My husband and I will be spending the week before Christmas (Dec.18-25) in Steamboat this year and we're very excited. I'm still debating where to stay and hope I can gather some opinions from fellow Bears. Based on what we want/need and our budget, I've narrowed it down to The West Condos, Ski Inn Condos, The Lodge at Steamboat or Timber Run Condos. I'm interested in hearing your experiences and if you have any pros/cons you can share for any of the properties.
Also, how crowded should we expect the Boat to be during this week? We usually take our Christmas ski trip the week after Christmas and go to either Wolf Creek or Grand Targhee. Crowds are not usually an issue at Targhee and Wolf Creek is filled to the brim with fellow Texans (though we can usually avoid lift lines by skiing the Alberta lift). The only other time we have ever been to Steamboat was Spring break 2007 and it was miserably crowded, again with fellow Texans. What can we expect this time out?