Hi, yes another 'help me pick my resort' thread.
Typical trip for me is with fellow riders, we pick the resort the day before based on snowfall/forecast, but this winter we are planing one trip to bring our families. So the considerations for the trip have gotten much more complicated.
I am trying to pick between 2 resorts I've never been to, Beaver Creek and Steamboat Springs. Family is driving in from Kansas and Wyoming, so these seem like best middle ground. We've done Breck/Vail/Copper to death, but if I had to pick from those, I'd take my family to Copper.
Anyway, to the questions
1) Does the route from i70 to steamboat springs close often? we are going for a week in late february.
2) We've got cross country skiers, lots of snowboarders, kids that want to tube, wives that want to go to spa's, people that want to ride snowmobiles, food critics, 6 kids under 7 years old. Does Beaver or Steamboat jump out as an obvious choice?
3) lastly, we prefer to rent houses/condo's that are slope side or walking distance to everything. Does Beaver or Steamboat jump out as an obvious choice? I prefer not to see a car until it's time to leave.
My gut is saying 'steamboat', but figured i'd ask the interwebz.