You may be familiar with this famous scene.
i would like to ask, "What would you do/would could
you do, in this situation to get out and get to the next nearest town with civilization?
Would wire coat hangers work?
If you are not familiar with the scene/movie, Jack has lost his marbles and has negative fates intended for his family.
a) They are in a remote hotel with no-one else---they have been hired as the winter caretakers.
b) All phone lines and all other forms of communication have been cut. No-one had cell phones in 78. But even if they did, the place is so remote it's doubtful a cell work work anyways.
c) The nearest town is 30 miles away and in Colorado winter, this means you can't just walk there.
i'm curious to know what you feel could be done here to leave the situation?