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So i searched. By last week in April?

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I can get to CO for fairly little money, with work, I can only make there from ~15-20th.

 

Where should I go? Breck seems to have the most snow, (outside of aspen) but aspen in a longer drive.

 

Will breck be a huge mass of people on Easter weekend?

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Easter is so late, I suspect Breck will be relatively deserted.  Most of the front rangers will be enjoying great weather, riding their bikes, and such.  It's already started to clear out.

 

Breck will preserve snow better than Aspen.  But who knows what's going to happen with the storm cycles between now and then?  Tough call.  Can you fly into Eagle and decide at the last minute?  I doubt there is any reason to make advance lodging reservations...

 

Mike

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Easter is so late, I suspect Breck will be relatively deserted.  Most of the front rangers will be enjoying great weather, riding their bikes, and such.  It's already started to clear out.

 

Breck will preserve snow better than Aspen.  But who knows what's going to happen with the storm cycles between now and then?  Tough call.  Can you fly into Eagle and decide at the last minute?  I doubt there is any reason to make advance lodging reservations...

 

Mike

 

I have southwest miles,and Denver is a fairly cheap flight. If by some chance I get my companion pass status by then. Whistler will be on the table.

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I'm in your shoes. I am already booked for Whistler for April 13-19. Praying the snow keeps coming. Is Seattle an option for you for flying? People say it is cheaper. We are flying to Vancouver, but that is because I had a lot of BA miles that were expiring and they worked on Cathay Pacific.
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I'm in your shoes. I am already booked for Whistler for April 13-19. Praying the snow keeps coming. Is Seattle an option for you for flying? People say it is cheaper. We are flying to Vancouver, but that is because I had a lot of BA miles that were expiring and they worked on Cathay Pacific.


I've been to whistler. I can fly to sea and drive up. But if I'd go to whistler again I'd like to spend a week.

 

Denver I can fly into either the night before (right after work) or take a 6am flight from Chicago, possibly be skiing that day. And there's a nice flight out at 7pm so I can ski until 2-3.

 

heck if was nuts I could ski things near den and be back home the same day

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No worries about crowds Easter weekend.  Skiing in Summit County CO will be good, if not great, and tickets and lodging cheap.  What kind of terrain do you prefer?

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No worries about crowds Easter weekend.  Skiing in Summit County CO will be good, if not great, and tickets and lodging cheap.  What kind of terrain do you prefer?


I'm a decent blue. (fyi I'm a boarder but this forum is one of the best for travel). I've done some powder which is awesome. and I'm starting to venture into trees.

 

So if there are loosely spaced trees it would be sweet.

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For me, if it was a choice between flying to Denver and Vancouver for that time of year, it'd be no contest:  Denver.  Whistler is low, subject to rain, and warm.  Summit County is over 9700 feet, preserves snow well, and is unlikely to have rain but will likely have snow.  

 

If you've got to fly into Denver, then head to Summit County.

 

Mike

post #9 of 9

I would just fly to Denver and stay nimble until you get closer to the trip.

 

Crowds and traffic should be a non-issue.

 

It is hard to predict what will happen with the storm cycle and snow conditions as a lot can happen in 2-3 weeks time.  You could arrive in the middle of a good snow-cycle.   You  could have warm/spring conditions.  It could be really, really warm that week..who knows.

 

Summit County preserves the snow best.  Aspen could be a good choice

 

Nice part about coming during that time in April is the lack of people. I do think that Easter weekend will be somewhat busier than a typical  April weekend, but will be nowhere near a typical winter weekend in Summit County.  I think there will be an uptick in out-of-state/destination skiers at Easter versus a typical April weekend, but I doubt the Front Range/Denver skiers will show up anymore than normal since they've gotten their fill and will be more interested in warmer weather/spring activities down in the Front Range.

 

Plus, with the longer daylight hours and probability of good road conditions, driving over to Aspen should not be too difficult.  You could easily ski Summit County, and drive over to Aspen after a day of skiing and make the drive in all daylight.

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