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post #1 of 6
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me and my Dad are going to A-basin Keystone and Loveland on presidents day my cousin who is a local who is a superb skier had an early season injury so he obviously can't ski my Dad is a very experienced and skilled skier and i'm getting very good me and My Dad has skied at A-basin and Keystone before but never Loveland and i've been to Keystone.. My cousin who got hurt was going to show us some good trails and bowls and stuff since he gets about 60 days at Loveland and 15 at a-basin so i was wondering what are some good trails at Loveland and A-basin like blacks and double blacks
we already are going to ski Montezuma bowl
post #2 of 6
Wow. 123 words. 2 periods. My head just got a cramp...

Maybe this will help people answer:

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Originally Posted by superstylinskier626 View Post
Me and my Dad are going to A-basin, Keystone, and Loveland on Presidents Day.

My cousin, who is a local and a superb skier, had an early-season injury, so he obviously can't ski. My Dad is a very experienced and skilled skier, and i'm getting very good. Me and my Dad have skied at A-basin and Keystone before, but never Loveland, and i've been to Keystone..

My cousin who got hurt was going to show us some good trails and bowls and stuff since he gets about 60 days at Loveland and 15 at a-basin, so i was wondering, what are some good trails at Loveland and A-basin like blacks and double blacks?

We already are going to ski Montezuma bowl.

aaron

PS - I've never been to Loveland or A-Basin, but I hope to be headed to Loveland on the Saturday after Presidents' Day!
post #3 of 6
I really like Loveland. Conventionial blacks and double blacks are off chair one to lookers left at base area. From the top of chair nine, at nearly 13000 feet you can traverse to some interesting advanced terrain, not to mention that it feels like you're on top of a mountain on the moon up there.
post #4 of 6
Reading this brings back some great memories, my dad and I took a similar trip a few years back around the same time. We still remember it as one of the best ski times we've had.
Loveland was a fun area, bigger than we expected and cold too (physically the coldest weather in which I've been). As mentioned previously Chair 1 has some steeps. Didn't get to do Chair 9 the day we were there because it was closed due to wind but would imagine that is a must. The best part, however, was that the ski patrol was offering free mountain tours on this Saturday (not sure if they still do it) and we skied some stuff we would've never found.
A-basin: definitely do Montezuma since it's new but otherwise Pallavicini is all you need to know (if the East Wall is open it might be worth it to hike there but never done it myself). If I could only ski one lift for the rest of my life it would probably be that one. There're a bunch of options off of the lift and all end up back at the loading point.
Last thing to mention is that both of these places are at significant altitude for ski areas in North American. That said, drink more water than you think you'll need throughout the day and don't booze it when you get there.
Have a great time! Every father should get to ski with their son.
post #5 of 6
Loveland,
If theres Fresh, Chair #8 is a MUST!
It's all GOOD!
post #6 of 6
At the Basin, there's the Pali. There are a lot of great lines in there, including the Alley's. You can also hike the North Pole, but it is a bit of vertical, and it is pretty steep. Willie's Wide is also a boot pack, but a bit wider. Lower East Wall has some nice off piste terrain that is much flatter than any of the above choices, but you can find some narrow shots through the rocks to give you a Corbett's junior feeling.

Have fun!

Mike
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