With the Steamboat / Winter Park 4 X 40 going for $199 next year, its a pretty intriguing deal. The issue is... how would you best execute such a deal. I know it was briefly discussed during the infamous Intermediate New England skier going West thread... but I'm trying to figure out if its worth the hassle. There's probably more than a few Bears that could make use of this great deal, so maybe the locals and experts can plan this out.
In my specific case... we'd likely fly into Denver late on arrival, and fly out late on departure. As best I can figure to make best use of time, we'd do Winter Park day 1, Steamboat 2 and 3, Winter Park day 4 - leaving early to ensure we'd get back for the flight out (by day 4 we're pretty beat anyhow, so a 2pm quittin time is about good).
Assuming all is good with that plan of attack, and assuming its not possible to find a realistic midpoint between the two... where would be the best places to stay? My guess would be to stay somewhere between the airport and WP the first night...
For day 2 does it make sense to stay in WP and head out to Steamboat in the morning, or leave for Steamboat after skiing on day 1?
Ditto for day 3/4... stay in Steamboat and drive to WP in the morning, or head to WP. I'm leaning towards staying in WP on the last night due to travel fatigue with the flight home.
Also where would be the best places to stay? We're looking at a clean no frills place comparable to the Midvale / Sandy options in SLC that we're used to. I'm guessing a lot of other Bears would be thinking the same... as that seems about the most popular ski trip on these boards.
Maybe the recommendation is that its too much of a PITA anyways, which would be good to know too. The thing is, we really like doing different resorts (hence going to SLC the last 4 out of 5 years), and are used to some amount of driving.