Originally Posted by DougNJ
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.