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Old 11-09-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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Colorado skiing- best place and best values?

Looking for info on skiing in Colorado in between Christmas and New Years. I know it's expensive, but looking for my son and his wife who is a teacher.

I've looked at the Summit County area. Any ideas on packages, etc. vs. pricing it separately? Anywhere else you'd recommend?

I love researching travel arrangements, but I'm a Disney planner -- I've never planned a ski trip!
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Don't know much about skiing in CO, but if you need someplace cheeper there are several places to go in northern NEw Mexico.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #3
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Don't know much about skiing in CO, but if you need someplace cheeper there are several places to go in northern NEw Mexico.
This would be my suggestion.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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We are from Denver and my family skiis Loveland. We don't head to the larger resort type ski areas. They cost much more. If you are at all interested in skiing Loveland and willing to stay elsewhere and drive daily I would consider staying in Georgetown. It's a quaint little town. You might want to consider staying in Denver as it is only about an hour away. Another town you could stay at is Silverthorne which is on the other side of Loveland Pass.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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I haven't planned a ski trip out west in years, but our favorite place to go is Breckenridge. The mountains are great, the quaint town is lovely. I can't remember the companies that I used to book, but if you google something like Breckenridge Ski Resort Rentals, you'll find a lot to choose from. Just start calling around and pricing. They offer package for condo rentals and lift tickets, and I would get buy 4, get 3 free or something like that.

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Old 11-10-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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We stay in Breckenridge. It's VERY pricy at first glance, but if you do your research, you'll be able to find some decent rates.

Make sure you compare the price of renting a house or condo directly from the owner to the price of staying at a resort. We rent houses, and week long trips to Breck have routinely cost half that of week long trips to Disney.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:54 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I will look into all of them. Hadn't thought of renting from an individual -- hmmmm. . . .

Keep the pointers coming!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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We ski Vail mostly. But it can be pricy for the non-resident. However, as suggested, you can always find rental deals from individuals. Beaver Creek and Copper are also close by for variety.

Vail Village is your quintessential ski resort town with lots of other things besides skiing to do.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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We love Winter Park, but we live in the area so I don't know a lot about short-term lodging costs. In general though, it's more reasonable than Vail, Aspen, Breck. A place in town would be less than in the village (base of slopes), but just a couple miles to drive. Then again, the week between Christmas and New Years is a VERY popular time for a ski vacation, so prices everywhere are going to be jacked up, and if you're looking at this year, there may not be a huge selection left. Not to dampen your hopes, but try to get something booked soon, before everyone else does.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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What's the best skiing state in my opinion? New Hampshire, followed by Vermont.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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What's the best skiing state in my opinion? New Hampshire, followed by Vermont.
Have you ever skied Colorado? I have skied VT (skied Burke almost every weekend), NH and Colorado amongst others.

I will take fresh Colorado powder over any icy VT or NH ski resort any day. My opinion of course
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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t has been a long time since I skied Colorado--but growing up we felt the best skiing for the money was Crested Butte. Great area and a bit less costly than Summit County.
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