If you are staying in Olathe, go to Monarch if you are looking for cheap. Or Crested Butte or Telluride. I am 10 miles south of Olathe and those are the places I go. Monarch is cheaper and better than Powderhorn. Buy a 12 pack of coors and CB is buy one get one free lift tickets. I too have no interest in going to Powderhorn...I know peoplpe who go there and like it, but I have been spoiled by Telluride.