Hey, So it looks like I will finally be making my 1st trip out west this yr! Shoulder surgery hung me up last yr. Anyway my wife just got her schedule for the holidays and I'm looking for recommendations for when to go. Our options are inbetween Christmas and New Yrs, which sucks cuz Im sure it will be crowded and $$$$$, right after new yrs, and a small chance we could go the weekend before Christmas. Should we avoid the inbetween holiday crowds?
Also, my wife is a beginner and I'm sure she will be intimidated by the BIG moutnains, Im a solid intermediete. Where do you recommend? My thoughts are PCMR, Canyons, Solitide or Alta.