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Deals 06-07 ski trip

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Deals 06-07 ski trip

Crazy ski trip, need help!

Hi there! Help and advice greatly appreciated!

Family of 4, "kids" 17 and 20, 3 of us intermediate downhill skiers. Hubby does not do downhill skiing but he likes Xcountry, tubing, sledding, etc. Driving from Omaha, NE.

Planning 4 - 5 day ski trip for upcoming season. Have skied Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper, Steamboat and willing to consider others. I like Steamboat a lot, but it's a long, long drive! Prefer to stay within a 12 hour drive time from Omaha, NE.

Last trip 2 years ago we got lucky- planned a T-Day trip to Copper and had great snow and cheap digs, but I'm worried about taking chances with the snow. again. Also want tubing, sledding, gondola or some such thing for hubby.

I find all the lodging choices & prices very confusing, with rates changing thru the season.

I'd love to hear suggestions on how to get the best lodging and lift ticket deals during a time of the season when there should be good snow- T- Day is awesome for a lot of reasons; I'd love to hear how often there is good snow mid to late Nov.

Also, I know that the "good snow" times is a little different at each ski resort / town, but which times at which resorts?

.We need a 2 Bedrm or a 1 bdrm w loft condo. I know it's cheaper away from the lifts, but it is nice to be able to walk to lifts. Must have outdoor hot tub (private not necessary) as one of the best things is sitting in the hot tub when its snowing!!!

Thanks gobs for reading and replying!!!

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1. Re: Deals 06-07 ski trip

I'd at least wait until late october, early november. By then you may get some indication of what the snow will be like.

Copper is usually good bet for early season, they do lots of snow making and have good location for snowfall.

Also keep in mind that some places like Steamboat, being more "destination" type resorts (versus Breck/Keystone/Copper that can feed off front range daytrippers) are less likely to have lots of terrain open, even if they get a 100 year storm. The cost to visitor #'s likely is prohibitive as they don't get busy until mid-december.

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2. Re: Deals 06-07 ski trip

it's impossible to predit the weather in the mountains, although we have had a very wet summer and fall. Summit County resorts are at a higher elevation than others, and that means snowmaking will produce a more reliable base.

I always recommend checking out vrbo.com for deals on lodging. I have lots of friends who rent their condos and homes on it.

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