I'm in the early planning stages of a February or March two-couple, four-kid, week-long trip to the Rockies. One of the wives doesn't ski, so I'm thinking Park CIty, since she'll have the town to help keep her occupied. Otherwise, taking the kids (first time for them) and flying their hineys across the country from Philly, I'd just as soon stay in the Sandy area to keep costs down, probably skiing Alta with a road trip or two to Snowbasin. Anyway, Park City would still give us the chance to schlep over to Alta and up to Snowbasin, too. And I've never skied Park City itself, so its got that going for it.
But, I'm in sensory overload on VRBO. Hundreds of accommodations. It's been 20 years since I was in downtown Park City. Any hot tips on where to stay (places or area)? Am I better off going through a tour operator, or putting the components together myself? I've done both over the years, but often find limited options and a lack-of-knowledge with the tour operators (maybe I'm not calling the right ones...).