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Have to make lodging decision this weekend for MLK week: Snowmass/Aspen vs. Vail/BC/Breck

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So of course no one can predict what the weather will be in mid-January but unfortunately I need to make a decision this weekend.  Which area has done better so far this season in terms of snowfall/conditions or are they about the same?  We have plane tickets to DEN and a rental car and I booked lodging at both areas but I need to cancel one this weekend.  It looks like Vail is almost 100% open which is pretty impressive for this early on...even the back bowls and Mineral Basin.  BC and Breck also look like more is opened than the Aspen resorts.  I know sometimes patterns favor one area of CO over another so any advice anyone (locals) can give.  I am leaning towards Vail because it seems they've been favored with snow so far this year and the ride is shorter from DEN although I have been there several times and never been to Aspen and would love to go.  We are both intermediate/advanced skiers.  If both mountains are a toss up condition wise at this point I think I would choose Aspen though.  Thanks!

post #2 of 9
Aspen will be just fine, skiings good.
That being said, there's really no good reason to reserve anywhere, this far in advance, for mid Jan.

Do you have any type of pass?
post #3 of 9

I didn't see the header on my phone.   You'd be a fool to pick Summit over Aspen,  MLK week.

 

Yes, the pre Thanksgiving storm favored Summit County,  but Aspen's had 28" in the last five days.

 

Where do you have reservations?

 

Rates will get better, closer to arrival.

http://www.stayaspensnowmass.com/specials/last-minute-lodging

post #4 of 9

If the choice is between Vail or Aspen the answer is ALWAYS Aspen...it's really that simple

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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
 

If the choice is between Vail or Aspen the answer is ALWAYS Aspen...it's really that simple

 

Totally.

 

This goes for every level of skier, too.

post #6 of 9
Oh my god, I didn't realize this was for MLK. Yikes. Stay away from Vail during the weekend holidays.
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the input guys.  Using Starwood points and s was going to stay in either the Westin Snowmass or Sheraton Mountain Vista in Avon.  So based on all the advice here we are going to head to Snowmass/Aspen for the five nights.  Looking forward to it....but not the drive from DEN!  :)

post #8 of 9

You absolutely made the right choice with Aspen. Have a great trip.

post #9 of 9
Den to Avon's the worst part of the drive anyway.
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