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Anyone intimate with Breckenridge?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Will be in Breckenridge last week of March for a week with the family. Transportation and accommodations are set, equipment rentals (just skis/boards and boots) and lift tickets are not. There appear to be lots of rental places in town and the best deal on lift tickets seems to be $360 for 6 of 8 days, prepurchased on the internet.

Skied Tahoe, Vermont, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, but never in Colorado.

Anyone have any advice?

New to this site, looks like the place for the inside line.
post #2 of 14

I'm headed to Breckenridge in March as well.

Was the $360 lift ticket deal through Breckenridge directly? I was hoping to find some local deals on lift tickets at a few resorts. Planning on staying centrally then hitting Breck, Vail, Keystone, Copper....

Tips on any, or all would certainly be welcome. Looking at getting the most out of the visit as its my first time to Colorado.

Skied mostly East Canada (Quebec/Ontario), Canadian Rockies and Coast, some Vermont/New York.
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
The prices I referred to are advertised on the site below. They are transferable, with some limitations. Take a look.


http://breckenridge.snow.com/
post #4 of 14
I'm not sure about ticket prices, as I usually have a season pass. I believe some of the the multi-day passes are good at Breck and Keystone. You might be able to go 1 or 2 days at Vail or Beaver Creek, too. They are all owned by Vail.

In the summit county area... I'd ski Breck, Copper, Vail and Keystone. Copper is owned by Intrawest, so it would be a separate ticket, but I think its worth it. Copper has some nice terrain.
post #5 of 14
Check here.. this is a local ski shop in Frisco (right off the highway on the way to Breck)...

http://www.pioneer-sports.com/tickets.cfm
post #6 of 14
I had sex in a hot tub at Breck.

Is that "intimate" enough?
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by gapic skier View Post
I had sex in a hot tub at Breck.

Is that "intimate" enough?
"IN" or "WITH"??? :
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by mogulman1 View Post
Copper is owned by Intrawest, so it would be a separate ticket, but I think its worth it. Copper has some nice terrain.
The above is half correct. Copper was sold last year.

I would call your lodging company first to see if they can change your plan to include any discounted lift tickets which are usually the best deal. Short of that Pioneer Sports in Frisco is easy to find and has rentals and discounted lift tickets. King Soopers grocery stores in Denver used to sell discounted tickets/packages, and while I suspect they still do, you may want to check or maybe someone will help with that question here.

You should call the Vail Resorts Customer Service Center should you wish to buy your tickets through Vail Resorts. You can gain points (1,000 for each day ticket) and for every 10,000 points you have you can get a free lift ticket. If you plan on returning within a 2 year period this could help offset this years pricing.

Expect some lift lines at all the areas.....it's Spring break then. College and many public school systems all at the same time this year.

There is a ton of info available here about restraurants, and stuff to do in Breck etc etc if you click the search button.
post #9 of 14

Ski Rentals

http://www.blueriversports.com/

Not sure where you are staying...but we used Blue River Sports and they were great.
They are located right down the stairs from Peak 9 on Park Avenue (1/2 block up from Main Street).
post #10 of 14
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We are staying right across the street from Blue River Sports. The condo rental folks sent us a brochure with the reservation. It would certainly be convenient if you recommend them
post #11 of 14
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We are staying right across the street from Blue River Sports. The condo rental folks sent us a brochure with the reservation. It would certainly be convenient if you recommend them

We stayed right there at Park Ave Lofts, and it was really convenient. We rented on line, went in the day before with our boots - they made all the adjustments that evening and off we went the next day. Perfect!
Not sure how good of skiers you are, we were advanced and intermediate
skiers. Seemed to have several more selections at the shop than on line, so my husband changed his order once we arrived.

We only rented skis - no boots. So, I can't speak for that. But overall.... I would rent again!!
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post
The above is half correct. Copper was sold last year.

Half correct again... Intrawest was bought by Fortress Investment Group. Intrawest is still around... It's a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortress funds. Copper is still owned by Intrawest/Fortess, along with a number of other resorts.
post #13 of 14
Thanks for the ticket tips Uncle Louie and mogulman1!! I saw in King Sooper's Denver flyer they are still selling lift tickets. No indication of cost.

I will be in the area between the 12th and 16th of March. I am hoping there is enough terrain to avoid lift lines. I tend to be an early riser and head to quieter spots on my more familiar resorts.

I would imagine any lift into the respective villages would be somewhat unruly through Spring break.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by redhead0209 View Post
We stayed right there at Park Ave Lofts, and it was really convenient. We rented on line, went in the day before with our boots - they made all the adjustments that evening and off we went the next day. Perfect!
Not sure how good of skiers you are, we were advanced and intermediate
skiers. Seemed to have several more selections at the shop than on line, so my husband changed his order once we arrived.

We only rented skis - no boots. So, I can't speak for that. But overall.... I would rent again!!
Looks great! We are staying very close to Park Ave. so Blue River Sports will be fine. We are intermediate/advanced with two kids 15 (rides a board) and 11 who ski's, but thinks he would like to try boarding.

Thanks for the advice. certainly appreciate it.
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