide to Keystone

    Sometimes Keystone Resort seems to fall in the shadow of its nearby sister resort of Breckenridge. But it would be a huge mistake to underestimate this resort for many reasons. It has a total vertical of nearly the same at well over 3000’ and a stated total acreage larger than Breck. What it...
  15. nay

    Colorado WP Announces 6-Pack Sunnyside Replacement

    From the press release: The iconic Sunnyside Lift within the Mary Jane Territory at Winter Park Resort is getting a much-needed upgrade with the addition of a new high-speed, six-passenger chairlift for the 2019-20 season, part of $16 million in investment for next season. The...
  16. wgo

    Colorado Winter Park first week in April

    Hi All, Getting ready for my first trip out West in 13 years. We (me, wife, 2 kids) will be at Winter Park the first week in April. Prior to having kids I skied out west a fair amount, and I was lucky enough to spend several years skiing in France (Les Grands Montets FTW) during grad school...
  17. djetok

    Colorado Crested Butte, Monarch or Breck

    We are going to try to sneak another trip in before our spring break trip with the kids. Having EPIC pass, we would like to try to go that route. Our fear is that Early spring break crowd. So we have all but eliminated I-70, since it will be over the weekend. We typically go to Monarch a couple...
  18. Mendieta

    Instructor recommendation in CO (ABasin, Key, Breck)

    Hi all @amlemus is looking for instruction in Colorado: I moved this discussion to its own thread so it can gain some traction. Any recommendations for good private instructors in one of those areas? Thanks!
  19. E

    Cheaper Steamboat lift tickets?

    Hi all, Traveling to ski Steamboat for a week in late March. Liftopia is not helpful for Steamboat tickets so I’m wondering if anyone has suggestions for a less expensive way to buy in advance.
  20. coskigirl

    Colorado Anyone skied Echo Mountain?

    AKA - I’m going through withdrawal. For a variety of reasons (concussion, school, holiday) my skiing prospect for the next several weeks is poor. I’m starting to reach a level of strategizing options. Echo Mountain offers night skiing and relatively cheap skiing overall. I realize that this...
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