My girlfriend and I are thinking about taking a ski trip out west. Flights to Denver are relatively inexpensive, and my girlfriend has a dear friend from high school who lives in Denver. So we're thinking of flying in there, staying for a day to catch up with friends, then skiing for 3 or 4 days. We're leaning toward Winter Park right now. A few questions: Pros/Cons for Winter Park? Where's the best place to stay? We're thinking something close to the mountain, pref. ski in/out, but also inexpensive ($100-$150/night would be great. Cheaper even greater). Is it worth it to do a ski and stay package with lodging and ticket wrapped up, or do the four-pass for $169 and book the lodging seperately? We're both avid east coast skiers (which means we're great on ice and have no idea what a powder skirt is for). We'd probably fly out with our boots and rent/demo skis out there. Thanks for your help!