Old 28-12-07, 11:02 PM   #1
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Colorado / Salt Lake City resort advice needed

I'm looking at going skiing at the end of January down in Colorado or Salt Lake city because I've been told that the weather is pretty good around there (blue sky and sun right??).

The problem is that there are so many resorts round there and the reviews vary hugely. The main things I'm looking for are:

- a good place to learn to snowboard (with reasonably priced lessons if possible) with decent ski runs also (I can already ski)

- reasonably priced self catering accomodation (condos)

- good bus links (I'll have to get to/from the airport and around the resort by bus)

- good nightlife

If anyone can offer any advice or suggestions, it would be most welcome.

Thanks, Rob
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Old 03-02-08, 08:20 PM   #2
 
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I have stayed in Vail and Beaver Creek and both are awesome, altho i liked Vail better. However it can be pretty expensive. But if you can afford it it is well worth it! Haven't tried anywhere else in the area...
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Old 26-02-08, 02:11 PM   #3
 
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Beaver Creek

I've been to Beaver Creek twice to go skiing with my father. We've had a lot of fun there especially during the night. The slopes are nice and are kept in good condition throughout the winter.
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Old 13-05-08, 08:17 AM   #4
 
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I've been to Beaver Creek twice to go skiing with my father. We've had a lot of fun there especially during the night. The slopes are nice and are kept in good condition throughout the winter.
I wanted to go to Beaver Creek this year. However, I wasn't able to do that. I've never been there. Can you please tell me some other info?
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Old 08-06-08, 11:37 PM   #5
 
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Beaver Creek is great for intermediate skiers. I love the moguls there....

The Pros:
  1. Easy Access to Slopes
  2. Phenomenal instruction
  3. Fabulous children's programs
  4. Amazing grooming
  5. Slopes are relatively empty

The Cons:
  1. Amazing grooming...not much off piste...
  2. Some, but not much difficult terrain
  3. Expensive...but, really where is it not?
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Old 06-10-08, 06:28 PM   #6
 
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Steamboat and Snowmass were fantastic. My son had never been on snow and went to snowboard school at both locations. Great instructors and easy drop off and pickup location at base of mountain. We did find the accomodations cheaper at Steamboat over all resorts in Utah. (I don't know why.) Airfare is a few hundred more into Steamboat, but still cheaper than Aspen. Shuttle service from airport in Steamboat was very convenient and took 1/2 hour. We used condo with on call shuttle and there are many other scheduled shuttles around town.
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