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“If the conditions are right....”
Review of Minturn Mile

colorado
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If the conditions are right....”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

The drop in can be a lot of fun on a powder day, but there is a long luge like run out that seems to take forever. If you do it have a margarita at the Minturn Saloon to celebrate.

Visited March 2012
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“OK for a day in the great outdoors.”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

Was neither greatly impressed nor was I disappointed

Visited March 2012
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Puerto Princesa City
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good intro to off piste but "it's about the food"”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

This is a out of bounds ski run made popular for it's deep powder and great dining at the end of the trail. This is for expert skiers that can endure the run out through river beds and over logs to a road in the town of Minturn where you walk in your snowboard gear or skis and end up at the restos in town. There is no Ski Patrol as this is off trail (piste). The skiing is comparable to game creek bowl but not part of Vail resorts. After your 120 powder turns be prepared for a half hour of out run unless you go early, then you will break trail and better know where your going. For all the effort mushroom bowl at least ends up back in the resort and is higher altitude with deeper snow and about equal risk. Even the east vail chutes end on the IN TOWN bus route if you know how to hang left at the end. For off piste the Minturn Mile is more about the food at the end than the skiing.

Visited January 2012
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New York State
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Need to be above average skier”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

This is kind of a cool side trip. Take Game Creek lift up, follow to the Lost Boy run. Keep going past the "Warning - off mountain rescues can be costly" sign. Head down the mountain. The run "funnels" down to the bottom. It needs snow to be enjoyable. The run ends at the road in Minturn (I think Taylor Street). Throw your skis over your shoulder and walk a couple 100 yards to the Saloon for drinks and dinner. Call a cab for the ride back.

Visited February 2012
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Cleveland Ohio
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188 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Exciting, challenging trip down the Minturn”
Reviewed January 23, 2011

Eight members of our Cleveland Ski Club took the Minturn Mile and had a blast. I don't recommend it for average skiers and i don't recommend it for anyone if there isn't a lot of fresh snow. You enter the gate for the Minturn off Lost Boy Trail at Vail and from there you pretty much follow the trail down the valley into Minturn. What makes this challenging is the narrowness of the trail and without fresh snow it would not only be hard to control your skis but you'd probably tear them up on rocks and debis on the trail.

Visited January 2011
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