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Breckenridge Lodging/lodgistics for one info requested

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I (in CA) need to go someplace soon with snow; have epic pass - will travel - some reasonable flights thru Denver right now, so it's a definite maybe -  thinking of breckenridge.  Any reccs as to basic lodging for one?  Probably non-holiday, weekday, in January sometime.  By myself. Clean, but not fancy will work.  Doesn't need to be right at the chairlift; but will some sort of nearby transport (shuttle, public bus), to resort.  I don't know a hoot about the town of Breck, where to go (or not) for lodging, so help me if you can.

 

Also, if flying through Denver, would you recc car rental or shuttle?  Have not done the Denver thing in winter (usually go into Eagle); have had major issues with slow rental car facilities in Denver airport other times, so if it's a bad idea to drive, be honest - and I'll do the shuttle.  I aint gonna be paying out the nose for 4 wheel drive, if anything, I'll pack chains and size the rental to fit a standard car.

 

Thanks a bunch.

 

Steve

post #2 of 5

Lots of Bears will stay in Frisco, Dillon or Silverthorne and hit multiple Epic resorts (A Basin, Breck, Keystone Vail and even Beaver Creek) when they come- to get all 5 you need a car, but can use the Summit Stage to hit the first 3.  

 

Town of Breck is your highest option in terms of elevation and has the most apre ski this side of Vail pass.  Never been there, but some like the Fireside Inn (hostel + ?).  Check the Hotels Combined box at http://www.lodging247.com/

post #3 of 5

If you use a shuttle from the airport, you would not need a car to do anything in Summit County. Breck has free buses although walking from one end of town to the other is a leisurely and entertaining trip. Tons of bars, restaurants and shops. Frisco is a direct one bus ride (< 30 minutes). Copper is a quick transfer and another 15 minutes. There is the Swan Mountain Flier from Breck to Keystone (< 30 minutes). A-Basin is just a quick ride from Keystone. Silverthorne and Dillon by bus are tedious with multiple transfers. They have dining and shopping.

 

Lodging web sites and classifieds are your best bet for a place to stay. Craigslist will probably turn up some good options as well. Anything in Breck or Frisco (near a bus route) would be very convenient. I'd choose Frisco as it is less hectic both day and night, unless you want the bar scene that Breck offers.

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Can anyone else give me a tip (other than to look on "lodging web sites")? 

post #5 of 5
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No recc's eh?

 

Gee - everything out there must be just dandy accomodation-wise - or everyone is either out skiing (in CO) or not reading this forum because there ain't enuf snow to think about it(in CA).  After thrashing my rock skis at Rockstar, errr, I mean, Northstar yesterday -    I bought a plane ticket and booked a condo on vrbo sight unseen, in fact, exact location unstated. I shall see how this goes.

 

At least there will be snow - 51 inch base so far (1/2/14) at Breck.

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