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Is there a close by ski spot along I-70 ?

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I will be driving a car from CA to OH along I-70. Was wondering while going through UT and CO...Is there a close ski spot, maybe within an hours drive of 70? Can't deviate much from the route. And if it is in another state, that's OK too.

 

Thanks 

post #2 of 14

You definitely don't need to go an hour off if you don't want to.  Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper are right off I-70 and I-70 goes under Loveland.

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From the west,,Copper mtn.,Keystone, Loveland. These 3 are less than a mile  from I-70 ( I might be lying about Keystone) Breckinridge,Aspen, Sunlight,.,Are all within an hour, and I'm missed a couple.  Have Fun !

post #4 of 14
No nothing even remotely close to I70.... No skiing to be had.

No offense dude but ever think about consulting a map?
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 I-70 goes under Loveland.



CLose enough?

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From the west,,Copper mtn.,Keystone, Loveland. These 3 are less than a mile  from I-70 ( I might be lying about Keystone)

 

Yes, you are lying. :-)
 

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welcome to Epic
 

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No offense dude but ever think about consulting a map?


like this one http://www.skilodgingrental.com/Summit_County_Info.php

 

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true, but how rough is it to drive about 18-25 minutes down to Breck and maybe what 15 minutes up the valley to K'stone, not exactly a long push to make an early stop and strap it on :)
 

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From the west,,Copper mtn.,Keystone, Loveland. These 3 are less than a mile  from I-70 ( I might be lying about Keystone)

 

Yes, you are lying. :-)
 

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true, but how rough is it to drive about 18-25 minutes down to Breck and maybe what 15 minutes up the valley to K'stone, not exactly a long push to make an early stop and strap it on :)
 

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Originally Posted by oldtri View Post

From the west,,Copper mtn.,Keystone, Loveland. These 3 are less than a mile  from I-70 ( I might be lying about Keystone)

 

Yes, you are lying. :-)
 


 


 

Naw, just that I-70 isn't a mile from Keystone. As to the OP, many if not most places you've heard of are within an hour of I-70, even Aspen (usually). Winter Park, Loveland, Abasin, Keystone, Breck, Copper, Vail, Beaver Creek, Sunlight, Ski Cooper, Sol Vista, ...

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No nothing even remotely close to I70.... No skiing to be had.

No offense dude but ever think about consulting a map?



DUDE...I did. But I only had a paper map of the USA - not much on it for ski places. Just a few things far off 70 I never heard of.

 

Will check out the link for the map.

 

And thanks for ALL the replies!!

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Originally Posted by Que View Post

No nothing even remotely close to I70.... No skiing to be had.

No offense dude but ever think about consulting a map?



 But I only had a paper map of the USA - not much on it for ski places. Just a few things far off 70 I never heard of.

 

 Well here's the magic of this computer thing it has access to digital maps O.o
 

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Aren't these computers something?!!

 

vail I 70.JPG

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To elaborate on some of your best choices if coming from southern CA:

Brian Head ski area in southern Utah is about a dozen miles off I15, a few miles south of intersection with I70.  It's smaller but very scenic, good for one day.  Vertical drop 1300'. Should have low crowds and known for easier terrain.

 

Right on I70 in Colorado:

-Vail/Beaver Creek, vertical drop 3000+, two hours west of Denver, could spend a month at these two separate areas located only a few miles apart on I70, pricier, free parking tricky to find.  Can be busy at peak times.

-Copper, vertical drop around 2600', 90 minutes west of Denver, some bargains may be possible with hunting, could spend a week here.  Could be good option if looking to ski just one place for about three days.

-Loveland, vertical drop about 2100', one hour west of Denver, cheaper lift tics, free parking close to lifts, usually low crowds, smaller area, but still good for a couple days exploration.  Fine option to keep costs down. No onsite lodging.

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welcome to Epic
 

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No offense dude but ever think about consulting a map?


like this one http://www.skilodgingrental.com/Summit_County_Info.php

 

Looks like a great route for ski bums. Tons of places!

 

Thanks

 

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