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Colorado Accomodation in Jan '12

post #1 of 6
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Hi all,

Myself and 3 buddies are heading out from the UK to Colorado for 3 weeks of skiing/boarding in January.

We're only starting to realise how big the resort areas are!!

Can anyone help us to source some accomodation (I think you guys call them Condos?) for the trip??

Ideally we need 3 beds, parking and close to the bars/restaurants.

Been looking at Keystone as it seems fairly accesible and snowsure.


Appreciate any help cool.gif



post #2 of 6

Maybe some Summit County locals will chime in, but here's a start:

Try searching VRBO for the size of condo you want and locations, for example, here's a link to Keystone properties on VRBO:  http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/colorado/northwest/keystone

Keystone is not a bad place to start your accommodations search.  I assume you are buying an epicpass good at Keystone, Breck, Arapahoe Basin.  It would be a central location very close to Arapahoe Basin and also not too far from Breck, Vail and Beaver Creek.  I stayed once at the Springs Complex of condos at Keystone and had a fine family trip:  http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=1022

Again, assuming your focus is on resorts covered by the epicpass, since you have 3 weeks, perhaps you would like to relocate to Breckenridge for some of your time, it has a village at the base that is as big or bigger than Keystone's.  And if it works for you, you could also stay at Vail or BC.


Meanwhile you can also go to central reservations at Keystone and/or Breck and see what they can do for you there:  http://www.keystoneresort.com/plan-a-vacation/book-a-vacation.aspx

post #3 of 6

As advised VRBO.com has a good selection of condos also try cyberrentals.com.  Three weeks in one place is too long for me as I like variey.  If you get an Epic Pass, consider staying in Dillon for a weeks or so then Avon so you can hit Vail and Beaver Creek.  Of Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, I liked Arapahoe Basin the best because of the snow, terrain and vibe.  Keystone and Breck are good and are have more trees for the flat light on days when it snows.  On holidays (like Martin Luther King) the lift lines at Breck and Keystone can be huge, and that weekend you could plan "down time" or head out of Summit County.


I hope you have a fabulous trip!

post #4 of 6

If you would prefer dealing with a rental broker with a local office, consider twinseasons.com.  I have been dealing with them for years.  Prices are generally as good (sometimes even better) than what is on VRBO.  I rent for three weeks each February and stay in Dillon or Silverthorne.  Easy drive to all the Summit County resorts and less than an hour to Vail and BC.  The recomendation to get an one of the Epic passes is a great one.  Tickets at the window are $100+, so you will be ahead after a weeks skiing.  

post #5 of 6

Just to be clear, Keystone is the LEAST snow sure of the summit county resorts.  It seems to be in a dry spot.  If you are interested in slopeside accommodations, I'd pick somewhere besides Keystone.  Frisco is central to the Summit County resorts (not slopeside), and will be cheaper than resort lodging.  It's 25 minutes to Vail, 35 to Beaver Creek, 6 to Copper, 15 to Breck and Keystone, and 20 to A-Basin.



post #6 of 6

Welcome to Epic Zootman!  If you guys each want to have your own bedroom in a luxury townhouse that is central to some great skiing, consider my place in Frisco.  Links and photos below or pm me for a deal.


Frisco has a Main St with restos/bars/shopping and is easier than Keystone to get to Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Beaver Creek and about the same to Loveland.  Map here shows ski resort locations http://www.skilodgingrental.com/Summit_County_Info.php


Purchase your season pass soon.

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