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Old 12-19-2018, 01:40 AM
 
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I try and ski 3 days a week; my husband skis a minimum of 4 days a week. We are retired and live in Durango. Of course, our skiing has been curtailed because of the lack of snow! Only 3 days last year for me. And even then, the bottom of the skies got messed up because of all the rocks coming through.

Praying for a good snow dump. We are suppose to get one around Christmas, and into January.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:58 AM
 
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I try and ski 3 days a week; my husband skis a minimum of 4 days a week. We are retired and live in Durango. Of course, our skiing has been curtailed because of the lack of snow! Only 3 days last year for me. And even then, the bottom of the skies got messed up because of all the rocks coming through.

Praying for a good snow dump. We are suppose to get one around Christmas, and into January.
A good reason experienced skiers have a set of old "rock boards".

(Mine are 210's)
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Old 12-26-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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I live in Fort Collins and ski 3-4 days a year now because the drive and traffic are no longer worth it to me. I'd rather mountain bike most days.
In high school and college I lived in here in Fort Collins and skied once a week on average, but there was less traffic in the 1980's. I skied 223 days the season I was a lift operator at A-Basin between my freshman and sophomore years in college. The six seasons we lived in Keystone after graduating college and getting married, I skied 5-6 days a week.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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Interesting to see the responses posted here - we are moving to Colorado next summer and one of the things I am most excited about is the outdoor activities and particularly skiing. We have three kids under 6 (and another on the way) so it will be interesting to see how much we get to ski. Me and my oldest son got 20 days in last year from Houston which I thought was pretty good and we are on pace to get 25 days or so in this year (and my 4 year will probably get 15 or so). I'm hopeful once we live in a state that you can ski in that we will be able to get at least 30-40 days a season. Our kids love it for now which makes it easy to get out there.

Vail and Breck each have development teams that meet each Saturday of ski season so we plan to sign them up for that the first year and see how they take to it. Do that each Saturday and then ski together on Sundays. Sprinkle in a week trip and that should get us to a pretty good season. Be interesting to see how things shake out though.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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I lived in Ski towns for 15 years.
First couple years were 80+, then 50, 40, 30...
My last few years were about 25-30 days doing 3-4 hours, mostly doing one big "slackcountry" run.
Last couple of years in ski country I skipped the pass to save money to get the heck over the pass and out of there!
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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When I lived in Denver, I skied one day every other weekend between the beginning of Dec. and the End of March, so about eight times a year for day trips. And then we'd usually do one four night get-a-way long weekend once a year and ski three days, so 11 days a year for me when I was local.

And then June - Oct. we'd do a day trip to go hiking every other weekend and one long weekend once a year at Rocky Mountain National Park where we'd hike three days.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:24 AM
 
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15-40 times a season not including my ski trip. That’s over the the last 14 years. I don’t mind the drive on weekends, if you leave at 6AM get in a bunch of runs and leave by 12:30 the traffic isn’t terrible.

I go on weekdays a lot too.

That said I live in Lakewood so it’s super easy to hop on 6 and be on 70.

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Old 02-04-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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We have 2 kids, maybe 3, and considering a move to CO for occasional skiing, but more for running trails, biking trails and weather. Cost of homes scary though, bc the houses we like are 700k
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:57 AM
 
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We have 2 kids, maybe 3, and considering a move to CO for occasional skiing, but more for running trails, biking trails and weather. Cost of homes scary though, bc the houses we like are 700k
Because it was in the news today! Ha

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fox...l-to-death.amp

Anyway, lots of nice trail running in the foothills around Denver. Housing is high here, as it is in any desirable city.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:12 AM
 
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Completed days 17 and 18 of the season, Mo-Tu this week.
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