Steamboat vs Breckenridge
Are you going to get some snow in the Rockies this year, or what?
Love going to Crested Butte, but not loving the 5+ hour drive (if the weather cooperates) from Denver. So it looks like it's going to be Steamboat or Breck this year. I get the impression that SB will be more similar to CB than Breckenridge and i like the fact that it's base is almost 3,000ft lower than Breck. This flatlander had a couple of difficult nights dealing with CB's 9,000+ ft base. Not a huge deal, but I will be more comfortable at 6,700ft. Breckenridge, on the other hand is a little closer to Denver, has more lodging options for our large clan and has access to other resorts. Seems like more of a total package as far as "the experience" goes.
Does anyone have advice on must-do experiences at either resort, keeping in mind that if either has a place half as cool as The Secret Stash in Crested Butte, I'll probably be pretty happy.
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