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by John Duffield » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:26 am

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John Duffield wrote:We're thinking of basing this gig in Dillon. Is that a good idea? We found a Comfort Inn at $133/night. I think the idea is to hit 4 mountains in 4 days.


Back when I couldn't just drive home at night, that's where we always stayed. Vail, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Breck, Keystone, Loveland are all a short drive from there. Winter Park isn't too far either, but I wouldn't bother if you're there for 4 days. (I love WP. I just wouldn't drive there when you're right by the other areas.)


Thank you, Winter Park is the one closest to Denver if I recall. I haven't skied CO since the '70s.
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by mconnell » Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:34 am

John Duffield wrote:
mconnell wrote:
John Duffield wrote:We're thinking of basing this gig in Dillon. Is that a good idea? We found a Comfort Inn at $133/night. I think the idea is to hit 4 mountains in 4 days.


Back when I couldn't just drive home at night, that's where we always stayed. Vail, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Breck, Keystone, Loveland are all a short drive from there. Winter Park isn't too far either, but I wouldn't bother if you're there for 4 days. (I love WP. I just wouldn't drive there when you're right by the other areas.)


Thank you, Winter Park is the one closest to Denver if I recall. I haven't skied CO since the '70s.
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Loveland is actually a shorter drive from Denver, but Winter Park not far. To get to WP from Dillon, you go through Eisenhower Tunnel and then head north over Berthoud Pass.

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by John Duffield » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:31 pm

mconnell wrote:Loveland is actually a shorter drive from Denver, but Winter Park not far. To get to WP from Dillon, you go through Eisenhower Tunnel and then head north over Berthoud Pass.


I remember having to chain up right after the tunnel. Pow Pow Pow Excellent.

One of the passes, I think it was Wolf Creek? There were wrecked cars all over the side of the cliff. The accumulation of years and years.

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by Gareth » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:01 pm

I stayed at the Super 8 in Carbondale during ski season three years ago. I'm not exactly sure how much the room cost, as I got it free with reward points. I did make a reservation...maybe like a month or month and a half in advance. Carbondale might cost more, but it is closer to Aspen, FWIW...

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