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Apr 2010 18

Day 100
Location: Vail, CO
Resorts: 50 out of 50

Well, here we are. The 100th day and the 50th resort. [..]

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Apr 2010 18

Day 100
Location: Vail, CO
Resorts: 50 out of 50

I’m still recovering from the final week of 100DOW and too tired to write up the last six. Here are a few photos from the celebratory last day on the hill. [..]

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Apr 2010 17

Day 99
Location: Winter Park, CO
Resorts: 49 out 50

At the beginning of this project, I said that I would ride 50 ski areas. I never said that they would all be open. With only two days left in 100DOW and running low on ski areas, I made my way to Berthoud Pass. [..]

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Apr 2010 16

Day 97
Location: Idaho Springs, CO
Resorts: 48 out of 50

With only a solitary double chair and surrounded by some of the largest ski areas in the country, Echo doesn’t try to compete with the big dogs. They’re the cheapest and closest ski area to Denver — and they’ve got tons of park features [..]

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Apr 2010 15

What a season. I’ve been using the same gear for just about three months, more than enough time to form some opinions. Here are the standouts from this winter. [..]

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Apr 2010 13

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Apr 2010 13

Day 95
Location: Winter Park, CO
Ski Areas: 47 out of 50

I had been to Winter Park twice before and both times I must have missed the entrance to the Mary Jane base area. [..]

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Apr 2010 12

Day 93
Location: Dillon, CO
Ski Areas: 46 out of 50

Back when I worked at Keystone and got a pass to all five Vail Resorts, I frequently found myself up at A-Basin. It was much smaller than Keystone, but there were also way fewer tourists, a population that I absolutely wanted to [..]

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Apr 2010 10

Day 92
Location: Nederland, CO
Ski Areas: 45 out of 50

“I love Eldora,” the guy on the lift told me. “When I was younger, I used to go to Summit every weekend, but now that I have kids, this is my mountain. My son just rode his first black today.” [..]

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Apr 2010 09

Days 91-92
Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Resorts: 44 out of 50

After growing up on the East Coast, I was unprepared to move to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. My first year there I counted 22 bluebird days in a row, which for a born and raised Vermonter, felt like I was living on a tropical beach. [..]

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Apr 2010 06

Day 87
Location: Aspen, CO
Resorts: 43 out of 50

I knew I was in Aspen when I heard the well dressed woman exiting the Expedition exclaim: “Oh my, I think there’s someone changing in there!” Lucky for both of us, the Element’s window are tinted or she might have had a lot more to [..]

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