Couple of New England ski buds have been hitting up Utah for the past couple of seasons, decided we're up for a change in 2012. As much as we'd love to try Whistler/Blackcomb, we have heard some horror stories about weather (fog/rain) which is obviously a gamble no matter where you go, plus the overall trip cost we've estimated to be much higher... we've enjoyed Utah so much due to the relatively low cost of having so many different mountains, affordable accomodations, rentals, and just overall convenience.
Any northern Tahoe regulars care to comment on when the "typical" season conditions are really good? I followed the spring 2011 season and know things were unusually good late in the year, but our trips to date have been mid-January, although we'd certainly consider any "low weeks" in February or March as well. If you were booking something ~4 months in advance, what timeframe would you feel "safe" knowing that conditions would be generally decent and enjoyable?
Thanks for any insight!
~Mike from Boston