We're going to Beaver Creek for Xmas break. Interestingly (ironically?), among the 7-8 resorts on our list, the deal we got for lodging was the decisive factor, with air ticket cost a close second. We're flying to Denver, and then either driving or taking ground transportation to BC. Never been there before -- is it better to have a car? Or should we leave the driving from airport to resort to a for-hire shuttle van? If so, which shuttle services do you recommend? Which to avoid?
Note to Mods: I posted in General Skiing Discussion because that is where most of the other resort-related questions are, and I think I'll get more viewer eyes here than if posted way down in the "Resorts" forum.