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Cross Country Roadtrip from New Jersey

Me and 3 of my friends are planning a cross country bum road trip to any of the Rocky Mountain areas. We have 4 people, so driving will be a lot cheaper than flying.

Anyone with experience know of the best bang-for-the-buck area to go to? We are not looking to drop a ton of money on lodging and lift tickets.

Google maps says Denver is 26 hours from New Jersey, and that Jackson Hole and SLC are 33 and 32 hours, respectively. Since we are driving so far, the extra 6-7 hours to get to a "better" area wouldn't be an issue.

Should we plan to drive to one area and just hit up a bunch of mountains in that area? Or should we just get a multi-day pass to one mountain?

Also, any knowledge of a multi-mountain pass that can be used at more than one mountain in an area? I was looking at this: Liftopia - Resort Details

Any input would be appreciated.

A response from the thread I originally posted in regarding this question:

Originally Posted by neednsnow View Post
This is new thread-worthy.

I did said trip, last year, and will do it again, this year. The Mountain Collective Pass is a good shot, though, if you're boarding, you'll have to try to sell your Alta investment....Alta is ski-only. If you're doing the Collective, I suggest grabbing one of the Epics. I say go balls-in and make it to Tahoe. Mountain Collective + Epic Pass will get you riding at 12 resorts for about 1100 bones. Sounds big, but it is an investment of a lifetime. Also, think about buying a few geiggerigs......water packs that have a Skullcandy Passport that provides discounted or free lift tickets.

Craigslist was my route for places to crash. I can suggest more later...time to get to work.

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