Long time reader, first time poster.
First time skiing in CO. I will be staying feb 10 to Feb 15, and skiing the last five of those days (tuesday - saturday). I wanted to stay in Dillon to save some money, but I am concerned about driving up i70 every day to vail. Generally, i am up very early and would plan to leave no later than 7 on the weekdays. Will i be buried in traffic going/coming back to dillon from vail, or breck or copper? My plan is to hang around in town until after dinner and then drive back. Is this a safe thing to do?
Bonus question: vail, breck, or copper, or some combo of the three?
Second bonus: what time should i book my flight home on sat if i want to get a half day at a basin?
Thanks to all who take the time to answer, and good turns to all.