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2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

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2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

So I know Breck is only about 2-1/2 hours from Aspen/Buttermilk, but given the time of year/potential weather conditions, would it be realistic to think we could travel (safely) in a rental car from Breckenridge to Aspen and back in the same day to see the 2014 Winter X Games? I've not traveled farther west than Vail at that time of year. What would be the best route to take at the end of January?

Any insider tips to share about attending this particular event? It doesn't look like tickets are on sale yet, and the website does not have specifics posted to date.

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1. Re: 2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

It should only take about 2 hours in good driving conditions. (I drive that far at least once a week to go skiing for the day.) There is only one route to take that time of year - I-70 west to Glenwood Springs to Hwy 82 to Aspen.

I haven't attended the X Games so I can't give you any tips, sorry.

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2. Re: 2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

Could be an easy drive or the highway could be closed. It will all depend on the weather on the day of travel. Check CDOT's travel website for up to date information.

http://www.cotrip.org/

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3. Re: 2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

You'll need to park at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot on hwy 82. They'll be bus shuttles to ferry you up to Buttermilk 5 miles or so. No parking at the venue.

4. Re: 2014 Winter X Games - Breck to Aspen and back in one day?

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