I'll be heading out to ski in Colorado for the first time in late March and wanted to get some input from the wise folks here. Parameters of the trip:
Arrive: Fri, March 18th ~5PM (Denver)
Depart: Sun, March 27th 6PM (Denver)
I have an epic pass as well as mountain collective. I definitely want to use my two days at Aspen/Snowmass and thus will likely spend the rest of the time at whatever Vail resorts. My home resort is Kirkwood and I generally enjoy skiing steep blacks, big open bowls and bumps. I ski all day, crash and repeat. That said, my wife is coming along for the first 3 days or so and she has different priorities - easy skiing (she hasn't done it since she was a child) and good food with some interesting (window)shopping a bonus. I think I'd prefer to save the Aspen/Snowmass days for when I'm solo so I can maximize my enjoyment.
We both do generally do fine at altitude and the plan is to stay somewhere fancy and ski-in/out with my wife and then airbnb/cheap options when I'm solo.
Anyone propose a rough itinerary - skiing and general location to stay?
Also, I assume we shouldn't need a 4wd for a rental as long as we're careful and it doesn't dump?
Thanks in advance!