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Old 12-16-2009, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ugh. CO trip drama - Need advice on transportation at Breck

I have a trip to Breck planned in two weeks with 2-3 other people. (There was supposed to be another boarder but he dropped out). There is a disagreement on transportation....

One of the plank-wankers wants to rent a large SUV and drive it out to the resort. I have a discount with one of the rental companies, but there are complications:
-The location close to the airport (but not in the airport) is out of SUVs
-The closest location to the airport WITH SUVs is 15 miles away (which is going to make dropping the car off problematic when we fly back home)

-My split of the money for renting a single large SUV with my discount is $179 or $230 (depending on whether there are 3 or 4 of us).
-If I rent my own 'standard' car (I'm praying for an Impreza), it will cost $230.

Renting two cars would be cheaper than an SUV. I suggested doing that and got this reply from the plank-wanker:

"The weather conditions that time of year are usually really tough to drive in and I dont want to be in
a small car. If you guys want to get two cars thats totally cool. I can pay for my own. I just want
to know number 1, that I will be safe and number 2, I can fit all our luggage.
Not sure whether to bother with a reply. I don't live up north anymore, but when I did my family did okay with normal cars when it snowed.
Anyways, I don't ski, but I have a hard time imagining that he has sooo much stuff that it wouldn't fit in a car with a backseat and a trunk?

My question is this... if I strike out on my own (which I will probably do), should I rent a car or go with the CME? CME would cost me $180, but $50 more for a car (plus a 5 mile cab ride) wouldn't be too horrible.

This is the 2nd difference of opinion regarding this trip and we haven't even left yet! The first issue was me getting a Summit pass (for Breck/Keystone/ABasin) and as a result deciding to not go with them to Vail or Beaver Creek.

Might be my last trip with this one guy for a while...

What do you think? Drive myself or take the bus?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like too much over thinking and thus, bro drama

so no car rental company at all at the airport has an SUV of any size?

If its only $50 more for rocky mountian express, i'd do that then take a taxi to another rental location. that sounds like a pain in the ass.

are you guys bringing boards and skis? if so, a car is too small for 3 people unless the backseat folds down. either way, you'll probably be fine with a front wheel drive in december.
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Get a 4 door 4x4 truck instead?
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sounds like too much over thinking and thus, bro drama
so no car rental company at all at the airport has an SUV of any size?
I don't want to rent from the airport at all because of their higher prices (which are high enough to negate my discount).

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If its only $50 more for rocky mountian express, i'd do that then take a taxi to another rental location. that sounds like a pain in the ass.

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are you guys bringing boards and skis? if so, a car is too small for 3 people unless the backseat folds down. either way, you'll probably be fine with a front wheel drive in december.
We are bringing gear. My suggestion was to rent two cars (which is cheaper than one large SUV and about the same price as a small SUV).

The trip is over new year's. Dec. 31 to Jan 6
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if you move your trip back a week, prices drop almost 50% and you'll be there for ullr fest
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me and some friends planned a trip to breck from jan 2 to 8th and are taking CME. If i can remember correctly it was $130 for both ways.
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sometimes if u go to the counter early and ask for an upgrade from the standard car u reserve to a suv they will have it...happened to me twice. Reserve for a mid size car but upgraded it to an suv at the counter.

but if dont plan on driving when ur at breck(to hit up other resort or w/e) then id just take the cme...easier and no drama. Not to mention driving by urself for 2 hr sucks and renting from an offsite place is creates so much more unnecessary hassle esp on the day of ur return.
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Making it quite complicated for no real reason.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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that one friend of yours sounds like a total douche.. Good luck having a fun trip with him. Anyway, Just like what I tell a lot of people: Money, you can easily find if you're persistent; real friends, no amount of money can buy (how's that for drama? lol)
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Want me to shit in their gear bags? I'll do it for 50 bucks! Seriously just CME it and take the Summit Stage around. Fuck the drama and fuck them do it your way.
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