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Old 09-28-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I grew up skiing out east in NY
The biggest for me is/was: no rain nor fog.
I have skied Sunapee wearing a garbage bag.
I have skied Gore and Killington when the visibility was about 2 meters.
I have ski-patrolled on ice and in the rain in NY.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I learned to snowboard at Keystone. The greens are pretty good and not as flat or as many catwalks as in Winter Park which is especially hard on a snowboarder when you are learning. The blues are good too.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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Thanks for the input, infinity. Good info!
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Copper is perfect for beginners. It's set up so the terrain gets sequentially more difficult as you go from one side of the mountain to the next. It has some of the best easy/moderately intermediate ski runs in the Country.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:18 AM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Default Kids Ski Free Application

This year's deadline is January 31st! Do have kids in 5th or 6th grade? 5th & 6th Grade Passport | Colorado Ski Country USA
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:55 PM
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Location: Just south of Denver since 1989
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Default CDOT on Feb. 11 and Feb. 25 will run " SnowStang," an expansion of the agency’s existing Bustang system along I-25

Now you can test ride a bus http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/ne...es-to-ski.html
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Apologies up front for butting in as I'm a total noob to the Denver/Mountain commute thing (sorry! just adding to the congestion).... which mountains are the best with kids who are new to skiing that are easiest to get to? We'd likely do the lazier departure time of 10-11 and come home later. Is all wheel drive a *must* for that commute (or Denver as a whole)?

*sidenote - also, if you happen to know of any mountains/bunny slopes that are good for special needs kids, that'd be bonus! (I'm still searching through all the threads so if you know of one to direct me to, that'd be awesome. Thanks!)
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Apologies up front for butting in as I'm a total noob to the Denver/Mountain commute thing (sorry! just adding to the congestion).... which mountains are the best with kids who are new to skiing that are easiest to get to? We'd likely do the lazier departure time of 10-11 and come home later. Is all wheel drive a *must* for that commute (or Denver as a whole)?

*sidenote - also, if you happen to know of any mountains/bunny slopes that are good for special needs kids, that'd be bonus! (I'm still searching through all the threads so if you know of one to direct me to, that'd be awesome. Thanks!)
I'm not a skier by any means, but I've heard that if you've got little ones who're just starting out Eldora is a safe bet.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:52 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Well, I reserve my room for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. (Sunday night is usually cheap.) take a nap after work Friday, and get up at 11, or midnight to make the run up the hill. Check in late at the hotel. and grab a quick nap.
Sunday night have a leisurely dinner, go to sleep, get up around 5 AM and head down the hill, and show up at work.
Of course if you have kids, that might be a bit more of a challenge, but it can be made to work out.
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Old 02-22-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Apologies up front for butting in as I'm a total noob to the Denver/Mountain commute thing (sorry! just adding to the congestion).... which mountains are the best with kids who are new to skiing that are easiest to get to? We'd likely do the lazier departure time of 10-11 and come home later. Is all wheel drive a *must* for that commute (or Denver as a whole)?

*sidenote - also, if you happen to know of any mountains/bunny slopes that are good for special needs kids, that'd be bonus! (I'm still searching through all the threads so if you know of one to direct me to, that'd be awesome. Thanks!)
Loveland.

Winter Park has a whole school for special needs. Check it out.
NSCD - adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities
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