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Ski-in, ski-out resorts in Colorado

rickandcindy23

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I told the kids about the Grand Timber, and of course Grand Peak 7 and 8. Those are ideal for Breck. What others would have ski-in, ski-out in Colorado? I am looking at resales to get that capability.
 

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Marriott Surfwatch
Westin Riverfront in Avon/Beaver Creek via one of the Beaver Creek gondolas that leaves/returns to the WRF Plaza
 

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Does Marriott Mountain Valley in Breck count? It's next to the Quicksilver, though it's the busiest chairlift and therefore not ideal...
 

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I am most familiar with the Vail owned locations - EPIC ski pass properties.

GTR is probably your best bet for reasonable CO ski-in/out. BGV has been grabbing (ROFR) most GP7/GP8 resale ski weeks. It's been the same for low priced GTR ski weeks too.

I think MFs on a 2 bedroom GTR lock-off are around $1800. GTR is relatively available in II and GTR owners do not pay the daily resort fee when staying on an exchange.

The Wyndham Avon and Westin Mountain Villas are also good options, but both are not true ski-in/out properties. You have to ride the Riverfront Gondola and it opens later in the season and closes earlier for the season.

There are others, but the MFs are pretty high - like $3k+ for a 2 bedroom.
 

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That's all very helpful. Leaning toward Grand Timber. I am going to watch for deals on that one. I may want Westin Riverfront. We visited last summer and loved it.

My only concern with the Grand Vacations Breck company is they let their first resort go, the oldest resort, which is Gold Point. Vacatia basically manages it now, and I understand the management is not the best. I wonder if the HOA decided not to work with Grand Vacations Breck on updates, rather like happened with Streamside in Vail. I don't think Gold Point is near the ski lift. It's at 53 View Ln.
 

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That's all very helpful. Leaning toward Grand Timber. I am going to watch for deals on that one. I may want Westin Riverfront. We visited last summer and loved it.

My only concern with the Grand Vacations Breck company is they let their first resort go, the oldest resort, which is Gold Point. Vacatia basically manages it now, and I understand the management is not the best. I wonder if the HOA decided not to work with Grand Vacations Breck on updates, rather like happened with Streamside in Vail. I don't think Gold Point is near the ski lift. It's at 53 View Ln.
Gold Point is waaaaaaaay up on the mountain (non-ski-mountain) on the other side of the town...there is a shuttle...we stayed there first time in May...spacious units, attached one car garage...recent updates..killer views off of new trex-deck.
Not anywhere near the amenities of the other 3 BGV properties you are correct. Would not choose for a winter ski week ownership over GTL/GL7/GC8
 

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That's all very helpful. Leaning toward Grand Timber. I am going to watch for deals on that one. I may want Westin Riverfront. We visited last summer and loved it.

My only concern with the Grand Vacations Breck company is they let their first resort go, the oldest resort, which is Gold Point. Vacatia basically manages it now, and I understand the management is not the best. I wonder if the HOA decided not to work with Grand Vacations Breck on updates, rather like happened with Streamside in Vail. I don't think Gold Point is near the ski lift. It's at 53 View Ln.

It feels like BGV's focus shifted to on mountain ski property development. I don't expect GTR/GP7/GP8 to go anywhere.

I think BGV even has approval to develop a smaller property between GP7/GP8.
 

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I told the kids about the Grand Timber, and of course Grand Peak 7 and 8. Those are ideal for Breck. What others would have ski-in, ski-out in Colorado? I am looking at resales to get that capability.
Sheraton Sreamboat, but finding actual deeds mightbe difficult. Ir's mosrlt in the Sheraton Flex trusr.
 

dioxide45

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Marriott Grande Vista
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Club Wyndham CWA
Are you taking up skiing?
 

rickandcindy23

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@ncaahockeyfan Is correct - BGV is developing another timeshare property. They are the biggest employer in Summit County and are ranked by USAToday as one of the top places to work. We own at GT and P7 and stayed in P8 for the first time this winter. P7 is far and away our favorite.
 

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Spinnaker French Quarter Resort Branson
@ncaahockeyfan Is correct - BGV is developing another timeshare property. They are the biggest employer in Summit County and are ranked by USAToday as one of the top places to work. We own at GT and P7 and stayed in P8 for the first time this winter. P7 is far and away our favorite.
So it will be another timeshare? When we were there last August it was still up for debate, and if they did decided to develop the property it was most likely going to be a hotel instead of a timeshare.
My comment to my wife was I bet it would be a timeshare to give them something to sell since GL7 and GC8 were nearly sold out.
Maybe it will be worth taking the update again just to see the new plans and pricing.
 

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So it will be another timeshare? When we were there last August it was still up for debate, and if they did decided to develop the property it was most likely going to be a hotel instead of a timeshare.
My comment to my wife was I bet it would be a timeshare to give them something to sell since GL7 and GC8 were nearly sold out.
Maybe it will be worth taking the update again just to see the new plans and pricing.
You are correct! It is a hotel. At one point another timeshare was in the works. I wonder if the new STR laws had anything to do with the change? I know they’ve been trying to get this development approved for a long time.
 

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Spinnaker French Quarter Resort Branson
You are correct! It is a hotel. At one point another timeshare was in the works. I wonder if the new STR laws had anything to do with the change? I know they’ve been trying to get this development approved for a long time.
Actually I think the developer is just tired of doing timeshares with the ever increasing cost of land and materials. It’s easier to build someone else a hotel and let them worry about running it.
 

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I second Sheraton Steamboat. This is probably the best ski in out location I have veer skied at, and I have skied alot of places.
 

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I second Sheraton Steamboat. This is probably the best ski in out location I have veer skied at, and I have skied alot of places.
What I liked about steamboat was the variety of restaurant and activities on site without having to go into town. Breckenridge is great, but you’ll need to take the shuttle or drive down to Main Street to access a variety of restaurants. You can also fly into Hayden rather than flying into Denver.
Mountainside in Patk City is pretty similar in that there was a lot around the resort without having to hop in the shuttle to Main Street
 

rickandcindy23

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You are correct! It is a hotel. At one point another timeshare was in the works. I wonder if the new STR laws had anything to do with the change? I know they’ve been trying to get this development approved for a long time.
Mostly likely. The rules in Summit County are strict. We own at Val Chatelle in Frisco, and the board is encouraging owners to rent additional weeks for the cost of MF's to have owners stay in lieu of renters. It helps the budget and keeps the management company from the hassles associated with short-term rentals.

Summit County even peruses Craig's List ads for information not disclosed by our management company. Last year, I had an ad, and I advertised the units as 3 bedroom, but they are two bedroom+loft with twin beds. The powers that be saw the ad and questioned our management company on the size of the units. RCI has them as 2 bedrooms, and the loft is not really a 3rd bedroom, so I had to alter my ad. I almost got our management company in some trouble because they have to pay more for 6 units as 3 bedrooms. Government bureacy at its finest.
 
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