So, since I've only got 4 days vacation this year thanks to my year off with the back injury, I have held on to most of the money from the check they gave me for my 4 weeks of vacation that went unused during that year, and being the rather irresponsible twit that I am,..? Rather than use that money to pay down the mountain
of medical bills,.. I've decided I need a vacation more!!!
So I have bid my 4 days and I'm going to head for CO!!!
Of course, most dates were bid and taken already. So I could only get the last week of Feb. My plan then is to be in CO on Feb 23rd. thru Feb 27. I want to have four days to ride. Figured, Tue thru Fri. sneak back down to DIA Sat. morning while all the tourists are cloggin I-70 west!! (..might change that to fly in Mon. the 22nd if I can't find a flight arriving early enough to get me up & on the slopes Tues!
I'll post my tentative plans and objectives here in the next few days & weeks as they firm up. Since this will be my first trip to a real mountain resort, I would certainly appreciate any advice or tips anyone here has to offer. Especially if something I have planned is likely to be impractical, untenable, or plain ol' stupid!
I haven't actually booked a flight yet, but most non stops from DET seem to be between $150 & $250 right now. I still need to research the bag fees for SB bags & whatnot.
Aside from that, the only other thing I'm thinking is that my best, (…read cheapest/easiest) option to get from the airport to the hill is to take one of the shuttles from DIA to the resorts. (…any recommendations for safe, reliable & cheap would be greatly appreciated!)
Since I'll be arriving on a weekday, not knowing the area, and heading up presumably after
any rush hour,.. I figured this would be probably be the least stressful, confusing, and
costly as opposed to renting a 4x4 or AWD and driving up myself. My only concern there is getting around once I'm up top! I understand that there are anynumber of shuttles from various resorts like Breck, to other resorts like Luv, Vail, or AB? Is that correct?
Anyway,.. that's where my plans stand at the moment. I'm really looking forward to this, and certainly hope I have the opportunity to meet up with and take a lap or two with some of you local SBF'rs!!
TIA for any tips and advice!