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elijah h

Only Skiied in the East and We're Thinking of Splurging and Doing Colorado This Year

by elijah h »

Hoping folks can tell us:

1) Which area has the best apres ski scene? We tend to hit the slopes late (we're not hardcore) and break around 4pm so we can hang. Wondering which areas are the most likely to get good live music and have a laid-back scene?

2) We've always driven to ski mountains out east and I'm worried about the cost of taking our skis on the plane (which seems to be pricey). But I'm guessing that renting would be even pricier (I've always owned, so I don't know). What makes the most sense to you all, for a four-to-five day vacation?

3) We'll be flying into Denver before driving to a resort. Does it make sense to spend a night there first or just hit the road. Is it an interesting town?

4) Have there been problems with people skiing stoned? I don't want to go if it will be dangerous on the slopes.

Thanks for any insight anyone can give me!

 

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Pauline Frommer

RE: Only Skiied in the East and We're Thinking of Splurging and Doing Colorado This Year

by Pauline Frommer »

If you rent in Denver before you drive to the resorts, it COULD end up being cheaper than bringing them on the plane (and it will certainly be cheaper than renting in a resort town). I'd call and price it if I were you. As for whether or not to spend the time in Denver: it's a wonderful city and so worthwhile seeing. A lot depends on when your plane comes in and how much time you have, altogether, for Colorado.

On the marijuana issue: I heard on the radio that its illegal to toke and ski, mostly because many of the ski resorts are part of federal forsests, which override state lawas. I haven't hear about anyone getting injured, but I haven't been to Colorado yet this year (will be there in a few weeks).

I'm hoping someone else can weigh in on the Apres Ski scene.

Best,

Pauline

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