It is bad enough driving I-70 on a spring or summer weekend to paddle, but that is a sacrifice that has to be made on occassion.
Dave, I am sure you would agree, Eldo was sweet on Thursday, not many people showed up. I got up there at noon and still skied powder the rest of the day.
I will not drive I-70 on the weekend to ski. Between the traffic conjestion, waiting in lift lines, gas costs and resort gapers, I am so done with that whole seen. I prefer the little ski areas with character.
I love waking up at 7:30 and having a little coffee in Ned on my 10 min drive to Eldo or to our close IP BC skiing. With a little safety applied and getting deep in the trees, I wouldn't know if I am in Vail or Eldo anyhow.
Plus, I find bowl skiing to be a yawner for the most part.