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If you had one day to live and your in Glenwood Springs, where would you ski?

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Heading to SnowMass for a PSIA Exam. Staying in Glenwood Springs, and will have one extra day to ski and am looking for a recommendation? Home mountain is Taos, which is a rocky rooty mess right now. Looking for 1. Snow 2. Steeps, Bumps, Trees 3. Snow. And yes, it is quite possible I will be killed when I come home after skiing in CO, by my wife who has to work.

 

Todd.

post #2 of 13

Beaver Creek has all you are looking for. Plus you'll get to drive the the canyon. Always a scenic drive.

 

Take a run in the Stone Creek area at the Beav and your bases will look just like you've skied Taos. Your wife will think the skiing sucked. Actually with all the snow Stone Creek probably isn't that bad. But it will feel like home. Through trees to access some steep (albeit short) rocky drops.

post #3 of 13

ASPEN HIGHLANDS has great advanced terrain and is super scenic.

post #4 of 13

Highlands actually reminds me of Taos.  The hike up to the bowl is about the same as Kachina, but the skiing is better. 

post #5 of 13

WOW one day to live where would I ski? none of the resorts near Glenwood.  But for the spirit of your question Ski Cooper just for the History. Otherwise, Aspen, Snowmass, Vail and Beaver Creek are all an easy drive.

post #6 of 13

I'd go Aspen Highlands too. Then maybe an evening in Aspen--a great way to cap off a successful "work" trip.

post #7 of 13

If you are in the Aspen area and have not skied Ajax then it's a no brainer - go to town and ski Aspen mountain. It would be my recommendation regardless of your preferences but since you want bumps and trees you will not be disappointed. Eat on the mountain - get a pastry a Bonnie's Beach Club for some of the best on mountain food in the USA and then have a libation at the end of the day at Little Nells.

post #8 of 13
Maroon peak. That requires mountaineering skills and a lot of work. See Chris davenport's report here

http://www.skithe14ers.com/p-maroon-peak.php

Since you are skiing Snowmass in the clinic, you might have the opportunity to get the hanging valley and the headwall while you are there. For your 1 day extravaganza, the answer without a doubt is Highlands

Mike
post #9 of 13

Play an extra day at Snowmass or go to Highlands.  You lucky dog!

post #10 of 13

Actually you can easily ski both Aspen and Highlands in a day.  Start on Aspen and get some quick laps in on the gondola.Then head out to Highlands and get a couple of laps in the bowl.  Last cat is at 2:30.  Covered parking at Highlands is free after noon and very close to the lift. 

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all for the info. Originally was thinking Vail, as it was directionally correct to get back to Taos, but folks definitly lean Aspen/Aspen Highlands. I'll get some free ski time in at Snowmass during the Exam, so it will  be great to see more than one mountain. Remember this is Work. What's that Tax category... Is it Professional Education, or Professional Dues and Certifications?

post #12 of 13

You won't find much in the way of steeps at Vail.  Those are at Highlands and Snowmass.  The Beav has some steep bumps and some nice trees.  Highlands has some really nice steep bumps, though not as much vert as the Beav in those steep bumps. And it's got some great trees into Deep Temerity.  Aspen Mountain has some great trees with relatively steep terrain.  All in all, I'd pick Highlands/Aspen Mountain.

 

Mike

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Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass are all great options that will give you a good variety of steeps, bumps, and trees.  Ajax has the best bumps I have ever skiied, Highlands has great steeps and trees, and Snowmass is such a large mountain that takes more than one day to appreciate.

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