Oct. 31, 2011
The mountains of Colorado are starting to get some solid snowfall and it won’t be long before the best in the business are open for the season.
To assist the UCCS community in decided where to visit this winter, the members of the Ski and Ride Club have offered information on their favorites, Keystone and Breckenridge.
A lift ticket for both averages between $90-$100 and rental prices and skiing and snowboard packages range from $30 to $40 dollars for the day.
Another option is to select one of the three available passes, Summit, Epic Local and Local each which grant access to different amenities. Visit snow.com for details.
“Keystone has long runs, the North Bowl, is a short drive from UCCS, and always had plenty of spaces to park,” stated Ski and Ride Club member, Michael Brauner.
Fellow Ski and Ride member Nik Zimberoff added, “Keystone has some good back bowl hikes, a big park that is all in one place and its own lift so you don’t have to keep riding up and down the mountain.”
Breckenridge Ski Resort or “Breck” is another favorite of club members. Charlie Martin, an avid skier, said, “Breckenridge has a “bangin” park, killer tree runs, monster powder runs, and sick straight line groomers. The lines are almost never bad as well.”
Alex Haug said he liked Breckenridge not only for the skiing, but the town as well. “Breckenridge has amazing runs and the vibe there is awesome. It has great snow, great people, and it’s a great town; nothing better.”
In addition to the skiing, Keystone and Breckenridge offer other amnesties as well. Although, Keystone Resort isn’t situated in a town like Breckenridge is, the nearby towns of Dillon and Silverthorne offer restaurants, bars, and other places to go at night.
There are plenty of dining options, night clubs, shops, and places to go and see while you spend your time at the ski destination.
Opening day for Keystone is November 4th while opening day for Breck is November 11th. As usual, Arapahoe Basin has already opened and has a couple runs for those who need a late October skiing fix before opening month hits. If you can wait a couple more weeks though, all the resorts will be opening one after the other.
The season lasts from about early November to as late as mid-April depending on the weather and snowfall that each destination gets.