I’m planning to surprize my partner by taking her skiing next week for her birthday (Feb 7-11), but I’m uncertain where since I'm completely unfamiliar with this region.
We will be travelling from Ottawa, and I’m thinking Jay; Whiteface; Stowe or Smug’s. Not sure which route would be best for us, so I’m hoping to solicit advice from anyone who knows these areas well.
I would consider myself to be a returning, albiet experienced, ‘middle-aged cruiser’ with an affinity for long flowing runs at speed – love powder (who doesn’t), really love drops and wide open runs, recently descovered that my knees won't do bumps any more… never done glades (european/western Canada skiers), but not averse to trying them either.
We’re both ‘mature’ skiers - no kids – nightlife isn’t an interest at all – but access to a hot tub and healthy eating is. Staying on the hill would be best so that we can just wake up, eat and ski.