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Any newbies local to the Colorado area?

post #1 of 11
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I got in my first 6 days on the snow last season. Mostly did group lessons, and went up on my own a couple of times. Hoping to meet some other people for the coming season who are still fairly new. It seems like everybody that I know either has no interest in winter sports at all, or they've been doing it for 10+ years.

 

Anybody else looking for a ski buddy for some fairly easy terrain, or know a group of such?

post #2 of 11
One of the best way to meet folks of your same ski skill level is to take group lessons. For someone who lives in the front range, there are the season lesson programs at both Keystone and Breckenridge. A high percentage of those participants live somewhere close to Summit County.

Another approach is joining a ski club. Check out this list of Colorado ski clubs:

http://www.ski-ski-ski.com/CO_Clubs.html
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Originally Posted by kevin2357 View Post
 

I got in my first 6 days on the snow last season. Mostly did group lessons, and went up on my own a couple of times. Hoping to meet some other people for the coming season who are still fairly new. It seems like everybody that I know either has no interest in winter sports at all, or they've been doing it for 10+ years.

 

Anybody else looking for a ski buddy for some fairly easy terrain, or know a group of such?

 

Welcome to EpicSki!  Sounds like you are pretty hooked already.  Where did you ski last season?  Mostly weekends or can you get in a midweek day as well?

post #4 of 11

I'm sometimes looking for someone to ride up with for the day.  what part of the front range do you live and where do you like to ski?

 

I live in Fort Collins and like LL AB Copper WP

post #5 of 11

I'm right off of I-25 south of FC (near Johnson's Corner.)

I'll be getting the EPIC pass and may hit up Eldora early season. Will probably grab a 4-pack for Loveland.

post #6 of 11

I'm north of Ft. Collins, in Wellington. I have the Epic Local, Loveland pass, and Copper 4-Pack. I'm not too picky about which ski area. Mostly go where the snow seems the best. That said, I really enjoy A-Basin, and Loveland can be great on the right day.

 

Kevin

post #7 of 11

Sounds good people.  Won't be long and we can make a trip of it.

post #8 of 11

For some regions, there is a general thread in the Getting Together section that is used all season long so people can post if they are thinking of headed to the slopes on a given day.

 

Here's an example for the Mid-Atlantic:

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/115408/semi-official-southern-midatlantic-nc-tn-va-meet-em-and-ski-em-informal-gatherings-and-conditions-thread

 

For Colorado, may be better to have a thread for a few specific ski areas since there are so many.  Anyone can start up a regional "meet up" thread.

post #9 of 11

Also, keep in mind that if you ski a lot this winter, you won't be a newbie anymore!  That's the best thing about skiing.  Soon enough you will be able to hit most of the intermediate terrain and then the number of possible ski buddies grows and grows!  

post #10 of 11
I am in Windsor, and it's a long ride up to the high country from Northern Colorado.
It is surprising there isn't a ski club up here. Outpost runs a few bus trips, although I have never been on one. (I confess to preferring a solitary drive to taking the bus).
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by marznc View Post
 

For some regions, there is a general thread in the Getting Together section that is used all season long so people can post if they are thinking of headed to the slopes on a given day.

 

Here's an example for the Mid-Atlantic:

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/t/115408/semi-official-southern-midatlantic-nc-tn-va-meet-em-and-ski-em-informal-gatherings-and-conditions-thread

 

For Colorado, may be better to have a thread for a few specific ski areas since there are so many.  Anyone can start up a regional "meet up" thread.

 

In additional to having single resort threads, the break down might be easier by pass for some of the areas:

  • Colorado - Epic Full/Local
  • Colorado - Epic Summit
  • Colorado - Rocky Mountain Super Pass

 

Glad to see people "up north" on I-25 (Windsor, Wellington).

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