Don't worry about the night skiing anyways. If you are coming from flatland and you aren't dead tired by 4pm, you are either a very fit athlete or you are doing it wrong.
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2/14/08 at 8:59pm
One weird thing that I've found on the websites of summit resorts is that Keystone doesn't sell 1 day ticket and Breck ticket can be used at Keystone. The girls say they want to ski only one day and I'm pretty sure that they are not going to wake up early... Keystone seems to be the perfect choice because they open late. So, if we want to do one day at Keystone do we have to buy tickets at Breck and do the rental and skiing at the Key, sounds little weird ?
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I know lots of folks have showed their disgust with the Aspen recommendation, but I don't think they really know what they are talking about. I ski Summit County extensively, and love skiing there. But here's the reasons to consider Aspen:
1. It is filled with Rich people who ski only when it is above 30 and for an hour or two at that. So, while the lift ticket is pricey, it isn't that much more than Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, or Beaver Creek. And when you consider that it is highly unlikely you will wait in any liftline for more than a few minutes (if that), the difference in price becomes inconsequential.
2. As Daysailer indicated, there are places that you can find that are inexpensive. So, believe it or not, you can actually find it as affordable to stay and eat as Summit County. In fact, I think the on-mountain food is better and cheaper than the Vail resorts.
3. There is no comparison of the nightlife in Aspen and any of the Summit County resorts.
4. The girls might not find that they can afford anything on their shopping excursion in Aspen, but believe me they won't find some of the stuff available in Aspen anywhere else but in a major metropolis, like New York, London, Paris, or ...(not that I'm into shopping, but my spouse is).
The summit county resorts will be absolutely jam packed in March with spring break traffic. Aspen gets missed by most of it. So, do yourself and your gf a favor and at least explore whether you can find cheap lodging in Aspen. They were running a special at the Pokolodi lodge at the base of Snowmass this weekend for about $120/night. Pretty cheap for ski in/ski out lodging on President's Day weekend.