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Old 07-10-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Boise Idaho
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I am moving from Idaho I use to live in Mammoth Lakes Cali. I want to move to a ski resort with a large ski park and room to get better as a park rider. I think I am debating between Keystone and Breck but I need some opinions. And where is the housing in those places like to rent, any websites? Any info would help!
Thanks Cassidy
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: New Zealand
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If you want to ride park exclusively, look at Echo Mountain Park in Evergreen. It's exclusively a park mountain. They don't get a lot of natural snow, but since it's for park-riding, they make do with man-made snow.

If you're looking for a more "big-mountain" experience, then Summit County is the place. Breck, Keystone, and Copper all have big parks. Since I don't ride park, I can't tell you which one is better.

If you can handle it, you can get good info on moving/living in Summit County at the TGR forums. Or better yet, try NewSchoolers -- they're focused on park-riding and have a forum as well.
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Boise Idaho
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Hey Fuzz!
THANK a Ton for the reply! I am just looking for the perfect mountain place to live. Once again thanks for the help!
<3's Cassidy
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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Keystone and Breck are pretty close to one another. They're both in Summit County, along with A-basin and Copper. The Loveland ski area is also very close by. Summit County is a decent place to ski/ride and live, but like all the resort areas it's frightfully expensive in cost of living (although a bargain when compared to Vail). Cheapest places to find an apartment in Summit are either in Dillon Valley East or in the Wildernest area of Silverthorne. It's also much cheaper to rent in Keystone than Breck, if you want to actually stay at a resory (most townies do not live at resorts in Summit County, Breckenridge excepted seeing that the resort and the town are right next to each other). Breck and Frisco are both very expensive.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Keystone and Breck are pretty close to one another. They're both in Summit County, along with A-basin and Copper. The Loveland ski area is also very close by. Summit County is a decent place to ski/ride and live, but like all the resort areas it's frightfully expensive in cost of living (although a bargain when compared to Vail). Cheapest places to find an apartment in Summit are either in Dillon Valley East or in the Wildernest area of Silverthorne. It's also much cheaper to rent in Keystone than Breck, if you want to actually stay at a resory (most townies do not live at resorts in Summit County, Breckenridge excepted seeing that the resort and the town are right next to each other). Breck and Frisco are both very expensive.
Might look into Eagle. Farther away is Leadville. I am not a skier. Is park sking like cross country? If so there is a great deal of cross country done in Lake county around Leadville. OK so for a native and mt gal, I know next to nothing about skiing. My parents always said--too expensive and break your darn fool neck. Then who would milk the cow and gather the eggs?
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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If you live in Eagle, Vail and Beaver Creek will be your haunts -- neither of which cater to park rats as much as the other ski areas in Summit Co. Leadville is a popular place for ski bums since it is much cheaper -- however, it is about 30-45 minutes to Copper, and more to Breck/Keystone.

As tfox mentioned, Dillon Valley East or Wildernest are your best bets for cheap lodging.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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Is park sking like cross country?
Park skiing/riding is skiing/riding in terrain parks, doing jumps and hitting rails, half-pipes, tables, and other tricks.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Don't come to Colorado Springs, our snow comes and lasts for a day or two and then its gone and back up to upper 40s low 50s. Sometimes we get up into the 60s during winter. We are a beautiful community but not for snow. In fact, we laugh because when Colo Sprs sees snow, the city shuts down..delays, school closures, etc. HAHA
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I think the most snow might be found at Wolf Creek. I think I read they average 465" of natural snow annually. I couldnt tell you much about the jobs or rent in the area though... if there is much.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:34 PM
 
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If you want to ride park exclusively, look at Echo Mountain Park in Evergreen. It's exclusively a park mountain. They don't get a lot of natural snow, but since it's for park-riding, they make do with man-made snow.

If you're looking for a more "big-mountain" experience, then Summit County is the place. Breck, Keystone, and Copper all have big parks. Since I don't ride park, I can't tell you which one is better.

If you can handle it, you can get good info on moving/living in Summit County at the TGR forums. Or better yet, try NewSchoolers -- they're focused on park-riding and have a forum as well.
Evergreen is flatland compared to ski area's,I lived around corner in Conifer for many years.
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