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Vail Recommendations?

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Hey everyone, first time skiing out west this February and looking for some advice! A couple buddies and I are heading out to Vail and are looking for a good place to stay. We're early 30s looking to party after skiing. Is Vail the place? Any recommendations on some affordable digs?

I appreciate your help!
post #2 of 10
Affordable meaning? That is a huge range depending on the person, do you have a price range? I'd say Vail, Breckenridge or Aspen would be the place to stay if you want to party after skiing.
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Originally Posted by DougNJ View Post
Hey everyone, first time skiing out west this February and looking for some advice! A couple buddies and I are heading out to Vail and are looking for a good place to stay. We're early 30s looking to party after skiing. Is Vail the place? Any recommendations on some affordable digs?

I appreciate your help!
Affordable and Vail don't know each other.

There's Rooster Lodge, but it's a dump (to be torn down at the end of the season - not soon enough). I've heard the heating system is iffy, with run-down rooms the size of a hamster cage.

Next from the bottom is Christie Lodge in Avon, for a pittance of $200 per night. It's serviceable, but don't expect ambiance or nightlife. Finnegan's Pub, walking distance, may help.

You'll have better luck price-shopping in Summit. But, then it's a drive over Vail Pass.

In terms of partying, Vails got options. Garfinkles in Lionshead is well-regarded.
post #4 of 10
Check out www.VRBO.com

I got a place the week after new years in Keystone for $85/night. I'm sure Vail will be more expensive but I bet Breck will be similar.
post #5 of 10
The Roost Lodge is by far the cheapest place to stay. Everywhere else will be $175+/nt. I would recommend skiing and staying at Breck. Downtown Breck has a better party scene than Vail, IMO. And it's much cheaper, and A-Basin and Keystone are a short drive away.
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Hey, Capt. Strato I've stayed at the Roost many a night and always had heat. Elegant it isn't , Run down it is. My room has always been clean and warm with a decent hot shower. But you're right, it is a dump and really will only please somebody on a budget. You do have close by bus stops to commute into the Vail Village at night. Anybody point out how cold it gets at 8,000 ft. at the Bus Stop when the sun goes down after having a couple of drinks and a nice meal. At Vail its all about location and ammenities impacting what you have to pay for accomodations. What 's nice is you get to ski the same snow at 9 AM as the people shelling out big bucks at the Lodge and Sonnelap even if you'r a dirt bagger busing in from West Vail.
post #7 of 10
go to Vail's website, they are doing some ridiculous lodging deals to get people to come this season. A friend just booked at Pitkin Creek condos, 2 bedroom for under 200/night
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The Roost Lodge is by far the cheapest place to stay. Everywhere else will be $175+/nt. .
Really? Yikes. Is it worth it? All things being equal (the snow basically), is Vail worth 2x what you can find at Whistler? I stayed there for $109 a night in December and $175 in Feb - in CAD money.

Maury
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Really? Yikes. Is it worth it? All things being equal (the snow basically), is Vail worth 2x what you can find at Whistler? I stayed there for $109 a night in December and $175 in Feb - in CAD money.

Maury
It's Vail.
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Really? Yikes. Is it worth it? All things being equal (the snow basically), is Vail worth 2x what you can find at Whistler? I stayed there for $109 a night in December and $175 in Feb - in CAD money.

Maury
I think Vail is worth it. Vail has a ton of great terrain, and is a blast to ski after a good dump. Honestly, the Roost isn't all that bad if you're just looking for a place to sleep.
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