Originally Posted by Whodat
I just checked flight from Houston to Aspen and it's $700 +. A flight to Vail is $230 and the one to Denver is $106. How far is Vail away from Aspen because I don't want to drive and would rather use a shuttle instead. The cost of the trip includes airport shuttle services but is that only from Aspen and not Vail?
Whodat, from 6 years of traveling to Aspen/Snowmass, I would highly recommend flying into Eagle. Larger, better flight options with very few cancellations due to weather. A cloud over Aspen will shut down the Aspen airport (seems the Pitkin airport caters more to the private aviation sector; if ya have G4 then by all means fly into Aspen!
) For reliable, less expensive flying, Eagle is the way to go. As habacomike mentioned, take the CME shuttle to Aspen. No need for a rental in Aspen/Snowmass. Flying from Lafayette, La. to Eagle, CO the fare is running in the area of $280.00 RT (great price btw). I can leave the swamps 6am and be in Eagle by 11:30am. Half day of skiing on first day not a problem