OK, it's still Breck because you have the tickets. Mentally prepare yourself that you're skiing a HALF day on Sunday. Load up the car 100% early in the morning, so there's no reason to go back in. Get up early, head up the gondola as soon as it starts turning, and be on the first chair up the Rocky or Colorado Superquads.
Be back down at the Peak 8 base by noon, 12:30 at the latest. Download and drive.
There are too many things that can go wrong, as many of us have already posted. Maybe the roads are clear and fast. Yes, you might be back at the rental car return lot in an hour and 45 minutes (but that's darn unlikely on a winter Sunday afternoon.) You might immediately get the rental car shuttle. The shuttle might have no problem finding a space at the curb to unload. The check-in/luggage drop lines might be quick, but that's pretty rare. The security lines might be 5 minutes instead of the 30 minutes (or occasionally longer).
Or any one of those things could cause cascading delays and you blow your flight. Loads on the airlines are real high this year - I fly out of DEN every other week and I can't remember the last time I even saw an empty middle seat, never mind having one next to me. If you miss your flight, it may be a while before the airline can find you space home. Airport hotels and meals will be on your dime.
Some info and I might be able to check loads and options:
- What airline are you flying?
- Where are you going?
- Do you have any elite status on that airline (or its partners)?
- How important is it to you to get back on that flight?
If you've got status on the airline so priority on rebooking over the hordes of people waiting in the customer service line or on hold with 1-800-INDIA, if your airline has lots of flights, with open space on them, maybe you're ok. Post (or PM me) with the info and I can check some of the loads for later flights (or you can do it at seatcounter.com and some other sites).
Remember - if you miss your flight due to your fault (as in any of the above possible problems), or it's canceled due to weather anywhere in the airline's system, they owe you nothing. No meal vouchers, no hotel vouchers, no priority over passengers confirmed on the next flight, no right to be transferred to another airline. See bonni's thread a few months ago about her trip to Spokane.
: A few extra runs at Breck could cost you a lot.