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Old 09-21-09, 11:46 AM   #1
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Good Slopes

To learn to snow ski on. Preferrably a very affordable place.
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Old 09-21-09, 11:48 AM   #2
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I heard Dubai has some nice man-made indoor slopes. I can't imagine where they got the kind of money to create that, but......might be worth a try.
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hmm...MV in Dubai? Can you say, internaltional sex scandal?
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hmm...MV in Dubai? Can you say, internaltional sex scandal?
Just be careful which dress you lift up...the men wear dresses there too, I think.
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Just be careful which dress you lift up...the men wear dresses there too, I think.
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umm...other suggestions are welcome here.
BTW, I want to take the wife and daughter, so Middle Eastern countries are not high on the list.
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Move to CO. I have a snowboard I'll sell to you for cheap.
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umm....aren't those big slopes out there?
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Great suggestions your getting in here MV. You should be on the slopes in no times.
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Great suggestions your getting in here MV. You should be on the slopes in no times.
I think UA's suggesting CO so I'll die the way my namesake did (headon with a tree), that way he knows <3 2 ride will be safe from my charms.
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Thats the way to learn fast!
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I think UA's suggesting CO so I'll die the way my namesake did (headon with a tree), that way he knows <3 2 ride will be safe from my charms.
But that was totally different....he did it in Nevada.
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Damn! You saw through my plans...

All the ski resorts out here have little bunny hills, but from what I've been told, our bunny hills are bigger and steeper than the harder runs on some hills out east. It's easy, though. It's where I learned. Besides, how could you not want to ski this?

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Here is a comprehensive list of all the HOT skiing spots in Texas.
















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Old 09-21-09, 03:05 PM   #19
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head up to Michigan and try out Boyne Highlands/Mountain not bad skiiing and atmosphere. Otherwise you can't beat Colorado more options for learning and better instructors. I always liked Arapahoe Basin for price and smaller feel.
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http://www.perfectnorth.com/

It's in Southern Indiana, and has decent beginner to intermediate slopes.
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Great ski area, lots of fun in town too. Not the biggest hill, but nice variety and a lot of easier slopes and some stuff you look at and go no way.

http://www.holidayvalley.com/Holiday...ers-guide.aspx
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Old 09-21-09, 08:08 PM   #22
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Gotta plug Utah: http://www.skiutah.com/winter/index.html

I have lots of friends who come from CA and CO to Utah for ski season... Hills for everyone, very family friendly, best snow on earth.

After a day of skiing, hit up Moab for some mtn biking: http://www.anthonysloan.com/whiterim2.html
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Ski? Psh come on, man up and board. You could go to Sunrise. Pretty cheap seeing that is in AZ so not great at all, really small and boring trails. But hey get what you can, amirite?
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look for package deals- ski & stay with a few lessons. Remember mountains are big. Michigan might be a good place to start...
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learn how to ski in new england.

if you can master the conditions there, you can ski just about anywhere.
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