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Old 12-11-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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I would absolutely bring clothing for very low temps.
The mountains are a funny thing. It can be zero up top and 30 and sunny in the valleys.
Jan 2011 we had a Arctic blast that kept many people home and not on the hill. We had friends visiting who didn't take the kids out because they didn't want them to have a bad experience and give up on Skiing.
A good trick for skiing Colorado is to follow the Sun. Generally the warmest part of the day is at the end of the day around 2PM.
Take your time in the morning and let the crowds disburse across the hill. You'll have a lot of energy if you take your time, eat good, drink lots of water and stay in the sun.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Thanks Scrub!
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Daytime if the sun is out is quite comfortable, especially if you're out being active. But bring layers as high winds make can make it biting cold atop the mountain.

After 4pm, or when sun goes down, it will be remarkably colder. Bring your hat and gloves for walking about town.

Also bring sunscreen.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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And lip balm!
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:17 PM
 
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I had my trip to Breck! The elevation was really hard to acclimate to. I was surprised it affected me, I really thought it wouldn't be a big deal.
The Ullr parade was a riot, loved that.
The area is gorgeous and the people were really friendly.

And I totally went through a lot of lip balm!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I had my trip to Breck! The elevation was really hard to acclimate to. I was surprised it affected me, I really thought it wouldn't be a big deal.
The Ullr parade was a riot, loved that.
The area is gorgeous and the people were really friendly.

And I totally went through a lot of lip balm!!
Nice!!! Glad you enjoyed it.
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