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Yeah that was me the other weekend at Snowmass.   And it was awesome.   Heard from many locals that Saturday March 23 was the best day of the season.  I believe it.

 

The moguls, jumps, and faceshots were all pretty nice too.   Kept getting stopped by people wanting to know where to rent one or take lessons.   Looks like I'll have a few Aspenites over for lessons the next few weeks. biggrin.gif   

 

I finally got to drop in a halfpipe.  Too much fun.   A kid up top was yelling for me to do a backflip.   I cleared the lip but attempted nothing else.  Better than I can do on a snowboard.   I crashed on a funbox and my ribs still hurt.  Note to self - no more rails or fun boxes.

 

Team Bad Idea is re-born. 

 

I reviewed the New Belgium Ranger Station at the end of the Snowmass Mall.   The available beer selection and quality is up to snuff.beercheer.gif I recommend the 1554.

 

Entire writeup at http://coloradoskibikerskibikingblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/aspen-snowmass.html

 

Edited by daysailer1 - 4/1/13 at 12:44pm
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Love the bike stoke.. something I really know I would enjoy trying someday.  Gotta ask though.. How many people yell "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!" at you on any given day?

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Love the bike stoke.. something I really know I would enjoy trying someday.  Gotta ask though.. How many people yell "I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!!!" at you on any given day?

 

Ya know, I've only had a few people throw that at me in five seasons.  I've had more people yell "Get some wheels" at me (mainly co-workers from chairlifts).rolleyes.gif

 

You're gonna have to come out sometime and do the bikes.   The range is slowly expanding.   There are now bikes that regularly hit up Burke and Suicide Six up in the NE.  The resorts have even been posting up photos of them on their Facebook page.

 

The 3rd Annual Berthoud Pass Downhill is happening April 28, 29.  Not the place to learn but a fun time.

 

There is also a ski area in Maryland that allows skibikes.  Can't remember the name.

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  Note to self - no more rails or fun boxes.

 

 

 

 

Join the club.

 

 

"Bikes are not allowed on the Snowmass Village shuttles or the RFTA buses so I had a bit of a dilemma."

 

 

Must be a winter policy, I shuttle Rim and Tom Blake trails all the time. RFTA charges a buck.

Did ASC change the policy some time ago?  I remember snowbikes at Buttermilk 15 years ago when my kids were little.

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Join the club.

 

 

"Bikes are not allowed on the Snowmass Village shuttles or the RFTA buses so I had a bit of a dilemma."

 

 

Must be a winter policy, I shuttle Rim and Tom Blake trails all the time. RFTA charges a buck.

Did ASC change the policy some time ago?  I remember snowbikes at Buttermilk 15 years ago when my kids were little.

 

It's a winter policy.  They take the bike racks off of the buses in winter.  No bicycles or bicycle-like devices allowed inside the buses ever for safety reasons (emergency evacs).  Jeff Hanle, Aspen SkiCo spokesperson, did all the calling and tracking down info for me.  BTW, He's a very nice person too.  Met him two years ago at a CSCUSA media event.

 
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I know Jeff well, his brother is my best friend and a local ski god.

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