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Keystone or A-Basin

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Hi all,

 

Past guidance from the Bears has been great, thank you!. This year we'll have an extra day and are considering Keystone or A- Basin. We are a mixed group, 2 alpiners, 1 tele and 1 boarder. We'll spend one whole day at either or.

 

We are comfortable in all blacks and a few double blacks; Christmas Tree in Steamboat was great fun and we like Pete's and Siberia in Vail.

 

Any comments on these two, and items to hit or miss would be most appreciated.

 

TIA,

 

Mark

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

As soon as you mentioned black diamonds the tilt goes to A-basin.  Real fine place for an advanced skier to visit for one day.  You'll get a good taste of all it's got to offer.  A number of nice upper-intermediate groomers, single black diamond open hillsides in Montezuma Bowl, and very stout bump skiing in the Pali section.

 

Keystone has a nice village, tons of good intermediate skiing and a couple of handy gondolas.  Plus there is $5 a la carte cat-skiing if you've never tried that into black diamond bowls and glades.

post #3 of 5

In agreement with Jamesj comments.  The Outback is also nice at Keystone and there is some good tree skiing as well.

post #4 of 5

If the weather is clear, go to A-Basin.  If not, go to Keystone.  Since much of the terrain at A-Basin is above treeline, the light is very flat in snowy weather.  Not fun. 

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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post

As soon as you mentioned black diamonds the tilt goes to A-basin.  Real fine place for an advanced skier to visit for one day.  You'll get a good taste of all it's got to offer.  A number of nice upper-intermediate groomers, single black diamond open hillsides in Montezuma Bowl, and very stout bump skiing in the Pali section.

 

Keystone has a nice village, tons of good intermediate skiing and a couple of handy gondolas.  Plus there is $5 a la carte cat-skiing if you've never tried that into black diamond bowls and glades.



 



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Originally Posted by JimH View Post

If the weather is clear, go to A-Basin.  If not, go to Keystone.  Since much of the terrain at

A-Basin is above treeline, the light is very flat in snowy weather.  Not fun. 


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It's all about the conditions.  A-basin was the only place where I ever had vertigo.  Luckily they are so near each other that you don't need to decide until you park your car.

 

BK

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