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Old 11-17-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Vail is the largest ski resort in the US - not the world.
Whistler is the largest ski resort in North America.
The largest ski resort in the world is Les 3 Vallées in France with the major villages Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel and Courchevel. Les 3 Vallées has 600 km of piste which no other linked ski area is close to.

@neuro, I noticed that you are posting your website quite a bit so decided to take a look. You should do some proofreading - there are a lot of errors.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Let's not get wrapped around weasel worded website claims about who's biggest, etc, like the claim on one website that Vail Mountain is the largest single ski mountain in North America and similar claims for which one needs to parse the words very carefully, for what is said, what is not said, and definition of resort vs mountain, etc.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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Let's not get wrapped around weasel worded website claims about who's biggest, etc, like the claim on one website that Vail Mountain is the largest single ski mountain in North America and similar claims for which one needs to parse the words very carefully, for what is said, what is not said, and definition of resort vs mountain, etc.
I noticed the weasel words and even then the claim isn't valid. Vail spans more than one mountain/hill (Blue Sky Basin), just like WB.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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Unless you pay for parking, it's a lot quicker to get up the mountain at Keystone. Breck is a hassle with the remote parking lot, shuttle bus, then town gondola.
Breck isn't that bad. I park in the lot at breck station, walk over and hop on the gondola.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Has anybody here skiied Wolf Creek this year? I was thinking about going up for Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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So, looking at the CDOT website, it says that Loveland pass is closed. Does that mean A-Basin resort is not accessible?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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So, looking at the CDOT website, it says that Loveland pass is closed. Does that mean A-Basin resort is not accessible?
It's still open, you just have to go the back way to get there: you go west through the Eisenhower Tunnel, get off at Dillon/Silverthorne, take the road that goes to Keystone past Keystone a few miles until you get to A-basin.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:02 PM
 
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Oh, at that rate I might as well just go to keystone. Forecast shows keystone a lot windyer than a-basin though, tomorrow. Do u have a recommendation?
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:09 PM
 
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Oh, at that rate I might as well just go to keystone. Forecast shows keystone a lot windyer than a-basin though, tomorrow. Do u have a recommendation?
IMHO, A-basin is a great place to go 1) when the weather is great and clear (and not too windy) and you can ski the lifts at the top (and the Montezuma bowl if it's open), 2) early season or late season when nothing else is open, 3) if you're an advanced/expert skiier and plan on sticking to the Pali lift all day. If you're a beginner/intermediate skiier, I think you'll have more fun at Keystone. I've skiied at both many times before-- and I would say that from my experience A-basin is hands down windier than Keystone, no matter what day. The whole upper half of the mountain is above timberline and wide open, often with hurricane force, ferocious winds. Keystone is a kinder, gentler ski area, it's 100% below timberline, although due to its lower elevation it doesn't get as much snow or same quality of snow as A-basin.
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