Any feedback on Bronze Tree, I have stayed at Storm Meadows and and looking for a step up. Any help is appreciated
Since no one else has jumped in, I'll give my $.02
Disclaimer: I looked at a Bronze Tree unit when I was shopping for condo's, but I have never stayed there, so all my comments will have some room for error.
Bronze Tree is an older building, about the age of Storm Meadows. As with any of the older condo complexes, you have to look at individual units to make a judgment. Some units will be remodeled and be very nice. Others will be just like they were built over 20 years ago and be very worn and dated. Bronze Tree seems to have good access to the slopes. Another plus is that all units face the ski hill, however on the negative side that means that all of the units face south and with the afternoon sunshine flowing in, the units can get pretty hot (my unit in Trappeurs Crossing faces south, and I know this is a problem on sunny days, even in the winter).
The unit I looked at didn't really excite me, so we passed. If you are looking for a step up from Storm Meadows, I suggest that you look at some newer construction. IMHO Bronze Tree is just more of the same vs. Storm Meadows (I have stayed there a couple times.)
so maybe a Torian Plum or Bear Claw would be a step up/
For sure Torian Plum or Torian Plum Creekside building (newer - built in the early 2000's, I think). Bear Claw is an interesting place. I have stayed there too and liked it. Again, it is an older building, but most of the units seem to be well maintained, and the ski in/out is about the best in Steamboat. It got some quirky old stuff like an electric grill next to the brick fireplace inside the unit, but still they are comfortable and convenient.
Other possibilities of a similar genre might include Chateau Chamonix, Snowflower, Dulaney, Antlers at Christie Base. If you consider moving away from ski in/out you can take a shuttle to/from the gondola base and your range of options for newer properties opens up dramatically including Eagleridge area, Trappeurs Crossing, The Lodge, Steamboat Grand and others.
Found a great deal for Torian on VRBO, to good to pass up, but I will lose my discounts for lift and rentals, and suggestions on where I can find discounts on this?
Many of the VRBO listings are from property management firms. Is your VRBO deal from a property management firm? If so, many of them are able to get discounted lift tickets. My unit is listed with a small property manager, and they tell me that they have access to discounted lift tickets.
If your VRBO rental is through and individual, then you may very well be out of luck.
Most of the rental shops will give you a discount if you pre-arrange the equipment rental.
do you have a unit in Torian for rent?
Can't help you there g. Mine is at Champagne Lodge in Trappeurs Crossing. Let us know if you find some pass discounts. I buy a Pure Pass in June every year, but that is because I know I will be coming out to ski.
You never said how many days you would be skiing. If you are staying less than a week, I'd suggest the Rocky Mountain Super Pass that will get you 6 days at Steamboat for $489 ($81.50/day if you throw the rest of the pass away - certainly cheaper than daily rates and a few bucks cheaper than advance purchase of a 6 day ticket). Here is the link:
If you are going to stay longer than a week, then take a look at the 15 day Pure Pass for $919 on the Steamboat Site. Even if you throw some days away, it can still be cheaper than daily or multi-day rates.
Champange Lodge, is it a 2 or 3 bedroom? that is a short walkt o base or shuttle ride?
Check your mySteamboat inbox. You have a Friend Request there (actually a couple of them from me). If you want to ask me about my condo, it is better done via PM rather than on this forum. Forum rules discourage marketing of condo's, services, etc. I have been trying to help you with my opinions and experience on the open forum, anything else will be done in private.