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Planning a 2 Week West Coast Trip (need suggestions)

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So I went to Colorado last year (for the 1st time skiing outside of the East) absolutley fell in love with the conditions, people, powder, and atmosphere.  We only spent a week there last time, but this year we are thinking of taking a 2 week trip starting in colorado and ending up in SLC where me and my buddy have a close friend that would give us free lodging.  Ideally we would like to be in SLC on the weekend where we most likely wont ski just to avoid the crowds and just hit the bars.

 

Last year we wound up going to ABasin, Steamboat, and Keystone.  AB and Steamboat were by far our fav mountains.  Love those glades n powder

 

We are in our late 20s, both love the glades, love steak and weed, what mountains do you guys suggest to hit between Denver and SLC??  

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Mary Jane, Copper, Vail (yea, I said it)...

How much are you willing to move around?
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Rocky Mountains are nowhere near the west coast...

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Mary Jane, Copper, Vail (yea, I said it)...

How much are you willing to move around?

We wanted to try MJ/WP last year but decided on an extra day at The Boat.  We are willing to move all over the place, we only get 1 out west ski trip per year, both in our late 20s, both about the same skill level, and both leaving our gf's in NY

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Rocky Mountains are nowhere near the west coast..

 

Anything west of the Mississippi River is the West Coast to me, LOL.

 

In all seriousness though I am actually contemplating dropping my boy off at the SLC airport and taking the drive to SoCal to stay with my family and possibly hitting up the Cali mountains on the way from SLC to LBC.... I dont work from November until March, so I have the time, my gf on the other hand may not be too pleased with me turning a 2 week trip to a month long excursion

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Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Rocky Mountains are nowhere near the west coast...

 

It's surprising how foreshortened the West appears from so far away.

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We wanted to try MJ/WP last year but decided on an extra day at The Boat.  We are willing to move all over the place, we only get 1 out west ski trip per year, both in our late 20s, both about the same skill level, and both leaving our gf's in NY

So MJ -> Copper/Breck -> Vail if you want to stay I-70ish.

Aspen/Snowmass on the way out depending on how you want to split your time.

Maybe one thing to consider if pass costs matter is get a RMSP+ and do the entire CO trip at MJ/Copper/Steamboat.

Or get an Epic and go A-Basin/Breck/Keystone/Vail/Beaver Creek and then PCMR/Canyons in SLC. Prolly can't beat that budget wise.
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Rocky Mountains are nowhere near the west coast...

Damn Spinner..........We finally agree on something!  :beercheer:

 

My thoughts exactly!

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