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#16549 - 10/07/05 01:20 PM Where to go skiing in early December?
learningtolead Offline
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Registered: 04/16/02
Posts: 981
Loc: a wanna be kerhonkson-er
Two friends of mine would like to go skiing for 3-5 days somewhere out west in early December. One has never really been skiing and needs some easy slopes and/or lessons. The other is an accomplished skier who hasn't skiied often in the US. They'll be flying in from the east coast so their options are open but someplace pretty easily accessible to a decent airport would be nice. Any thoughts or suggestions on where you'd send them?

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#16550 - 10/07/05 03:24 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: learningtolead]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 3424
Loc: pdx
wait a month and see where the good snow is...

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#16551 - 10/07/05 03:57 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: crackers]
andrew Offline

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Registered: 11/15/99
Posts: 1816
Loc: Denver, CO
What crackers said, but in general Utah or the Sierras will be better than Colorado that time of year(well, actually all the time, but especially then).
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#16552 - 10/09/05 02:59 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: andrew]
Chooch Offline
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Registered: 11/15/99
Posts: 1184
Loc: South East PA
The earliest I have skiied was November 17 at Killington. Upper half of 5 trails was open.
It was strange to have to ride the chair up from the mid station to the top, get off, then get back on to come down, with skis in hand.

You gotta wait and pray until at least the week before your planned weekend. I have had plans dashed by a few warm, snow melting days prior to my trip.
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#16553 - 10/09/05 07:42 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: learningtolead]
KAYLA Offline
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Registered: 11/11/00
Posts: 407
Loc: new city, ny
http://members.aol.com/crockeraf/index.htm go to this site... this guy has put together the most snow fall data i have ever seen.. he list the best chances for snow , when and were..

one year i skied killington on holloween.. upper cascade......boy it sucked

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#16554 - 10/10/05 07:54 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: KAYLA]
andrew Offline

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Registered: 11/15/99
Posts: 1816
Loc: Denver, CO
last year i was getting face shots at alta in mid october, though i had to skin up under the lifts to do it. brighton opened on halloween though, and the snow was better than it ever was the year before in colorado.
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#16555 - 10/11/05 02:10 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: andrew]
nerdom Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
Posts: 2483
Loc: Davis Sq., MA
you can't beat Jackson Hole's packages available through Jackson Hole Central Reservations. Check them out on the website. I'm headed back for my third year in a row.
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#16556 - 10/14/05 01:54 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: nerdom]
Smike Offline
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Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: in your backyard
CO (Denver ) is your best bet. Loveland is due to open up next week. About 2 hours from Denver. By Dec the Basin should be open, Breck, and Keystone as well. All 2 - 2.5 house from Denver.

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#16557 - 10/14/05 02:58 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: Smike]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 3424
Loc: pdx
By early december, virtually every major ski area in the west will be open.

It is stupid to guess what the weather will be.

In three weeks, half of the ski areas within 45 min of downtown salt lake will be open...

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#16558 - 10/14/05 09:44 PM Re: Where to go skiing in early December? [Re: crackers]
cfa Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 259
Loc: Upper Valley NH
Loveland is OPEN! Wahoo!!!!!
-Carissa

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