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Im trying to book a trip for a friend and I for the first week in January (3-9) with 4 or 5 days of skiing.  Im curious if anyone can recommend lodging that would either be a studio or 1bedroom that is within walking distance to the slopes.  If the 1 bedroom has 2 beds with a pullout couch then we might try and find a 3rd person. It would be nice if there was an outdoor hot tub (not private) and fireplace in the room. The goal is to make the trip cost $2000.00 or under for everything (lodging, lift tickets, food, ski rental).  Any advice would be greatly appreciated in regards to the lodging as well as discounted lift tickets and cheap ski rental.  Thanks for all the help.

post #2 of 9

I know Keystone well, let's do some math. (four days)

 

Lift Tickets: The system is designed to extract the most money from tourists. Figure $80/day

 

4 x 2 x $80 = $640

 

Rentals: I like Virgin Island, just down the road in Silverthorne. I'll guess 4 days of non-performance gear = $50/person.

 

$740

 

Food: Two can eat cheap in the area for maybe $70/day x 4 = $280

 

$1020

 

So can you get ski in/out for $250/ night?  One bedrooms on VRBO in River Run (Silver Mill) seem to top out at $300/night so seems possible if you find a deal.  Early Jan is not the most busy time for ski season.

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I know Keystone well, let's do some math. (four days)

 

Lift Tickets: The system is designed to extract the most money from tourists. Figure $80/day

 

4 x 2 x $80 = $640

 

Rentals: I like Virgin Island, just down the road in Silverthorne. I'll guess 4 days of non-performance gear = $50/person.

 

$740

 

Food: Two can eat cheap in the area for maybe $70/day x 4 = $280

 

$1020

 

So can you get ski in/out for $250/ night?  One bedrooms on VRBO in River Run (Silver Mill) seem to top out at $300/night so seems possible if you find a deal.  Early Jan is not the most busy time for ski season.

 

Thanks for the help.  I think you might be a little low on the lift tickets if you're referring to the ticket window prices.  I was there 2 years ago during this same time and they wanted approx 100.00 a day so hopefully I can find some discounts somewhere.

 

Looks like there are plenty of places on VRBO so I will check those out.

 

Early Jan seems to be the best priced time and least crowded which is why we are going then...hopefully good snow too.
 

post #4 of 9

Check Crystal Peak Lodge at the base of Peak 7 for Breck for lodging; it should be pretty close to your budget, if not under.

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Check Crystal Peak Lodge at the base of Peak 7 for Breck for lodging; it should be pretty close to your budget, if not under.



That place looks pretty new and nice.  I would be surprised if that was within my budget but I will call tomorrow to find out.  I cant see any rates on their website.  Thanks

post #6 of 9

Have you thought about copper?  I have found that they are usually cheaper across the board on lodging/lifts.  As for rentals- that all depends on what you want.  Demos- $50/day, but you could do cheaper like $25/day.  I found some studio/1BR for around $1300 for 7 nights that are center village and walking distance to the lifts.  Food- there is always mac and cheese : )

post #7 of 9

I think they've dropped prices some because of one ski hill place opening this year over at peak 8.  But now it looks like it's more than it was before, Breck was running a deal on it earlier this month that brought it down to about $200/night.

 

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Originally Posted by DrLecter View Post

Check Crystal Peak Lodge at the base of Peak 7 for Breck for lodging; it should be pretty close to your budget, if not under.



That place looks pretty new and nice.  I would be surprised if that was within my budget but I will call tomorrow to find out.  I cant see any rates on their website.  Thanks

post #8 of 9

You might want to consider Gateway Mountain Lodge in Keystone.  They have an efficiency unit that may suite your needs.  Another option is a studio at River Mountain Lodge in Breckenridge.  With either property, you are looking at around $1750.00 for lodging, 4-day lift ticket and 4-day equipment rental for two people.

post #9 of 9

Hello.

 

I'm a big Winter Park fan.  That place has some great deals.  The Mountain Lodge is always economical, and the free bus route works out really well.  Rentals are reasonable, and lift tickets aren't that bad.  Have you checked out any multi-day passes?  That may save you some money.  Where are you travelling in from?  It's closer to Denver.  Are you driving? Also, you may want to check out Beaver Village condos.  I stayed there before.  They had great rates and the condos were unbelievable.  Pack a cooler, and you could also pack a crock pot.  Nothing is better at the end of a ski day than chili, and you can always make grilled cheese sandwiches to go with it.  Don't forget the oyster crackers.....

 

I've skied Keystone.  It's a great place.  Have you checked out ski.com?  I've noticed some pretty good deals on there. 

 

John

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