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Ski Vacation - flying into Denver

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Ski Vacation - flying into Denver

Our family of four is flying into Denver and want to spend our time at a ski resort and need help selecting the right spot. mid March.

My husband and oldest son are both good skiers, my youngest son is a beginner. Me, I might ski once but prefer other activities - skating, snow shoeing, hiking and shopping.

We are looking for a destination with other things to do besides just skiing. Can you help with some great options?

Also, if we can skip renting a car, that would be ideal but not mandatory.

Thank you.

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1. Re: Ski Vacation - flying into Denver

I would say Keystone go on vrbo.com and rent a condo in river run villiage! You wont regret it. Secondly most ski resorts are about 1 hour away from denver, there for you would have to rent a car. You could take a mountain shuttle but it would not make sense cost wise!

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2. Re: Ski Vacation - flying into Denver

Both Keystone & Copper are within striking distance of your shopping. (Silverthorne, Frisco & Breck)

Copper would put you within striking distance of Leadville and its history as well.

dh and oldest son would probably enjoy either Keystone or Copper.

Suggest a beginner ski school for the youngest.

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3. Re: Ski Vacation - flying into Denver

What I like about Keystone. It is easy for everyone to come and go as they please. Wide range of lodging options. The Resort shuttle is free and runs throughout the resort.

I think it is great for non-skiers. Except for the shopping, really you need to go to Breck or Frisco for the day. Easy enough to do.

The Stube for lunch. It is on top of the mountain, you take the gondola over so you can meet up with the skiers, have a civilized lunch. Enjoy the view, fabulous!

Dinner at the Fondue, all ages love it!

Lots of trails near for snow shoeing and cross country. The Nordic center rents good gear and you can take them off resort. I'd be happy to talk more about trails if you are interested.

Great tubing, again on the top of the mountain, makes it easy to meet up with the others.

Keystone has the largest out door maintained ice skating rink in the country. Not the little one at River Run but the Lake at the Village.

A very nice spa at the Keystone Lodge and Spa.

Great ski school, great terrain. The skiers will be happy.

Finally Mid March is a very busy time. I'd pick soon to get your lodging booked!

Edited: 13 January 2012, 00:02
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