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post #31 of 38
Free-skied Breck yesterday, taught at WP today. Both phenomenal with big storm moving in.
post #32 of 38

Summit County is the most sensible choice in late April for a family of mixed ability range.  The reasons were hashed over thoroughly in the other thread.

 

 http://www.epicski.com/t/127317/beginner-skier-visit-snowbird-alta-in-april 

post #33 of 38
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Thanks all.

 

Well, Breck ended up being a terrific decision. I did my first above treeline, bowl, whole day powder and tree powder runs. All in the same day!

 

Wife had some serious altitude sickness in the first night though. She is better now.

post #34 of 38

I'm glad you had a great time. I hope your wife was able to enjoy herself eventually.

 

20/20 hindsight: always drink water, avoid alchohol, try to stay at a lower elevation (Denver) upon arrival when coming from lower elevations. Some people can come to elevation frequently and only occasionally get sick. It is unpredictable.

post #35 of 38
Thread Starter 

Yes, she is better. Thank you. She drinks 3-4 liters of water every day, so it must be her body.

 

We planned to stay at Denver, but the snow forecast might have meant that either we get stuck on the wrong side of the snow or drive through very bad conditions. So, had to ditch that plan. Next time!

post #36 of 38
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 She drinks 3-4 liters of water every day, so it must be her body

Now that you know she's sensitive, get her a Diamox prescription the next time you go to a 9,000+ foot resort.  This solved the problem for my ex-wife.

post #37 of 38
Breck's base elevation is 9,600' -- notably higher than most other resorts. Altitude almost never bothers me, but I remember feeling it pretty strongly my first few days at Breck.

My wife is very altitude sensitive. Her biggest issue is trouble sleeping, and contrary to what some might say, sleeping pills help her more than Diamox. If she can sleep through the night the first two nights she ends up okay. If not, she's miserable.
post #38 of 38

I'd recommend you go to Whistler, Snowbird, or Winter Park.

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