OK, Since most everybody seems to prediciting a deluge in the southwest - I am planning a ski safari through
colorado and New Mexico.
I live in SF and love steeps. This will be a solo trip. I hoping I can rent an SUV at my starting point and will be
able to drop it off at the last point before I fly back to SF.
Here is what I am thinking so far - My main targets are Aspen, crested butte, telluride and Taos. (other than Telluride in a
low snow year - havent skied others)
Option 1: If the direct flight from SF to Aspen is too expensive - then I could fly to Denver and ski Breck and then head to Aspen.
Not too keen on skiing Vail/BC - as i have skied it before and not too steep.
From Aspen - drive to Crested Butte - how is the driving here. Will definitely watch weather forecast and would prefer to drive in
non-stormy weather. Are there any closures I need to worry about. How quickly do the roads get cleared after a storm.Google maps
says - Hwy 24, 50, via Gunnison. should I stick to that.
From CB to Telluride - google maps says - via gunnison, monstrose and placerville. Are there any closures I need to worry about. How quickly do the roads get cleared after a storm.
From CB to Taos - this is the part that I am most conerned about as Google maps says its a 6 hour drive. too long for me. I am wondering If I should take a flight to Taos(santa Fe) from Telluride.
In terms of timing - I am thinking of mid january or last week of february. Will Taos be fully open in January.
Would appreciate any tips on logistics - plane vs drive suggestions, route suggestions. My time is fairly flexible.
Thx in advance