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ski-ing xmas time for beginners

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ski-ing xmas time for beginners

can anyone recoomed anywhere to go ski-ing in colorado for beginners at xmas time?

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1. Re: ski-ing xmas time for beginners

Any of the major ski areas will be fine. If you want lessons, Winter Park has a great ski school. If you're just looking for a bunch of green runs, Winter Park or Keystone (the run Schoolmarm is great for beginners) will be good. Sol Vista is also a great place for beginners, as even their "blues" are pretty weak. Plus, they have awesome condo units that you can rent which have a kitchen and hottub *in each unit*. Yes, your own private hot tub. And their prices are reasonable.





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2. Re: ski-ing xmas time for beginners

Aspen/Snowmass is a great spot for beginners! While the resort is actually four mountains (Aspen, Snowmass, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk) there are two towns to stay in (Aspen and Snowmass Village). Aspen mountain only offers intermediate and higher terrain, so you may simply find it more convenient to stay in Snowmass, and 95% of Snowmass' lodging is ski in/ski out. Additionally, Buttermilk is a great learning mountain. The ski and snowboard school is consistently ranked as one of the best, and their 3 day Beginner's Magic program is 100% satisfaction guaranteed or they'll give you a new pro or your money back- whichever you prefer. You have access to all four mountains on only one lift ticket, and all four (and the two towns) are connected with free ground transfers. All are close together- only 20 minutes apart from the two farthest points. Check out www.aspensnowmass.com for more information. Also, it's worth it to mention that nothing compares to this resort in terms of off-mountain fun, alpine alternatives like snowshoeing, dining, and shopping.

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