Looking for some advice on the Summit County, CO skiing.
Got a trip to Summit County in a week or so. We fly in Thr night to Denver, will drive a rental SUV to a condo near Keystone. The plan is to ski Fri, Sat, Sun and a part of Monday, and then drive back to Denver and fly back to LA late at night.
The crew is four guys. Three of us have Mammoth season passes, with about five weekends on-snow this season.
I am a so-called "modern intermediate": 2nd year of real skiing (couple times before) with 20+ days on snow last season; can do blues with ease; really enjoy single-black diamonds, groomed or not; but generally shy away from super icy+bumpy steep terrain. Two other guys are older skiers who can ski just about anything. They will probably ski with me most of the time, and maybe split off for a couple runs that Mammoth would call double-blacks. The fourth guy hasn't skied in a while, but was pretty good back in the day.
We are looking for variety in terain in the ungroomed single-black diamond range (based on Mammoth scale--not sure how it translates to local designations). We will not be doing any shopping, fine dinning or sight-seeing; we are only looking to ski for as long as our respective bodies will allow, and then have a few (or more) drinks afterwards--you know, your typical get-away-from-girlfriends/wives trip.
Our lodging is very close to Keystone, so we plan to start there on Friday. Current thinking is to hit Breckenridge on Sat, A.Basin on Sun and Copper on Monday. We are aware that Vail and Beaver Creek are also near-by. Our plans are based on stats and brochures and some limited not-so-relevent first-person accounts. I am looking for any real information/suggestions/tips i can get: best resorts for what we are looking for; individual lift and runs suggestions; tips on staying away from the crowds on Sat and Sun; and so on.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.