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If I don't do the opener, then this is a real possibility. Ski for 4-5 days then back to BOS for the Philly game.

If the Eagles become the road trip game, then so much the better :-)

 

Anyone else fancy it?

This to me is the stand out trip from this years schedule. I would certainly be interested if others are looking at these 2 games, so please let me know if you end up doing it.

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Crickey Ade - you're very tempting !

Would be up for it if we can make the Eagles the RT game.

What are the chances of that :) ?

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Crickey Ade - you're very tempting !

Would be up for it if we can make the Eagles the RT game.

What are the chances of that :) ?

 

I've already asked :-)

 

It could work if we get the MNF Bills game as the RT too, but as we often get one of the NFC games, the Eagles should certainly be in the running

 

Bristol P has declared his interest too :-)

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We have the call into the Patriots now. Just waiting to see what the options might be. Will keep you all posted.

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did u miss my post out?

 

Oops, Sorry Warren.

 

So we have Jamie, me, you, Chris, and maybe Steve.

 

Just got this from Anne Stone - President of the Pikes Peak Pats

Ady, Single day skiing from Denver
In 2014 they opened on these dates with these average driving times
Loveland November 1 50 minutes
Winter Park November 15 80 minutes
Copper November 7 90 minutes
Keystone November 7 90 minutes

Breckenridge November 14 90 minutes

 

I've always wanted to do Breckenridge. Will start looking at places now.

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There's two smaller resorts between Brenkenridge and Denver called Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

You can get a lift pass to cover both of these for just $60/day.

With Breckenridge on top, and it's $98/day.

 

Rentals (Ski+Pole+Boots) range from $17/day to $32 (Boards $22-$32).

Add a helmet for $4/day

 

Number of days could be as little as 3 or as much as 5.

It's SNF at Mile High, but that's only 6:30pm local time. With enough coffee, we could head out early enough Monday to get a full day in.

If we get the Eagles as the RT and people want to get back to BOS for Friday night, it would take Friday off the agenda because of the 4hr flight time and 2hr time difference.

 

International flights currently available for £544 direct and £460 with a 1hr stopover in Reykjavik. That's cheaper than in and out to Boston at the moment!

Add an internal flight for about £125

 

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did u miss my post out?

 

Oops, Sorry Warren.

 

So we have Jamie, me, you, Chris, and maybe Steve.

 

Just got this from Anne Stone - President of the Pikes Peak Pats

 

Ady, Single day skiing from Denver

In 2014 they opened on these dates with these average driving times

Loveland November 1 50 minutes

Winter Park November 15 80 minutes

Copper November 7 90 minutes

Keystone November 7 90 minutes

Breckenridge November 14 90 minutes

I've always wanted to do Breckenridge. Will start looking at places now.

Any chance of getting in on this, sounds like a great trip

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Absolutely!!! The more the merrier.

Jamie and I have just booked flights because a good fare come up for a 3-leg trip but with limited availability. So we pounced.

Accommodation has been booked through Booking.com which has an excellent "Pay Later and Full cancellation" policy on many rooms. So if the numbers change or the Pike Peaks Pats fan club offer a group booking, we can just cancel.

I'll post a few more details later.

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So this is what Jamie and I have lined up so far.


Flights ..

LHR -> DEN (via DAL) Fri 27th 10:45 - 18:21

DEN -> BOS Sat 5th Dec, 07:00 - 15:22

BOS -> LHR Mon 7th Dec, 17:55 - 05:10


Accomodation (via Booking.com)

27th-29th Nov (3 nights)

Option 1 - Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown

Option 2 - The Golden Hotel Near Coors Brewery


30th Nov to 3rd Dec (4 nights)

TBC Ski resort (Breckenridge preferred)


4th Dec (1 night)

Denver Airport : Red Lion Inn & Suites


5th-7th Dec (2 nights)

TBC Boston


For game day tickets, the secondary market might well be $300+ for end zone. I've enquired about a corporate suite, which might work out at about $400 ea, but we're fed and watered. I would have to pay up front and then make sure I can find enough tickets in the Pats world to fill it up!
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For anyone interested in cost, we got flights (all 3 legs) for £545

Based on 2 sharing, Hotels are as follows.

Denver £55pp

Golden £43pp

Denver Airport £38


Looking at Breckenridge, I see a two-bedroom condo available for 4 nights for £520. Two single beds, one double and a sofa bed. Based on 4 sharing that's £33pp per night.


However, a quick check on Booking.com shows they are changing by the minute. Warren just tried the same Denver hotel, and they want an extra £50 per night now (£25pp). So be quick.

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How did you make the BA booking Ade. It's sometimes confusing flying back from a different airport.

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For Breckenridge, we're looking at this as a possibility. .

3 Bedroom, Near Ski-in/Ski-Out Peak 9 Condo with Panoramic View!

Eve if it's just 4 of us, that's £216 each for 4 nights. The more the merrier though, and it gets cheaper with each extra bod.

 

For Denver weekend, I've had this from the Pikes Peak Pats ..

 

"Hi Adrian,

Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. I am almost ready to put up the info for the hotel. That will be within the next few days. I have called and left a message for my contact about a suite. Once I know the logistics, we could certainly put out an email and see if anyone else is interested. I will keep my ears out for any tickets. Will email you again when I have any info from my ticket/suite guy up at Mile High. Thanks and GO PATS!"
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Just paid £559 via EDreams for the following 3 leg flights

 

LHR>>>DEN Fri 27th Nov 12:20 - 15:10

DEN>>>BOS Sat 5th Dec 05:00 - 13:39 via Chicago

BOS>>>LHR Mon 7th Dec 17:55 - 05:10

sod it im in

booked on the same flights

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OK I'm in. Pam can't make it as come November we will have two more grandchildren - one just 6 weeks old. Plus she doesn't ski so has decided to give it a miss.

Nice to have three Spurs fans making the trip.

I've booked with BA using my Avios points - giving good prices and good times.

I'm flying out on the same flight as mablc001 and flying back with Ade and Jamie. Denver to Boston is with Delta via New York leaving at 10.35.

Ade - the chalet at Breckenridge looks great. Very happy to stay there.

Also Ade - Yvonne happens to be in Denver in November and might be persuaded for a ski if that's OK with you.

Anyone booked a Denver hotel yet ?

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OK I'm in. Pam can't make it as come November we will have two more grandchildren - one just 6 weeks old. Plus she doesn't ski so has decided to give it a miss.

Nice to have three Spurs fans making the trip.

I've booked with BA using my Avios points - giving good prices and good times.

I'm flying out on the same flight as mablc001 and flying back with Ade and Jamie. Denver to Boston is with Delta via New York leaving at 10.35.

Ade - the chalet at Breckenridge looks great. Very happy to stay there.

Also Ade - Yvonne happens to be in Denver in November and might be persuaded for a ski if that's OK with you.

Anyone booked a Denver hotel yet ?

steve great news you on the trip so that makes 5 so far.

 

denver rooms i think ade and myself have covered unless we get more people on the trip i need to book for the night before we fly to boston as i have a 5am with ian.

 

im happy to go with the flow on the skiing leg

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Have fun folks. Denver's a great trip, and the Pikes Peak Pats will make you welcome. I had a great time there a couple of years back.

I'm giving it a miss as I've been there, done that, and there are games that interest me more this year. Plus I just don't get the attraction of skiing.

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Election result just in .. The people have spoken and the votes have been counted.

As returning officer for the ward of "Denver Road Trip", I hereby declare that The UKPatriots have secured the Williams House seat in Breckenridge!

Because of the quality of our manifesto, we now hold a majority of 9 in an 11 bed house. If the non-believers or non-voters now wish to jump ship, it does mean that we can accomodate up to 2 more singles, or 2 more couples, in our ward -> Williams House

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After speaking with Jamie, would be very tempted by this :)

 

Are you coming Andy?

 

just waiting on area manager to see if i can get the time off :)

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After speaking with Jamie, would be very tempted by this :)

Are you coming Andy?

just waiting on area manager to see if i can get the time off :)

You've asked him? Just tell him...

 

 

Yes, if it's more than 3 months in advance, that is grounds for just telling him in my eyes. Who can't find cover with 6 months notice!! Haha

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For game day tickets, the secondary market might well be $300+ for end zone. I've enquired about a corporate suite, which might work out at about $400 ea, but we're fed and watered. I would have to pay up front and then make sure I can find enough tickets in the Pats world to fill it up!

Any mileage on the suite Seagull? Just looked at flights from NY and they're under 100 at the moment, wouldn't be joining the skiing Parton this trip but would happily fly in for the game for the weekend.

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For game day tickets, the secondary market might well be $300+ for end zone. I've enquired about a corporate suite, which might work out at about $400 ea, but we're fed and watered. I would have to pay up front and then make sure I can find enough tickets in the Pats world to fill it up!

Any mileage on the suite Seagull? Just looked at flights from NY and they're under 100 at the moment, wouldn't be joining the skiing Parton this trip but would happily fly in for the game for the weekend.

 

$100 is actually disgusting. Practically giving the seats away!

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For game day tickets, the secondary market might well be $300+ for end zone. I've enquired about a corporate suite, which might work out at about $400 ea, but we're fed and watered. I would have to pay up front and then make sure I can find enough tickets in the Pats world to fill it up!

Any mileage on the suite Seagull? Just looked at flights from NY and they're under 100 at the moment, wouldn't be joining the skiing Parton this trip but would happily fly in for the game for the weekend.

 

 

Yaaay .. the more the merrier, and I guess this becomes extra appealing if we get either Bills or Philly as the RT game for anyone wanting to do a 2-game trip.

 

Tickets negotiations are underway. PM me or Facebook message

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Last chance - We have one spare if anyone else wants to come along.

Weekend in Denver

5 Days skiing in Breckenridge.

Back to Boston for the offical RT game vs Pilly

The stuff dreams are made of....

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