I did some homework and calculated that it would be ~ $3000 for two people to stay 7 nights in Telluride and ski 4 days. I did some more and found it would be about the same to go to Zermatt Switzerland. The high cost of lift tickets and lodging in Telluride appear to make up the difference in cost for the flight to Europe. Both require a train or shuttle from the airport. My fiance and I are planning a mid January vacation. We were thinking about Telluride or Jackson Hole, but just because we haven't been to these places. I don't know if I'm way off but for the same price, I'd rather try the Alps.
We are intermediate skiers. We have skied blacks in the US at Vail, Heavenly, Alta. We get into trouble on moguls.
I'm wondering if anyone here has skied the Alps and can provide some of their personal experiences with me about the good places to go and if it is worth the long flight to go. I found some sites but the amount of resorts there is so great that I don't know where to start.
this is my rough estimate for two people 1/16 - 1/23 2011
Telluride 7 nights
Hotel: $1600 Hotel Telluride
Flights: $800 tex / $660 mtj / $420 denver
Rental car Denver 200
Shuttle: $60 tex / $200 from montrose
Lift Tickets: $680 4 days / $850 5 days
Total = 3140 from telluride / 3140 from Montrose / 2900 Denver
Zermatt 7 nights
Hotel: $768 le petit hotel
Lift Tickets: $512 4 days/ 626 5 days
Total = 2940