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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby Chicago Transplant » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:43 am

Matt wrote:What? No love for Howelsen Hill?
Howelsen HIll = Evans from the parking lot at 14k.


:lol:

How about Powderhorn?

Powderhorn = North Eolus, its not a real mountain but if you drive that far should do it anyway.
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby roguejackalope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:00 am

Snowmass = ... Snowmass?? #-o

Alta = anything with a traverse?

Mad River Glen = Sunlight Spire, climb it if you can!
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby USAKeller » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:11 am

What a great thread!
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby roguejackalope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:57 am

Cuchara = Bross, it was never that good to begin with and now you can't

Jackson Hole = Capitol, proof that people will ski anywhere

Snow King = Cameron, you really came for the neighbor

Keystone = Quandary, the good stuff is not on the front side

Beaver Creek = Pikes Peak, Not Exactly Roughing It

Whaleback = Sherman, better for driving by to go somewhere else

Mt. Brighton = Huron, TJ Burke could fly and he was no collegian.

Vail = Montes Apenninus, Like Nothing on Earth
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby tommyboy360 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:33 pm

lordhelmut wrote:Vail = IKEA store off I-25. Just a monstrosity.
Best edit and substitute equivalent.

Chicago Transplant wrote:Arapahoe Basin = Quandary, longest season in the state, the main part is easy but the other 3 sides offer a variety of challenges.
+1 Nice equivalency

Copper = Sneffels, it gets harder the higher you get, the back side is uncrowded and has nice steeps.
+1 "Free your Mountain"

Ski Cooper = Sunshine, the redheaded stepchild of the area. People often forget its even there.
Or they think CDOT made a spelling error on the i-70 signage.

Squaw = Little Bear, every one likes to say how much of a bad-ass they are for going there.
+1 Nice. Bearllywood? Squaw is also like Longs / Longllywood? Such a variety of extremes but nothing super easy from top to bottom. Hero points abound as you step off the standard route with all of your gear.

roguejackalope wrote:Beaver Creek = Pikes Peak, Not Exactly Roughing It
+1 Well played.
roguejackalope wrote:Snowmass = ... Snowmass?? #-o
Hahaha, let's break out the other 3 in Aspen's power of 4...

Aspen = Maroon. Steep from top to bottom. Big vertical drop in a short distance.
Aspen Highlands = North Maroon. Even tougher than the mother ship. Scenic and an area not to be skipped. Definitely it's own mountain.
Buttermilk = Conundrum. Easy once you're out there but overshadowed by it's neighbors and often skipped.

mtnfiend wrote:Sunlight = What peak would aspen rejects go to ski?? :-k
Perhaps a one hour drive over Independence pass for Missouri? Tough fall lines on the face but fairly easy if you stick to the gentle ridges.

Echo = Bierstadt. So close to home but the road getting there can be a mess. Loaded with first timers to "Let Traditions Begin". Echo focuses on beginner/kids park features = Sawtooth is a great entry level class 3 scramble.

Monarch = Shavano? Not a strong match for how sweet Mirkwood (it's no Angel) is but everything else, including proximity, is spot on.

Still missing an equivalent entry for Durango/Purgatory. Perhaps Oxford? A big effort to get there. You pass better mountains on your way. Not the greatest once you're on top.
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby roguejackalope » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:48 pm

tommyboy360 wrote:Still missing an equivalent entry for Durango/Purgatory. Perhaps Oxford? A big effort to get there. You pass better mountains on your way. Not the greatest once you're on top.

Durango/Purgatory = "The Gooch", nobody knows what the heck to call it.

tommyboy360 wrote:Monarch = Shavano? Not a strong match for how sweet Mirkwood (it's no Angel) is but everything else, including proximity, is spot on.

I guess I think of Monarch more as a Grays. It's not the best, but it's close and that's where I learned :)
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby gdthomas » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm

Deer Valley = Holy Cross - It has steep terrain if you want it and you have to ski down to get to the top.

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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby 434stonemill » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:28 pm

Matt wrote:What? No love for Howelsen Hill?
Howelsen HIll = Evans from the parking lot at 14k.


Howelsen Hill = Cameron, does this really count as a ski resort or a 14'er.

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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:47 pm

roguejackalope wrote:Durango/Purgatory = "The Gooch", nobody knows what the heck to call it.


If you know what's up you call it Purgatory. Toursists call in DMR. Actually the view from the top is pretty sweet. MUCH better than alot of Front Range resorts i've been to(no offense). At least you see trees and mountains and there aren't winds and crowds that drive you off the hill...
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby Matt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:21 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:Alta = Sunlight, Cool mountain in a cool area, good challenges but they are short


Alta = Culebra if the Hills decided to discriminate against half the people who wanted to pay to be on the mountain.
I have this sticker on my board in honor of Alta:
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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby Bean » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:27 pm

Matt wrote:Alta = Culebra if the Hills decided to discriminate against half the people who wanted to pay to be on the mountain.
I have this sticker on my board in honor of Alta:

Snowboarders can go to Alta, they just can't bring their snowboards.

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Re: 14er ski resort equivalent?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:44 pm

Bean wrote:Snowboarders can go to Alta, they just can't bring their snowboards.

;)

Snowboarders can ride their snowboards to Alta, they just can't ride the lifts.
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