travel friday night stay in beautiful Blairgowrie and only have 45min drive left to get to hill
travel lodge in Perth another option I have heard some use with good discounts
Be Nice to Skiers, they have it hard enough already
Tis an option, but sadly one which would more than double the cost of a day on the hill.
In thinking about it more - given that we're talking the weekends, and trips which normally involve leaving Edinburgh in the wee small hours - I daresay that taking the 'detour' keeps the trips feasible - probably busier coming back down the road at night.