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  1. #21
    some of the local subreddits are alright. r/skiing is hit or miss.


  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by nhskier1969 View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a similar forum site like this(alpinezone) in Colorado? I am skiing out there in December and then in January. Ever since Epicski went down you can't find much info for forums in those areas?
    A lot of posters migrated from Epic Ski to Pug Ski dot com, including many CO locals.

  3. #23
    Abasin and Loveland are fantastic. I recommend Loveland on the drive from the airport. They sell cheap 4 hour tickets. There is some pretty steep stuff that will pucker you up!

    A couple of CRAZY GOOD resorts not mentioned often - Copper & Winterpark. Lodging is usually pretty cheap; last time we stayed in a condo with a mountain view at both - and I'm pretty frugal!

    Copper has lots a good, steep terrain everywhere. Easy to find some good stuff. Winterpark, on the other hand, isn't super steep but the Mary Jane section is spectacular. Great glades and bumps! There is also a pretty sick bowl in the back that you can access via groomer wagon. I guess that's what it's called..

    Anyone has questions about either of these resorts, I'd be happy to discuss. I'm also a huge fan of Breck/Vail. I know, pretty popular spots, but Breck has some fantastic, steep, open bowls up top.

  4. #24
    yes, copper and winterpark are not mentioned often. the two major colorado unlimited season pass options on ikon. nothing to see here. ::facepalm::

    and your analysis is ass backwards. copper is flat and boring. winter park (mary jane) is steep and fun.

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  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post

    and your analysis is ass backwards. copper is flat and boring. winter park (mary jane) is steep and fun.
    This comes up everytime Copper is mentioned and I disagree every time. Copper has the better steep alpine skiing (so above treeline/bowls). Mary Jane is steep, but it's not above tree line (which is why most people go west).

    So for me Copper>Winter Park

    Luckily now you can use IKON for A-Basin, so you don't have to choose between just two

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by KustyTheKlown View Post
    copper is flat and boring
    How many days have you skied there?

    I've skied there a grand total of 1 day in my entire life, and I know that isnt true. Boring? Really?

    Seems like a weird flex, especially from an east coaster.

    President - Bicknell's Thrush Extermination Solutions (BTES), LLC



  8. #28
    the above treeline terrain at copper gets manky and skied out very quickly, and none of it has sustained vertical more than ~500-800 feet. they did add a chair on tucker this year, which improves access, but again, its like 750 vertical. mary jane has far more interesting steep skiing, albeit not above treeline. you are right that a-basin is better than both of them.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by BenedictGomez View Post
    How many days have you skied there?

    I've skied there a grand total of 1 day in my entire life, and I know that isnt true. Boring? Really?

    Seems like a weird flex, especially from an east coaster.


    maybe 20 days lifetime, including 10+ over the past 3 years. its no flex, its just probably my least favorite skiing in colorado (comparing to winter park, a-basin, vail, breck, keystone, silverton, beaver creek, steamboat - i think thats everywhere ive skied in co). i'd actually put copper above steamboat bc steamboat is really really intermediate. a-basin and silverton are tops for me. i'm sure crested butte and telluride have what i am after, i just havent been.

    yes, that map looks like there are a lot of cool above treeline hits. but as i said right above, its all short and gets skied out fast. no sustained vertical on steep and above treeline terrain there. and union meadows is literally flat. the enchanted forest stuff is fun, but again, super short vertical before you hit the run out.

  10. #30
    I just cant bring myself to criticize virtually any major west coast property when I'm skiing Plattekill, Smuggs, and Jay Peak most days in a ski season.

    It's like when people say, "Park City / Canyons BLOWS man!!!!!" ---- uhhhh, yeah, I'd DREAM to be able to ski PC/Canyons 25 days a season.
    President - Bicknell's Thrush Extermination Solutions (BTES), LLC



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