Probably not the same kind of day skier ... Look at their locations, VA and TX. I can understand wanting to last more hours on the hill if you've traveled a long way (ie, in a plane) and don't live somewhere you can take decent day trips. I just skied with my friend from TX, we met in UT, and thank goodness she is very fit. She skied hard 4 days in a row, didn't want to quit even when her legs started complaining. But this is it for her until next year. We managed to ski more than 16,000 vertical at Snowbird yesterday between 9 and noon, then went to the airport. Whew. That was enough for me, after three previous days, and I've been skiing since October!
I come further than those locations, and one of the reasons I go to UT, CO and BC is to get the goods - otherwise I could just do some least coast dreck which is a lot closer.Was at da'bird yesterday, The Crayons today and Snowbasin tomorrow (with 3 days at other resorts before that).
Life's too short to ski blue groomers, no matter where you're from.