Originally Posted by samm
was driving to seven springs from FL but the family got very tired so we settled for Winterplace in WV...then really go sking in the NE or West.. just wondering if any one knows of a list of places you can fly into, take a shuttle to lodging , and then a shuttle to ski. Reno has some inexpensive hotels but not sure about the shuttle cost, Park city I hear is close. But flights to NY, Boston, Philly, are cheapist by far out of Tampa. Thanks for any info or reference to info..
To pick-up on Samm's thread hijack question,
One convenient place to go "carless" is Salt Lake City, which can often offer good airfares too. If you fly into SLC you can take shuttles or public buses to numerous excellent ski areas such as the Park City group, or the Little Cottonwood Canyon and Big Cottonwood Canyon ski areas.
Reno might also offer some good airfares and you can take shuttles from there to several ski areas (Mt. Rose, Squaw Valley, Northstar) on a daily basis. Some casino hotels make this pretty affordable by packaging the shuttle with accommodations, but you must accept that bus ride can be approx 60-90 minutes each way in good weather.
For Colorado there are a couple of approaches. I have heard of some folks from southeastern cities catching low airfares into Hayden, the small airport serving Steamboat, from there you can get shuttle to town and slopes. You can also fly into Denver and transfer to smaller aircraft for flights to Aspen, Gunnison, Montrose, etc. and (I think) catch shuttles to Aspen, Crested Butte, and Telluride respectively.
In the east I think you can fly into Burlington VT and catch a shuttle to Stowe? If you flew into Boston you would probably need to rent a car to go to someplace like Waterville Valley or the Mt. Washington Valley.
Surely there is a ski oriented travel service in Tampa that can give you some free ideas about the options from there?