We are trying to plan a trip for the end of December. 2 adults and 1 13 year old. We are from Texas and really wanted to go somewhere that we could see some snow, would prefer not to have to rent a car and take tours instead. It looks like Colorado Springs has much better hotel rates that the ski areas like Breckenridge and Copper Mountain. I'm just wondering if we can get around easily and if there is enough to do that time of year. What's the best transporation without a car or will we have to rent a car. If we do rent, how are the roads to the sightseeing destinations. Also, at that time of year, will we be able to visit Pikes Peak at all?