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Old 07-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You can stay in Georgetown too, just on the east side of the tunnel basically like 30-40 min from Breck, 20 from Abasin.

I'd suggest you check out Loveland or Copper as well, their season passes will run about the same price (Loves cheaper). With a Loveland pass you could shoot down to Monarch(there is cheap lodging in Salida for when u goto Monarch) for 3 days too(3 days free incl with season pass). G-town is only like 12 minutes from the lot at Loveland and lodging there is cheap and available.

If you're on a budget you may appreciate the "scene" at these other 2 spots as well. The Epic pass is cheap but every other aspect of riding those mountains is gonna try to rape your wallet(parking, $20 beer, you name it, imagine being a tourist in NYC during the summer, welcome to Summit County winter, brought to you by Vail). The only reason you should consider the Epic (IMO) is if you are here to take advantage of some epic parks, which Breck and Shitstone both have.

Otherwise the other mountains have better terrain, smaller crowds, cheaper passes and generally easier access (free parking, closer to cheaper lodging). FWIW Over the past 3 years I have had all 3 of the passes in question.

Copper has their own lodging and often pretty great deals (ie. lift tix incl, season pass discount, non-holiday times discount)
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