Edit: It's too late to change the title of this thread, but I shouldn't have used the word "dirtbag" because I do have a few minimum requirements. I'd like four days of lift tickets (no hiking). I'd like to eat real food (I can buy my own cereal, milk, loaf bread, peanut butter, lunch meats, cheese, etc.) And I'd like a bed with a roof over my head (hostel or dorm of some kind with shared bathroom is fine). So I'm looking for suggestions to help save money within those constraints.
We have a big family trip planned for late March, but I'm hoping that I MIGHT be able to squeeze in a trip by myself in late January, but it needs to be on a VERY TIGHT budget. I'm just looking for some serious time on good snow, and could care less about luxury, comfort, après-ski, etc. So here's what I've come up with so far.
|Roundtrip Airfare ATL-DEN (Southwest)||$225|
|Lift Tickets (Copper 4-Pack)||$150|
|Five nights lodging (Hostel in Breckinridge)||$205|
I'll have my own gear, so no rentals necessary.
I know I can get a shuttle from the airport to Copper and back, but it looks like that would cost around $130, and then I would have to lodge at the resort which would be way expensive, and would leave me stuck there. I'd much rather rent a car for a few bucks more and have my own mode of transportation. And I realize that by staying in the hostel in Breck, I would have a 20-25 minute drive each morning and afternoon, but I'm not a party dude and won't have anything else to do before and after the slopes close, so the drive time won't bother me a bit.
Anybody have any suggestions as to how I might do better (or have a more enjoyable trip without spending more)?
Edited by David Giles - 9/3/14 at 8:51am