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Breck lodging - quick reality check?

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Planning a one-night stand in Breck  in a couple of weeks.  NOT what it sounds like, wait for it ... with my wife, two college age kids, and possibly a handful of their friends. Any reason NOT to stay at either "Marriot's Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge" (655 Columbine Drive, Breckenridge, CO 80424) or Doubletree Hilton at 550 Village Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424)?   Any other recommendations?


Breckenridge is totally new to me, and big enough to be overwhelming, especially for a quick visit.  Concept is to drive up early Saturday a.m.; kids and I  will ski; wife is a non-skier but will be happy to relax, read, and run or go for a walk around town.  


If it makes a difference, one of the kids and I will be seeking out relatively challenging terrain -- ie, happy to hike from lifts for a bit for steeps, trees, ungroomed, etc.  I'd just as soon be near the good stuff, not several lifts and traverses away. I think the Marriott is nearest Peak 8; Doubletree claims to be "directly across the street from Peak 9".  


Thanks in advance for any input on this.

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Whats the price per night? if you dont need to stay across the street from Breck,  I stayed at the Best western in Dillon Colorado and it was something like $80.00 a night. There is also shuttle service all over the place in Breck and Dillon. Also with you Breck lift ticket you can hit A-Basin and  Keystone for night skiing check with ticket sale's. 

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We (wife and two other friends) just spent a week at the Marriott Mountain Valley Lodge. Great location - right at the base of Peak 9 at the Quicksilver lift. The bottom of Peak 9 is littered with beginners and ski school groups and the blues at the top are heavily enforced 'slow skiing' zones - still a fair amount of progressing beginners. However, you will have easy access to Peak 10 which is all black. The most challenging terrain is up above Peak 8 - easily reachable with a couple of lift rides from Peak 9 base. The most interesting intermediate terrain is on Peak 7 which takes a little effort to get back and forth from Peak 9.


The resort is nice - a bit dated in decor, but well maintained. We had a 1 BR unit that had 2 full bathrooms. The bedroom had a king bed and the living room had a sleeper sofa and a day bed with a pull-out trundle - so it comfortably sleeps 5 (6 if you share the sleeper  sofa). It's a short walk to the main shopping areas and restaurants.



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Thanks.  Marriott sounds like a reasonable choice balancing the various factors -- appreciate the recent first-hand report from mkbruce!


Sal- we do want to stay walking distance to shops, restaurants and lifts.  If it were a longer stay with skiers who'd commit to full days in which case a shuttle ride makes sense and the savings on lodging would matter, multiplied by more nights.  But with this group, especially with potential addition of several college friends, I have a feeling it'd be herding cats so convenience will be worth a little extra expense.  And better for the nonskiing wife to have a short walk to shopping, restaurants, etc.

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