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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
I am going to be down in Denver the weekend of Nov 17-19 to watch my Broncos beat up on the Dolts (San Diego Chargers).

I have heard that there is already enough snow up in the mountains for skiing? Any help from Denver area people would be great!!
post #2 of 26
Loveland and A-Basin are already open, and there should be more open soon since the front range just got some good snows the other other day. I'd be willing to bet that just about everywhere on the front range will be open then so it'll be a matter of what type of terrain is open and where.
post #3 of 26
There's no skiing in Colorado. What are you talking about?

Actually, when you're here, Loveland, A-Basin, Copper, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, and Breaver Creek will all be open and are all easily accessible from Denver. Conditions and # runs open will vary so check the websites for specifics.
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
=)

This thread makes me very happy. I am doing a little dance (at work even) because I get to ski in a few short weeks!!!

WOO WOO!
post #5 of 26
Copper opens 11/3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
post #6 of 26
It's pretty much just a thing layer of snow on rocks right now. Only the WROD has coverage at Loveland and A-Basin. We tried to get some turns on Berthoud Pass and were sorely dissappointed last Saturday.






Everyone knows Colorado sucks Utah is where the snow is at...
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
So I should probably be bringing the rock ski's (thos hideous 190 X14's!) or should I be ok riding on my backup ski's?
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by MontanaSnow View Post
=)

This thread makes me very happy. I am doing a little dance (at work even) because I get to ski in a few short weeks!!!

WOO WOO!
MS: I'm sure the skiing will cause you to dance by then however, Broncos better start putting some points up to beat SD or no riverdance for you.

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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
...Everyone knows Colorado sucks Utah is where the snow is at...
K: Can't we just live in peace and harmony...let's share the snow love without the bloodshed of our awful border wars.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
MS: I'm sure the skiing will cause you to dance by then however, Broncos better start putting some points up to beat SD or no riverdance for you.



K: Can't we just live in peace and harmony...let's share the snow love without the bloodshed of our awful border wars.
Hey, I love Utah as much as anyone. Great stuff there for sure. It's just a little fun to razz 'em a bit. They'll get plenty of theirs soon enough.
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Don't worry about the Broncos offense. Shannan let the beast out for a little bit against Cleveland and things looked good.

Plus even if they lose, I ski....I STILL win.
post #11 of 26
Kill...I was over on TGR forum and some Utah native was bitchin about all the news regarding CO snowfall with respect to what he discribed as "falling frozen rain rounds" hitting Utah slopes as of late. He said he "had enough" and was going to move to CO. Many of course just posted a bunch of "wait, history teaches us that it will soon snow", but this guy was seriously distrubed about it...I hope I don't see him out in the summit area...he has a short fuse.
post #12 of 26
Hahaha, the yin and the yang of lower elevation areas. More snow but ya got to wait. I got to agree that it won't be much longer before Utah starts getting creamed.

Did you see the ban iskibc and CO crew thread? Good stuff!
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by HookedOnWinter View Post
Copper opens 11/3. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I will be there the following week, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
post #14 of 26
Keystone and Breck announced 11/3 openings today
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
It's pretty much just a thing layer of snow on rocks right now. Only the WROD has coverage at Loveland and A-Basin. We tried to get some turns on Berthoud Pass and were sorely dissappointed last Saturday.
oh, those pictures hurt. I can't wait -- maybe I should just go buy an AT rig this weekend and get to it.

Mike
post #16 of 26
1.) The Broncos have the best defense in the game thus far (7.5 pts allowed per game), so they don't have to score a tremendous amount of points.
2.) Yes, everyone knows that Utah gets more snow than Colorado, get over that being the only sign of greatness.
3.) After working in SLC for 11 months and skiing a few weekends there, it is damn hard to have fun when the lifts close. I'll take the "mediocre" skiing in Colorado over the "non-existant" nightlife in Utah anytime!!!

Party on!.......
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by AbbaSki View Post
3.) After working in SLC for 11 months and skiing a few weekends there, it is damn hard to have fun when the lifts close. I'll take the "mediocre" skiing in Colorado over the "non-existant" nightlife in Utah anytime!!!

Party on!.......
You obviously haven't scoped the nightlife in Park City. In my opinion, Whistler, Breck, and Vail are certainly no better. YMMV.
post #18 of 26
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You obviously haven't scoped the nightlife in Park City. In my opinion, Whistler, Breck, and Vail are certainly no better. YMMV.
How's the nightlife in Alabama?
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by skierhj View Post
Keystone and Breck announced 11/3 openings today
Awesome! Breck is 25 miles closer to my house than Loveland or A-Basin.

We'll find out next Sunday how good the Broncos defense really is. It's one thing to shut down the Raiders or Browns, quite another to stop Peyton Manning.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by trouble View Post
How's the nightlife in Alabama?
Variable, but excellent at times. The women are gorgeous.

(However the skiing is not quite as good as it is in the Rockies.)

-s
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Ok, I took a look at the schedule of things we will be doing while in Denver. I have discovered that I have saturday morning open. What would be better to fill time than to put in a 1/2 day of skiing in EARLY november??

So Denverites what is the closet hill to Denver? I need to be able to get back that evening to catch the Nuggets game.

Hook a fellow skier up! Anyone wanna join me?
post #22 of 26
Go to Loveland. That will be the closest and quickest to get to. A-Basin is just over the hill, so that is not unreasonable to go to either.

I'll probably be in the backcountry around Berthoud Pass somewhere if you are interested in that.
post #23 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I'm not a good enough skiier for backcountry yet, plus my little brother is coming along so I need to get him up and going.

Thanks for the info though!!!
post #24 of 26
MS…Kill is right on regarding your half day or so going up to Loveland at city side of the tunnel at US 6 turnoff. You and your little brother will both find more time skiing and less with travel and logistics considering your current timeframe.
post #25 of 26
What everyone else has said - Loveland is the nearest & quickest, with A-Basin a 15 to 25 minute hop over the pass right behind it. But, I wouldn't be too focused on trying to just get "half a day" in - it is fairly easy to get a full day of skiing in AND make it to the Pepsi Center for a 7pm tip-off. There would even be enough time for a quick stop at the hotel room (assuming it's between here and there) to shower (this is also assuming real guy showers, not prima donna guy showers), plus a stop at the beer and nacho vendor, all before Jake Schroeder (sp?) starts to sing the anthem.

J

reason for edit: change "face-off" to "tip-off" - you can tell what I usually watch at the Pepsi Center...
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Looks like we are doing a full day on Sunday=)

I had to twist some family arms, but they gave in!
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