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Interesting about the ski length.  I'm 6'3" and ski 178 cm supercross skis.  I love them, and frankly, I ski as much backwards or on one foot as I do facing downhill.  They work great for me.

 

I've just been reading up about all this camber and rocker stuff.  I didn't even realize there was that much difference.  I'm thinking a front edge rocker, with a mid camber, and a flat tail would yield good turn ability, with good straight line ability for a beginner/intermediate person.    

(BTW wife is 5'10",  not 5'11")

 

I'm 5'5 190 lbs (not a typo), female, and my everyday ski is the Line Sick Day 110 at 172cm. There's a lot of rocker in it.

 

Honestly the only way to really know what skis you like is to have experience on different types of skis. Practically speaking, that means to demo. The other option is just to buy something and learn to ski it, as you seem to have. Your ski seems super short to me for your height and weight, but if you're having fun ...

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Another one I saw was Loveland. Its apparently only $59 a day and might be worth it for a change of scenery day.

Also, consider Copper as a change of scenery day if staying at Breck.  Copper is closer than Loveland, has lots of blue runs and tickets are less expensive than Breck.  Copper often has discount lift tickets on liftopia.   

 

If you buy two tickets, Copper is only $64 per with the Shell bogo deal:

http://skifreedeals.com/

post #33 of 36
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I just talked to the guys at snow.com   He doesn't know what I saw online about Breck tix that DO NOT include Keystone.  He said all Breck tix include Keystone and the discount online right now is $129 a day, vs $149 at the window right now.

 

I still its still open on my ipad at home, so I'll look tonight and see what that is.

 

Another one I saw was Loveland. Its apparently only $59 a day and might be worth it for a change of scenery day.

 

Shell has 2 for 1 deals on tickets at Copper and Loveland. Fill up (10 gal) at a Shell station (often associated with 7-11) and get a coupon.

http://skifreedeals.com/ski-resorts-colorado.html

 

Copper doesn't have any restrictions.

Loveland:Sunday – Thursday; Blackouts January 17-19, February 14–16, March 22-29

 

Edit: Sorry--wasn't done reading whole thread when I replied. Sorry for the repost.

post #34 of 36
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Thanks guys for all the advice.

We looked at the distance, and time wise, its almost an hour to loveland from breck.  Its about 35 minutes to copper from breck.

 

We are still leaning towards keeping our trip focused on Breck for the convenience and ski in out experience.  We will likely go over to Keystone for one afternoon/evening because I'd like to try it.

 

Still debating if we should buy tix online early from snow.com or wait and buy locally when we arrive.

 

I spoke to the rental shop I used last year, and he said in his machine right now, Breck tix are 149 a day.   They are 129 online now.

 

He said they tend to rise and fall based on ski conditions, not necessarily time of year.  I'm wondering if by April 2nd, they will fall to where online prices are today, which would allow us to make these decisions based on snow conditions at the time, without (hopefully) paying FULL TOP price for lift tix.

 

Any thoughts? 

post #35 of 36

I'd wait to buy tickets. Somebody will be blowing out tickets and Vr will probably be selling next years epic by then.

post #36 of 36
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That is good, and interesting information. Most of what I hear is that Breck never really discounts their tickets.  I really don't want to wait and get there and pay 149 a day for 3 days, when I can get 3 now for 372.

 

But, if they are anywhere around the 130 a ticket then, I'd rather wait and have the option to choose for sure where the best snow is (in case by some chance that Breck is really bad).  If its decent, we'll stay there and enjoy the ski in out experience.

 

Theres also a chance my wife may not be able to ski at all, due to "life happening", by then, so I'm very hesitant to buy her's ahead.  At a minimum, two of us will ski, and if she can ski, then 3.   If she can't she'll enjoy the town, and mountain relaxation.  

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