First of all, thanks in advance for any advice given following this question. I'm a newbie on here, so hopefully this will be a relevant thread! :)
I am bringing my family over to New Hampshire for our first US ski trip week of 19th February 2011. We are staying in North Conway and have a week pass for five resorts: Cranmore, Loon, Wildcat, Waterville and Cannon.
Parents are advanced intermediate (level 6-7) skiers, kids are intermediate level 5-6 and aged 7 and 10 years old.
A few questions that I'd really appreciate some help with:
We understand this is the school vacation week. We understand it may be busy, but does this mean a 5 or 10 minute wait for a lift of an hour?
Out of the resorts we have passes for, we are aware that Cranmore is closest, out of the others, which would be the best to visit over a period or a week?
With the epic weather that the East Coast has been experiencing and assuming it keeps up, will driving over to resorts like Loon and Cannon be difficult bearing in mind we are based in North Conway?
Can anyone reccomend a good local store in North Conway for hiring ski's for the children? We have seen some ridiculous prices for ski hire ($160+ for children) and wonder if this is just the norm and we are spoilt in Europe where is would normally be only $60 for the week?)
Many thanks for you help! We really are excited about coming over to ski in the US!