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Just got back from a week in Vail with my dad and sister. For all of us it was our first time in Vail. Using a timeshare exchange we stayed in a two bedroom at the Eagle Point Resort. The rooms looked like they were recently renovated. Not a five star resort by any means more like a three star but it served our needs very well and they staff were so nice and friendly.

 

We skied three days at Vail one day at Arapahoe Basin and one day at Copper Mountain. I would say Vail was our favorite for sure but Copper had some nice, long black bump runs I really liked.

 

We thought the conditions were pretty darn good for early season. It snowed almost every day when we were there. Blue Sky Basin was really good for early season. There was plenty of terrain open from the beginner to the cliff jumper.

 

We ate at a ton of great restaurants including Flame Steakhouse, Atwater on Gore Creek and some other great places. All the food was top notch except for some pizza we got delivered which was mediocre at best and was way overpriced.

 

At night we would usually head out for dinner, drinks and shopping. Vail Village was really pretty all lite up. Driving to the airport today was a little bit of a challenge but we made it safe and sound.

 

Below are photos from our trip in no particular order. I am the one in the green Spyder jacket. Some might be better quality then others as they were taken on three different phones.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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First of all, looks like a great trip.  Secondly, I recognized most of the terrain except for the photo above.  Where was this picture taken?  If it's Blue Sky Basin, where are all the skiers?

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Looks like the food was as big a hit as the skiing!

 

Glad you had a great time... all of these trip reports are really getting me up for my trip to Vail. February can't come soon enough.

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First of all, looks like a great trip.  Secondly, I recognized most of the terrain except for the photo above.  Where was this picture taken?  If it's Blue Sky Basin, where are all the skiers?


I think it was a photo my sister took I can't quite remember where it was taken at. I am hearing up to two feet of snow is coming this week! Any one who is going there now is going to have an epic week!

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Looks like the food was as big a hit as the skiing!

 

Glad you had a great time... all of these trip reports are really getting me up for my trip to Vail. February can't come soon enough.


The food was awesome you will love it! Vail has great top notch dining! The only thing I recommend is if you have never been to Vail before budget 1.5 times what you think you need for money as it is pretty expensive. We spent more then we thought we would. But Vail was really great!

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 budget 1.5 times what you think you need for money as it is pretty expensive

 

You did well.  I tell folks multiply x3 what you think you will need.

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You did well.  I tell folks multiply x3 what you think you will need.


Your right it was very expensive. We got pizza delivery one night to our resort when the football game was on. We ordered one large two topping pizza, a salad with grilled chicken, and a dozen wings and it came to $46 + tip! So you are right its pretty expensive.

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Just got back from a week in Vail with my dad and sister. For all of us it was our first time in Vail. Using a timeshare exchange we stayed in a two bedroom at the Eagle Point Resort. The rooms looked like they were recently renovated. Not a five star resort by any means more like a three star but it served our needs very well and they staff were so nice and friendly.

I'm doing the same with wife and her sister in Eagle Point Resort i.e. utilising timeshare exchange too. Will be there for a week from just after New Years.

 

I just tagged several options and an exchange there came up first and that's a nice reassurance it will be OK.

 

I like the pictures of the food but thanks for the tip about how it mounts up cost wise, so we might utilise Safeway, which I as far as I can tell from Google Maps etc is just a couple of minutes drive away, and do our own dinner most nights.

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First of all, looks like a great trip.  Secondly, I recognized most of the terrain except for the photo above.  Where was this picture taken?  If it's Blue Sky Basin, where are all the skiers?

It's Game Creek Bowl

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Your right it was very expensive. We got pizza delivery one night to our resort when the football game was on. We ordered one large two topping pizza, a salad with grilled chicken, and a dozen wings and it came to $46 + tip! So you are right its pretty expensive.

That's not but about 4-5 bucks more than that would cost me in Denver and most of that difference would be taxes.
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Both the snow and food look great. 

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It's Game Creek Bowl


So that far run on the left with the tree bifurcation near the end would be Lost Boy?

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I ate at Garfinkles in LIonshead last night. They have a new menu and some very good inexpensive entrees. I had prime rib loaded baked potato for$17 . It was very good.

My friend had the Buffalo meatloaf and it was$ 15 , and he liked his as well. So there are some affordable options here, not that many but fortunately they exist.
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I'm doing the same with wife and her sister in Eagle Point Resort i.e. utilising timeshare exchange too. Will be there for a week from just after New Years.

 

I just tagged several options and an exchange there came up first and that's a nice reassurance it will be OK.

 

I like the pictures of the food but thanks for the tip about how it mounts up cost wise, so we might utilise Safeway, which I as far as I can tell from Google Maps etc is just a couple of minutes drive away, and do our own dinner most nights.


We visited the Safeway our first day there. We got breakfast food, snacks, drinks and some miscellaneous items and the prices were very fair. The Safeway is like a mile from the resort very close. You can make use of the free shuttle from the resort to Lionshead to ski vail. And then if you have a rental car use that to ski other resorts. Eagle Point does have some events throughout the week you can partake in.

 

Next year we are planning to go to Breckenridge. In the Interval timeshare exchange website there are two gold ski in ski out resorts we have found that sometimes show up as having exchange availability. One is called the Grand Timber Lodge and one is called the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. We are going to try to snag a two bedroom there in early season again. Not sure which one is better. There is also a Marriott but it rarely ever shows up with any availability other then studios.

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