In an interesting turn of events, Continental/United decided to cancel the flight we had booked to Aspen (ASE) for our planned Snowmass trip during the first week of February. In true big business merger form, they failed to move us to another flight or bother to even inform us that the flight had been cancelled. I was actually calling the travel agent to let them know they booked us at the wrong hotel, when this error was discovered. This creates an interesting loophole that I believe can get us out of our reservations without any cancellation fees (booked through Amex travel in November).
Now, we have this week off from work and our kids are out of school that week, so we don't really have the option to move the trip.
I can probably get the flights squared away to Aspen and continue as planned. However, with the current snow forecast, is there somewhere else we should be looking? My kids don't have passports, so Whistler/BC is out of the question (or anywhere outside the US).
We'll be flying from Austin and would like to limit the number of stopovers as much as possible. Snowmass was chosen largely in part by the feedback I received from the following post.