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Questions about SolVista skiing and Kicking Horse

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Questions about SolVista skiing and Kicking Horse

1. What is the parking arrangement?

2. How difficult would it be to get our son to ski

school? Is there a shuttle?

3. Do you have pictures of your unit?

4. We are all beginner skiers and have skied Copper

twice. Could you compare the skiing at SolVista?

5. What would you recommend for evening dining

options?

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1. Re: Questions about SolVista skiing and Kicking Horse

1. You park right outside your door. No heated underground parking, but that did not seem to be a problem for us at all.

2. There is no shuttle, but the drive to the base is no more than one minute by car and you park in the free parking lot which is never really crowded and walk a short distance to the lifts. We took our kids to Solvista to learn to ski and by day two they were skiing down to the lift closest to kicking horse. We stayed in the Buckhorn unit-walk across a small parking lot, snap skis on and go-no big deal.

3. Check out VRBO units at kicking horse-they're all very similar. Look under Granby and also Winterpark-Solvista. They are realtively new and very nice-outdoor hot tub-had it to ourselves whole time-had snowballs fights in wooded area next to unit, saw lots of wildlife near unit---so so quiet. Beautiful drive in from Denver-but be careful going over Berthoud Pass.

4. Never been to Copper, but thought about going this year(going to Steamboat instead). We skied 5 days straight at Solvista and had a blast!! Never lost the kids-they had free reign of the place and I never worried-if you are beginners this place i would definitely recommend-affordable, very family-friendly, uncrowded, great ski school. This place is much smaller that Copper and has far fewer runs. I'm sure it is a totally different feel than copper-there is no village like atmosphere and that is one of the reasons we liked it-very simple, beautiful, peaceful. The runs are shorter , but all end in one place. Wide greens and blues on left mountain, harder blues and blacks on right. I think they have night skiing sometimes now too.

5. We ate in every night. Not many options unless you drive to Frasier or Winter Park which is not far-15-20 min. Great tubing hill in Frasier also, ice-skating in winter park, dog sledding, etc... We thought about going to Solvista again this year, staying at kicking horse, skiing a few days at Solvista and a few at Winterpark. This might be a good option for you. Get a taste of a smaller family mountain and a big resort.

Hope this helps!!!

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