I am part of a group of about twenty enthusiasts that meet for a ski trip each year. We usually go for a four day weekend in late Feb. Participants come from all over the country, so we try to stick to major resorts near airport hubs. Next season will make our fifth trip together and we would like to go to Colorado. So far we have done North Tahoe, South Tahoe, Park City and the Cottonwood Canyon resorts.
Our ideal trip is one that lets us stay in one area but visit three or four resorts. We usually look for centralized off resort lodging with easy transportation to the resorts and airports. We try to keep the costs reasonable, but don't have to cut too many corners. The skill level in the group is varied, so we like resorts that cater to all levels. Apres ski is not a big deal, we are mainly mature couples, no kids, just looking for a place to eat and then back to the hotel.
Our ideal trip was to Alta/Snowbird/Brighton/Solitude last year. Transportation from the airport was easy, the hotels and restaurants in Sandy were economical, the ski bus service meant we didn't need to rent expensive SUVs and the resorts were great value on the Superpass. It was our best trip to date.
My question is; does such a vacation exist in Colorado? Denver is a nice hub, but it seems like there is a disconnect between the resorts and travel may be a nightmare on I70. Does anyone know of a hotel package or pass that may allow us to experience Colorado that same way we did the Cottonwoods?
Any suggestions would be gratefully accepted as the Internet searches are coming up empty and none of us has experience of the area.