Please don't fall about laughing at the naivety of this question. We're from Australia and we don't get a lot of snow.
We are planning a family ski trip to Beaver Creek in January (we do get a bit of snow here so we can all ski). My husband won't go anywhere without a car so the plan is to fly to Denver and hire a car to drive to BC. My question is - are we going to have to hire a car with special snow tyres or something? We would prefer not to have to hire a 4 wheel drive. We will hire from one of the big companies so presumably they have experience hiring to people who intend to drive to ski areas but a bit of on the ground knowledge would be very much appreciated.
Any useful info on ski equipment hire would be much appreciated. We're combining the trip with other things and so don't want to lug our ski gear half way across the world.
Many thanks in advance.
If there are any other Aussies out there - how do the Beaver Creek runs compare ability/wise with Thredbo and Perisher. The kids (twenty-somethings)are stunning skiers
but I'm a bit nervous about skiing in another country.