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Vail: +Keystone, Breck, or Beaver, or ?

Discussion in 'United States' started by trappers, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ok so 3 blokes, staying in vail for a week on mountain. Figured we might get bored and want to ski somewhere else for one of the days.

    We are all advanced-expert level skiers, like steeps, BC but personally I don’t do moguls anymore! We’ve skied all over the world, but never Vail.

    So in addition to vail, where would you go for an alt day, and why?
    Cheers
    James
     
  2. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    A basin
    Beaver Creek
    Breck
     
  3. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vail takes at least half your time.

    As duck said, a day at a basin, couple of days at the beav and your done.
     
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  4. trappers

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  5. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beaver Creek for sure. Vail isn't a steep/deep mecca but it's definitely got enough to keep you occupied for a few days.

    Not sure I'd bother going past Vail/BC when you're there for just a week.
     
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  6. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    If the top part of Breck is open + fresh snow I would definitely make the effort.
    Also Keystone has some very nice tree skiing.
     
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  7. Zimbooo

    Zimbooo One of Us

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    Don't know the scene these days at Keystone. They had a cat skiing operation running to the back bowls years ago. Was pay as ya go, $10 per trip back up. Was brilliant!!
     
  8. PG2736

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    I would just stick with Vail and then head to Beaver Creek for a day if you only have a week. Vail is excellent and has heaps of great terrain. To get to BC you just grab the public bus & you are there in 15mins...and only costs a few $$. Breck etc a fair bit of effort
     
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  9. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Vail. Rich Argentinian girls with daddy's credit card. What else?
     
  10. trappers

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    LOL well it is a boyz trip without the wives!!
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. Nick.

    Nick. First Runs

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    from every resort listed they would have an epic pass..
     
  13. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And off I go ! Currently somewhere above central WA on my way to SYD. Then SFO (bloody delayed) then DEN although I’ll prob miss connecting flight now and will have to take a later one, then Xfer to Vail where I should arrive just before midnight local time!

    Let the fun begin :)
     
  14. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    US Burton Open starting, pipe looks massive. Some pics from the last few days. Pipe pics were taken 5 min ago :)

    I’m currently sitting having lunch looking up at the guys practicing on the pipe

     
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  15. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ok so spent the day watching #burtonusopen practice sessions...
     
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  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Watch out for young Valentino Guseli from Narooma. Just won the junior jam and is competing in the open as well. 14? years old and very talented.
     
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  17. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it all goes well it could be an all Aussie .... meddling
     
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  18. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    and never goes to school LOL
    Val rips.
     
  19. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Little sis does ok too.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I remember him as a really little kid, Steve Cooper always said “with a name like his, he was destined for fame” :D
     
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  21. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    all those kids rip.
     
  22. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Beaver Creek today. This place is ducking awesome
     
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  23. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’m at the bottom of the half pipe quali with my Aussie flag. Scotty gonna drop soon
     
  24. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Doh, just pipped!
     
  25. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Low scores
    scotty has a 95 in him

    In other news . A kiwi girl is on top in ladies slope..
     
  26. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Commentators said he was in 3rd or 4th gear. Just making sure he qualifies I guess. When are the finals?
     
  27. Donzah

    Donzah Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    sunday our time 8am
     
  28. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You should be able to stream it live
     
  29. Donzah

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    It will be on foxtel and live stream
     
  30. Donzah

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    May be on RedBull TV as well
     
  31. trappers

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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah did this morning. Can’t sunday :(
     
  33. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did you see me at the end after scotty’s 2nd run? I had the Aussie flag down the bottom. The tv cut to me a few time LOL :)
     
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  34. trappers

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    Some pics from today. Was a bit warm and snow getting a bit old in parts.
     
  35. chicski

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    Will have to rewatch!
     
  36. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Front and centre LOL
     
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  37. trappers

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    And Scotty James Wins!!!! Boom!
     
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