So I'm sure you guys get a fair amount of these tourist quesitons, but here I go. I'm a boater from NY, but I've always lurked around on the paddling side of the site. I'm seeing family in Denver and have one night and day free to hit Vail, so the plan is to drive out around 5ish some night, do the Vail night-life, stay in Vail, ski the next day, and drive back home. Since I only have this short time available, I'm trying to do as much advance research and plan this out as best I can. So I thought I'd go to the "locals".
I'm looking for lodging that is
1. Cheap (respectively)
2. Close enough to the slopes that I can leave my car parked there for free and won't have to park my car at Vail for $25.
Also, any recommendations on places to go that night and things to do/see/eat would be greatly appreciated. My gf and I are early thirties, like an interesting bar, maybe a band. Also, any recommendations for eating lunch relatively cheaply on the ski day?
btw, this will be sometime in the week of Jan 27 - Feb 2nd.
Thanks so much guys! If anyone is ever in NY and wants a paddling guide, hit me up!