Originally Posted by buck123
Has anyone out there done this classic? Should we expect some mud in April? Is it really a full day for average parties? Was hoping to squeeze a few afternoon runs in the Vail backbowls. Do the lift ops check for passes in Blue Sky Basin? Some of my pals don't have season passes. I hear they charge for parking on Vail pass now.
Been a while but we didn't start that early, and had plenty of time to poach the back bowls for some runs. We were probably faster than the average but not killing it.
No one checked us for tickets that day but we did stash our packs in the woods which might have caught some attention. Also be aware that another time, a friend was caught poaching after this tour and the police took him to jail.
I must say as a supposed "classic" tour I was underwhelmed but would recommend it anyway.