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Breckenridge in March??

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The Husband and I are traveling by RV to a race in Las Vegas (Mint 400) and we may have a few days to stop on the way through (each way), at Breckenridge  for a ski day or two.  We already decided to bring our skis and gear "just in case"

 

We wil be going through the area around Mid-March to later March 2013.  Around the 14th-26th

 

The route we are traveling takes us on I-70 through CO.   My questions are...

 

1.)  Should we be concerned about road travel conditions through the area? 

 

2.) How is the skiing that time of year?? 

 

I am from MI and have never been skiing out West ever so, needless to say,  I am super excited about the idea. 

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Mid March is high season up there.  Yes you should be concerned about road conditions.  They can be fine or they can be covered with snow; either bring chains or be prepared to wait it out in your RV.

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Why Breck?   IMHO: There are better places right on I-70. Ie: Vail, Copper or even Loveland depending on the day.

 

1. Yes, but if you time it right, you should be fine.

 

2. Yes, it's the just about the best time.

post #4 of 6
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We are not set on Breckenridge.  My husband has been there before so, that is the one he mentioned.  I know there are several in the area though. 

 

Thanks for the responses

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Its peak ski season out there in the second half of March.  Lots of options to choose from, take your pick of ski area as you are passing through the state.  Since you are crossing the entire state, apparently have some time I would consider one of the other areas.  Getting a little farther away from the Denver / Front-Range day skiers, crowds will be lighter.  Plus, may be less expensive too.

 

 

 

Road conditions will be a function of the weather at the time you are there.  If there is a snowstorm, go skiing and/or wait until they storm passes before continuing on with your drive.  If you don't have to push through a storm driving, don't bother.  Especially as an out-of-stater in an RV unfamilar with driving in the Colorado high country.

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Why Breck?   IMHO: There are better places right on I-70. Ie: Vail, Copper or even Loveland depending on the day.

 

1. Yes, but if you time it right, you should be fine.

 

2. Yes, it's the just about the best time.

Agree- Breck is a little off I-70 and is probably the most crowded of your I-70 choices during Spring Break.  Loveland, Copper, Vail and Beaver Creek are all closer to I-70 and will likely be less crowded than Breck.  LL and Copper have discounts available if you look around.  Vail and Beaver Creek have the advantage of being a bit lower in elevation (if you are not used to altitude) and farther from Denver. 

 

If you don`t need lodging, you could certainly wait and see who has the best conditions at the time.  It would be pretty easy to hit 2 resorts on the way to Vegas and 2 on the way back.  

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