Originally Posted by habacomike
the place out of Winter Part (can't remember the name of it).
Chip just started this up a couple of years ago and I haven't gone yet, but I've heard good things.
I think most of the places mentioned would be fine for a day trip. Steamboat or Aspen's operation have multiple cats, so finding a compatible group shouldn't be a problem.
A very good dude runs the Aspen operation. Since it's owned by the skico and run as an amenity, he doesn't have to worry about paying bills. His philosophy is if it's not good, we don't go.
Powder Mt. you can buy single ride tickets or all day in a separate area and wouldn't be a bad place to get your powder legs. If your willing to hike, you can get a lot of untracked and you don't even need the cat.
Good Luck, just go out early a lot and you'll figure it out!