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First Time to Denver and first time snow skiing

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First Time to Denver and first time snow skiing

My wife and I are planning a 4 day long weekend trip to Denver on January 13, 2007. Its our first time to Denver and our first time skiing so we’re looking for some general information. Which resorts is the most reasonably priced and offer beginner lessons and slopes? What is the best way to get to the resorts? Does the resorts offer transportation from DIA? Should we rent a car? I heard something about a train from Union Station to Winter Park area?

Any info or websites would be appreciated.

Thanks!!

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1. Re: First Time to Denver and first time snow skiing

There is a ski train that does daytrips up to Winterpark, but i think you have to go and come back the same day. I don't think you can go up one day and come back another unless you buy two roundtrips. Maybe someone else knows more about it.

here is the website for winterpark.

http://www.skiwinterpark.com/index.htm

Look under the lodging and travel tab for the ski train info.

There are also shuttles that run to the resorts from the airport

but the prices aren't cheap, might be cheaper and more convenient to rent a car. Info on shuttles:

http://www.flydenver.com/gt/index.asp

Most resorts offer ski school.

here is a site to start exploring different resorts

http://www.coloradoski.com/resorts/index.cfm

Keystone, Breckenridge, Winter Park are probably considered less expensive, with Vail, Beavercreek, Aspen, and Snowmass considered more expensive. But all depends on what kind of deals you can find.

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2. Re: First Time to Denver and first time snow skiing

All resorts will offer lessons. I do not ski at Winter Park but yes there is a train form downtown Denver. http://www.skitrain.com/ You can buy discounted lit ticket from area grocery stores, King Sooper, but if your taking lessons it may be less to buy a package. The easiest way to get to Summit County resorts. Keystone, Breck, Copper is to drive though you can take a shuttle from the airport. Of those Keystone will be the closest. Well actually Loveland is the closest and cheapest but there is not lodging at the ski area. If your driving up and back Loveland makes allot of sense. You can buy 4-pack lifts online for 100.00 http://www.skiloveland.com/

For lodging many people in Colorado rent out condos rather than an agency. …backpage.com/rentals/classifieds/Results… sorry you will have to cut and paste all links.

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