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Old 12-12-2013, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Aside from the plane flight, what could I expect to pay for say a 4 or 5 night trip to Vail if I didn't really care about staying in a top notch hotel (no bed-bugs though). Like, what has been your experience for a trip like that?

I was looking at hotels and found some for about 150 a night (which could be lowered by splitting with someone) and then lift tickets are about 100 a day. So I'm thinking 4 nights, not including food, a grand?
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty good ball park right there I would say.
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Old 12-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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say a grand with hotel and lift tickets alone....(for 4 days and you dont get anyone to split the room)
Then you gotta factor in rentals of the gear unless you have all that
Then a car rental to get out to Vail.
Some people say they dont factor in food cause they are going to eat when they are home but i usually eat out more when traveling...plus there is the ever so obvious beer purchases so you might want to factor in those as well

id go for over 1k for 4 days unless you dont drink and have a car/some gear/friends to cut costs
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If you are going to rent a car you could look at staying in Avon or Eagle as the rates are a little cheaper there.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't do eagle.... Do "Eagle-Vail", it's between Vail and Avon.
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Don't do eagle.... Do "Eagle-Vail", it's between Vail and Avon.
I agree I did the drive to Eagle and I hated driving early in the AM just to get to Vail at a decent time.

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Old 12-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yea I meant Eagle-Vail
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Am I missing something? I'm not saying Vail isn't a great mountain, but so many people have questions about cost.....do people not realize there are many great mountains in the state with equal access and significantly cheaper lodging, town, lift tix, food, parking, ....if you are visiting from out of state to go ride and your choice is to stay in Vail and ride it during peak season, I assume money is not important to you, or it is but you have plenty of it.

Again, am I missing something?

Many great mountains to be had at at least 30% cheaper and 90% less crowded.

I live here and ride alot and dont really have any money so maybe I just dont get it.

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foresight to buy an epic pass before the price ever goes up. (all I'm saying is that this is a factor, it doesnt make Vail less expensive)

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just to clarify, not ripping on Vail a bit, just wondering how it enters the equation when cost is a concern, much less how it gets to the top of the list.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have gone to a few places in Colorado but I enjoy Vail's nightlife!
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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IF you enjoy the nightlife, add 500.00 to that 4 day stay for "Night life" expenses.
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