To Go, or not to Go, that is the question...An epic trip it would be
Hi Gals and Guys,
I am in a pickle. I currently live in FL, and don't know if I should go on the Epic Trip starting Nov 22nd. I think it will really jump start my planned move to CO(summit)/Utah, but it will come at some considerable opportunity costs. I absolutely love snowboarding, and have never done anything else (other than the obvious) that was more enjoyable. I've only gone one whole trip though as of date (1 Week)
I would like for you all to judge if this trip is even possible before I go trying to see if the benefits outweigh the cost. And believe me, I know the financial opportunity cost of 5-6k now will never be recuperated in the "Epic Pass" fees which will be saved every year from this year on, especially with the current trends in the Markets.
1. Financial- Ide be willing to let it go
2. Pissing off work- I have vacations set up around this time, but this trip would require 5 more total days and changes...They would probably let me though...
3. Pissing a friend off. I am slated to go to Breck in 3 days for a week and stay in Marriot off the sloped with a buddy, of whom I would have to cancel if I did this plan.
4. Exhaustion after a trip of this magnitude in this timeframe.
United States Plan: Budget- 2.7k
Nov 22nd- Fly in Den, rent car. Go to Eldora
27th- wait for beaver-poss vail/other
28th- beaver, then drive 8 hours to heavenly
1st-kirkwood, then drive 5 hours to park city
2nd- park city, then fly out by 8pm in denver (close call)
3rd- Afton, Minn, then drive 8 hours to Mt Bright
4th- Mt Brighton, then drive to detroit and get a plane down south to Fort Lauderdale
5th Be back at work.
Now, this is for the US, which is the hardest because you can only visit one resort per day.
Europe: Fly out of Fort Lauderdale on 12/13, come back anytime before Xmas when I finish. I have very little concerns about Europe.
Budget- 2.6 k (found a flight for 950 only)
So, does my plan seem feasible (mostly for US). I don't know things like a) are the roads drivable on Google Map estimated times? b) will I just not be able to make it (exhaustion). I am pretty fit and 25 for background. c)I'm sure there are things I didn't think of...
So, please discuss and help me talk myself into it, or call me a Floridiot for even thinking this is possible...
Last edited by FloridiotEscape; 11-05-2013 at 12:00 PM.