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Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

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Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

G-day Colorado Skiers.

Im coming over to your great state (from Downunder) to ski in the 2016/17 season. I have the option of coming from Early December to early Feb OR Late Jan to Late March. I know that the 15/16 season had awesome snow in Nov/Dec but... Was this a freakish event?

I wish I was lucky like you and had all season to choose when to ski the best conditions but...

IF YOU ONLY HAD TWO AND A HALF MONTHS, WHICH TWO WOULD YOU CHOOSE???

Tell me your experiences.

Cheers Ziggy

(from downunder)

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1. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

Both periods cross over outstanding times to ski. The earlier option will always have iffy situations in early to mid December. The latter option will be good start to finish every year. I would go with that if those are your two options.

Have fun.

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2. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

We booked 10 weeks this winter and chose mid-January (right after Martin Luther King Jr Day) to late March.

On day 5, I broke my ankle and leg, tore ligaments, needed surgery and my season was over.

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3. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

Aah, if we could just schedule out all the snowstorms for the year!! Wouldn't that be nice!

You will likely have more consistent snow pack during the Feb/March than the earlier one. But ........this year we had way more powder days Dec/Jan than the latter so far. Each year is different. Safest choice is the later dates.

Andee, freaking bummer!!! Hopefully you're coming around.

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4. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

Your later dates.

More snow and more daylight

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That's tragic. Sorry to hear it. Hopes you're recovering.

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Cheers Mate. Ill be on the hunt for cheap flights in Jan. See you up there in 2017.

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Thanks for your concern.

It's been 8 weeks since surgery and I am finally allowed to put some weight on my injured leg. Started PT today.

In 2 months, I'll have another surgery to remove the hardware.

It's a long haul, and I'm not a very patient patient.

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8. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

I like March and April, if the snow holds the locals are relaxed, glad to have you there and ready for some fun!

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9. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

Both should be good time periods to ski, but you can't predict ma nature. Good luck and enjoy.

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10. Re: Best two months to ski in Colorado Rockies

This year was especially good early in the season. February and March are typically the best months, so I'd pick the later stretch. Even if we get good snow early, it takes a bunch of snow to get everything covered.