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Summit Country Trip Advice

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Let me start by saying that I'm new to the forum. This places seems like its compromised of real down-to-earth skiers and I would love any advice on what I know is a fairly common trip.

My friends (4 in total) and I are planning a trip to Summit Country in early Feb. We're looking to rent a cheap to moderately priced condo say $150-$250 a night) somewhere in the county for a long weekend trip. I was wondering if anyone had any good leads or a starting point in finding a rental? There are so money options out there it's hard to know who to trust or where to start.

Also, I've been out to to the area a few times and skied all the bigger areas (Copper, Keystone, Vail, etc...). We're all advanced twenty something skiers, from the Northeast, looking to avoid the crowds and ski some interesting terrain. Any advice on which of the less popular areas might be worth exploring?

Any other tips?

Thanks for any help,
Dominic
post #2 of 13
try looking in summitdaily.com for rentals.. resorts to avoid crowds would be loveland,eldora,cooper,winterpark & copper,keystone or any other will be good midweek. i dont think you will find it to be that crowded being this is not the east coast..if one lift is looking heavy just go to the outback areas or glades etc. their is pleanty of ways to never wait in any lift lines here in CO. know when to go and which trails/lifts to ride and you can & will make endless runs if you are up to it!
post #3 of 13
if you're really advanced skiers, ski ABasin.
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A-Basin

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if you're really advanced skiers, ski ABasin.
If you goto A-Basin, however, pick a sunny day. Much is above tree-line and it's tough to see, especially if you don't know the mountain.
post #5 of 13
For condo rentals, also look at www.vrbo.com.
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If you goto A-Basin, however, pick a sunny day. Much is above tree-line and it's tough to see, especially if you don't know the mountain.
there are plenty of trees lower down, and pali is mostly below tree line.
post #7 of 13
a-basin and loveland are always good to avoid crowds
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a-basin and loveland are always good to avoid crowds
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For condo rentals, also look at www.vrbo.com.
What he said
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What he said
Yep. VRBO has worked out great for me too- Only problem I've ever had was a manager in Tahoe who wouldn't chop the monolithic icickles down from around the hottub before we arrived. Pretty minor stuff.
post #11 of 13
Sounds like A-Basin
Is what You're looking for.
post #12 of 13
Does anyone know where to get dicounted lift tickets for keystone?
post #13 of 13
If you want to try Loveland they offer a great deal on lift tickets. Check out
http://www.skiloveland.com/ticketsandpasses/4pak.aspx

If you stay in one of the towns VS a resort you can easily find a condo in your price range. I like the Wildernest area of Silverthorne. Easy access to all the Summit Resorts. Note that you will have to drive to bars / restaurants. In addition to VRBO check out
http://denver.craigslist.org/vac/
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