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    Summit and Eagle County Crowds in Late March

    I've skied in Colorado quite a bit during January and February, but never during spring break time. How much of a shit show is it likely to be during the week of March 25th? I noticed that's the week CU has their spring break. Will weekdays be mobbed or not too bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I've skied in Colorado quite a bit during January and February, but never during spring break time. How much of a shit show is it likely to be during the week of March 25th? I noticed that's the week CU has their spring break. Will weekdays be mobbed or not too bad?
    Not too bad. CU doesn't drive spring break crowds, nor do local schools (except maybe at Eldora, but Imma go out on a limb and guess that's not where you're headed). Spring break crowds are more driven by out of state vacationers, and their breaks are earlier in March.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    Not too bad. CU doesn't drive spring break crowds, nor do local schools (except maybe at Eldora, but Imma go out on a limb and guess that's not where you're headed). Spring break crowds are more driven by out of state vacationers, and their breaks are earlier in March.
    That's what I was hoping for. Spring break weeks are spread out so that's got to help and I just thing overall lots of people have moved on from skiing by then. That's my hope. Just want to bounce that against reality.

    [and probably not going to go to fuckin' Breck!]

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    Also the spring break crowds tend to stick more to the beginner and base areas

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    Do yourself a favor and get as FAR away (Beaver Creek) from the metro as you can.

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    Definitely would like to do at least one day at the Beav. Haven't skied there in many years!

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    I hear utah is nice

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    Since your an Epic Loser, I canít help you.









    But I get that itís pretty hard to pass on Whistler up there.

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    Yeah, I actually don't have an Epic Pass this season, but one of my friends does so that sort of locks us in. We'll probably stay somewhere like Frisco so we're centrally located amongst the Epic loser areas

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Yeah, I actually don't have an Epic Pass this season, but one of my friends does so that sort of locks us in. We'll probably stay somewhere like Frisco so we're centrally located amongst the Epic loser areas
    Don't do it. Stay in Edwards or Avon... Breck and Keystone both suck. God do they suck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Don't do it. Stay in Edwards or Avon... Breck and Keystone both suck. God do they suck...
    I know everyone thinks Keystone sucks, but I'll admit a soft spot for that mountain. I think the groomers on the frontside are pretty fun. That said I doubt we'd spend more than one day there and Edwards or Avon could be a good call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    I know everyone thinks Keystone sucks, but I'll admit a soft spot for that mountain.
    There is obviously no hope for you. You should definitely stay in Frisco...

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    Keystone does indeed suck. Breck is actually pretty rad (except for the crowds).

    Beaver Creek to too low to ski in late march. Prepare for either ice or mush if you go there.

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    March 25 is pretty late, you'll be fine. Mid January through late February is prime soul crushing season!
    If the East Wall + Steep Gullies are firing, spend a day at A-Basin.

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    Late March you will want to ski high. Pretty much prime time at Arapahoe Basin and Loveland, and everywhere else is winding down or closing depending on snowpack. Easter is 5/31 so that could be closing for a lot of resorts. Weekdays will be mellow-ish, unless there is a big dump. But shouldn't be too bad. Definitely hit up the East Wall a few times. Eagle county isn't really great that time of year usually. Staying in Frisco or Dillon is a good call. Even staying in Keystone and skiing Arapahoe Basin could be a good call if the end of season rates are good.

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    Seriously? I would have assumed most resorts stay open until at least mid-April in a typical year.

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    Summit and Eagle County Crowds in Late March

    We go/have gone somewhere at Easter for yearsÖ.crowds are really never an issue. (LCC/BCC, Mammoth, Squaw, Summit Co., etc)

    This Easter Iím in Breckenridge 3/27-4/1Ö..we stay in Breck, but keep options open for where skiing/conditions are best.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Seriously? I would have assumed most resorts stay open until at least mid-April in a typical year.
    I don't know what he's talking about, I can't recall the last time a front range-ish resort closed before mid-April. No way any close at the end of March unless we have a horrific snow year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    I don't know what he's talking about, I can't recall the last time a front range-ish resort closed before mid-April. No way any close at the end of March unless we have a horrific snow year.
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    I think Easter is usually earlier than Memorial Day.

    And depending on the snowpack and the whims of the Vail overlords Breck will be open past the second week of April. Conditions will beÖ. variable.


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    Leave now.
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    I think Name Redacted forgot how many months March is.

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    This year it's going to start snowing in mid November and not stop until the end of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalated View Post
    I think Name Redacted forgot how many months March is.
    Hey man, oh yeah, well ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post
    This year it's going to start snowing in mid November and not stop until the end of April.
    If it doesn't we now know who to blame.

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