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post #61 of 86
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Unless you have a problem at the ski hill and need to rent other stuff.

 

If you rent from Christy's in West Denver their shops up in Summit will replace or fix any gear you are unhappy with.   They will ask you to return to the shop, pick up the gear you didn't like and return that to the original store however.   They have several places in Summit and their pricing is about 20% lower in West Denver if you book in advance.

post #62 of 86
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OK, awesome. yea I saw that they are cheaper, and right on the way. I also have 1/2 off coupon from the E-book :)

post #63 of 86

The west Denver/Golden Christy's in that Colo. Mills shopping center off I-70 is a half block from the Whole Foods, and any skis you rent there as demos ($10 cheaper?) can be swapped out gratis with any number of demo skis at the Copper Mt. Christy's, located at the East Village Super Bee lift (or you can do the same thing with the Dillon Christy's, which has maybe the best selection, slightly), provided that at the end you take back the same equipment you started with to the Christy's in Golden. I've done this multiple times, sometimes starting with the Dillon store, sometimes the ones in Denver. 

post #64 of 86
Thread Starter 
Thanks, that's good to know.

Ok, so we planned to ski Copper first and then end up at Loveland last. We have tix for A-Basin for Weds. BUT, it looks like snow is n the way and maybe we hit Copper last. Here is the forecast:

"Dry Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Clouds increase Wednesday with light snow in the afternoon, then steadier and heavier snow Wednesday night through Friday morning with 6-12 inches for most mountains. Thursday all day and Friday morning should be good powder days. "

Again, A Basin is set and can't be changed. Would we be better off at Copper Friday during/after the storm? Getting psyched now!
post #65 of 86
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Again, A Basin is set and can't be changed. Would we be better off at Copper Friday during/after the storm? Getting psyched now!

 

In Spring, a day where it STARTS to snow can suck. That day means the stuff that has been doing freeze/thaw will not unfreeze. That is a day where if you are going skiing, head for higher altitude where stuff has not thawed. Sounds like a good Arapahoe day on Wed.

 

I would grab whatever you most want to get on a powder day Thurs and Friday. Thursday will likely have less people coming up than Friday.

post #66 of 86
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Oops, I meant to say we are at A-Basin on Thursday during the storm. My question is, are we better off at Copper or Loveland on Friday. It looks like Friday will be still snowy, but the storm is ending.

Our first day of skiing will be Weds and there will be no snow until evening. Would it better to be at Loveland that day instead of Friday during the snow?

So, the question is, Copper during the storm or Loveland? I think I know the answer (Copper), but just want to see what the experts think!
post #67 of 86
I will be at Loveland on Tuesday and will be happy to post my report that night, if that might help.
post #68 of 86
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Oops, I meant to say we are at A-Basin on Thursday during the storm. My question is, are we better off at Copper or Loveland on Friday. It looks like Friday will be still snowy, but the storm is ending.

Our first day of skiing will be Weds and there will be no snow until evening. Would it better to be at Loveland that day instead of Friday during the snow?

So, the question is, Copper during the storm or Loveland? I think I know the answer (Copper), but just want to see what the experts think!

 

It's hard to predict the future, but I think this is what I would do.

 

On the other hand, Loveland on Friday will probably open up more terrain that was not touched during the storm, so if you are into skiing off the top of the ridge, you could really score. Chair 9 often doesn't run during storms, so the day after can be quite nice.

 

Really, you're probably good either way. 

post #69 of 86
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It's hard to predict the future, but I think this is what I would do.

 

On the other hand, Loveland on Friday will probably open up more terrain that was not touched during the storm, so if you are into skiing off the top of the ridge, you could really score. Chair 9 often doesn't run during storms, so the day after can be quite nice.

 

Really, you're probably good either way. 

Just wanted to second this advice--it's on the money. 

post #70 of 86

Have to agree with Brumor re: the seafood.  I live 1.5 miles from the Atlantic and for my thaw out vacation we'll pull something out of the Caribbean and have it for dinner that night.  We're not looking for "good" seafood restaurants while vacationing in the Rockies; that would be too much to ask.  Some nice game or bison, on the other hand... now we're talkin!

post #71 of 86

While it may not be as fresh as some peoples local catch, the seafood in Aspen is incredible. Tons of really good restaurants support a good distribution network here and a lot of it spills over into the local grocery store. 

The Aspen City Market has much better seafood than any grocery store I go to in Chicago.

post #72 of 86

:duel:

 

When it comes to seafood we coasties are like the mountain guys with their steeps and snow and lift lines.  they won't go near a ski resort if more than 3 people are near the lifts, or there aren't trails with 80% grades or it didn't get 4 ft' of powder overnight.  We coasties ain't eatin' seafood in the mountains.  Or Chicago for that matter :)  (yeah, I know, the lakes are great) - just funnin'!

post #73 of 86
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While it may not be as fresh as some peoples local catch, the seafood in Aspen is incredible. Tons of really good restaurants support a good distribution network here and a lot of it spills over into the local grocery store. 

The Aspen City Market has much better seafood than any grocery store I go to in Chicago.

I don't know if this is still the case, but Montrose used to have great seafood because that is where it was flown in, being more or less equidistant from Aspen and Telluride, and the fancy restaurants there. I believe Tuesdays and Saturdays were the days. THis might have changed since I got that info, but that was the story, anyway. I had some of the best shrimp ever in ... Grand Junction of all places. 

 

But I think it does tend to be more expensive, of course, and why bother if you live on the coast. Just saying that it isn't necessarily a terrible thing. Avoid on Fridays and Mondays. ;-)

post #74 of 86

Quick Loveland report:

 

Was a great day.  Beautiful weather.  groomers on 4 and 8 were excellent.  Good snow off 9 in patrol Bowl.  Steep runs off 1 were a bit skied out and had medium sized moguls.  Longest line was 1 minute, once, on chair 6. I only went up that one time. No lines on 1,4,8, or 9.  There was some chunky stuff around in areas that weren't groomed.  Skied some trees too, not bad.

post #75 of 86
Thread Starter 
Ok we are here. Now I still can't decide where to ski Friday after the storm. Copper or Loveland??
post #76 of 86
Supposed to be a relatively warm storm. Copper also has the USASA Nationals starting tomorrow, not sure what that will do to crowds, but both suggest to me Loveland after the storm.
post #77 of 86

Any reason to decide now?    If you wait until the night before you'll know where the snow fell and how the skiing was the prior two days.   

 

The USASA Nationals at Copper have had little impact on crowds in past years.  If anything, it usually seems less crowded.  The resort is packed, but it's a bunch of kids and parents focused on the competition and not skiing and riding the rest of the mountain.   The big terrain park and half pipe are closed, though, if that's your thing.

post #78 of 86
Suppose it could be worth thinking about that winter storm warning on the other side of Vail Pass... wink.gif
post #79 of 86
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 The USASA Nationals at Copper have had little impact on crowds in past years.  If anything, it usually seems less crowded.  The resort is packed, but it's a bunch of kids and parents focused on the competition and not skiing and riding the rest of the mountain. 

 

I skied Copper today, 1st chair on B, left by one.  There were fewer people than normal, at least until noon. More kids, but fewer people overall. Many slopes were nearly empty. 

post #80 of 86
Thread Starter 
Yea, it was a blast at Copper today! It was bit crowded, especially to the right where the terrain park is. Early morning was corduroy and hard pack. It softened up a bit later. We checked out the bowls, trees, etc. all fun stuff!
post #81 of 86
Thread Starter 
Just back from A-Basin. There was 6 new and the morning was unbelievable, fresh tracks everywhere. By 2:00 it was getting skied around so I headed to the bar for an IPA and a bacon bloody Mary smile.gif
post #82 of 86
^^^^nice! So far so good biggrin.gif.
post #83 of 86

Where to tomorrow? 

 

Hint, hint. Monarch got a foot.  If you are up for a pretty drive the snow should be great.

post #84 of 86
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Where to tomorrow?

 

Hint, hint. Monarch got a foot.  If you are up for a pretty drive the snow should be great.

 

The high elevation at Monarch coupled with the mountain having trees all the way up means it is a great place to get winter conditions in Spring. Great place period- Love those old Hall doubles... :)

post #85 of 86
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Well, Loveland got 9 and the skiing was incredible. What a cool place. The upper stuff was fun in the morning but then it got snowy again so I stuck to the lower stuff. Great experience. I'll post more about the trip when we get back. Thanks guys!
post #86 of 86

A-basin yesterday from an I-phone. And yes, one of those sets of tracks was mine...:yahoo: 

 

Have now thoroughly fallen in love with A-Basin. So beautiful

 

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