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OK, Grand Lake seems nice but just too touristy for my liking. The snow depth average is 160" and the UP is 200+ inches. I need to find somewhere within 1200 miles of Chicago with good riding, good snow, a variety of terrain and where you can ride right from the place you're staying. I need suggestions.
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Now that really limits your choices, "within 1200 miles"!! Maybe you could invest in a plane that holds 4 sleds in the cargo bay, has a stewardess serving drinks, a pilot on AA, and chalet outside the Denver area and you can drop by my place, have an air strip, and I'll go with!!
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OK, Grand Lake seems nice but just too touristy for my liking. The snow depth average is 160" and the UP is 200+ inches. I need to find somewhere within 1200 miles of Chicago with good riding, good snow, a variety of terrain and where you can ride right from the place you're staying. I need suggestions.
Can you say Togwotee Mtn. Lodge. Ride right from the cabins, plenty of snow and area. Terrain is ideal, got a little of everything.
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Can you say Togwotee Mtn. Lodge. Ride right from the cabins, plenty of snow and area. Terrain is ideal, got a little of everything.
1400 miles....

Tempting but that is an additional 6 hours for us. Any other ideas?
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Bear Mtn. Lodge on east side of WY. Bighorns have a couple lodges available I think. Riding out of Lander on CDST is another option. South Pass area gets good snowfall and terrain is varied.


Have you had your hormones checked lately Cuzz, acting pretty feminine here. Make up your fucking mind and stick with it.......lol.
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Bear Mtn. Lodge on east side of WY. Bighorns have a couple lodges available I think. Riding out of Lander on CDST is another option. South Pass area gets good snowfall and terrain is varied.


Have you had your hormones checked lately Cuzz, acting pretty feminine here. Make up your fucking mind and stick with it.......lol.
I just don't want to waste a trip and be disappointed. I keep hearing bad things about Grand Lake and the area and can't pull the trigger yet. I am thinking it might be worth it to trailer back and forth from Kremmling to Rabbit Ears each day for some good riding..... or just head back to the Snowies.
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Hi. My name is Olaf, I'm a whiney primadonna.

I'd like a piece of cake.

And I want to fucking EAT it too!
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And I want to fucking EAT it too!
Hi my name is Ripn and I am a boring trail rider.

I'd like a slice of beefcake.

And I like poop.
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The CDST might be a good option, HERE'S a lodge sitting right on the trail itself. Below is a map of the surrounding trail syatem for access to backcountry areas. CDST can actually be riden all the way to Togwotee I believe..

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EDIT: Checking my trail maps, CDST can be riden into Togwotee/Dubois area. Trail CD will eventually end up in upper CDST system 120+ miles to the NW.
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Hi my name is Ripn and I am a boring trail rider.

I'd like a slice of beefcake.

And I like poop.
Until you can decide based on experience just how "boring" of a trail rider I am, I'd keep that stick out of the pot if I were you.

Now about that beefcake, I'll take the whole thing. Slice not enough.

I do like poop.
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Tell him Rip'n ...... dissing on you for riding trails......shit you came out west.......once.
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Cooke City, or FairPlay Colorado Keith, in laws used to live out there, start ridin' at 8000 ft above Sea level, and up to 14K ft above Sea level. Get it all Tigers Pass, Leadville, high elevation, senic views, perfect
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Nice. I won't give into temptation and look though. I'll keep Fairplay in mind for another trip. Is there lodging?
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Cooke City, or FairPlay Colorado Keith, in laws used to live out there, start ridin' at 8000 ft above Sea level, and up to 14K ft above Sea level. Get it all Tigers Pass, Leadville, high elevation, senic views, perfect

Who the hell would want to ride at 14,000 feet? Your 240 HP mod sled would have less power than a Ski Doo Freestyle, and I challenge you to ride "ultra-aggressively" for any period of time without your lungs and muscles screaming for mercy.

Olaf, wait until Haydays to make a decision. I'm sure that, like the fall Snow Shows, Haydays will have booths for many destinations. They'll probably have some super-sweet deals too. Trouble is that planning a mountain trip a long time in advance is a crapshoot. You never know who's going to have the good snow.
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Who the hell would want to ride at 14,000 feet? Your 240 HP mod sled would have less power than a Ski Doo Freestyle, and I challenge you to ride "ultra-aggressively" for any period of time without your lungs and muscles screaming for mercy.

Both points very true.

Olaf, wait until Haydays to make a decision. I'm sure that, like the fall Snow Shows, Haydays will have booths for many destinations. They'll probably have some super-sweet deals too. Trouble is that planning a mountain trip a long time in advance is a crapshoot. You never know who's going to have the good snow.

Having never been to HayDays, I can't be sure, but I've got an idea it's very similar to western SnoShows. All the Lodges and vendors worth looking into should be there. Might be a good idea to wait and try to book from there. That's assuming Cuzz will stay sober enough to remember it.....lol
Advance is good, but hard to judge best area.
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Cooke is great any time of year other than early Jan... Same with Tog, W. Yellow, and every other Midwest destination. So I would say go for the location that gets the most snow and has the most going on at that time. Definitely Cooke.
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