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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi

 

I'm wondering about the cheapest way?

Greyhound?   Car pool?

General Mountain Shuttles ($95) could be beaten?

I'm not so cheap I want to walk (plus it'd cost me too many ski days).

Ideas?

 

Dave

post #2 of 7

I don't know if the Colorado Mountain Express shuttles are the cheapest option, but they sure are convenient.  Curb-side pickup at DIA to wherever you want to go.  I've used them several times.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks, I don't do airline travel much, so maybe after 20hours+ of flights & airports an easy option is the best.

 

Dave

post #4 of 7

Dave

 

After 20+ hours of airports, planes, different time-zones, customs, immigration etc Colorado Mountain Express is your friend. We've done this and other similar trips and in all probability you will be a zombie with a sub-par sense of humour by the time you get to DIA.

 

The CME operation at DIA is very slick and well organised. It is easy to find. If you pre-book they can find your booking in the system (and don't look at you like an alien and tell you that they can't find you in the system). They don't look at your ski bag and ask "do you want to take that with you" and/or take heaps of time considering if your skis are going to fit in the shuttle. Their vehicles are comfortable and well maintained so that they don't break down (had that happen too). The drivers are friendly and know where they are going, and it is a door to door service.

 

If you are going straight through from Upper Hutt to Silverthorne you don't want cheap as the most important criteria, you want a reliable, hassle free service where you can climb into a back corner of a van and sleep. If you are in a car with few people you will feel obliged to talk to them and believe me after 20+ hours of travel several hours of talking about the Hobbit, Peter Jackson and how beautiful NZ is, is not what you will be wanting to do. 

 

Pay the money and save yourself the pain and beware the coffee, it's a shock to the taste-buds

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Awesome, lots of sense there.

I like coffee...that reminds me to pack a thermos.

Might see you over there.

 

Dave

post #6 of 7

Also price out Summit Express and look for coupons:

http://www.summitexpress.com/

 

I think CME is bigger, but I see a lot of Summit Express shuttles on I-70.   There are quite a few Home James shuttles too, but I think they just go to Winter Park.

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Dave

 

After 20+ hours of airports, planes, different time-zones, customs, immigration etc Colorado Mountain Express is your friend. We've done this and other similar trips and in all probability you will be a zombie with a sub-par sense of humour by the time you get to DIA.

 

The CME operation at DIA is very slick and well organised. It is easy to find. If you pre-book they can find your booking in the system (and don't look at you like an alien and tell you that they can't find you in the system). They don't look at your ski bag and ask "do you want to take that with you" and/or take heaps of time considering if your skis are going to fit in the shuttle. Their vehicles are comfortable and well maintained so that they don't break down (had that happen too). The drivers are friendly and know where they are going, and it is a door to door service.

 

If you are going straight through from Upper Hutt to Silverthorne you don't want cheap as the most important criteria, you want a reliable, hassle free service where you can climb into a back corner of a van and sleep. If you are in a car with few people you will feel obliged to talk to them and believe me after 20+ hours of travel several hours of talking about the Hobbit, Peter Jackson and how beautiful NZ is, is not what you will be wanting to do. 

 

Pay the money and save yourself the pain and beware the coffee, it's a shock to the taste-buds

 

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Originally Posted by daveski2roa View Post
 

Awesome, lots of sense there.

I like coffee...that reminds me to pack a thermos.

Might see you over there.

 

Dave

Sadly not, we are heading up to Canada - logistics and coffee are similar though

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