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Trip Report Astro's Get Epic 2016. Vegas. Pk City. Beaver Ck. Vail. Breck.

Discussion in 'United States' started by Astro66, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I thought it was Dickie Knees american cousin
     
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  2. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    LOL We're in Vail on 13th then back to Beaver Ck, 14th on.

    Radio's are local Uniden Units. We're on channel 19, sub channel 73.

    Yell out if have compatible radios. Or if you see us. :thumbs:
     
  3. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Got some guests in town so been really busy. Have had some great days. Will try and get some more pics up in the next couple of days.
     
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    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Get busy with that camera Astro. Throw some Astro humour into the mix
     
  5. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Huh .................. Don't know what you're talking about.

    BTW ........................... I was showing Young Astro a new ski move. It's called ...... "The Tree Wrap". :D

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  6. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Magnificent day at Beaver Creek. The views here, take your breath away.

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  7. Summit

    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's never anyone else within smelling distance of your group :) Don't need to find a laundromat for all that yellowness , they'll do it for you at Beaver !
     
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  8. sixty_eight

    sixty_eight One of Us

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    Background is not bad either.
     
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  9. JoeKing

    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Tree hugging. ur doin' it wrong.
     
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  10. MisterMxyzptlk

    MisterMxyzptlk Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Aaaaahh
    Memories of Buller when the runs were half as wide
    The long forgotten tree people
     
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  11. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So yesterday we went to the National Dinosaur Monument in Jensen Utah.

    What an amazing display.

    I was able to touch 140 million year old, real dinosaur bones, as they were preserved in the earth. The cavities in the bones were filled with silica rock due to water seepage. But there was still, real bone there.

    Having only seen this stuff in movies and books. It was quite a moving display.

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    This fossil was a Brontosaurus size and looking dinosaur called Camarasaurus.

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  12. Curto

    Curto One of Us

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    My favourite tree run at BC is "Strawberry Trees". If you get off the top of Strawberry Park, head skiiers right on the cat walk towards Batchelor Gully. Part way up on the right-hand side, just as the corner starts to sweep left, you should see a dead beetle-kill tree. Drop in 50m either side of that and head back to the Strawberry lift!
     
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  13. Curto

    Curto One of Us

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    I called in there on my way to Utah last year. It's awesome! Still talk about it to this day and was in fact showing some friends the pictures just a couple of days ago.
     
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  14. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    The whole family was in deep awe of these creatures. It was definitely a highlight of the trip. :thumbs:
     
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  15. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So we made it to Vail and caught up with some friends from home.

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    And some action shots.

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    Video currently uploading. :)
     
  16. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Some Astro bump time. :thumbs:

     
  17. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Nice one Astro. Little A is ripping it.
     
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  18. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    How old is junior?
     
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  19. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Respect, Astros!
     
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  20. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    He's 13.
     
  21. Olgreg

    Olgreg One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Hmmm. I give you about 3 years before he overtakes you with a big smile on his face.
    Two years if you are still on ladies' skis.
     
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  22. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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  23. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So we were back at Vail today. And I assembled the new Jnr Extreme team. And I introduced them to Hairbag Alley. A tight and twisty tree run.

    And though I tried to break them, they loved it. :headbang: :D

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  24. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like a great trip
     
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  25. FLI355

    FLI355 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Looks great. 4 weeks till I'm there.
     
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  26. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Big powder day today. I'm shattered. I'll look through the cameras for some photo's later.

    Off to Breckenridge tomorrow. Back to ski in / ski out. We did miss it here at Beaver Creek. :D
     
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  27. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Couldn't find any good action shots showing just how good the snow was. But Here is some shots from a really nice tree run in Beaver Creek called Stickline.

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  28. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beaver Creek sounds like a place Joe should visit.
     
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  30. cruisin along

    cruisin along A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beavers are only small critters so truly you may have size issues joeKing. :D

    Anyway Astro seems to be having a blast and the pictures are indicative of a fun holiday.
    Keep them coming Astro.
     
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  31. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    I always thought beavers came in two sizes, large and 'holey moley'
     
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  32. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    10cm overnight and 20cm during the day at Breckenridge, so Young Astro and I set out to take it on. We went to the top of every Peak. And up top it was well over a foot deep, but visibility was not film conducive.

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  33. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    So here's some shots from lower on the mountain.

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  34. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    I'm going to put it out there. Breckenridge is the best ski resort I have ever stayed at and skied at.

    It has huge expanse of extreme. Yet has so many family friendly areas.

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  35. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Main Street is one of the most beautiful streets I have ever experienced. It's so rustic and charming and filled with history.

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  36. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wait until you try Telluride. How does the first bank Butch Cassidy robbed grab you?

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    Do I detect a dilution of the Sun Peaks luuurrrve? Dare I say "I told you so"?
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Breck is a lovely place. As a town I prefer the more laid back feel of Steamboat, but Breck is very pretty and unlike Steamboat the town is right at the base of the lifts.

    And yes Telluride looks amazing. Colorado really does have a high proportion of the quintessential American ski towns (along with Jackson, Park City and Ketchum/Sun Valley etc), which I reckon adds something special to any trip.
     
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  38. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Some shots from round town.

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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are you a Forrest Gump fan?
     
  40. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks good but it's no Copper Mountain
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You may (or may not) be surprised to know that the skiing at Copper is rated by many as better than the skiing at Breck!
     
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    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Too many blacks though apparently
     
  43. Summit

    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Main St, Breck is nice, but I'll take Main St Telluride or Crested Butte.
     
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    Telluride is pretty special and not in a manufactured way.
     
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    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyway, @Astro66 it's great that your trip has been a resounding success.

    I have a photo of my kids in front of the same wagon above I think!
     
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    'H' Jones One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have an Avalanche Ale for me Astro !
     
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  48. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Bluebird Day with fresh stashes still hiding in the tree runs. So we had a family ski together day today. Followed by a twilight walk around Main Street.

    Still being wowed by Breckenridge.

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  49. FLI355

    FLI355 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    looks epic. 3 weeks to go lol
     
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    hipo One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did a computer course in Boulder for 6 weeks - Breckenridge was my favourite with main strert always full of life and laughs.
    is the devil's crutch run still there?
     
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