Want to have a partial family ski get-together.
Advice for mixed group sought on
Thinking Utah because one couple will be driving from AZ and one flying from a major city, so SLC ease of access is a plus.
Mom and Pop. Old, but good skiers
Sons: One skier, one snowboarder, both good
for this group, the 1st priority is powder potential and 2nd priority is challenging terrain.
GROUP B: The sons married women who don't ski or board (Go figure; we thought we raised 'em better!) So we also need good beginner terrain and a really great ski instructor for adult women just learning. (or, heaven forbid, some sort of spa if it all goes to hell.)
We (the old folks) have only skied Snowbird, Alta and Solitude. If it was just us, it'd be a no-brainer: back toAlta/Bird. But Alta is out because of the snowboarder; Snowbird is out because of the beginners. Park City, well maybe, why go to Utah and settle for 'average' snow?
We liked Solitude, especially Honeycomb Canyon on the great powder daywe were lucky enough to hit, but maybe a bit on the small side for a four-five day stay?
So Powder Mountain/Snowbasin or Solitude/Brighton?
We don't need luxury, but do want a nice place (no frat house ambiance) and access to a clean hot-tub.Condo prefered over a hotel. We are picking up the tab, so money is a consideration.
No school age kids (yay) so dates are flexible.