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Old 07-17-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Colorado 2011 Spring Break Ski Trip

We are planning a Ski trip to Colorado for Sring Break 2011. How are the roads conditions in March. We have never driven our Georgetown in snowy weather. Does anyone have any advise on what to do before or during the trip. We are going up to Breckenridge Ski Resort.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
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I would buy a good set of chains and carry them with you.

I had looked into them as we had a week long ski trip planned last year to Mt. Hood then Mt. Bachelor in Oregon but a week before our trip a warm weather system came through and just dumped a bunch of rain in the mountain as screwed everything up. We went to the Oregon coast instead for some hiking.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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If you have never driven in snow, learn how before you attempt a trip in an RV. The roads are still snow covered in March. Breckinridge does a good job of snow removal, but it can be a lost cause occasionally. You are at 9600' there, so you are dealing with lots of cold weather and slippery conditions. Spring skiing is great, but I would somehow get some experience driving in that white stuff before you go. In Michigan, we were taken on frozen lakes to learn how to drive on ice and in snow.
We have no snow/ice here in New Orleans. Once every 20 years or so, we have a bit of snow and you can plan on 800 accidents during rush hour alone.
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The weather here in Colorado can change in a heartbeat and especially with altitude. I may be nice in Denver but as you climb into the mountains it can get ugly fast and I-70 turns into a parking lot! Just be prepared. We've had some of our worst storms in the spring and they are usually much heavier/wet snows.
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