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    Posted: Feb/16/2010 at 7:48am
A few friends and myself want to go on a week long boarding trip this year. Seems our main problem planning our trip is getting to the resort. All of us being under 25 means rental car companies are not willing to give us a vehicle. Anyone have any tips on this? or just in general? Are there any resorts close enough for shuttles to resort?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2010 at 7:52am
You can rent a car still....Just be ready to pony up for it. Most rental companies require a $20-$25 /day fee for being under 25. Depending on where you are headed you can take shuttles to/from the airports. If you going to Reno/Tahoe you will find several cheap shuttles to/from the Reno airport. Denver has CME and a few bus routes that run to Summit Co. where you will find free buses for the surrounding cities.

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Like Rzero said... I've never been anywhere that didn't have shuttle service from the airport to the resort.  And most of the time it was cheaper than a rental car.  And you can sleep or snap pics on the way.  Each place I've been to had either Free bus service in town to pick up beer/ groceries or get to the gondola and if they didn't it was like $2 a ride (Whistler).  But almost everywhere I've been has been free in town shuttle.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2010 at 8:45am
If you are thinking about riding somewhere in Tahoe, here are examples of shuttles you can take:

http://www.squawvalleyusa.com/free-reno-shuttle
http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/trip-planning/shuttles.asp
http://www.mtrose.com/general_information/shuttles.php

If you are all under 21 you may want to stay at the Grand Sierra Resort. They have activities that don't include drinking and gambling (like a movie theater, bowling ally, golf...).
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We were thinking of Colorado, or tahoe. How does Northstar compare to Timberline. Timberline is the only big place i've been before. Northstar sound like what i'm looking for.
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I just started riding four years ago but I've made a big trip every year and this is the first year I'm getting a car. (Shuttle service from DIA to Breckenridge for 3 is more expensive than renting a car in my case)  As rzero said most of the resort towns have public transportation that is either free or reasonable.  I would consider these places. 

Steamboat.  Shuttle from the airport in Hayden to Steamboat Springs is very reasonable. Around $50 a person.  The town has a free transit system.

Salt Lake City.  You can use the city's public transit system to get everywhere.  They run buses to the resorts in the cottonwood canyons.  http://www.skisaltlake.com/utah-ski-bus.htm

Park City.  You can get shuttle service from Salt Lake to Park City for around $65 a person (http://www.allresort.com/)  I've always used http://www.powderforthepeople.com/ (with a name like that how can you pass them up) they offer round trip from Salt Lake International to park city for $196 per person including a 2/day lift ticket.

Jackson Hole.  Some of the hotels in Jackson offer free airport shuttle service (http://www.wyominginn.com/Amenities.php) You can also get shuttle service (http://jacksonholealltrans.com/) for $31 round trip to town or $47 round trip to Teton Village.  Many also offer free service to the resort base.  Otherwise it's a cheap ride on the city's transit system.  I think it was $4 one-way from the town to Teton Village.  The buses were free inside of town when I went.

This is some of the research I did this year while planning my trip. Maybe it helps out some.
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If you don't have a car cross CO off your list, as tidwech said getting from DIA to the mountains would cost you a fortune.
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