hey guys, im a law student in Houston. for the last couple seasons i lived/worked at Vail. after my last final on the 17th im going to be road tripping up to CO for about a month to ski, and im entertaining offers for gas money if anyone wants to ride along. my first destination will probably be vail, but i might stop at breck for a day if im too tired or it's too snowy to cross the pass when we get to silverthorne. ive done this drive probably 15 times, so i know what im doing, all you need to do is bring some gas/food money and cruise. i have a rack for skis so you dont need to worry about that. i can pick people up anywhere between houston and vail.
i consider this a good option for someone trying to plan a ski trip on short notice but who want to maybe save a little money on a flight and an airport shuttle (assuming it's not just cheaper to get a round-trip). you will, however, need to organize youre return trip, since i will be in CO for almost a month and ill be driving back and forth to Jackson, WY once or twice so i probably wont be able to drive you to the airport or anything. i also cant really help you with accommodations, most of my friends will have multiple guests around this time so im scrounging for couches as is, my ideal road-trip partner candidate would already have some sort of lodging plan or group to meet up with. we can definitely ski together though if you want, i know most of the I-70 mountains pretty well and i can show you some good spots.
obviously these are some pretty specific parameters, but the bottom line is: one-way ride to vail or points in between on dec. 17th, any takers?
"Just ahead, over the rolling wheatfields all golden beneath the distant snows of Estes, I'd be seeing old Denver at last. I pictured myself in a Denver bar that night, with all the gang, and in their eyes I would be strange and ragged like the Prophet who has walked across the land to bring the dark Word, and the only Word I had was 'Wow!'"