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Epic Pass vs Rocky Mountain Pass????

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My wife and I were thinking about getting a pass for next season.  We moved to CO in August and live close to Ft Collins.  We have only skied Copper and Winter Park.  We really enjoyed WP, wife is a beginner and likes the long slow greens.  Anyway, eventhough we haven't skied Keystone or Breck, from what we heard they get pretty packed on the weekends and the epic pass is a bit more $$$.  Also being near Ft Collins it makes Steamboat a little easier to get to and would probaly do a few overnight weekends with the  6 tiks you get with the Rocky Mtn pass.

 

Thoughts?????

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by sammy87 View Post

My wife and I were thinking about getting a pass for next season.  We moved to CO in August and live close to Ft Collins.  We have only skied Copper and Winter Park.  We really enjoyed WP, wife is a beginner and likes the long slow greens.  Anyway, eventhough we haven't skied Keystone or Breck, from what we heard they get pretty packed on the weekends and the epic pass is a bit more $$$.  Also being near Ft Collins it makes Steamboat a little easier to get to and would probaly do a few overnight weekends with the  6 tiks you get with the Rocky Mtn pass.

 

Thoughts?????

 

Thanks!

 

I would stick with the Rocky Mtn pass, myself... 

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I have had both, but haven`t taken much advantage of WP and Steamboat as Copper and the Epic resorts are much easier for me to get to.  Seems like you are leaning towards the RMSP+ and given your situation, that might make the most sense for you.  

 

I like all the resorts but would probably give the edge cumulatively Copper/WP/SB over Breck/KS (the resorts you mentioned, not counting driving time), but when you add Vail/BC/AB to the mix, the Epic is the winner for me (again, not counting driving time or where you are located).  Vail/BC are about variety, size, powder and the back bowls, but you said that your wife likes green cruisers so it probably isn`t worth the extra drive.  Copper can have crowds on the weekends, but was a ghost town when I was there last Wednesday.

 

Do you have any friends that ski?  That might push you one direction or the other.

 

This thread might help http://www.epicski.com/t/93335/rocky-mtn-super-pass-vs-epic-colorado-pass

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Yeah we have some friends that ski.  They have the Epic pass, I think the summit value, just Keystone, Breack and A basin....They arent too happy with it.  They said they will probaly just get a Loveland pass or Rocky.....We have only skied mid week this yr and its been dead, which is great, but next yr will be weekends/holidays.  I think with Epic the Vail days are restricted where the Steamboat days are not. 

 

In general would you say that WP/Copper are as crowded as Breck/Keystone on a typical weekend?

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Yeah we have some friends that ski.  They have the Epic pass, I think the summit value, just Keystone, Breack and A basin....They arent too happy with it.  They said they will probaly just get a Loveland pass or Rocky.....We have only skied mid week this yr and its been dead, which is great, but next yr will be weekends/holidays.  I think with Epic the Vail days are restricted where the Steamboat days are not. 

 

In general would you say that WP/Copper are as crowded as Breck/Keystone on a typical weekend?

Nope.

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I went to school in the Fort in the 70's.  Even then the drive over Cameron pass was a pleasure compared to I-70.  I've always prefered WP/Copper over Breck/Keystone, but I have skied them in a long time

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Yeah we have some friends that ski.  They have the Epic pass, I think the summit value, just Keystone, Breack and A basin....They arent too happy with it.  They said they will probaly just get a Loveland pass or Rocky.....We have only skied mid week this yr and its been dead, which is great, but next yr will be weekends/holidays.  I think with Epic the Vail days are restricted where the Steamboat days are not. 

 

In general would you say that WP/Copper are as crowded as Breck/Keystone on a typical weekend?

 

 

Not even in the same league.....

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Not even in the same league.....

LOL well I guess that answers my questions....Thanks!

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