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    Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 12:56pm
I just booked a flight to Colorado for January 14th - 18th to go to Breckenridge. My friends and I were originally going to stay at a relatives ski lodge but it turns out they have already rented it out for that weekend. Does anyone have some good ideas on places to stay? Also any ideas of things to do while out there that weekend would be welcome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 1:02pm
Also, I am trying to decide if I need to Rent an SUV or if just renting a regular full size car going to good enough.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 1:05pm
try this website.

http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/colorado/northwest/breckenridge

i know there are some decent rates on accom....I booked my accom. through a site similar to this one and got a place for $120/ngt sleeps 8, during reading week which is a good deal. I thinkt his site may have similar rates.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 1:16pm
Originally posted by skboarder06

try this website.

http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/colorado/northwest/breckenridge

i know there are some decent rates on accom....I booked my accom. through a site similar to this one and got a place for $120/ngt sleeps 8, during reading week which is a good deal. I thinkt his site may have similar rates.


I also use www.vrbo.com for lodging, there are some good discounts and you don't need to worry as all of the renters are legit
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2010 at 8:39pm
Awesome! Thanks for the great resource!

Oh and Kline definitely rent an SUV.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 4:37am
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Awesome! Thanks for the great resource!Oh and Kline definitely rent an SUV.


Thanks, I wasn't sure if I should or not. I get around here on the east coast just fine with my little honda civic. I guess better safe than sorry when on vacation
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 4:52am
yea i would totally rock a suv just for ease... i went to breck, keystone, abasin last year in a saturn four door sedan and it handled it alright had to throw chains on to get outta abasin's parking lot... other then that... just take your time and i think u would be fine. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 8:46am
is it normal for resorts and resort towns in the US to not do anything about roads in winter condition? snow, ice, etc?????
 
i went to mammoth and even winter tires would have been almost useless because there was no salt put down.  everything was a giant sheet of ice.
 
i hope colorado is not like that too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2010 at 12:08pm
I remember going to winter park years ago and my dad rented an SUV but it was not AWD for some reason, so there wasn't much advantage over a regular car. Looks like I am going to rent the SUV and hope it is actually AWD.

Anybody have recommendations for things to do around Breck after you leave the slopes for the day?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 7:24am
There is a brewery in Breck... forgot the name.

But the beer is great and the onion rings fantastic...


Oh and if you are from the east coast you might want to be prepared for some altitude sickness...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 7:44am
Pizza: Downstair's at Eric's and Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
Pasta: Rasta Pasta
Dinner: South Ridge Seafood Grill and Modis ($$$)
            Michael's (Italian $$)

and you have to do Crepes a la Carte on Main St, just flat out awesome!

There are a couple of sports bars if you walk up and down main street, Ullr's is one that comes to mind

Snowboard gear, since I believe Scorer's shop closed down, I would recommend Mountain Wave, say hi to John and mention Mike and Cindy from Dallas sent you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 8:30am
Originally posted by VTBear

There is a brewery in Breck... forgot the name.

But the beer is great and the onion rings fantastic...


Oh and if you are from the east coast you might want to be prepared for some altitude sickness...
It's actually called Breckenridge Brewery, pretty decent spot for post shredding grub!
 
This week has been a good week for snow and the passes closed due to snow. I was thankful to have my 4wd and even more thankful to get through the tunnel before it closed too. It's better to be safe than sorry. In Colorado, they do NOT salt. Instead they use a chemical that isn't any more harmful to your car than salt, however it doesn't attract the wildlife. Putting salt on the roads brings the animals down from the mountains since they are hungry and many end up as road-kill so the solution they use in CO is to put down a different chemical in congruance with really fine gravel to give you the traction you need. CO is also very good at plowing when they know a dump is starting and they keep at it until the snow stops. In the end it's still better than 2wd. However, just because you have 4wd you still need to drive carefully even SUVs end up on the side of the road when they speed and hit black ice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2010 at 6:18pm
Ill be at copper from the 13th till the 18th.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/24/2010 at 7:50am
Thanks for all the recommendations and advise. I am getting pumped for my trip!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2010 at 11:33am
I'd go with a 4wd suv or front wheel drive car. I was just up in Summit county with a rear wheel drive SUV and got stuck during the big dump this last week. If it snows between Breck and Eisenhower tunnel and you're in a 2wd vehicle you'll never make it up the pass mang
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 9:35am
Crested butte extremes are awesome so yu may want to check it out
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/12/2011 at 9:52am
Originally posted by Weymaro

Crested butte extremes are awesome so yu may want to check it out

God damnit, this was posted in December.  And he said the trip was in January.  GTFO

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/13/2011 at 1:13pm
Breck and Keystone rules
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2011 at 7:09am
Originally posted by jribeirojrrj

Breck and Keystone rules


Gee let me guess what the only two resorts in Colorado that you have been too...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/15/2011 at 7:12am
I started 2 years ago and Copper is the only resort I have gone to but I love it. It has been a great resort to learn at.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2011 at 9:28am
Originally posted by mgutie

I started 2 years ago and Copper is the only resort I have gone to but I love it. It has been a great resort to learn at.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2011 at 9:30am
Originally posted by jribeirojrrj

Originally posted by mgutie

I started 2 years ago and Copper is the only resort I have gone to but I love it. It has been a great resort to learn at.


Yes

Another insightful post, thanks for the well-thought out discerning prose, it really added value to this topic.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2011 at 10:12am
Ask a Cab in Breck for the Happy Hour specials and he'll give you a pamplet with every special in town.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2011 at 10:55am
Originally posted by Sintexo

Originally posted by Weymaro

Crested butte extremes are awesome so yu may want to check it out

God damnit, this was posted in December.  And he said the trip was in January.  GTFO

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I was surprised to see this as a hot topic as i posted this in December.
 
But i do appreciate the new contributions as i bought the Epic Mix pass for this coming season and have already tentatively planned 4, 4-5 day trips out west.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2011 at 6:28am
www.gobreck.com the best site the rent lodge
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2011 at 6:57am
How much does a trip like that cost you?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/27/2011 at 7:08am
get rich friends to take you lol
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/01/2011 at 8:08am
Originally posted by iamjason10

How much does a trip like that cost you?

Luckily i have friends that live in Denver and Boulder, so pretty much only buy the plane ticket out there. But, i make sure i buy plenty of drinks, for whomever is putting me up, when we are out as repayment for letting me crash on their couch.
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You'll definitely have fun in CO snow
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/01/2011 at 8:51am
Originally posted by VTBear


Oh and if you are from the east coast you might want to be prepared for some altitude sickness...


The altitude got us when we went this year... took a few days to kinda get used to.  We bought those altitude pills to help.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/02/2011 at 10:26am
Originally posted by WeaponWRX

Originally posted by VTBear


Oh and if you are from the east coast you might want to be prepared for some altitude sickness...


The altitude got us when we went this year... took a few days to kinda get used to.  We bought those altitude pills to help.


Water, drink lots of water. Also eat a lot of bananas, the potassium is very helpful in preventing altitude sickness.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/05/2011 at 6:51am
That website is very useful, thanks for the link. I am planning a trip to colorado with my friends this winter
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I would bring a water bottle on the slopes, I got really dehydrated the first time I went
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