wondering if anyone has any suggestions.
We usually ski in Hokkaido in Japan late January but not sure it's a good idea to ski there this season , so we are considering the US this year. Here's what we are looking for;
a mix of terrain, my son is 17 and is quite competent, not so into park riding. My husband is new to snowboarding,3 season under his belt , an intermediate boarder. and I'm almost recovered from an ACL reconstruction, so I'm back to the bunny slopes to start with
(usually a average intermediate skier).
We love skiing Japan for it's amazing consistant powder and serious lack of crowds, so snow quality and not too crowded important. It's mostly about the skiing but we like to eat out , have a glass of wine with dinner but at nice prices. Accomodation, 3 star is fine, walk to lifts or shuttle bus ok ( I would rather spend money on another days lift pass than on a flash hotel room).
We have been looking at Steamboat or one of the Utah resorts, we are happy to stay put most of the time although a day trip once or twice would be fine.
So does my ideal exist in the US?? Would love to hear from anyone with ideas. (I need a nice ski trip this year...did my ACL on day 3 of trip in Jan this year).