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Breckenridge accommodation near vail and keystone bus stops

post #1 of 15
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Hey guys.

I am heading to summit county in January and I are buying a 7 day breckenridge lift pass which lets me ski at breckenridge, vail, keystone, beaver and A-basin. I would like to ski vail for 3 days, breck for 2 and keystone for 2. I won't be renting a car so I would like to stay somewhere near (within walking distance) where the keystone and vail bus stops each morning. So does anyone know of any accommodation which is less than $150 a night and near the bus stops?

Also does anyone know approximately when the bus arrives in vail and keystone (i don't like missing out on powder)?

Any help would be great. Thanks
post #2 of 15
unfortunately, i think the KAB bus has been dropped which ran the abasin,keystone,breck resort route all day.
the summit stage will get you from breck to keystone+abasin, but its about an hour ride 1 way w/ all the stops. you can search for summit stage and find the routes and times.
i'd call keystone or breck for where + when to catch the daily express to vail.

if i were you, i'd rent a car, stay anywhere in breck and drive to keystone+abasin + take the shuttle to vail if the road conditions are bad. its an easy 20 minute drive even in bad weather from breck to keystone/abasin rather than lose 2 hours catching buses each day.
post #3 of 15
There used to be a Vail express bus that stopped on Park St. across the street from Mi Casa rest...in Breckenridge.

Cougar is right on the car....rent a subcompact from one of the airport rental agencies....they are almost always out of them and give you a free upgrade....
post #4 of 15
I definitely agree with the previous posts. Rent a car. Last time we went we used the shuttle for 2 days and got very tired of the wasted time and roundabout routes to get where we wanted to be. We went out and rented a car for the rest of our stay. As cheap as the rates are from the airport it would be well worth it....even if you had to spend a little less on the lodging.
post #5 of 15
Here's the town website transit info addy:
http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/in...8&s=134&p=2343
Navigate around the town site, there's lots of info
post #6 of 15
i'm w/ holding my previous statement if newhampie's link is good and the kab bus still runs(KAB Express, (970) 496-4200); i thought they quit that service.

if they hadnt, you could probably save $50-$100 + the drive w/ a shuttle to where youre staying. breck station for the vail shuttle is a 15 minute walk from most breck lodging + i'd be staying in breck over anywhere else in summit county. it's still a close call, though; as youre now limited to the bus's schedule.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Ski_Bum
Hey guys.

I am heading to summit county in January and I are buying a 7 day breckenridge lift pass which lets me ski at breckenridge, vail, keystone, beaver and A-basin. I would like to ski vail for 3 days, breck for 2 and keystone for 2. I won't be renting a car so I would like to stay somewhere near (within walking distance) where the keystone and vail bus stops each morning. So does anyone know of any accommodation which is less than $150 a night and near the bus stops?

Also does anyone know approximately when the bus arrives in vail and keystone (i don't like missing out on powder)?

Any help would be great. Thanks
I would spend one, week day at the Beav, its empty and has great terrain. even a 70 degree, Golden Eagle run where they run the World cup. Grouse mountain has killer glades and bumps and of course gorgeous cruisers. I would do 1 day a Keystone.
post #8 of 15
In favor of the car rental, Skicougar makes a good point, that if you take the Colorado Mountain Express shuttle from Denver Airport to Breck, it's $53 each way. So if you rent a car thats $106 towards the rental, and you won't be tied to the bus schedule or fares. But personally, though, I like the idea of riding the bus because it's kind of communal and fun and you meet people (and environmentally friendly), and I try to drop the go-go-go pace when I'm on vacation, we all get enough of that!
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thankyou so much for your help. This is a great forum.


The car option is our last resort as we had a bad experience driving in a storm in Oregon a couple of years ago and we don't really want to do that again. I know that the roads are a lot better around the summit county area but the windscreen freezing over right infront of our eyes and not being able to see the road was kind of scary.

So we need to try to find accommodation near the breckenridge station by the looks of it. That is exactly the info that i was after.

Newhampie, did you ever catch the bus to Vail? If so, how long did it take?
post #10 of 15
The KAB bus was good, as it took "the back way" from Breck to Keystone, much quicker than the Summit Stage (both buses are free). You then took the Red bus from Keystone to A-Basin (free).

There was also a Vail bus, it ran from Keystone (and I assume from Breck) for a small charge (like 7 bucks or something). The timetabling was such that it was aimed at Summit County-ers wanting to ski at Vail, but Vail-ers wanting to come shop at the Silverthorne factory outlets. I think it also had a stop at the bus area behind Walmart in Frisco.
post #11 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skicougar
unfortunately, i think the KAB bus has been dropped which ran the abasin,keystone,breck resort route all day.
the summit stage will get you from breck to keystone+abasin, but its about an hour ride 1 way w/ all the stops. you can search for summit stage and find the routes and times.
I just heard from another person that they don't think the KAB bus is running this season either. So that means we have around a 1 hour bus trip to vail and keystone each morning and night now.
post #12 of 15
This winter will be my first trip to Breck, too. I've just spent a lot of time researching it, so the trip to Vail, as others have said, is probably about an hour (?) Looking at maps, a lot of Breck lodging is walking distance to lifts or ski-in/out, and if you go to www.vrbo.com you'll find lots of places. Think about your itinerary/agenda, though, it's tempting to plan out an ambitious sampling of areas like you're doing, but once there, you might feel differently.
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
Yeah, now that Keystone is an hour away we may only make it there like once if at all. Most people rate copper, keystone, vail and beaver as being better than breckenridge and if we stay in breckridge we will probably spend most of our time there. Hmmm....
post #14 of 15
clarifying my commentary as it looks like the kab is kaput+summit stage just takes too long.

i can geusstimate pretty well where the breck station is to catch the express to vail and its 15 minutes walk from most ski-in ski-out lodging in breck. so, i would have no problem doing that to go to vail 1 or 2 times, which is probably what i'd do with no car; because i like the town of breck so much. the vail express will take you straight to vail + back for under $20. its a great deal.

however, i would suggest to try and stay at beaver or vail and take the shuttle from vail to breck if you want to ski 3 hills. vail's the best mountain of all you mentioned, the beaver is underrated in my opinion and there's shuttles between vail and the beaver all day.
post #15 of 15
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What about 4 days at copper mountain ($99 4 day ticket) and 4 days at Vail/Beaver staying 3 or 4 nights at copper and then 3 or 4 nights at Vail? Would 4 days at copper keep us interested considering i like steep powder runs and dad likes groomed runs? Will we be missing much if we don't ski breckenridge or keystone?
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