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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Where to go in CO....

so yea, know its pretty early, but im in the pre-planning stage for a trip out west this coming season. Ive got a couple guys I know in CO, not sure where they live, but they mainly ride at keystone, breck, and a basin....if i wanted to be in that area, i was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction as far as where to lodge and if they knew what sources i should be going through to get a good deal on a package trip, ie airfare, lodging, and lift tickets...
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If you are coming out for a week or more, you probably want to buy a season pass. The Epic Pass gets you all of the resorts in the area minus Copper and Loveland.

I'd find out if you are crashing with your buds or not. VRBO tends to be a good spot to find lodging. Alpine Inn has some of the cheapest rates in Summit county.

Airfare, if available fly Southwest. They do not charge for board bags or bags in general. When other airlines offer cheaper flights than Southwest, they typically more than make up for it with baggage charges. Not too mention they don't often beat SW's prices anyway.
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If you are coming out for a week or more, you probably want to buy a season pass. The Epic Pass gets you all of the resorts in the area minus Copper and Loveland.

I'd find out if you are crashing with your buds or not. VRBO tends to be a good spot to find lodging. Alpine Inn has some of the cheapest rates in Summit county.

Airfare, if available fly Southwest. They do not charge for board bags or bags in general. When other airlines offer cheaper flights than Southwest, they typically more than make up for it with baggage charges. Not too mention they don't often beat SW's prices anyway.
thanks for the headsup on southwest...
arent season passes pretty expensive? it would really make more economical sense to buy a season pass just to ride for a week?
yes i do need to figure out if im staying with friends, but assuming im not, i would like to stay somewhere slopeside so i dont have to travel to the mountain...if you had never been out west (like me) and are a freestyle rider, what mountain would you stay at? and what lodging at said mountain has slope side lodging?
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Epic local pass ( a basin, breck, keystone) is I think like 399. Daily lift ticket price at Breck 98 bucks.

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Damn $400 for multiple resorts, that's a deal. The fucking adult No-Saturday pass is $550 pre-season here, unlimited $700. Glad I can still get the college pass for $300.

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Lift tickets are hovering around $100 a day at the big players, which sounds like the areas you'd probably be going to. Discount tickets might get you $10 off. So if you are coming out for a trip where you would be planning on riding seven days or more, a season pass would be worth it. The Epic Pass, which has no restrictions, is good for Vail, Beaver Creek, A-Basin, Keystone, and Breck in Colorado. You also get Heavenly and Northstar in California. So if you think you might do a second visit to Colorado, or go to Tahoe, you'd be doing well. Either way, 7 days on the pass is break even. Otherwise, for a quality bargain, hit Loveland instead. Lift tickets typically max out at $60 a day and there are deals that can be found.
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Don't forget "ski w/ a friend", which lets you bring a friend along for 1/2 the price for a limited number of times (I believe 5 or 6 for the 09-10 season).
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thx for the info guys

any thoughts on slope side lodging in that area?
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outta a-basin, breck, and keystone...which one has the nicest/biggest park????
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Breck kills every park in the world, then Keystone, A basin you don't go there for the park unless it's after April 24th because it's the last place open.

FYI if you're coming to Breck for the park bring your man pants.

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