T Ride and Silverton are the only two majors in Colorado I haven't been too. Telluride is very remote and for the same drive I can get to Utah. So for what ever reason I haven't made it down there. Regardless the mountains look fantastic and T-ride is a ski town. So the vibe there should be great like other worthy ski towns suchs as Steamboat, Aspen, Crested Butte etc. Gold Hill is supposed to have some wonderful Alps style riding. Nightlife might be a little tame there, but it should be easy enough to find a place that is happening enough.
Lift tix are not cheap there and deals are super hard to find. So if you find a discount package deal, just jump on it.
It's also one of the most beautiful parts of the state. Being in the San Juans and all. Should be a great time. Take a lot of pics and post them up.