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we want to go snowboarding in Colorado for our 1st time this NYE but have no idea where to stay...boulder/crested butte/breckenridge?? there seems to be so many options i don't even know where to begin! Any suggestions on where we should go for our 1st colorado trip..not too expensive for a 2night stay for NYE???

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we want to go snowboarding in Colorado for our 1st time this NYE but have no idea where to stay...boulder/crested butte/breckenridge?? there seems to be so many options i don't even know where to begin! Any suggestions on where we should go for our 1st colorado trip..not too expensive for a 2night stay for NYE???

 

Welcome to Epic, but this is way too general.

 

What’s your budget?

What type of terrain do you enjoy?

What’s your ability?

You here to party or you going to bed at 8:30?

How many people are heading out with you?

post #3 of 13
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I'd say about $350 a night tops would be our budget...cause we would also have to pay for flights out of MI. We're used to riding the hills around here & like to ride at Boyne Mountain when possible; not so much the terrain parks cause I can't do any jumps or tricks (yet) lol. Definitely want to party as well! wink.gif Possibly 4 people in our group!
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Two nights is so brief, you'll be back on the plane before your brain knows your lungs are breathing extra heavy in Colorado.  Your best bet would be somewhere that is a close, direct shot from the airport, maybe Copper Mtn.  Use liftopia for lift tickets and if you have four people search for a cheap condo on vrbo.com. 

Welcome to epicski.

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I'd say about $350 a night tops would be our budget...cause we would also have to pay for flights out of MI. We're used to riding the hills around here & like to ride at Boyne Mountain when possible; not so much the terrain parks cause I can't do any jumps or tricks (yet) lol. Definitely want to party as well! wink.gif Possibly 4 people in our group!

 

Go to Keystone.  Lots of great terrain, cheap snowcat rides, really awesome part setup (great for beginners) and an easy drive from the airport.

 

The lift ticket will allow you access to 2 other Summit County mountains and if you get bored (unlikely) and you’re a short free bus ride from good riding and partying in Breck. $350 a night is certainly feasible for being relatively close to the slopes. 

post #6 of 13
You can stay anywhere in Summit County and get to any Summit County slopes (A-Basin, Keystone, Copper, Breck) on the free bus service. Expect to pay close to $100 daily for lift tickets over the year-end holidays. VRBO for four people probably gets you your best lodging price, but you may find a minimum number of nights requirement over the holidays. You'll also be joining thousands and thousands of other holiday snow sliders.
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For Partying, I would probably pick Breck or Vail, but they usually have something going on in the Village at Copper also.  That is the most crowded/expensive time of the year and many places will have 3-7 night minimum stays.  Being that it is only 2 days, you could look at some of the hotels also...using this search http://www.lodging247.com/hotel-search/ I see

 

Wayside Inn

 

$130/night for your dates

post #8 of 13

Sunlight, Monarch or even Ski Cooper would offer plenty for your 1st trip west.  

Drive, Dex and TJ did!

post #9 of 13

I would say Breck for good value & good partying! Here's a site I use sometimes http://www.chalets-usa.co.uk/breckenridge-ski-resort-colorado-usa-america.htm

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im from michigan and heading out there as well. We have always skid utah and jackson hole because my bro lived there. But now that he lives in florida we are heading to vail jan 17-21. IM hoping it is a good time. I have heard vail has everything from a terrain standpoint, but we are a little worried about how expensive it will be(  have a baby due in feb)

 

Also, ACB---I got a ticket from detroit to denver on frontier for 172 including tax and all!
 

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Sunlight, Monarch or even Ski Cooper would offer plenty for your 1st trip west.  

Drive, Dex and TJ did!

mt. brighton son!

 

Skiing is the easy part carl!

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Breck
 

post #13 of 13

Forget two nights at New years Eve!  For the same money, book a full week starting mid-week, outside all the holidays.  Stay at one of the "outer" condos at Keystone - where you need to ride the shuttle to get to the mountain  (close in lodging costs more).  Keystone Resorts offer multi mountain ski and stay packages that gives you access limited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breck (skip Breck), not to mention unlimited access to Keystone and A. Basin.  Last winter, I snagged a well-maintained 2BR condo, and two sets of 6 of day 7 lift passes, plus about $100 of misc. freebies, all for $2200. 

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