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View Poll Results: Which is the best Colorado Winter City for my preferences?
Denver 2 12.50%
Fraser/Winter Park 5 31.25%
Glenwood Springs 9 56.25%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-20-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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... If a city is within about an hour by public transit from the station, I would consider it....

Then why not plan your stop at GS, and if there's no snow take a bus ride to Aspen. (I'm ASSUMING there's bus service; if so, it shouldn't take more than an hour to get there.) It's a very pretty drive, and you'd probably enjoy a night in Aspen -- or just a day trip. Lots of skiing and snow boarding, but that just serves to support other activities that would interest you. Ski towns are usually pretty nice places to visit -- great restaurants, active bars and interesting museums and retail shops.

A room in Aspen will likely cost more than the same thing in GS, and it might even be difficult to find a room for one night at Christmas time. But Aspen should have snow on the ground at that time.
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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We've already suggested this a couple of times. I even gave him the name of the bus that runs down the valley to Aspen. I think the OP would like this a lot more than WP.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I finally found some stats on the odds of snow in Glenwood Springs. It appears that there is about a 75% chance of at least an inch of snow on the ground with an average of 4-5 inches. I decided to spend the first day in Denver and extend the Colorado period of the trip by a day to spend two days in Glenwood Springs. The odds of snow seem pretty high, and I would think they would be even higher at Glenwood Caverns since it is over 7,000 feet in elevation. Even if there is none there, there is also the possibility of taking the bus to Aspen as some have mentioned.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:27 PM
 
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I finally found some stats on the odds of snow in Glenwood Springs. It appears that there is about a 75% chance of at least an inch of snow on the ground with an average of 4-5 inches. I decided to spend the first day in Denver and extend the Colorado period of the trip by a day to spend two days in Glenwood Springs. The odds of snow seem pretty high, and I would think they would be even higher at Glenwood Caverns since it is over 7,000 feet in elevation. Even if there is none there, there is also the possibility of taking the bus to Aspen as some have mentioned.
I don't think you'll be disappointed in any way. Do let us know how it all works out, and pix are welcome too.
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