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Accommodation in Snowmass

Oxford
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Accommodation in Snowmass

Help!

We've been skiing in Colorado a few times, but we've always stayed in breckenridge up till now and thought we'd try somewhere new. Some friends of ours went to snowmass and recommended it, but now i'm looking for somewhere to stay.

There are 6 of us, so ideally a 2 room condo/townhouse, preferably ski in ski out - or as close to as poss! and not ridiculously priced, $300-$400 per night max.

There are no reviews on tripadvisor so can anyone help??

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1. Re: Accommodation in Snowmass

If you go to www.AspenSnowmass.com, you will find a list of available lodging. From the main menu select Plan & Buy, then Stay Here, Snowmass Village. It should give you a good idea of your options.

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It's tough to recommend $300-400 per night without knowing exactly when you're coming. That rate will go pretty far in a two bedroom in early December, late spring, and probably January but not far at all over Christmas or the heart of February and March. Do you have a time frame in mind?

Probably the best ski in/ski out properties as far as access go are Timberline, Top of the Village, and Stonebridge Condominiums. That would put you on the skier's left side of the mountain and closer to the Snowmass Village Mall. You can also stay on skier's right for ski in/ski out at Crestwood or a number of the Snowmass Lodging Company's properties, but you'd need to shuttle over to the mall side (this isn't a big deal as both of those managment companies offer frequent shuttles and it's just a couple of minutes).

I know ski in/ski out is very appealing, but also keep in mind that many properties that aren't true ski in/ski out are only 50-100 yards to the mountain- a very short walk. Also, in the interest of "managing expectations" please know that even if the property is ski in/ski out, it doesn't necessarily apply to your room. Very few rooms on any ski in/ski out property will actually have a patio sliding door that opens onto the snow. In most cases, you'll still walk 50 yards through the property and out. Keeping that in mind and taking a property only a little further off the slope can also save you a lot of money.

You can also consider staying in the town of Aspen and then taking the shuttle to Snowmass as most guests do if they want to either try something different or are beginner/lower intermediate skiers. Aspen has very little ski in/ski out and prices do average more than Snowmass, but keep it in mind just in case the time frame you settle on has large groups or conventions in Snowmass driving up the rate to a point higher than you'd like to pay.

The previous poster's recommendation of www.aspensnowmass.com is probably the best place to start, and then if you choose to book lodging off that site it will click through to the central reservations office at www.stayaspensnowmass.com.

Please write again if you need any more help!

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3. Re: Accommodation in Snowmass

Thank you for all of your info.

We're looking at flying out either new years eve or new years day, and it's our experience that the prices drop quite significantly from the 2nd January onwards, is this the case here too?

You're right about the ski in ski out, when I say that, I mean it'd be great to have somewhere that is close enough to walk out of the hotel/condo and be within a 5 minute walk of the slope.

If there's anything else you think would be useful, that'd be much appreciated!

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Most properties will drop rates sometime around the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th once all the holiday guests have returned back home. Those dates are probably officially at the holiday "rack" rate, but you may be able to negotiate with hoteliers who may have enough departures on the 1st that they would rather accept you a night or two earlier at low season rates than lose the booking.

This is a little less likely to happen for an arrival on the 31st as those paying high rates are there for the New Year's Eve parties, too.

I don't think you've mentioned if you are traveling with children, but the holidays where children are out of school are usually your most expensive dates. Just by moving into early or late January (avoid MLK weekend) or early February before the President's week holdiay you can save some money.

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