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Poll Results: What is your Favorite Colorado Ski Area?

 
  • 8% (5)
    Vail
  • 5% (3)
    Breckenridge
  • 1% (1)
    Keystone
  • 1% (1)
    Beaver Creek
  • 8% (5)
    A Basin
  • 8% (5)
    Loveland
  • 5% (3)
    Winter Park
  • 11% (7)
    Copper Mountain
  • 3% (2)
    Steamboat
  • 5% (3)
    Aspen
  • 10% (6)
    Aspen Highlands
  • 0% (0)
    Buttermilk
  • 0% (0)
    Cooper
  • 5% (3)
    Crested Butte
  • 0% (0)
    Durango MTN Resort
  • 10% (6)
    Telluride
  • 0% (0)
    Monarch
  • 1% (1)
    Silverton
  • 10% (6)
    Snowmass
  • 5% (3)
    Other
60 Total Votes  
post #31 of 52
Thread Starter 

Oh Man... looks like I'm going to have to start a new poll... what's your favorite ski movie?  Of course there's only two real choices

 

In the Red Corner from 1993

 

 

In the Blue Corner from 1985

 

 

post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by tball View Post
 

^^^ Great answer.   You've distilled why it's so difficult for me to answer the question of what's my favorite CO ski area.  

 

I think it is near an impossible question to answer rationally. We all probably can come up with an answer, but is the rationalization legitimate?

 

Monarch is high on my list. But I can't come up with a good internally consistent reason why.  It's terrain is mediocre in difficulty while being way, way way too short in vertical.  It has a not great lift and run layout. Lift capacity is substandard- with the increased visitation, I wait in line there more than most other places at the top of my list.

 

But it is near the top of my list, probably because when I go there, it is not about that ski day, its about the almost 30 years of ski experiences I've had there, and it is really hard to separate the emotional connection to the place from the rational. Monarch does well with intangibles, one of the reasons a lot of people on this board speak highly of it, despite it being an 1100 vert mountain that you will find yourself waiting in line at least some part of your day.

 

Why is Winter Park my favorite large resort? Probably the same reason.  I have lots of good memories, even though most of them were before I ruining my knee and now I can't ski Jane like it should be skied- my C lift challenge days are behind me. I'm good for maybe 6 if somebody drags me to the car. :/

 

Why isn't one of the Aspen 4 my favorite area? Terrain and crowds should make it so- I can't come up with a good reason, aside from it being expensive as hell and not really fitting my attitude

 

I have an indefensible distaste for Copper that I can offer up no good reason for... except as a kid our family never liked it, and colored with that experience, when I had a couple of lackluster days there, I gave up on it.  Rationally, I know given what I like to ski, as much as I can like any major resort I should be all over it. But...

post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by bwiab View Post
 

Oh Man... looks like I'm going to have to start a new poll... what's your favorite ski movie?  Of course there's only two real choices

 

 

I think what you meant to ask everyone is "What is your second favorite (theatrical) ski movie?" Because obviously everyone's favorite is Hot Dog.

post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

 

I think what you meant to ask everyone is "What is your second favorite (theatrical) ski movie?" Because obviously everyone's favorite is Hot Dog.

What kind of new one am I gonna get torn if I admit to having never seen it?

post #35 of 52

Until I am able to ski every ski resort in Colorado, I will have to hold my vote.  Until then my current favorite is usually the resort in Colorado I skied last.  Right now that is Copper.  By the end of this season it will be Breck.  Next year where ever my ski club decides to go.

 

Love the all!

 

Rick G

post #36 of 52
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Originally Posted by rickg View Post
 

Until I am able to ski every ski resort in Colorado, I will have to hold my vote. 

What, you mean base a view here on facts? What fun is that? 

post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by anachronism View Post
 

 

I am pretty sure you are incorrect here. What's your source? A lot of the ski footage was definitively shot in Aspen (although some obviously wasn't), and unless I have been completely deceived by skillful editing, there are plenty of 1st unit shots with the principal cast in Aspen.

 

IMDB seems to indicate the principal filming location was Aspen, with BC sitting in for some obvious non Aspen/Colorado filming.

 

Perhaps you are thinking of Dumb & Dumber, where Park City and Breck stood in for Aspen, and the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park was the hotel where they stayed in "Aspen."

 

At least, that's what the internet says. I didn't recognize much of anything from Breck in the movie, making me think Park City was most of the street scenes.  But, its been a while on that one.


You are right, so I must be that other thing. While much of the skiing was filmed at Wiegele's in Blue River, BC, there is a lot of footage in and around Aspen, Basalt even! This is particularly embarrassing since I know Patrick Hasburgh and many of the skiers in the movie.

 

From now on I'll stick to boot stuff and leave the cinema out. I am still sticking to my story about liking Aspen Highlands though....

 

jl

post #38 of 52

Vail.  I just really like Vail.

post #39 of 52
My favorite ski area is where ever I'm skiing. For me, that's usually Loveland. It's 40 miles from my house and I've taught there for nearly 20 yrs. Nothing fancy but the snow quality is reliable and usually superior to the big resorts (fewer people packing it down). Can it be cold and windy? You bet. It's on the continental divide and tops out at 13,010'. But that's exactly what keeps the snow so phenomenal. With so much terrain above treeline, it has a very European feel. While epic pass holders are sitting on I-70, Loveland skiers/riders are finding the goods!
post #40 of 52

Mental note, @skimomola teaches at Loveland. And I keep telling myself to spend money on lessons, not gear. Do you have personnel recommendations or teach super sessions yourself? 

 

I wish there were more season passes that had a multiple-lesson add on for a reasonable cost for more advanced skiers. I know out of all my skiing friends (25-35 year olds) that are not true-newbies, I'm the only one that even considers dropping $$$ on lessons over gear.  

post #41 of 52
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Mental note, @skimomola
 teaches at Loveland. And I keep telling myself to spend money on lessons, not gear. Do you have personnel recommendations or teach super sessions yourself? 

I wish there were more season passes that had a multiple-lesson add on for a reasonable cost for more advanced skiers. I know out of all my skiing friends (25-35 year olds) that are not true-newbies, I'm the only one that even considers dropping $$$ on lessons over gear.  

@jmeb Yes, I teach super sessions. I would love to ski with you this season. I'm available as soon as Loveland opens! Money spent on lessons is money well spent. I'm proposing some ideas for advanced skiers to get a deal on lesson/pass.
post #42 of 52

@jmeb , an alternative for season long lessons/coaching is the lesson club at Breck.  Today is the last day to purchase.  See  PSA -- BRECKENRIDGE LESSON CLUB -- BUY BY SEPTEMBER 30! for details.

 

Mike

post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by skimomola View Post


@jmeb Yes, I teach super sessions. I would love to ski with you this season. I'm available as soon as Loveland opens! Money spent on lessons is money well spent. I'm proposing some ideas for advanced skiers to get a deal on lesson/pass.

 

I hope your proposals go well. Who should I ask for to get scheduled with you? I'm mostly a weekend warrior with alternating fridays off when work-loads allow. Probably a level 6 or 7ish skier--I've skied most everything 'cept the ridge cat at Luv including 9 and OTR etc. Though I enjoy those steeps I wish I had more grace to spare on them.

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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post
 

@jmeb , an alternative for season long lessons/coaching is the lesson club at Breck.  Today is the last day to purchase.  See  PSA -- BRECKENRIDGE LESSON CLUB -- BUY BY SEPTEMBER 30! for details.

 

Mike

 

I would be all over something like that if it didn't a) require a Vail Resorts pass that I don't have and b) wasn't at Breck. (Great terrain and all, I just get a bit overwhelmed by all those people.)


Edited by jmeb - 9/30/14 at 8:47pm
post #44 of 52

Tahoe (Emigrant Run)

 

Hey I survived it, didn't I ? LOL

(and with no broken bones to boot)

post #45 of 52
Contact me via PM.

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post #46 of 52
I would remove your email or a crawler might find you and spam you to death
post #47 of 52
I'm finding that difficult to do!
post #48 of 52
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I'm finding that difficult to do!

At the bottom left of your post there *should* be a little pencil icon that will let you edit. I just grabbed your email and will send one your way. Thanks!

post #49 of 52
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I'm finding that difficult to do!

At the bottom left of your post there *should* be a little pencil icon that will let you edit. I just grabbed your email and will send one your way. Thanks!

 

Mod note:

There is a relatively short time limit for people who are not Passholders to edit their posts.  Fixed it.  If an edit is needed for a post, can click on the Red Flag icon to send a note to the Moderation Team.

 

@skimomola: To see if you have a Private Message within the EpicSki system, look in the top right corner (near where you log out).

post #50 of 52
Thanks smile.gif
post #51 of 52
Thread Starter 

Since we're in the middle of the season... thought I would bump the thread. Thought maybe some of you might have missed it. Looks like Aspen is still leading the way.

post #52 of 52
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Originally Posted by bwiab View Post
 

Since we're in the middle of the season... thought I would bump the thread. Thought maybe some of you might have missed it. Looks like Aspen is still leading the way.

 

Tied with "OTHER."

 

Other should take it. A truly special place.

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