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Eagle Point Resort/Condo Vail
No idea if it's a decent place to say, but I can't imagine it's not. You'll be staying on the slopes plenty of the time and that's all that matters any ways! Hard to get bored skiing Vail (unless you're one of the "Vail Sucks" types, and knowing you, Vail will NOT suck. It has a lot of everything.
The 60 above was worse.
Yes we fly into Denver these days. Doing it so many years that now we'll only do a non-stop flight, and there are none to Eagle. Non-stop means the weather only matters in two places instead of three. We have usually rented outbacks or jeeps. SUV's are very expensive. Most times it hasn't mattered, but driving over Vail Pass can often be snowy. The vans take that worry out if it, they all have chains and know how to drive in the snow.
BC is nice, but for one week I'd just stay at Vail, you won't even get a chance to ski it all in that much time, and getting to know your way around a bit makes it more fun. It's like an adventure. It's not up and down up and down - its up, over down, up, over, over down down, back there. It's a vast expanse of terrain that can take a long time to get from one place to another. Too bad you won't be there late February when we are!
Whatever anyone else here may say to you, Vail is incredible. I know the kind of terrain you guys like and Vail has it and much more. Things to really push your limits, things to really be in your comfort zone.
We ordered them, of course we're there for 2 weeks so it's a no-brainer. 2 trips out west is awesome, that's what i used to do until I got the 2 week timeshare. 2 weeks in a row is really great, but going out twice is also fantastic.
What can I say - go for it (it's not my money!)
Keep this under your hat, but I'm hoping to go out in November and do some training for my Level II, and I'll ski for free now. Wait a minute, I just realized this is a public website! Damn, the secret's out!
I would suggest trying one day over at BC, different feel but still some great skiing.
Thanks for your input meff! We're going to rent a car. Just in case anyone is planning a trip, RISkier and I just got flights for $225 each round trip from Providence to Denver, including taxes, flying in January. We'll have to pay for luggage, I'm sure, since we'll be bringing skis. But man, I didn't think you could get flights that cheap anymore!
Come on winter.