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Old 12-07-2013, 08:29 PM   #13066
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Hope so, I'd rather watch Auburn than Ohio State.
Yeah, I guess thats why I had a brain slip. I have gotten to think that Auburn is the most fun team in college football and I compare them to the local Seattle Seahawks as far as style of play. And now I was right, Auburn plays Florida State (Mich State vs Ohio State over at 34-24 Mich State wins).
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:20 AM   #13067
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #13068
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #13069
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I love his closing line...

"If I knew what I was doing, Id be bored."
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I read his blog page and the guy is amazing. For those who didn't, he actually bought a wrecked Tesla S and is going to put the engine and interiors into his stretchla.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #13070
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Greenies,

I will be in Denver Tuesday through Sunday, skiing Wed-Fri. Wondering if you all might recommend some hills to play on. I mostly ride alpine, but can also be a hippy tele-dude as well.

Looking for:

1. Close to Denver
2. Cheap(ish)
3. Good Snow
4. Short lift lines

Also, if anyone wants to get out and join me...

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #13071
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Greenies,

I will be in Denver Tuesday through Sunday, skiing Wed-Fri. Wondering if you all might recommend some hills to play on. I mostly ride alpine, but can also be a hippy tele-dude as well.

Looking for:

1. Close to Denver
2. Cheap(ish)
3. Good Snow
4. Short lift lines

Also, if anyone wants to get out and join me...

Thanks in advance,
Hick

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Loveland is the best match for that criteria - http://skiloveland.com/

If you're looking to do back country, I might check out the Indian Peaks wilderness area. I haven't been up there yet this year, but I bet it's kind of doable.

I've been to Loveland a half dozen times this year, and they've got a lot open for this time of year and the snow's been damn good. $49 lift ticket ($39 if you know someone with a pass that would go up with you) or they allow free uphill access all day. From Louisville, it takes me 1:15 mins from the house to the parking lot of Loveland during the week. I'd head up with you, but I've got meetings out the ass this week.

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Old 12-08-2013, 04:00 PM   #13072
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Other ski places

Been a long time. Eldora the season I went had as good of snow and was easy to get to. Lift lines were short. Wondered why I never went before. Perhaps the vertical drops are a bit less.
Seems I've spent far more time around there in other capacities
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #13073
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Loveland Basin was my ski home for many years and I highly recommend it.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #13074
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Loveland (also in a commercial way Copper) is so basic common Colorado Rocky Mountain skiing. We went to Loveland many years for the late March Derby. They opened the ridge and wow. Copper is all about the Spalding bowl. My favorite outside Telluride and Silverton. Georgetown is so quaint and 1950's ski town Colorado.

My Colorado favorites:
  1. Wolf Creek - No frills, un-groomed pure Continental Divide skiing.
  2. Crested Butte - Big. North Face. You can put three Taos ski areas in here. Cold.
  3. Loveland, just a chill vibe, locals, laid back, less crowds.
  4. Telluride - Prospect bowl is so big, cool high dollar town. Commercialized Colorado but yet truly a great ski area with good snow, see Crested Butte. So easy to go on up to Silverton from Durango to ski true back country.
  5. Purgatory - Everything a family of shredders or newbies could want, mellow but there are great spots if you know the mountain.
Taos is it for me. New Mexico does not offer a lot, but Taos is serious desert pow skiing. The ridge (east basin and west ridge) separate all posers, 1000's of lines, beautiful weather typically.


Oh, to answer your question, Loveland. Hook up with a local. Go to the ridge of it's open. I start teaching Friday at my local ski area, conditions are killer.

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Old 12-08-2013, 05:20 PM   #13075
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #13076
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Now that's a line of BULL!!!



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Old 12-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #13077
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I always thought the earliest sunset of the year was the winter solstice - the 21st of December (which is the shortest day of the year).
It turns out in Colorado we hit our earliest sunset on Dec 7th. The sunset is starting to officially get later each day

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:38 PM   #13078
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Eek another fun fact

One would think that after Dec 21 sunrise would be earlier BUT NO. Although the days get longer after the 21st sunrise still happens later and later in the day for awhile. "Blame" goes to the analemma curve, the lopsided figure eight the sun's track "draws" on the earth.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #13079
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Is it SUMMER yet.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #13080
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The sunset is starting to officially get later each day
Not being a morning guy (to a fault ), every minute later in the afternoon the sun sets, gets a big
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