My boyfriend and I are planning a 4-day ski trip (4 days of skiing, 6 days total with travel) in late December/early January. I have skied in Colorado with my family and friends from Denver several times before, but have never planned a ski trip myself. I've skied Winter Park a lot, and I have also skied Copper, Loveland, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, and Beaver Creek. I have always had good skiing experiences in Colorado, so I think that I want to go there again for this trip, but I am not sure which resort we should go to.
I would like to stick to one or possibly two (close) resorts since we are only skiing for four days.
My boyfriend is an intermediate skier but has not skied in several years. I like skiing blacks and glades. So I am thinking it would be good to go to a resort with some variety.
We are also on a bit of a tight budget, so places that have cheaper or discounted lodging and lift tickets would be preferred. I know that my family has gotten discounts in the past, but I don't know where to look for them. Our dates are also somewhat flexible (dates we can ski are December 28 - Jan 3), so if there are cheaper dates, that would also be good to know.
If anyone has any suggestions on where we should go or how to get good discounts, I would appreciate it!