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George Frankly - Ultreia that Ditka mentioned looks up my alley if that's of interest to you.
Always down for Spanish food. I will shoot you a text. Wish I could ski but I have some kind of allergy and can barely breathe this week.
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I still want to do another couple of ski trips and am having difficulty finding people that can make it. Most weekends in February through early April are open for me if any of you are game. For a cheap deal, Winter Park is offering 3 days of skiing in April for $150. http://www.ikonpass.com/en/local-pas...play-pass?That first weekend in April is open for me.

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My wife and I would be interested. WInter Park sounds nice as long as it's not during Passover. My wife likes Steamboat and Aspen, but she'd be happy with wherever we go.
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My wife and I would be interested. WInter Park sounds nice as long as it's not during Passover. My wife likes Steamboat and Aspen, but she'd be happy with wherever we go.
Nice! Let me know what weekends might work for you.
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Best option would be weekend of April 4, second choice would be March 28. Don't know how serious a skier you are. I've done it a few times over the last several years, tend to stick to the green slopes. As for my wife, she'll need to take lessons, but this has been something she's wanted to do for the last few years so now's her chance.
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Both of those weekends are open for me.

I ski mostly blues and greens. I started skiing in my late 30s and don't get that many days in per year.
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Both of those weekends are open for me.

I ski mostly blues and greens. I started skiing in my late 30s and don't get that many days in per year.
I did some skiing back in high school, then didn't pick it up again till late 30s when my department planned a ski outing. Was really looking forward to skiing on the Alps, but sadly a few people in our department were injured so never happened, but did a few ski trips here and there. The tough part about the greens is navigating around the kids, but so far no casualties.

Wife and I will discuss it this weekend.
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All of my trips into the mountains involve me taking my kids (8 and 10) who are both really starting to get into skiing. My son has certain learning barriers that made skiing a large not so fun time for him until he took his first Adaptive Ski Lesson last week. He went from not being able to really turn/stop to going down a green at Breck with his instructor.

Saying that, and I don't know your skill level, but I've heard from more than one person that the new terrain at Ski Cooper is a BEAST. Ski Cooper is a perfect small mountain resort and costs are 1/2 of anywhere else. Short lines because you have to go up and over the pass behind Copper toward Leadville to get to Cooper. If you don't do the tough runs and keep to greens and blues, Cooper will at minimum give you amazing views of Mount Elbert and potentially the collegiate range.

https://www.skimaven.com/post/ski-co...cky-mountains/

Cooper's Chicago Ridge snow cat skiing looks amazing as well...but pricey.
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Glad to hear you found the right adaptive class!

And I’m drooling at that Cooper trail map. Always hard to say how good or bad a location is without actually riding it, but it sounds a bit like A-basin to me.
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Glad to hear you found the right adaptive class!

And Iím drooling at that Cooper trail map. Always hard to say how good or bad a location is without actually riding it, but it sounds a bit like A-basin to me.
We hit up Cooper maybe 3-4 times last year. I really liked it, and it's super pretty. The back (new) area wasn't open.

BIG WARNING - if you ride instead of ski, the new area is accessed only by a T Bar. If you cannot ride a T Bar confidently...it is not advised that you go down it. Stick to the front and the left side of the mountain.

Lastly, hard to beat ~$75-80 lift tickets...at least that's what they cost last year. I remember the company that runs Loveland also run Cooper.
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