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Old 03-13-2011, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just booked a bad ass ski in ski out condo in Keystone for next Febuary. I know it is a long way away but I am trying to see if I should get a rental car or not? My wife and I are trying to hit breck and A-Basin while were there for 2 weeks. I have never been there so I don't know how good the shuttles are there Is it worth the extra 700$ for a rental suv for the 2 weeks?

I have almost a year to get the rest of the money so if it's worth having your own ride I don't mind saving up a extra 700, but if it is not needed then I would like to have the money for beer and food.

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Save the money the only bus you need to know about is the Swan Mountain Flyer. That'll be the one that takes you to A Basin and Breck. There's the main bus stop right by the main parking lot in River Run across the street from that is where it picks up. You'll be fine without a car.
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Save the money the only bus you need to know about is the Swan Mountain Flyer. That'll be the one that takes you to A Basin and Breck. There's the main bus stop right by the main parking lot in River Run across the street from that is where it picks up. You'll be fine without a car.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! What about airports? Denver or Eagle? I take it they have a shuttle from the airport to keystone?

Sorry This will be my first time going out west.
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Check the shuttle rates. I was just out in vail last week. Colorado moutain express is $270 each way for 2 adults from denver to vail. My car rental was $205 for 4 days with the 4x4 suv. I rented the jeep and drove it to our rental condo then used the free public transportation. I typically like having the freedom to roam with my own vehicle available when I want it. Riding cme out from the airport might be better for you though.

You could probably also fly into eagle and take the free bus to Vail then frisco then down into keystone. Might have to go from frisco to breck to keystone. Eagle and DIA are both like an hour and a half from keystone depending on who's driving.
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Eagle costs like 300 bucks more per person to fly into go with DIA check out either CME or Greyline. Greyline is usually cheaper.
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I will do some digging. It's just so hard to get prices for stuff a year in advance.

If the price of the buses are about the same I might just say f#$k it and get the rental then.
Who is the best place to check for plane and car rental? This will be my first time flying.
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southwest or frontier to denver are your best bets. I use enterprise all the time for rental cars....
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southwest or frontier to denver are your best bets. I use enterprise all the time for rental cars....
Go to southwest airlines web site or do like orbitz or expedia?
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Check southwest, expedia, and kayak. I'd be surprised if you can book this early? When you do get to booking, remember that SW is about 50 bucks cheaper per person because they don't charge baggage fees. So, factor that into your decision-making. Anytime I've gone out to CO I've gotten 2wd (check carrentals.com) and it worked fine for me. That may save you a few bucks. I'm with the earlier poster, I prefer to have my own car to get around and check things out. I strongly suggest you do that, especially if you'll be there for 2 weeks. If you're there for that long you might want to wander around the area and check-out all that CO has to offer outside of the resorts!
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Check southwest, expedia, and kayak. I'd be surprised if you can book this early? When you do get to booking, remember that SW is about 50 bucks cheaper per person because they don't charge baggage fees. So, factor that into your decision-making. Anytime I've gone out to CO I've gotten 2wd (check carrentals.com) and it worked fine for me. That may save you a few bucks. I'm with the earlier poster, I prefer to have my own car to get around and check things out. I strongly suggest you do that, especially if you'll be there for 2 weeks. If you're there for that long you might want to wander around the area and check-out all that CO has to offer outside of the resorts!
The only thing I could book was the condo with Keystone Colorado Lodging Condos Vacation Rentals
Can't book the plane tickets yet Looks like I have to wait another 3 weeks and then I can. I think I am going to pull the trigger on the suv.
How good did you get around with a 2WD?
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