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Old 04-03-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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From Illinois. Planning a trip to Colorado starting next week April 9th, to stay for the weekend leave on April 14th. I want to go skiing and see the beauty that Colorado has to offer. Debating where to go and fly into either Colorado Springs or Denver? Active person, wants to see the best of the outdoors that Colorado has to offer for the five days. Recommendations?
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Governor's Park/Capitol Hill, Denver, CO
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You will want to check to see which ski resorts will be open that late in the year before you plan where to land. Go on line and see when ski seasons typically end for specific resorts.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Resort Closing Dates | ColoradoSki.com
Most ski areas will still be open through April 13. Fly into Denver.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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looked so far at Vail Resorts and Winter Park. Really looking fwd to Colorado.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:30 PM
 
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You should probably fly into denver. It's less of a drive and you can just take 70 across and into the mountains. Probably cheaper flights too.
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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While not a skier I've been down those roads. I'm sure those roads will take you around Vail as the ski bases are open. Take U.S. 24 and go south through Minturn, Leadville, Buena Vista (Spanish for "good view"). You'll see some of the prettiest mountains in the state called the Collegiate Range. Then take U.S. 50 to Salida. Plenty of good places for lunch. Stay on 50 eastbound; you'll see the fly fishermen pulling them rainbows out of the Arkansas River. Stay on 50 , go through Canon City and turn off at State Hwy. 115, which leads you to Colorado Springs. A dozen or so 14,000 ft. mountains, lots of mining history in Leadville, and the Arkansas canyon. Can't beat it!
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:14 PM
 
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Definitely fly into Denver. Summit and Eagle counties are getting some good snow this week as well. Breckenridge got 17" in the last 7 days. Vail & Beaver Creek got more than that, I think.

Have fun, enjoy the spring skiing/riding!
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Just go to A-Basin.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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Grand Lake and Granby area followed by a trip up to rocky mountain NP. Nice little day road trip.
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:23 PM
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Definitely fly into Denver. Much easier to get to the ski resorts from Denver. Most are along I-70.
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