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舊 2014-09-16, 23:27   #1
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Resorts in Utah and Colorado: Are they suitable for non-skiing holiday in winter?

The question may sound a bit crazy here. Are the Utah and Colorado ski resorts good for non-skiing visitors?

I just wrote off the 2014-2015 ski season last month when I realised I freak out mildly on top of slopes (can imagine even more so on non-solid surface) and not yet feeling comfortable with the idea of putting my right foot into a stiff boot. So skiing was not on my agenda when I was booking flights for my year-end holiday.

What happened was I somehow ended up with a booking that flies into New York in Dec then departs LA 3.5 weeks later. So I am looking into a train ride from New York to Chicago then onward to SF onboard California Zephyr. Looking at the train route for California Zephyr on map, I thought it makes sense to stop and explore Denver and Salt Lake City.

I didn’t know much about the two cities (apart from SLC hosted a Winter Olympics recently) so I googled and see whether they are worthwhile cities to stay. Only then I realised Denver is the gateway to Vail and Beaver Creek. Now I’m thinking maybe it would be nice to get a shuttle and head out to a mountain resort (say, Vail) for a night or two.

Hence I have these questions:
1. Are the resorts in that region purely catered for people doing winter sports? Are there things to do for solo sight-seeing tourists? (I want to see the dry powder snow but don't want to feel miserable about it)
2. Does Denver (or Salt Lake City) worth a visit? What to see there?
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舊 2014-09-17, 09:40   #2
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Hence I have these questions:
1. Are the resorts in that region purely catered for people doing winter sports? Are there things to do for solo sight-seeing tourists? (I want to see the dry powder snow but don't want to feel miserable about it)
2. Does Denver (or Salt Lake City) worth a visit? What to see there?
To give you a quick answer to your questions:

1a - Yes. 1b - No
Please note - Vail is about 3 hours drive from Denver.
Vail is a bit spread out along the valley. In the winter, as expected, skiing is the main activities and the main attraction. Basically there is nothing except, hotels, shops and restaurants. Beaver Creek is a lot smaller than Vail. So, if you don't ski, you can try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Otherwise the only thing to do is to go shopping or drink beer / coffee on the terrace.

2 - For visiting in winter months - my personal opinion is NO.
Denver is a big city. Just another city in USA. SLC is not as big. I just don't know what is worth seeing in SLC and Denver (what have I missed?!).

I gathered you are planning to travel by train, are you going to hire a car locally?
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舊 2014-09-19, 23:30   #3
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To give you a quick answer to your questions:

I gathered you are planning to travel by train, are you going to hire a car locally?
It depends on how things plan out and whether there are places I want to visit that require driving. I would say it's unlikely that I will hire a car at this stage.

The more I think about it. The idea of visiting a resort is getting more tempting and somehow overcoming the fear. May be I should try to learn snowboarding (softer boots, different motion)... or even go skiing (may be it's OK with a very low DIN setting).
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舊 2014-09-20, 17:39   #4
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The more I think about it. The idea of visiting a resort is getting more tempting and somehow overcoming the fear. May be I should try to learn snowboarding (softer boots, different motion)... or even go skiing (may be it's OK with a very low DIN setting).
Ski binding is designed to release when the binding encountered a specific torque. If the ski binding is set too low, there is a danger of premature release.

There is a soft ski boot in the market if you are interested.
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