I'm betting that "help me decide" threads get a bit annoying, yet here I am posting one.
My wife and I are having quite a hard time deciding on where to book our Jan 17-21 trip. Yet, I'm trying feverishly to get it done before the recent price drops in flights evaporate.
Wife is advanced. I have 25 days on mountain but would say I am upper reaches of intermediate (virtually all steeps are fine, but steeper bumps and deeper powder are still significantly challenging).
We had originally settled on Telluride, but reading more on Telluride recently suggests that this might not be a great snow year and that the advanced intermediate terrain can be relentlessly demanding as it is primarily steep bumps and the like.
Jackson Hole remains very appealing.
Also considered Banff but am souring on it due to the expected frigid temp in late Jan and the relative inconvenience of moving back and forth between the big 3.
Whistler's still out there, though I'll be there in early Feb and it's a real hike from the EC.
Tahoe's on the list somewhere.
We've done the I-70 resorts, several UT resorts and Big Sky in past years.
Any other suggestions or feedback on these possibilities are welcomed.