Forum Thread

Planning trip to Colorado 1st week in Jan 2018 Where to go?

254 14 October 25, 2017 at 08:59 AM
So my friends and I are planning a trip to Colorado leaving anytime day after Christmas and returning no later than Sat Jan 6. Here's where I need help.

No one wants to ski but everyone wants to go tubing & sledding. They want to play in the snow basically.

Where do we go? Leaving from Houston & prefer non stop. Where is the moderately priced cities with the most fun. Checked out Vail & it was tooo rich for my blood! We thought maybe Denver since it's a big airport. Any help would be great!!!!

4 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2005
L6: Expert
1,242 Posts
200 Reputation
#2
We liked Steamboat Springs. Not as crowded as the other resorts but bit of a drive from Denver.
It's called Ski Town USA but there are lots of things to do other than skiing (we loved the hot springs, sleigh rides, tubing, cross country skiing).

https://www.steamboat.com/things-...activities
https://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events

If cost is a concern then go to Salt Lake City (Delta and United have non-stop).
Quality of snow is top-notch and lots to check out in the city too.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Last edited by sloughboy October 25, 2017 at 10:11 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L10: Grand Master
6,418 Posts
2,199 Reputation
#3
Quote from allison77090
:
So my friends and I are planning a trip to Colorado leaving anytime day after Christmas and returning no later than Sat Jan 6. Here's where I need help.

No one wants to ski but everyone wants to go tubing & sledding. They want to play in the snow basically.

Where do we go? Leaving from Houston & prefer non stop. Where is the moderately priced cities with the most fun. Checked out Vail & it was tooo rich for my blood! We thought maybe Denver since it's a big airport. Any help would be great!!!!
How long are you able to stay? Have you looked at any of the resorts?

A couple of ways to go about it. You can find the least expensive airfare then play in the snow pretty much anywhere there is any. You could also find a resort that is all inclusive or specific venue you want to go to and then sort out the airfare. Resorts are cheaper the longer you stay.

Spirit Airlines has RT Houston to Denver for $270 per person, non-stop, departing on the 26th and returning on the 6th. That's a bit pricey but the issue is most people are coming back from vacation and returning home from Christmas day into the first week of the year so prices get jacked up. You'll often find the best prices by booking direct.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2006
L3: Novice
254 Posts
14 Reputation
Original Poster
#4
Quote from LC2
:
How long are you able to stay? Have you looked at any of the resorts?

A couple of ways to go about it. You can find the least expensive airfare then play in the snow pretty much anywhere there is any. You could also find a resort that is all inclusive or specific venue you want to go to and then sort out the airfare. Resorts are cheaper the longer you stay.

Spirit Airlines has RT Houston to Denver for $270 per person, non-stop, departing on the 26th and returning on the 6th. That's a bit pricey but the issue is most people are coming back from vacation and returning home from Christmas day into the first week of the year so prices get jacked up. You'll often find the best prices by booking direct.
The dates I was looking at that would work the best is Jan 1-6. 5 nights. My problem is that I don't have a clue which cities would be the best for a bunch of non skiers but still be fun. Vail is too pricey. I did find the flights you mentioned. Of course for 7 people you have to pay for bags.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L10: Grand Master
6,418 Posts
2,199 Reputation
#5
Quote from allison77090
:
The dates I was looking at that would work the best is Jan 1-6. 5 nights. My problem is that I don't have a clue which cities would be the best for a bunch of non skiers but still be fun. Vail is too pricey. I did find the flights you mentioned. Of course for 7 people you have to pay for bags.
A single carry on bag should be free. There are a lot of videos by flight attendants on how they pack one to last them a week. I use a duffel bag because it's flexible and use a drawstring gym sack instead of a purse. A gym sack carries a lot of extra stuff and is easily stashed under the seat in front.

What's your budget?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard