Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by Niraj Meh » Wed, 30 Nov 1994 05:12:20


A few of us are planning a trip to A-Basin/Keystone/Copper/Breckenridge 12/13-12/19.
Any suggestions on places to stay?
How about any personal preferences as far as skiing?
Anyone been to any of the above yet?
Most of us have been skiing for sometime in the NE but have yet to venture out west.

Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

Raj

 
 
 

Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by Ted Kle » Sun, 04 Dec 1994 03:32:38


Quote:

>A few of us are planning a trip to A-Basin/Keystone/Copper/Breckenridge 12/13-12/19.
>Any suggestions on places to stay?
>How about any personal preferences as far as skiing?
>Anyone been to any of the above yet?
>Most of us have been skiing for sometime in the NE but have yet to venture out west.

>Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance,

>Raj

Myself and a friend also have a trip to the Summit area planned for 12/12-12/20, the
first time out there for both of us.  Besides skiing all four mountains if at all
possible (how much snow has A-basin got so far?), any ideas of neat stuff to do would
be appreciated.  We are staying in the Dillon Valley condos; early season rates and
they are really nice condos (I am led to understand, anyway).  You may want to give
them a call to see if there are any left for that time period.  They are at
(800) 365-6365.
Anyone know good places to eat/drink/hear live bands/dance/party/etcetc?
TIA.
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Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by CraigM21 » Tue, 06 Dec 1994 23:00:04


Quote:
Klein) writes:

>A few of us are planning a trip to A-Basin/Keystone/Copper/Breckenridge
12/13-12/19.
>Any suggestions on places to stay?
>How about any personal preferences as far as skiing?
>Anyone been to any of the above yet?
>Most of us have been skiing for sometime in the NE but have yet to
venture out west.

>Any suggestions or comments will be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance,

>Raj

A couple of restaurants to hit:  The Moosejaw in Frisco on the other side
of Lake Dillon.  It has the best burgers in town.  A place where the
locals hang out.

And the Breckenridge Brewery on the South end of town, across from the
Peak 9 Base Area. It has its own brewery, a bit upscale in food and price.
 But a nice place.

Have Fun.

Craig

 
 
 

Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by Kski » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 10:45:27


Quote:
(CraigM2160) writes:

Don't miss skiing Horseshoe Bowll or Peak 9 at Breck. You can also "earn
your turns" at Copper on Union Peak. For a powder stash at Copper try the
Enchanted Forest. At Keystone take the Outback Express chair, unload,
follow the footprints going straight up, once at the top look left or
right..............!!!!!! Of course  there's always the Basin.  For food
try the Arapahoe Cafe  at Lake Dillon, upstairs or down. They also have
the best breakfasts in Summit Cty., even better than the Log cabin in
Frisco. For steaks don't miss the Mint in Silverthorne, same owners and
setup as the Minturn Country Club in Minturn (between Vail and Beaver
Creek).   And last but not least, arguably the best ski tune in the USA

 
 
 

Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by Marilyn Weyman-Keg » Wed, 07 Dec 1994 09:39:54

I just came back from Breck yesterday.  The skiing was great if you are used to
the East and have been dying to ski since last April!  Coverage was pretty good
and they were making snow and spreading it out.  The skiing was pretty good.  
Being from the east, you will just love the long runs and it is early enough for
short lift lines.  The bowls had snow, but were not open.  Not even all of the
greens were open, so unless they get totally dumped on this week, don't expect
what you might expect in February!  Not everything will be open.  And you will
have to drive to the really cheap food.  Their restaurants are more reasonable
than the cafeteria at Mad River Mountain (vertical 400 feet) in Bellefountaine,
Ohio (especially for what you get)!!!!

We got a good pre-season deal from Village at Breckenridge Resort at the Hotel
Breck.  For a resort, it was very reasonable.  I guess it depends on your idea
of cheap and reasonable.  The great thing is that they have shuttles (the Summit
County Stage) that runs between all of these great places and the Factory Outlet
stores, too.

If you have never been out West to ski  or have never been higher than 5000 ft.,
be aware that there is something called AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).  The
symptoms are shortness of breath, unusual tiredness, headache, nausea, vomiting,
and sleeplessness.  If you feel any of those symptoms, get immediate medical
attention so you can save your vacation!  I spent three of my four days in bed
on oxygen!  If I had gone to the medical center on my first day, I might have
been able to make more than one run on Sunday (more through sheer determination
than energy).  A week before you leave, start drinking enough water, juice, or
other non-caffeine and non-***ic beverage to make you urinate every two
hours.  If you have had problems with altitude before, see your doctor who can
prescribe Diamox to help you cope with the thin air.  Just drinking the water
(especially continuing after you reach high altitude) and taking it easy while
laying off the *** and caffeine the first day can make a BIG difference.  
High carbohydrate, low fat, and low protein meals are also recommended.  I am
not a medical practitioner, but these suggestions all come from the Breckenridge
Medical Center fact sheet on AMS.  I read it while I was on oxygen there.  Be
smart.  Drink lots of water!

 
 
 

Suggestions for trip to Copper/Keystone/A-Basin/Breck.

Post by ki.. » Thu, 08 Dec 1994 06:33:42

Quote:
>Myself and a friend also have a trip to the Summit area planned for 12/12-12/20, the
>first time out there for both of us.  Besides skiing all four mountains if at all
>possible (how much snow has A-basin got so far?), any ideas of neat stuff to do would
>be appreciated.  We are staying in the Dillon Valley condos; early season rates and
>they are really nice condos (I am led to understand, anyway).  You may want to give
>them a call to see if there are any left for that time period.  They are at
>(800) 365-6365.
>Anyone know good places to eat/drink/hear live bands/dance/party/etcetc?
>TIA.

As an employee of the 3 mountains, I have been skiing around here quite a bit.
Well, the skiing is great - It's snowing here as I write - A-Basin is not yet open,
and will open as snow permits.  Keystone and Breck both have lots of runs open.
I prefer Keystone right now because it's covered better than Breck, but that
can change overnight if we get dumped on.  They also have night
skiing which means you can ski from 8:30am-9:00pm on the same ticket.
Lodging, well...stay at the cheapest place you can find.  I liked the Hampten Inn
when I used to visit here, before I moved here.  Check out Keystone Reservations
just for kicks to see if you can get any deals.  That run lots of specials that may
work out to be the same price overall as staying in a condo or a hotel.  I don't have
that number right now....just a suggestion.  If you have any detailed questions
you would like answered, throw me some mail.  Have fun skiing!

                                                --Kent