I'm heading West this winter and have been looking at prices for pretty much everything in Colorado. Originally was thinking Snowmass, but that might have to wait another year. Anyways, Winter Park is going to be a much cheaper route, since I'll be flying into Denver from Ohio and taking a shuttle there, but I don't know much about it (looks smaller?). Telluride is more $1500 or so with lodging 4 days and lifts for 3 days, but looks amazing. If I did Telluride I'd be flying into Montrose, if that makes any difference.
I'm not looking to ride much if any park, I do enough of that back home on the "hills". I just want to cruise, long runs, steeps and explore. Don't care about nightlife, this will be my first time at that kind of altitude so I'm not looking to drink much if any due to the dehydration factor.
So what would the plus/minus be between the two besides the obvious price difference?
Thanks in advance!