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    I also meant to mention a book named "Where to...

    I also meant to mention a book named "Where to Ski and Snowboard Anywhere." They've updated it annually. You should find it on Amazon.
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    I'm pretty late to the party here. We've not been...

    I'm pretty late to the party here. We've not been to Zermatt but have looked at it. Every time I look at Switzerland it just seems really expensive. We've been to Austria 3 times. A couple of things...
  3. You have a long list but here's a few thoughts:...

    You have a long list but here's a few thoughts: We stayed Frisco, CO one time. Copper Mountain is the closest area and, at least at that time, had pretty convenient buses between town and mountain....
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    The thread on Pugski is over 30 pages. I've read...

    The thread on Pugski is over 30 pages. I've read a fair bit, though not even half. I was interested in the product. My take away points from reading that: 1) It seems to work about as well as a...
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    I didn't read everything in this thread. My main...

    I didn't read everything in this thread. My main advice is that if you like Mexican food I'd recommend trying to get to the Red Iguana. They have 7 or 8 different homemade mole sauces. We've only...
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    I sure wouldn't invest much time or money into...

    I sure wouldn't invest much time or money into trying to ski this weekend. Saturday could be fun and if I lived close to a ski area I might consider it.
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    We took your advice and canceled. Forecast sounds...

    We took your advice and canceled. Forecast sounds real iffy and other than having a few more days to grind up the grind out the survaces it certainly doesn't look like conditions will improve...
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    NH Conditions this weekend

    We had plans to go up to Bretton Woods this weekend. It's close to a 4 hour drive and we'd be paying for a hotel room for one night. We like BW when there's a lot of snow and and the glades are open....
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    I think it's very difficult to really give...

    I think it's very difficult to really give skiers, especially beginners/low intermediates, the kind of information they really need. A relatively freshly groomed trail with nice snow skis very...
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    I'm late to the party here and only rarely post...

    I'm late to the party here and only rarely post anything on this site anymore. I started skiing just before my 50th birthday. BW is a great place for a lower or less adventurous intermediate. And if...
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    Yep, it has that optimal mix of true beginners,...

    Yep, it has that optimal mix of true beginners, Park riders bombing over to Corinthia, and other folks just using it to access other terrain. Really a bad mix on a busy day. It seems there are some...
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    Can't compare staying at Alta vs Snowbird. I...

    Can't compare staying at Alta vs Snowbird. I would suggest that if you like Mexican food and have the opportunity, check out the Red Iguana in SLC. My wife and I had lunch there and thought it was...
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    No idea what Vail will do. The Toll House area is...

    No idea what Vail will do. The Toll House area is seriously ignored. Beautiful beginner terrain with what has to be in the discussion for slowest lift in the world. Beginner's don't really know about...
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    Well, I'm well past double nickels. The impact on...

    Well, I'm well past double nickels. The impact on my body really depends on conditions, and in CO you're getting less oxygen than you're used to getting. I also find I have much more endurance later...
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    I've heard Stowe locals say that the Toll House...

    I've heard Stowe locals say that the Toll House area would be developed at some point in the future. Basically to do another area with high end condos like Spruce. I believe the Inn is closed and...
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    A few years ago we swapped a time share for a...

    A few years ago we swapped a time share for a place in Vail. Then started looking at prices and decided we'd buy an Epic Pass and plan a 2nd trip to Summit County. At that time I think we paid a...
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    A few years ago we planned a trip to CO and saw...

    A few years ago we planned a trip to CO and saw that the Epic pass was about the same price we'd end up paying for lift tickets. So, we planned a 2nd trip and bought the passes. On a per day basis I...
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    Someone much wiser than me once said, it's not...

    Someone much wiser than me once said, it's not what you have, it's what you do. I started skiing just short of my 50th birthday. I ski because it's fun. Winters sucked before we started skiing. I...
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    Haven't done any real business at the shop other...

    Haven't done any real business at the shop other than with Mike. I had a pair of skis "tuned" at a local shop. They were virtually not skiable. Took them into the shop where I was skiing and they...
  20. I've read that altitude USUALLY isn't too much of...

    I've read that altitude USUALLY isn't too much of a problem till you start sleeping at 8,000' and higher. Other than a little shortness of breath, neither my wife nor I have had any issues staying in...
  21. Seems you've though of most everything. I think...

    Seems you've though of most everything. I think staying in Golden or somewhere relatively close to the airport the first night is a good idea. Base at Copper is in the vicinity of 9500' and it takes...
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    I'm not local but with been to UT a few times....

    I'm not local but with been to UT a few times. Big difference between staying in PC and Snowbird, IMO. Snowbird is basically a purpose built resort. I think the lodges in Alta have more character....
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    Thanks much for the helpful recommendations....

    Thanks much for the helpful recommendations. Haven't booked anything yet but these look promising.
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    Lodging Recommendations near Mt. Snow

    Looking for lodging recommendations near Mt. Snow. Not looking for the ultimate bargain, nor the ultimate in luxury. Something comfortable, quiet, and clean for a couple of middle aged adults.
  25. IMO, Mount Snow is a poor beginner mountain, tons...

    IMO, Mount Snow is a poor beginner mountain, tons of low intermediate terrain, but not much for beginners. And I think of Long John as one of those really dangerous "easiest way down" trail. Mixture...
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