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Ski-in/out Breckenridge

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Just trying to get a picture on accommodation options for Breck. Two families total 5 kids 11-16 yrs, varied ski abilities. Only got 5-6 days part of a trip from Sydney and thinking "Village at Breck", cause it seems to be ski-in/out and you can walk to town. But I've been told that there may be whole house rentals in Four O'Clock Rd area which may be less expensive. We're there from about 9 Jan to 15 Jan. Any help with following questions much appreciated:
  1. Anyone got reports on "Village at Breckenridge" - recommended?
  2. Any recommendations on whole house rentals for 9 people which may be ski in/out and walk to town?
  3. Any other recos for condo rentals which may be ski in/out and walk to town?
Any help very much appreciated.
FooltoTry
post #2 of 19
The most complete compex is Beaver Run which is almost at the base of Peak 9. You can ski down from there to access Breck's easiest terrain or walk out the door and get on the lift to the top of Peak 9.

There is about everything a kid (or adult) could want pools/tubs/game rooms/restraurants and it is a very nice place. It is a 5 min walk to Main Street and the town of Breck.
Hands down that's the prime location.

Others
Village at Breck
Chateau
Main Street Station
All close to the base of Peak 9 but you can't quite ski right to the door of the condo.

4 O'clock may have houses that you can ski back to but some you won't be able to ski out from...do your research if you head this direction.
post #3 of 19
I second the last post. We stayed at Beaver Run a couple of years ago and the kids loved it. The access is great and the pool was really fun. You can walk to town but as I recall they did have a shuttle. The only problem with Breckenridge is the elevation!
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by racermom
The only problem with Breckenridge is the elevation!
That is an important consideration if you're from around sea level. Breck is at around 9800 ft, a walk BACK from town can be a real ordeal.
post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lennyblake
That is an important consideration if you're from around sea level. Breck is at around 9800 ft, a walk BACK from town can be a real ordeal.
The Maggie Pond at the base of Peak 9 (just below Beaver Run) is 9600 ft. even.

On a personal note the elevation of my yard is 4.9 ft.:

So Lenny.....you are off by 200 ft. but VERY right on the elevation being an improtant consideration. I do walk it back from town (not a kid by any means !) and from the far end of building 1 up to building 4 is rather KILLER.

For you normal folks who aren't as stupid as me...there are several free shuttles that take you to the Beaver Run front door that run about every 15 minutes.
post #6 of 19
Even up the steps from the pool is tough after a day of skiing at that elevation!
post #7 of 19
Beaver Run is unreal. My buddy owned a condo there and in college we went there for 8 days. Beaver run is actually above some of the slopes. I found it surreal to be in a elevator all geared up to ski but who is complaining. Nothing like skiing down at lunch grabbing a burger at the outdoor barbecue and heading up to the condo to hang out. I remember beaver run having some sort of a normal shuttle and the town had like a cheesy little trolley.

The pool with a tunnel indoor to outdoor, the endless hot tubs, man I have to get back to Beaver run! They also had a pretty cool bar. Ya the altitude is harsh. The first night we got their we went out too eat and then bar hopped as we walked back to Beaver Run. By the time we headed up the hill I was pretty drunk and with the altitude staggering was an understatement! The most important thing at altitude like that is water and lots of it.

Alfonse
post #8 of 19
Beaver Run is very convenient. In addition to the Vail
Resorts' shuttles that go to the free parking lots and Peak
8, the Town of Breck has a free bus system, including
a cheesy trolley, that will get you anywhere you need
to go in Breck.

The condos in the 4 O'clock road area are not
as convenient as Beaver Run but again, the bus
system works very well.
post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfonse
Beaver Run is unreal. My buddy owned a condo there and in college we went there for 8 days. Beaver run is actually above some of the slopes. I found it surreal to be in a elevator all geared up to ski but who is complaining. Nothing like skiing down at lunch grabbing a burger at the outdoor barbecue and heading up to the condo to hang out. I remember beaver run having some sort of a normal shuttle and the town had like a cheesy little trolley.

The pool with a tunnel indoor to outdoor, the endless hot tubs, man I have to get back to Beaver run! They also had a pretty cool bar. Ya the altitude is harsh. The first night we got their we went out too eat and then bar hopped as we walked back to Beaver Run. By the time we headed up the hill I was pretty drunk and with the altitude staggering was an understatement! The most important thing at altitude like that is water and lots of it.

Alfonse
Sounds like a great place to stay-too bad it's at Breckenridge
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 

Share House

Thanks for feedback guys looks like agreement that Beaver Run fabulous - now firmly on the agenda.

Is just a little pricey from our point of view just wondering whether we may be able to get some savings on the idea of a house or large 4 b/r condo in a similar area given that we're two families happy to stay together.

Anyone got a house share suggestion?
Cheers
Fool
post #11 of 19
i would suggest looking at condo's off columbine road. we stay at inner circle each year and its 5 minutes walk to the lift or main street. if beaver run + village is too pricey, this is probably the next best option (good link - http://www.hocksnest.com/)
post #12 of 19
this past year i stayed at the marriot mountain valley lodge and it was awesome.They have a nice pool and hot tub area and it is extremly close to the town and all the shops.
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Skicougar fantastic site!

More lost hours ....
post #14 of 19
Hey Fooltotry, I'm searching for accomodations in almost the same time slot. Try looking at www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner) They have hundreds of places of all descriptions and price ranges. Once we decide and make reservations, we should check in with each other and see if we can connect for a run or a beer. Good Luck
post #15 of 19

discount for epic bears in Keystone Summit County

This might interest this thread:
Being that Keystone shares a lift ticket with A-Basin (The Legend) and Breck you might want to consider it. Keystone has great glades, bumps and some bowles + $70 optional cat skiing.

reposting:
EpicSki discount offered for Keystone Lodging / Condo Rental 4br 4ba
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I would like to reiterate my offer since the ski season is nearly upon us.
Although the Xmas-NY holidays are booked (from 12/23), there is plenty of availability for fall colors, Thanksgiving, and the rest of the ski season.

-Guy
(gschlact)

http://greatrental.home.comcast.net..._home_page.html
post #16 of 19

last year. . .

. . .i stayed at the trails end, downhill a bit from beaver run, but still with *almost* ski-in / out. it's roughly halfway between beaver run and main street, and within about 5-10 minutes walking distance of both.

also, the prices were pretty high in early january, although what i found was that they offer a lift ticket / lodging combo that was cheaper than booking the lodging alone, and it included two days use of vail / b.c.
post #17 of 19
We stayed at Tyra II, which is at the bottom of the snowflake lift.
Great condo, with less crowds.

Ray
post #18 of 19
I stayed at the Village in 2002 and it was a very solid option.

However, I slept 7 days there and ended skiing at brecken only two days (the others I drove to Vail, Beaver Creek and Keystone). My conclusion was that if you have a ca and you like to ski as many different mountains as you can (the pass at that time let me use 5 mountains) the ski in/out is useless. Either Brecken not that close to the slope or the cheaper Frisco or Dillon are better for me although I do not know about your plans/budget or having kids around. If there is no problem with the price, Village is fine. I remember the parking for the car was charged appart from the room price (I didnt know that before arriving).
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewHampie
Hey Fooltotry, I'm searching for accomodations in almost the same time slot. Try looking at www.vrbo.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner) They have hundreds of places of all descriptions and price ranges. Once we decide and make reservations, we should check in with each other and see if we can connect for a run or a beer. Good Luck
Sounds good New Hampie.
Our flights are now committed. We're there 10 Jan depart 15 Jan. But not accom yet. PM me if you like.

Regards Fooltotry

Your profile shows you as a landscape architect, as it happens I'm a town planner. Would be interesting to chat with someone in the game while we're in US.
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