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Dad and two young boys looking for ski company in early April

post #1 of 11
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Hi All:

 

We're a single Dad with two boys, 8 and 10, looking for anyone, mum or dad (more the merrier) with similar aged kids to ski vacation with this early April - destination yet to be decided. We'll ski anywhere in the US/Canada, but because it's going to be April, it will probably be more North than South, and high than low.

 

I ski OK, not great, but not bad. I've mostly skii'd Europe, but also Breckenridge, Whistler, and a couple others. The boys have just started skiing and are bursting with enthusiasm for the sport. I kind of had it in mind that it would be great for them to ski with kids their own age, and it would be great for parents to share the load. We might even get the benefit of numbers if we stay flexible, and rent somewhere big.

 

Could be a year-on-year thing, if it worked out.

post #2 of 11

Welcome to Epicski, singledad.

 

Just a hint to help us out.  Tell us roughly where you live or intend to ski.  How about some ability levels for both you and your boys.  Throw that info out to us, and that'll help get some responses.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks Spike!

post #4 of 11

April is cutting it close for North American skiing.  Most resorts will close around the first week of April, with a few exceptions.

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April is cutting it close for North American skiing.  Most resorts will close around the first week of April, with a few exceptions.


I don't know where you usually ski but the majority of mountains in Colorado will be open through Easter this year which is late on 4/24.  I think many mountains in Utah and Tahoe are the same. 

post #6 of 11

Mammoth in California is usually open late spring and even frequently early to mid summer.  It also offers fantastic terrain.

post #7 of 11

I think the gathering is in April??? you did say more the merrier!!

 

post #8 of 11

A Dad here going skiing with "then" 8 year old boy (becomes 8 this month, and it's more like following, he leads) to Whistler-Blackcomb, April 14-23, if you do decide to go there, do look us up, you can PM me. They are most definitely open, question of snow, locals and frequenters say, do not worry about that on upper mountain at all, there could be rain, but that is a risk we take.

 

Note Alpine Meadows is open at least till April 21, and Squaw Valley till May 8. That is Tahoe area.

We decided against those for now, since transit to WB seems far less complicated from NYC and we might as in Utah get to ski WB day we land and day we leave ! Which is impossible for Tahoe area for us.

 

Also, Alta is open but Supreme lift closes April 15 weekend but mountain open so can traverse across, Snowbird open till May at least and I hear Snowbasin open tentatively till April 24. Deer Valley, PCMR and Canyons close April 10.

 

 

Only other data point I have is Steamboat closes April 3, as I hear does Jackson Hole.

 

Just an fyi as we apparently share the same predicament and delights, our kids and planning the ski trips.

 

Good luck.

post #9 of 11
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Still no decision wrt to destination, but the dates can be anywhere within April 1st to April 10th. 

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Still no decision wrt to destination, but the dates can be anywhere within April 1st to April 10th. 



Arnt these the gathering dates???

We are going from the 2nd to the 10th sounds about right to me.

 

post #11 of 11

If you choose any of the Lake Tahoe resorts, let me know.  I would be happy to meet you and your boys for some skiing.  I am also an OK skier, nothing great and not too terribly bad.

 

Steve

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