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Bushwackers
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Colorado Ski Resorts

Anybody can help me with what is the best ski town closest to Denver so I would not have to drive far or connect flight out of NOLA? One that would be the best for kids as well.

I am looking at either Copper, Keystone, Winter Park, or Breckinridge. It is my understanding they all are only a few hours drive from Denver.

Many thanks


toolpush
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re: Colorado Ski Resorts
Breckinridge is very nice. it is not a bad drive south to Vail ski area from there.


Bushwackers
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Thanks. Yea, I am looking for something extremely convenient to get to eveything and has many kids activities.


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SaDaTayMoses
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I recommend Keystone, then Brek.


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F Head
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I'd go straight to Vail. Right on the interstate, so easy access and great skiing. Good ski schools for kids and lots of other stuff for them to do in town. About two and a half hours from Denver.


lake2280
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Key stone Is the best skiing in my opinion, had the most fun at copper girls etc. Breckinridge was cool but way overpriced and more for the yuppie crowd.


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wickowick
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Are you renting a car or taking a shuttle?


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Grassy1
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I've been to Copper, Keystone, Loveland, Vail and Breckenridge...

I like Breck best. It's a small town rather than a resort. Independent business owners competing for your dollars.

Put your kids in a ski school and have a blast!


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Tigris
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re: Colorado Ski Resorts
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Copper, Keystone, Winter Park, or Breckinridge.


For someone new to this with kids I'd pick Breckenridge, then Keystone. Breckenridge slopes are the easiest and it has the best town atmosphere of the 4. Both are a part of the Summit so you can take shuttles between them if you want variety. Copper is too but it is a more advanced mountain. Winter Park is off by itself and is fine but not as beginner friendly.


MikeD
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Any of y'all been to Winter Park? I've been to Breck a few times and am heading up to Winter Park in a few weeks. I have loved Breck each time and hope that Winter Park is as good.


LSUtiger17
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If it's your first time skiing, I'd do Breck because it's easier to get around the mountains and the runs are a little easier and there are several sections designated to greens/blues. If you know what you're doing, drive the extra 20 minutes to Vail. It's incredibly diverse and much larger.


LW
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Headed to Purgatory mountain ski resort in 3 weeks. Durango, co


Sid in Lakeshore
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I skied Winter Parkmany time as a youngster. Allways had a blast with the family. Have not been in 20 years.

I'm sure you will have a great time. It is first class. Maybe a little shorter lines than some others because it is off by itself.


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Lago Tiger
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Just got back yesterday from Park City Utah . I've been fortunate to ski a lot of ski resorts including Colorado . The people in Park City are awesome . Its an easy drive from Salt Lake City . Great accommodations . We skied Park City Mountain Resort but within a 10 minute drive you can ski the Canyons or Deer Valley which is ski only .


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8thyearsenior
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If going with kids, Keystone. If you are wanting nightlife Breck or Vail. I ride Keystone the most because it is close to Denver, doesn't get too crowded like Breck, and is a big mountain.


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emoney31172
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Winter Park is not a long drive from Denver and great for kids.


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