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Old 09-09-2009   #1
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Which pass should I get?

i need to make a decision here...what pass to get this winter??? the interwest pass...vail resorts...just summit...a basin only...but im kinda temped to play at loveland this winter...at least my drive cant get messed up on the pass...any thoughts...money is an object

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Out of the listed options, with money being a factor, I would get a pass to Loveland, but that's just me...I'm sure everyone else is going to say Vail Resorts.
Personally I think Monarch's Pass is one of the best deals in the state (though a little far from Ft. Collins). For $329 you get unlimited skiing at Monarch, 1/2 price tickets to Alta all season, 1 free unguided day at Silverton, 3 free days at Durango Mtn, 3 days at Powderhorn, 3 days at Sunlight, 3 days at Loveland. As well as 3 free days at Angel Fire, Pajarito, and Sipapu in New Mexico - and free skiing at Grand Targhee, Wyoming when staying at an on-mountain lodger.

Great deal if you like to travel around a little...
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Sacrilege! Monarch pass sucks! No need for front rangers to travel 3-4 hours to not stand in lift lines all day when they can happily stand in lines in Summit and Eagle counties!
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Breck and A-Basin suck ass go Monarch Sounds like you want to go Loveland
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pass? you don't need no stinkin' pass. just ski the backcountry for free.
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pass? you don't need no stinkin' pass. just ski the backcountry for free.
That is definitely the way to go, but even getting 30-40 days in the backcountry, there are days when the conditions are just too risky to hit anything good...those are the days that pay to have a pass.

Snowhere, you should chill...everyone thinks Monarch sucks anyway.
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If money's a worry get the 2 for 1 Winter Park / Copper Mtn Deal.
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Chill? Of course I have been chilling. Chilling every morning as the temps on the pass have been plummeting for my motorcycle ride to work at 6:15ish. It is time for me to put the insulating layer back into my motorcycle gear and check the net to see if Fairplay got snow. I have just about perfected my snow riding on two wheels, but try to keep the practice to a minimum!

P.S. How's Friday for an after work ride?
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last year i did the vail one Abasin,keystone,breck,and ten days at vail,beaver creek...im only off work midweeks so the croud thing isnt an issue...i go at minimum once a week...the problem is vail is too far away so i wont opt for that again, besides its a big beginner hill...breck is either flat or windblown and besides i got to park in bfe and a beer is 10bucks...keystone iss ok especially when going with less experianced people...a basin is too small and hard to get to on powpow days even though i do like how the only ammenities is food and a bar...copper seems to be the same pitch everywhere...why cant taos ski valley be closer...i want terrain...help...anyone know how much for the loveland pass???will i get bored with the mountain???if only there was a abaisin,loveland,winterpark pass...that be cool...that be some odd buisness amoung competetors though...by the way ive always have had fun at monarch its just that salida is already 3 hours for me in the summer...i will of course go to taos a few times this winter
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Sacrilege! Monarch pass sucks! No need for front rangers to travel 3-4 hours to not stand in lift lines all day when they can happily stand in lines in Summit and Eagle counties!
snowhere...this sucks...my taoseno ass is being branded front range...get off your high horse...gotta make a living you know
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