I am considering a trip in late January, and am not real familiar with the area. I was wondering if any CO locals/experts might have any advice for me.
I am thinking about skiing 2 days on crested butte, 2 days in telluride and a day in Taos. I envision the trip going like this:
-fly in saturday morning. I could fly direct to Gunnison, or I could fly into denver and drive. Advantages of Gunnison are that it's right there and I don't have to risk a long drive through potentially cruddy weather. Advantages of Denver are that I can fly Delta (where I am a platinum medallion FFer), have many more flight options, and maybe could more easily rent a 4WD car?
-ski sunday/monday at CB, drive to T-ride monday afternoon
-ski tues/wed at t-ride
-drive thurs to taos
-ski friday at taos
-drive saturday AM to ABQ and fly back to MSP
My main questions are:
-how crappy is the drive from DEN to crested butte?
-any car rental options at gunnison airport?
-how's the drive from CB to T-ride?
-how's the drive from T-ride to Taos?
-is this plan feasible or really really stupid.
I am on a mission to ski a big chunk of the major western US/canadian resorts in a 5 year period. In the last 3 years, I've hit whistler, squaw valley, heavenly, homewood, steamboat, vail, beaver creek, aspen, aspen highlands, buttermilk, snowmass, breckenridge, a-basin, loveland, park city, deer valley, canyons, alta, and solitude. This year I've booked trips to winter park, keystone, copper, big sky and bridger, and I have two more week-long trips to make. Still want to hit Mammoth, more of Tahoe, snowbird, brighton, powmow, snowbasin, sun valley, jackson/targhee, banff area, and whitefish. We'll see how it goes. Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice y'all care to share!