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Colorado steeps???

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hey -which colorado resort is totally sick ? Any 50 degree + ----------live in nw lookin to hit co-thanks
post #2 of 20
Highlands in Aspen is pretty darn steep, as are some spots at A Basin.
post #3 of 20
http://www.silvertonmountain.com/

Bring a change of undies.
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 

thanks dude

post #5 of 20
Aspen Highlands
Crested Butte
Telluride ...maybe
post #6 of 20

Not Colorado but steeeeep

If steeps are what you are after (and not too tied to CO) go to Jackson Hole. Corbets and more will fill the bill
post #7 of 20

Taos = 50% Expert + Chutes

Not CO but nearby. Although we've beens short on snow, got 13" as of 7 AM March 9, 2006. The chutes are open on a rotating basis. Many to choose from. Require short hike but that keeps the riff raff away.
post #8 of 20
Isn't "Colorado Steeps" an oxymoron? ...ducking for cover now....
post #9 of 20
So funny. You're right, Colorado sucks anyways. Don't come here. A-Basin isn't steep either.
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 

btdt thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by skugrud
If steeps are what you are after (and not too tied to CO) go to Jackson Hole. Corbets and more will fill the bill
btdt thanks
post #11 of 20
Crested Butte by far the steepest resort around. Plenty of stuff to kill yourself on.
Arapahoe Basin steep, but small.
Silverton guided skiing, some limited unguided skiing this spring. Not really a ski area yet, more like a club.
Aspen Highlands, I don't think anything is at 50degrees, but almost everything is over 40.
Telluride, no firsthand experience here, but I've heard it has some steeps.
Lot's of other resorts have steeps, but compared to the percentages of other terrain, it's small. Snowmass, Winterpark, and many others have their spots.
post #12 of 20
I've skied most of the major and quite a few of the minor resorts in Colorado and I'd also definitely go with Crested Butte for the greatest amount of sustained steep on-area terrain. I have been exploring the place for years and am still finding outrageous stuff that I cannot believe that they will turn any Bozo with a ticket loose on. You gotta a love a place with runs like Body Bag and Dead Bob's Chute. If you go there pick up an Extreme Terrain Map at one of the ski shops for detail on the stuff that is just vague double black diamond areas on the offical map you get at the ticket window.

Silverton has more steep terrain but at this point the skiing is so controlled that you don't get to ski where or how you want because of the supervision.
post #13 of 20
Everyone should quit skiing Colorado because there aren't any steeps and go to Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Stay away from Colorado please.
post #14 of 20
Thank you Lars, I couldn't have said it better myself.
post #15 of 20
I believe you need to call ahead and book your trip to Silverton.
post #16 of 20
No snow, no steeps. I keep scratching my head and wondering why anyone wants to ski a thirty degree pitch with a half foot of powder when they could ski a fifty degree pitch with a foot. I guess the tree-skiing is bad but...
post #17 of 20
threadjumping but...Don't really know Colorado, except Vail is not place for steeps. But if you want steeps, go to Snowbird. Steeps abound, EVERYWHERE you turn. The Cirque should satisfy your cravings, for a start. The Pull of Gravity is quite easy to come by at the Bird.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyChicken
No snow, no steeps. I keep scratching my head and wondering why anyone wants to ski a thirty degree pitch with a half foot of powder when they could ski a fifty degree pitch with a foot. I guess the tree-skiing is bad but...
Change the fly, Bobby.

The one you're using isn't working.
post #19 of 20
Aspen area has tons of 50's. They are just not within the boundry.
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Peters
Change the fly, Bobby.

The one you're using isn't working.
Good, other people can go to Colorado and I can go to Utah.
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