I have a trip to Breck planned in two weeks with 2-3 other people. (There was supposed to be another boarder but he dropped out). There is a disagreement on transportation....
One of the plank-wankers wants to rent a large SUV and drive it out to the resort. I have a discount with one of the rental companies, but there are complications:
-The location close to the airport (but not in the airport) is out of SUVs
-The closest location to the airport WITH SUVs is 15 miles away (which is going to make dropping the car off problematic when we fly back home)
-My split of the money for renting a single large SUV with my discount is $179 or $230 (depending on whether there are 3 or 4 of us).
-If I rent my own 'standard' car (I'm praying for an Impreza), it will cost $230.
Renting two cars would be cheaper than an SUV. I suggested doing that and got this reply from the plank-wanker:
"The weather conditions that time of year are usually really tough to drive in and I dont want to be in
a small car. If you guys want to get two cars thats totally cool. I can pay for my own. I just want
to know number 1, that I will be safe and number 2, I can fit all our luggage.
Not sure whether to bother with a reply. I don't live up north anymore, but when I did my family did okay with normal cars when it snowed.
Anyways, I don't ski, but I have a hard time imagining that he has sooo much stuff that it wouldn't fit in a car with a backseat and
My question is this... if I strike out on my own (which I will probably do), should I rent a car or go with the CME? CME would cost me $180, but $50 more for a car (plus a 5 mile cab ride) wouldn't be too horrible.
This is the 2nd difference of opinion regarding this trip and we haven't even left yet! The first issue was me getting a Summit pass (for Breck/Keystone/ABasin) and as a result deciding to not go with them to Vail or Beaver Creek.
Might be my last trip with this one guy for a while...
What do you think? Drive myself or take the bus?