Epicski has guided me on trips to WV, NY UT and now I'm looking for advice on Denver.
We will be flying into Denver with Southwest @7:30 pm on a Friday and spending the night with some friends. The plan would be to grab a rental car and some groceries on Friday and then head to the mountains on Saturday morning. We would ski Sat, Sun, Monday and Tuesday (partial day) and then catch our flight out at 7pm in Denver.
The flights are booked and I found a neat little condo in Breckenridge @$~240 a night which has what we need. When we make these trips from Florida our requirements are generally:
1.Walkable to slopes
2. Kitchen so we can cook meals (crockpots are clutch here)
3. Hot tub access
4. Fire place a plus
We don't generally go out unless its just for a casual drink or maybe a dessert. We're more interested in the skiing, scenery and just relaxing on the mountain. I'm comfortable on blacks while my wife can handle blues (this will be her 3rd time skiing but she is progressing very quickly).
Everyone including our friends who live in Denver seems to recommend Breck but with lift tickets @$140 a day + rentals it's by far the most we've ever paid for a ski trip. I'm also a little worried about the crowds I keep reading about.
Any other locations that you think would be a better fit? Recommendations on how to score cheaper lift tickets or rentals?