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    Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 6:56am
I am looking to plan a Trip to CO next year (first trip to CO) and I have heard a lot of good things about Snowmass. How does the mountain look in early January? I plan on going with a few buddies (and our girlfriends), and we aim to hit up Blue/Blacks (no park).

Can anyone recommend a place to stay?

Any nightlife hot spots we should go to?


Any other advice/tips would be appreciated





p.s. Search button didn’t find anything for me for “Snowmass” and it looks to be only working for sierrasnowboard.com
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  Quote rzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 7:17am
Bring plenty of money don't expect a ton of snow...the X-games usually take over mid-late January there.

If you want cheaper lodging, staying in Carbondale or Glenwood Springs
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  Quote Kapoof Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 7:24am
The X-Games take over all of CO? or just Snowmass?
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  Quote rzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 7:42am
Originally posted by Kapoof

The X-Games take over all of CO? or just Snowmass?

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  Quote Scorer099 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 8:09am
Originally posted by rzero

Originally posted by Kapoof

The X-Games take over all of CO? or just Snowmass?

Snowmass


Buttermilk.
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  Quote rzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 9:03am
Originally posted by Scorer099

Originally posted by rzero

Originally posted by Kapoof

The X-Games take over all of CO? or just Snowmass?

Snowmass


Buttermilk.

Buttermilk indeed....touché.
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  Quote Kapoof Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2012 at 11:36am
Alright well that is good to hear. Since Buttermilk is 20 or so minutes away, I assume it won't affect Snowmass too much (esp since I want to go before the X-Games).


Anyone have advice on the other stuff first mentioned?
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  Quote Kapoof Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/17/2012 at 5:10am
Can anyone recommend a great cheap place to stay in Snowmass? I am looking at bringing around 6-8 people.

Edit: I put a package together at stayaspensnowmass.com and wow is it pricy.   The site recommended staying at "Pokolodi Lodge" (cheapest). Has anyone ever stayed there?
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  Quote NickinChicago Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/22/2012 at 7:45pm
Originally posted by Kapoof

Alright well that is good to hear. Since Buttermilk is 20 or so minutes away, I assume it won't affect Snowmass too much (esp since I want to go before the X-Games).


Anyone have advice on the other stuff first mentioned?

I wouldn't assume that the X-Games won't have an impact on Snowmass because they will. All four mountains will see increased traffic because of the people going to the X-Games.

Also Aspen/Snowmass and cheap don't really belong together. Most places will be a couple hundred a night if you want to be near the mountain. If you are coming to Colorado for the first time and want to save some money just go to Summit County. You will get better deals on lift tickets and you will find cheaper lodging.
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  Quote JaimeM26 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2012 at 10:34am
I am in the same boat as Kapoof. I am from the Midwest and have never gone anywhere outside of the Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and UP Michigan for snowboarding.  I am really hoping to plan a trip somewhere out west (most likely Colorado) this season.

NickinChicago, any particular place in Summit County that you would suggest looking into?
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Stay in Breck if you want to have the full party/nightlife scene.  Otherwise a more central location like Frisco/Silverthorne works.  There are also plenty of stay and ski deals at the big 3 resorts there.  Copper, Breck, Keystone.  You can visit any of them easily from Summit.  Personally I like Copper best in Summit, but A-Basin and Breck have their moments.  I don't really mess with Keystone.  Loveland though not in Summit is also very accessible and the same thing goes for Vail and Beaver Creek.
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  Quote scuddera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2012 at 12:45pm
well last your in Jan it sucked but its akways hit or miss. You can never be sure on what the weather is going to do. Personally i have a feeling that everywhere this year is going to get hit with some serious snow
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