Wife just agreed to go out west for our Spring break this year. First week of April 2016. Last winter and Spring breaks have been in the Sun (Florida or Mexico). I have been waiting for this moment since we started our family. We will have a 6 and 10 year old. Both ski quite well for their ages. Wife and I are strong skiers, ex USSA racers. Just older now.
We are part of a group going out west. Driving from Michigan to Colorado. Winter Park is where the organizer is targeting. For me personally, a mountain is a mountain. All much better than Michigan slopes. I have skied Aspen Highlands, trained in Mt Hood in June for racing, Schladming, Austria, Sweden (cant remember the hill), and even Alyeska. Out of all of these Aspen ranks at the top and Alyeska next. I like the steeps. But really I just really dig long runs. As I am a strong skier, I am a bit weak on the powder. Too much time focused on racing. But I can still adapt...
At this point, we have 12 people (6 parents and 6 kids) going. And this may turn into lots more; as many as 30+. I really like ski in and ski out. Is this possible int he WP area? Our organizer thinks (based on his trips to the area) that we will have to rent some homes nearby and drive to the hills. I dont mind this. But is ski and ski out possible?
I am hoping someone can either say yes or no to this. VRBO doesnt have this as a filter option. Again we have at least 12 (3 families) and it could grow to 6 families or more... I have found many villas near ski areas. But what about on the hill with ski in and out?
In general, does anyone have any suggestions for large group lodging in this area? Pools, hot tubs, activities.. etc. In summary, we have a caravan of families driving out for skiing. We will mostly cook our own meals as needed. Most of the focus will be skiing and building memories.