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4 Days to ski in Summit/Eagle co. Where would you ski?

post #1 of 10
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I have 4 days to ski from 1/7 (Wednesday) to 1/10 (Saturday). We are staying at Keystone and all 4 Vail Resorts are fair game.

Im thinking of doing Breck for the first 2 days since it is midweek, and Vail the second 2 days (weather permitting for driving). Also we will probably ski keystone at nights.

If this were you, how would you split it up? Is there anything at Keystone that is worthy of a full day? Ive only skied Keystone at night and have never skied copper. Do you think the crowds will be bad at Breck midweek? That is pretty much the only thing that will make me not want to go to Breck.
post #2 of 10
I wouldn't expect the crowds to be to bad at breck but then again I have never really had too much of a problem with crowds as long as you stay away from the base the lifts. Also if you are looking for challenging terrain abasin is supposed to have some of the best in the county and is right by where u are staying.
post #3 of 10
Do yourself a favor and ski Beaver Creek at least once. It won't be crowded on the weekend, so you could ski it Sat or Sun. Believe me, its worth it.
post #4 of 10
Vail, BC, Copper, (definitely!!!), & A-Basin over Keystone, (if good snow...view alone worth it). Personally, I don't like Keystone. Too much abuse fron the nite skiing!
My opinion, others may differ.
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by trtaylor View Post
Do you think the crowds will be bad at Breck midweek? That is pretty much the only thing that will make me not want to go to Breck.
There will be zero lines for every lift midweek in early January.
post #6 of 10
I'm not positive but you may want to check the night skiing at Keystone. I think they are only doing it a couple nights a week and then not for very long.
post #7 of 10
I'm going Jan 19th and can't decide between Copper and Keystone? I've skiied Copper 4 times and really liked it, how does Keystone compare? Thanks
post #8 of 10
Keystone is fun. Not as good as Copper. I'd say that it skis small compared to other mountains, as there are three semi-isolated peaks. The tree skiing is good, and the Outback is a fun part of the mountain. Overall, a good experience but it doesn't quite dish out the goods quite like some other mountains do.
post #9 of 10
For me there is a huge convenience factor in being able to roll out of my accommodations and walk to the ski hill next to them. Maybe you can play it by ear and stick at Keystone on any days that the weather and roads are nasty. There is good fun for advanced skiers at Keystone exploring North Peak, Outback and the glades/bowls beside and above them. If you've never been to Vail or Beaver Creek then I'm sure you'll have a blast checking them out, but be ready to pay for parking or maybe someone here will pass on local advice on how to avoid.

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post #10 of 10
Even though I am an Eastern skier, I have probably skied about 100 days in Summit County over the last 10 years. You really can't go wrong at any of the areas there. I personally am turned off by the crowds at Vail, but it is a great mountain. Copper is the best all around mountain in Summit with something for everyone. Breck is great if you know where to go. The best terrain is off Peak 8, but the lines out of the base can be daunting. A-Basin is my favorite when there is fresh snow and the weather is clear. Avoid if it isn't clear as it will be a whiteout above the treeline. Keystone gets a undeserved bad rap from many locals. Not the best mountain for experts, but the blues on the front side are long with lots of variety. The best intermediate terrain in Summit IMHO.
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