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Old 01-25-2017, 08:58 PM   #21
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Great trip. Sounds so much fun. Hit the parking lot early in the beach area of A basin if on the pass list when around Loveland. We were there last spring in our smb. Great back country, tons of snow, high elevation.
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Old 01-25-2017, 09:10 PM   #22
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Sounds like an excellent trip. Everyone in CO has good snow this year with Wolf Creek being on your way to Taos. We are in Durango if you want to stop and sleep indoors or just shower up on your way by.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:20 PM   #23
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Damn I wish I had time for a trip like that. What does a ski pass like that cost?
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If you end up hitting Taos and making a southern swing the AZ Snowbowl in Flagstaff just got 92" in the last 6 days. The skiing has been ok.
Do I know the guy in the photo?

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Damn I wish I had time for a trip like that. What does a ski pass like that cost?
The Mountain Collective pass was $389 for this season. They haven't announced next years price yet.
Another good pass, especially if you don't like the big destination resorts, is the Powder Alliance, a add on feature to season passes at powder alliance member resorts. It is a $50 add on at our local mountain. Many of these resorts allow RV parking.
Vail resorts has an Epic Pass good for all Vail resorts(plus a few others I think). These are mostly big destination resorts, if your into that (not my favorite). They have several options by region and number of days.
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Ha, that's my 17 yr old daughter slaying the pow. All those years ski racing paying off. Video skiing southside down to the road from the same day.
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Ha, that's my 17 yr old daughter slaying the pow. All those years ski racing paying off. Video skiing southside down to the road from the same day.


Well done.

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Damn I wish I had time for a trip like that. What does a ski pass like that cost?
Like TeleSteve said: Mountain Collective - we paid $379 early tier. Two days in each resort included plus a third day at a specified resort. Any additional days are 50% of the rack rate.

We will have about 29 days of skiing for a total of $900 lift ticket costs including the pass. 4,000 miles and most nights in the van. Some RV Parks here and there, some boon docking, some friends driveways

Time - That is the biggest reason, for us, to do this while we can, and we are very humbled and appreciative that we can. Not too many years ago, this was mostly out of the question. Time is truly the one thing that is priceless, absolutely non-refundable, and should never ever be taken for granted - a learning / realization / appreciation that comes with aging.

Make the memories however you you can, even simple or short.
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...Time is truly the one thing that is priceless, absolutely non-refundable, and should never ever be taken for granted - a learning / realization / appreciation that comes with aging...

So very true, and to paraphrase, "youth is wasted on the young"


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Great trip. Sounds so much fun. Hit the parking lot early in the beach area of A basin if on the pass list when around Loveland. We were there last spring in our smb. Great back country, tons of snow, high elevation.

Same name, different places that people mix up all the time-Loveland the town, where CCV is, not Loveland ski area, don't think either Loveland (ski area) or A-Basin are on the collective pass. Used to ski A-basin quite a bit when we had the epic pass, we've switched over to the super pass plus for the last few years. Affords us the opportunity to avoid having to drive I-70 which turns into a parking lot on weekends. Anyway, hope to catch up with you guys while you're out here. Maybe we'll see you in Aspen......



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