Choosing the Right Winter Vacation Property in Colorado
Whether you are going to Breckenridge, Colorado, Frisco, Colorado or Copper Mountain, Keystone, Dillon, or Silverthorne, all considered resort towns in Summit County Colorado or Vail Colorado, you need to be aware of the different lodging options you have to choose from. First, find your budget. Knowing your budget will dictate whether you should be looking for an economical motel/hotel or an area that is not specified in the ski town like Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone or Vail but maybe in locations like Dillon, Silverthorne or Frisco. However, Frisco is considered Copper’s ski town. In general the further distance from the ski mountain the less expensive. There are many different types of properties available for your ski vacation, condo’s, town homes, private homes to elegant homes. One bedroom to 9 additional bedrooms.
A critical consideration is how close you want to be to the slopes and understand how the price is affected Ski in – ski out properties in the visitor’s mind usually means you can walk out your front or back doorstep into your skis and ski to the lift and ski back down to your home. Not necessarily many property management companies define Ski in & out properties as being with-in 100 yards of the ski lift, and sometimes it means crossing a street or skiing back down in steep terrain, so always ask whoever you are renting from how they define ski-in & out. Second, you may select a property that is ski-in but necessitates either walking or some means of transportation back to your home, again always ask. Third, choosing a property that involves public transportation, typically, that is not a problem since all the ski areas provide a shuttle service to and from the ski area, check to see how far you are from the shuttle stop and are their transfers involved.
Ski season is a hectic time of year, so you may want to think about renting a car if you are flying. There are many transportation services available from Denver international that will drive you to and from the airport at a reasonable rate. Arrange in advance. Taking a shuttle service is a safe way to get up the mountains and not have to worry about road conditions, driving in the mountains when the roads are snow-covered can be very tricky why not be safe and let an experienced driver get you and your family to your Colorado ski vacation safe. Parking in ski towns is limited, and the ski areas themselves charge for close-in parking, and the free parking usually means taking a shuttle to the base area.
Booking and choosing your ski vacation can be done through numerous channels, finding a property management company through a Google search. using homeaway.com or checking on Craigslist for individuals renting their property,
Always check out the creditability of the company you are using or the individual and get pictures, don’t be surprised and ask as many questions as you won’t remember it is your vacation and your money.