I drive a rear-wheel car which sucks in mountains if any precip at all.
We're taking a 2-day trip in early Feb. And I'm a bit tapped out now so don't want to rent a 4-wheel drive.
So, I'm wondering if 7 Springs is:
a) comparable terrain, lodging, etc. to the 'shoe
b) any easier to get to -- meaning more of the trip on true Interstate and straight roads
c) cheaper or more expensive for lodging
2nd, 7Springs would be much easier to get to for you since you take the Penn TPK to within 7 miles and unlesss there was a blizzard (read your stuck even with a SUV) a rear wheel should get you there just fine.
Considering the cost of renting a 4WD suv, maybe $50 a day, and SS's more expensive lift tickets, I don't see how SS could be cheaper for you than 7S.
As I said, never been to the shoe, but my gut tells me it has significantly more terrain ( am sure someone else will give a detaied analysis), but 7S has enough for 2 full days without getting bored.