But I have to drive and driving there alone sucks. Considering it is winter though, I'll make the usual stops at Copper, Las vegas, and LA before making it up there. Usually I have one of my friends come with me, but the person I'ld usually do the winter drive with can't go this time around. So I have an open seat in my car.
Basically, I drive to somewhere around Denver in a straight shot. Stay the night. Wake up early, go skiing (Copper is my fav, but I'm willing to try other places as long as they are off the 70), drive to glennwood springs, spend some time in the hot springs, drive to grand junction and stay the night. Then either drive through Vegas get dinner then down to LA, stay the night in LA.. wake up around noon, drive up to Mammoth (takes about 4 and a half hours). Spend the night in Mammoth, yould be welcome to stay a few days and then could fly out of Reno in which we could spend a day in Tahoe.
So pretty much you would get 3 resorts but would have to pay for lift tickets/one way airfare/about $40 gas to cover my taking you to the airport. I'ld cover gas there/(hotel if needed) I also have a place to stay in LA and Mammoth and can stay at the sorority house in CO or if you know someone out there, even better.
It would be a minimum of 6 days and a maximum of whatever you really want.
1 day driving
1 day skiing/night in hotsprings
1 day driving/night in LA/Hollywood
1 day driving/night in Mammoth
1 day Mammoth/night in Mammoth
(extend this as long as you like)
1 day Tahoe/fly back
Requirements (you can drive a stick shift (subaru outback), you are over 21, you will let me listen to as much blur, interpol, beck, and the cure as I like while I am driving, you travel fairly light and bring only 1 pair of skis.
never been to mammoth.... http://www.mammothmountain.com/
"It's 2008 and every ski area, even one-lift wonders in the Midwest have a terrain park. But Mammoth Mountain boasts seven different parks spread out over three different areas (that's right). The 90-plus acres of park and pipe feature 64 jibs, 50 kickers, and three half-pipes. Pros Chris Benchetler and Kristi Leskinen session the Main Park's 10 large booters and some two dozen features, like the Quicksilver Signature jib—a three-sided pyramid/battle box hybrid—and the jibbable, recycled lift tower." -- Skiing magazine, October, 2008.
Interested? Let me know. I just hate doing the drive by myself and if no one comes, I can't add on the CO ski day and end up driving through Oklahoma which is beyond boring.