Hi, I am planning to spend a month or two at a Colorado ski area this winter. I would prefer not to drive. I am curious to know which areas offer the best opportunities to live near the slopes. Thanks a lot
Since you posted in the Copper Mountain forum, let me point out that while it is a great ski mountain, there is no town there. The base area is all condominiums, and a few shops and restaurants. You would be really bored staying a month there and would be riding a bus to the towns in Summit County for something to do.
The "Summit County" area that Keith refered to is Breckenridge, Copper Mtn, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin ski areas plus the towns of Frisco , Dillon, and SIlverthorne. They are all connected by a free bus line
Summit county has an extensive free bus system. The Town of Breck has an additional free bus system around Breck call the Breck Free Ride (can google it to see routes). Thus, with no car, you will want to be near/walking distance to a free bus stop.
Silverthorne will most likely offer the least expensive lodging options but also require the longest bus rides to get to Keystone/Breck or Copper.
I would personally go either Breck or Frisco as both are towns, have grocery stores, restaurants...etc.
Might also depend on if you are getting a ski pass. If you are getting the Epic pass, Copper not part of it.
If getting a season pass to Copper, then Breck, Keystone, A-Basin not part of it...but then you would probably want to stay in Frisco area with a Copper pass...or I guess Copper and just come back to Frisco for shopping and more things to do.
Thanks a lot Matt.