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Skiing in CO is entirely a matter of elevation.  

 

When Berthoud Pass (base 11,300') was open, it used to average 450" a year.
10 miles away, but 3,000' feet lower, Georgetown (where I used to live),
often had bare ground in the middle of winter. 

 

All of these areas you describe are low elevation, and thus low snow,
resorts.  

David

 

From: Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matthew Kulas
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:39 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Colorado this weekend

 

Eldora <http://www.eldora.com/> ? Granby Ranch
<http://www.granbyranch.com/colorado-skiing-snowboarding-ski-resorts.html> ?

I'm guessing that Sunlight <http://www.sunlightmtn.com/> , Kendall Mountain
<http://www.skikendall.com/> , Ski Hesperus <http://www.ski-hesperus.com/> ,
& Powderhorn <http://www.powderhorn.com/>  are too far away, huh?

On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM, David Merfeld <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

Time for the annual client-pays-the-airfare trip to Colorado.  All we have
are those plane tickets, though.  No clue where the snow is best.  In the
past we have skied:

Don't even bother suggesting
Loveland - too small, too crowded (FWIW, I was on the crew that built the
interconnect lift, in 1974)
A-Basis - even smaller, even crowdeder
Beaver Creek - "not exactly roughing it" is not exactly my idea of an
interesting mountain

Someone should have bought them a compass
Vail - Back bowls face due south ??why??

So long ago that I can't remember, but I all I can think of is "Summit
County"
Copper
Keystone

Old standbys
Breckenridge
Monarch
Winter Park

Fun, but not enough steeps
Ski Cooper

Great if you hit it right
Steamboat - at 10K summit, it's the lowest elevation major resort in the
state, and faces East

Loved, but too far away for just a weekend
Telluride
Durango
Crested Butte
Aspen resorts

On my wish-list, but also too far away
Silverton
Wolf Creek

Suggestions, please?

David Merfeld

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