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I know TG might not be a good time. But with my leaves schedule, travel plans, TG might be only time for me to make a trip to CO this year. (I will be skiing in Himalayas in Jan so no complains there :P)

 

Single guy, Adv. Intermediate (can handle Black diamonds in UT) and I have few basic questions. I booked a cancel-able SW tickets from Indy-Denver.

 

What I am looking for is : 

 

- Best Ski option near Denver area

- I dont care for ski village much really. Will prefer a place which is cheap and where I can find a safe place to stay right next to resort so I can walk to the slopes. 

- Decent snow (I know I am asking too much for TG, but just a suggestion ?)

 

Thank you in advance for all the guidance :) 

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Originally Posted by Jay Kavathe View Post
 

I know TG might not be a good time. But with my leaves schedule, travel plans, TG might be only time for me to make a trip to CO this year. (I will be skiing in Himalayas in Jan so no complains there :P)

 

Single guy, Adv. Intermediate (can handle Black diamonds in UT) and I have few basic questions. I booked a cancel-able SW tickets from Indy-Denver.

 

What I am looking for is :

 

- Best Ski option near Denver area

- I dont care for ski village much really. Will prefer a place which is cheap and where I can find a safe place to stay right next to resort so I can walk to the slopes.

- Decent snow (I know I am asking too much for TG, but just a suggestion ?)

 

Thank you in advance for all the guidance :)

 

Loveland.

 

I know little about skiing in the Himalayas, but am wondering what type of skiing there is available to an advanced intermediate?

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Last year in Jan, we (group of 4) though about going to Loveland but we dropped it because I read lots of reviews that Loveland gets too Windy and is not much comfortable. But yeah, if it is going to get good snow around that time, I dont see a major issue with that. 

 

What about big ones like, Aspen-Snowmas, Telluride, Steamboat, Vail, Breck? Do they have any decent snow around TG?

 

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Well.. I dont know much about Himalayas Skiing. Talking about Gulmarg Ski resort. But the Ski Gondola they have have vertical elevation of ~4400 feet (yeah, one single Gondola going that high)

 

Apparently it has plenty off piste unexplored area once you get that high and Himalaya Monuntrain range is way way bigger than what we have here in US. So for an advanced, it should be an amazing place. For an Adv. Inter like me, I am going to find out. 

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How far is Wolfcreek from there ?

http://www.wolfcreekski.com/
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Originally Posted by Jay Kavathe View Post
 

 

What about big ones like, Aspen-Snowmas, Telluride, Steamboat, Vail, Breck? Do they have any decent snow around TG?

 

 

 

Generally, Loveland and A-basin start making snow first. They have a big head start on the other areas that are at a lower elevation and/or just don't want to try competing against Loveland and A-Basin.

 

This head start generally means that these two areas have the most terrain open at Thanksgiving. Not all years, but most. Usually at this time, other areas will start to overtake them, but how fast somebody gets more terrain open depends on snowfall.

 

Because somebody mentioned it, Wolf Creek is about 4.5 hours off. Early season is feast or famine. We were 100% open the first week of November last year, and skiing knee and thigh deep stuff day after day throughout November. It was awesome.

 

But Wolf Creek has zero snowmaking, and it can be terrible early season too.

 

It also does not really have a whole lot of intermediate terrain. Lots of beginner stuff, lots of expert stuff, not a lot of cruisers. Pretty good intermediate-advanced tree skiing, however.

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