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Postby John Duffield » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:10 pm

Is anyone up for some resort skiing? Rent a house something like this?

http://www.vrbo.com/211872

split the costs and hopefully shred some pow?
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Postby MarthaP » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:26 pm

$1100 a NIGHT?

Not on my dirtbag wages.

Oh, wait. I live here. :wink:

Why not go to Wolf Creek?

Much better pow, not nearly as snobby as the Skiway by the Freeway.
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Postby John Duffield » Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:16 pm

Wolf Creek? I googled it because I'd never heard of it. Sounds good though. Steep and deep is my language. Probably good for locals like you. But my CO friends would probably just daytrip. I'm wondering if there's any interest from the other flatlanders. I'm thinking to avoid places not near a major airport so we can all just fly in.

The links say it's near Durango and you're right. Accomodation cheaper.

http://www.vrbo.com/208591

So this would be near Telluride? Purgatory? That's what's coming up on my computer.
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Postby MarthaP » Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:53 pm

Wolf Creek is not so much near Telluride. There's Red Mountain Pass and all those nasty mountains to go through. Kinda near Durango but better coming in from Pagosa Springs.

The condo, however, sits right on Purgatory slopes. Or, rather they softened their image by calling it Durango Mountain Resort. At least they haven't changed the trail names.

Remember, Colorado is a BIG state and I doubt anyone wanting to ski Wolf Creek would day trip. It's a 7 hour drive in winter from my place near Denver. Heck, you could probably ski Taos while there - that's really close!

PS don't let me toss a monkey wrench into your plans - I'm known for tossing in options just to confuse the issue. I'm probably not in because I have too many other trips planned. Gotta work a few hours to pay for all this debauchery! :lol:
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Re: SP Vail Skiing??

Postby Kiefer » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:40 am

You can grab a room for half this much and still have nice digs up close to the gondy. No driving. Plus, if you're going on a ski destination holiday, spend your money on things like good food, drink, new goggles, boots, drink etc.
Having nice lodgings is great to have but it's the other things that make for a great vacation. :D

Never skied Wolf Creek but I've never heard bad things about it. It typically always comes in first in terms of snowfall.

John Duffield wrote:Is anyone up for some resort skiing? Rent a house something like this?

http://www.vrbo.com/211872

split the costs and hopefully shred some pow?
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Postby MarthaP » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:43 pm

1000Pks wrote:With a friendly carpool op, I'd be game to drive all the way from CA to ski a day in Aspen (one of my dreams). I'd lodge in Grand Junction and get up early to drive the way in the early morning, as $300/night is too much for me. The main gist of any trip would be to road trip and stop in the national parks and monuments along the way. I did this once and it was pretty good, solo.

I normally bc ski, but the local SC got rid of that. The Colorado high route would appeal to me, but most don't do that. Love to ski some peaks, too, but as cold as it gets, it might be risky with as little expedition gear as I have.


If you want to ski Aspen, lodge in Glenwood Springs. Easily as inexpensive at Grand Junction and a heck of a lot closer. You'll also be very near the Elk range (read: Maroon Bells) although I wouldn't be inclined to ring the Bells during winter.
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Re: SP Vail Skiing??

Postby MarthaP » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:45 pm

Kiefer Thomas wrote:You can grab a room for half this much and still have nice digs up close to the gondy. No driving. Plus, if you're going on a ski destination holiday, spend your money on things like good food, drink, new goggles, boots, drink etc.
Having nice lodgings is great to have but it's the other things that make for a great vacation. :D


+1. Paying that much for lodging one wouldn't be likely to spend a lot of time in seems like such a waste! Heck, build me a snow cave and toss me a sixer from time to time. :wink:
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Postby Scott » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:21 pm

If people really do want cheap lodging in Aspen, one of the non-profit groups that I am a member of is having a fundraiser auction.

Right now the bid for the 3 night Bed and Breakfast in Aspen is $153:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1552079

Four nights in Telluride is $605 and sleeps six:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1507554

Four nights in Silverton is $405 and also sleeps six:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1507555

One night in Park City is $103:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1600581

Two nights for six people in Alpine Meadows (also near Squaw Valley and Tahoe) is $265:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1537027

Lift tickets are also items.

Two lift tickets to Mt. Baldy CA currently $40:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1478110

Two lift tickets to Wolf Creek currently $82:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1609472

Two lift tickets to Sierra Summit currently $25(!):

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1588024

Two tickets to Monarch Pass $45:

http://auction.greatoldbroads.org/Biddi ... d1=1588025

All items are donated and the money is going to a good cause, but unfortunately this post might be too late as the auction ends this evening, so if anyone is interested, they had better hurry.
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Postby MarthaP » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:27 pm

So is Great Old Broads what Babes in the Backcountry become when they retire?

I'm all over this auction. Thanks for the post, Scott.
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Postby chicagotransplant » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:41 pm

If you do end up on a Vail trip, let me know - I live 10 miles down the road and would meet up with you all for the skiing and dining :D
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Postby MarthaP » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:24 am

Scott - thanks for posting up those links. I didn't bid on any lodging but I did win a race tune at Outdoor Divas in Denver. Great website, great cause.

But are you really a Broad? :wink:
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Postby Scott » Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:48 am

But are you really a Broad?


The membership is under my wife's name, but males too can join the Great Old Broads.
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Postby Scott » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:35 am

The 92 extra miles are worth the $45/night I'd get at M6.


Glenwood does have some good values during ski season. I would check hotels.com. I had to get some dental work last year there and it cost me less than $60 to stay in a nice place during ski season. I think it was the America's Best Value?

Closer to Aspen, the Carbondale Super 8 is almost $100 during ski season and fills up fast. You can still find cheaper places in Glenwood though.
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