Friday, November 10, 2006

Wheeling and dealing

Hope you checked out today's OT section and you've dropped by our new snow site, Our ski and ride stories will appear there, and we'll also post additional photos and info that we can't fit into the newspaper. There's a section for comments, too, so if you have an epic day in the backcountry, share the news!

A few more deals around the state:

A-Basin has some of the best ski deals for beginners, so if you're new to the sport or you're introducing friends or family members to the slopes check it out. Kids and adults ski or board for only $10 on the Molly Hogan beginner hill and lift all season long. Also, you can get a free ticket for anyone age 6-14 when you buy a full-price adult ticket.

And there's a new beginner terrain area - S3 - off Larkspur at Buttermilk. Get inspired at the Aspen/Snowmass Open slopeside and superpipe competition and then hit it a S3.

Kids 6-18 can win a season pass at Purgatory (Durango) by writing a poem describing why they're "Dreaming of Purgatory." There are three age categories: 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18. Entries are due Dec. 8.

Get an Eldora four-pack for $99. But do it now, the offer ends Sunday. Head to Front Range King Soopers (call ahead to see if they're carrying the pass) or Eldora Mountain Sports at 2775 Canyon Blvd. (28th & Canyon) in Boulder.


Dave Philipps said...

I'd like to suggest not getting an Eldora 4-Pack. Go for Loveland instead. Closer, snowier, better. Or, for about the same price, ski Monach -- no Denver crowds.

Anonymous said...

For those of us workin' folk that can only ski on the weekends....I've found that Eldora takes the least amount of time and hassle to get to. Pretty sad since it still clocks in at 2hrs from CoS. It's a perfect family mountain as well. Monarch is cold. Breck is too crowded. Loveland has horrific Denver traffic.

Dena Rosenberry said...

I haven't been riding at Eldora yet, but the complaint I've heard is that it has been cold and icy. I've been to Monarch a dozen times and only been cold once - and that was only on the lift and the few moments I was stopped atop the ridge.

I don't know that anyone could argue with I-70 traffic, though. I guess a lot of it is the conditions of the day.