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Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:22:21 am »

I will be around Denver, Co area for some days, and want to breakaway to go skiing.  I will have wife, and kids with me and I believe Keystone will be better location for skiing with kids.  We will have to rent equipment as well!  Does anyone have input on skiing in that area, and rentals?  This will be our first rodeo!
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McKdaddy

Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 04:20:17 pm »

I was hoping you'd have some responses.  We skied Breck for some time, but that was over 10 years ago, and thus I'm no longer a resource on it.  We visited Winter Park a few years ago to try somewhere different and haven't gone elsewhere since.
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 05:15:11 pm »

Breckinridge .....  thank me later....
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 09:15:42 pm »

I live over the pass in the Eagle Co., but lived in Summit for many years.  I'd go with Keystone.  Breck: great town, horrible ski mountain.  It's 500 feet of good vert then goes flat.  It's also the windiest mountain in Colorado.  It will be calm throughout the state, but if you're on the mountain at Breck it will be blowing 15+mph.  The running joke in Summit is that Breck reports big snow totals, but by the time you get there it's all been blown to Kansas.  If you have a vehicle and can carry your gear, then rent down in Denver.  You'll save money.  If not, then just stop at either Christy Sports or Keystone Sports in River Run Village. 
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 09:35:22 pm »

I prefer Keystone, but Breck is a lot of fun, too.  Can't go wrong with either.
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 11:06:46 am »

Thanks for the input!  Appreciate it!
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 01:35:18 pm »

I've skied all three (Winter Park, Breckenridge, Keystone) in my lifetime, although it's been quite a few years.  Here's my take, and others can chime in.

Winter Park is the closest and most convenient resort to Denver.  Relatively short drive or shuttle ride to there, but I'd only consider it if your ski days are during the week.  Winter Park tends to get most of the Denver weekend crowd so it can be very crowded on the slopes.  But if you're there Monday-Thursday, it's generally great.

Breckenridge used to be more geared to the spring break, party crowd.  Not sure if it still is, but depending on what you're looking for, you may run into more of the younger crowd there.  Great nightlife though; better than either WP or Keystone.

Keystone is overall smaller and more oriented to the serious ski crowd. 

All three have excellent skiing and a good mix of green, blue and black slopes.  Hope you have enough snow, wherever you decide to go.  We were in Park City (Utah) for a week last month and at the time, every resort in the Rockies was hurting for snow.
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 02:09:53 pm »

I've skied all three (Winter Park, Breckenridge, Keystone) in my lifetime, although it's been quite a few years.  Here's my take, and others can chime in.

Winter Park is the closest and most convenient resort to Denver.  Relatively short drive or shuttle ride to there, but I'd only consider it if your ski days are during the week.  Winter Park tends to get most of the Denver weekend crowd so it can be very crowded on the slopes.  But if you're there Monday-Thursday, it's generally great.

Breckenridge used to be more geared to the spring break, party crowd.  Not sure if it still is, but depending on what you're looking for, you may run into more of the younger crowd there.  Great nightlife though; better than either WP or Keystone.

Keystone is overall smaller and more oriented to the serious ski crowd. 

All three have excellent skiing and a good mix of green, blue and black slopes.  Hope you have enough snow, wherever you decide to go.  We were in Park City (Utah) for a week last month and at the time, every resort in the Rockies was hurting for snow.

I haven't been to Winter Park, but I've always thought, compared to Breck, that Keystone is better skiing and a more relaxed environment. 
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2018, 12:21:44 pm »

IMO Breckenridge is far superior to Keystone as far as the slopes are concerned. However, its a younger crowd.

Keystone is nice as well.
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2018, 07:00:22 am »

Out of the three mentioned I like Breck the best. My two favorites in Colorado are Vail and Steamboat. But close to Denver and with kids I would choose Winter Park.
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Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2018, 08:49:40 am »

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If you have a vehicle and can carry your gear, then rent down in Denver.  You'll save money

Defintiely this especially if not much snow is expected while you are there. It is an easy drive out 70.. I have skied Breckenridge, Cooper, Keystone, Winter Park and Vail.  Back side bowls at Vail are a lot of fun.

We mostly ski black and bowls.
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gratefulhogg

Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 11:00:36 am »

Buttermilk, just walking around in Aspen is nice!
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HoginMemphis

Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 11:03:42 am »

Buttermilk, just walking around in Aspen is nice!
He said he would be in the Denver area..not the Aspen area. Giving him tips on ski mtns 4 hours away is not helpful.
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gratefulhogg

Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 04:13:00 pm »

He said he would be in the Denver area..not the Aspen area. Giving him tips on ski mtns 4 hours away is not helpful.
any ski resort is 1.5-4 hours away. Keystone, Vail. Aspen is beautiful! Just putting my two cents in. There all in the Denver area.
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HoginMemphis

Re: Skiing at Keystone or Breckenridge, Co
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 12:24:04 am »

any ski resort is 1.5-4 hours away. Keystone, Vail. Aspen is beautiful! Just putting my two cents in. There all in the Denver area.
Denver area is not Aspen. 4 hours away is not Denver area.
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