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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Keep the Party Going in the Rockies

With lax marijuana laws, boarder-friendly slopes, and a booming après-ski culture, Breckenridge, Colorado, is staying up late.


1. Where to Stay

Ski out the door of the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 right onto the mountain.  

Stay right on the slopes at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 (from $200), opened last summer, where the chairlift outside the back door takes you to the summit of Breckenridge's northernmost mountain. Relax post-slope in the grotto hot tub, then grab a drink at the lobby's piano bar in front of a roaring, three-story fireplace.

Be close to town and mountain at BlueSky Breckenridge ($330), a collection of condominiums between Peaks 8 and 9—just three blocks from Main Street's nightlife. Enjoy ski valet service and the view from your private outdoor hot tub.

Get the same amenities for less at Fireside Inn (from $84), a no-frills B&B and hostel that still offers a hot tub, fireplace, and room to store your ski equipment. Ask for a private room (from $130) in order to soak on your own; otherwise, make new friends in the hot tub.

Published on Jan 28, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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