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Old 02-20-2013, 02:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok so .. i think i have narrowed it down to breckenridge and steamboat... sounds good??...
breckenridge seems easier to get to, therefor probably more crowded.. but i can live with that...
steamboat seems nice and much easier to get to .. but how long is the drive from denver?? i think its like 4 more hours...
anyways .. any input on both places would be appreciated... specially... tickets....lodging... ... something decent but not too pricey.. im not rich.. but am willing to spend a bit to make it a perfect trip...
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Steamboat has an airport. Go to their website and contact the resort for help. Or call a travel agent for flights from your neck of the woods. Maybe someone on here can give better info but you can start with that. I know Steamboat will have some kind of package to fit your needs. They combine room, lift tickets, rental equipment, shuttles to and from airport. Just give them a call.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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On the flip side, you could do like what i'm doing. I staying at a Keystone Resort, getting there this coming Mon. The package I have allows me to choose a different mountain everyday if I want out of Keystone, Breck, A-Basin, Vail and Beaver Creek. So you have options. Some might get a few inches over night and you could ride a shuttle to any one. For instance, the other day Keystone got nothing while 15to 20 min. down the road at Breck got 10".
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Fly to Reno, go to Tahoe. It will only be slightly more, if not the same cost as flying to Denver and Tahoe is having a much better season.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If you fly into DIA and drive to Steamboat, it's a little over 3 hours. You have to drive through Summit County though, so depending on when you are traveling you could hit a fair amount of traffic. It's a gorgeous drive though. Steamboat has way more snow than and East Coast spot too. Doing quite well in that zone actually.

I'd recommend it over Breck and Summit county right now. You can say Colorado is having a bad season but that is not really true. Summit County and other Front Range spots are having a bad season. Most other places are doing just fine.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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looks like the pnw snow machine is going to start cranking
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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looks like the pnw snow machine is going to start cranking
It's been sending it's left overs right over Colorado as of late too. Thankfully...

3 weeks man. I'll be in your neck of the woods.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I'll be in Utah this same weekend. Definitely hoping for some snow while we're there! I'm antsy, but in the meantime, we've got a nice storm that started today, so I'll be in a cabin at Mt. Baker all weekend enjoying the several FEET of snow expected over the next 72hrs. :P

I agree with what everyone says though. When you're spending for a trip, don't let a a few extra bucks to fly to one mtn vs. another, or gas money in the rental car limit your decisions.Well, with the exception of some that seem to be more expensive flights such as Jackson Hole & Mammoth for West Coast flights.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I hate connecting flights when I travel so Denver is always a favorite of mine - can get there direct from most major airports.

I've been to Breck twice (love it there) and did the drive from Denver to Steamboat in 2005. It's a long drive but very scenic in spots.
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Central and Southern California just got dumped on. Don't know if you're down for West Coast boarding, but now's the time. Big Bear, Snow Summit and Snow Valley would be my suggestions.

Snow Valley is far less crowded though - I have weekday lift tix I'm using next week that are 60% off. Totally worth it for the shorter drive and wipe open runs. Here's where I get mine: Discount lift tickets - Snow Valley - Ski For Free and I've used the "SV5" code for years. Hope this helps
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I love that my home resorts have a 60 inch base and a 32 inch base and that's in Arizona lol. Anyway, I'd suggest SLC personally. Park City to be specific. They have a 43 inch base, and it's super romantic and fun to go out there.
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