I am looking to plan my family's first ever mountain ski vacation. We are looking to travel over Christmas 2012.
Yes -- I know it's waaaay early -- but more than one person has told me to start planning now. So here I am.
Looking for a resort that offers a lot of intermediate terrain, as my kids (ages 15 and 12) and my bride prefer groomed slopes.
While there are a lot of factors & variables to consider (geography, distance to major airports, lodging options, cost), my goal is to somehow find a place that is "relatively" quiet during Christmas.
Yes -- I have heard this is by far the busiest time, and crowds will be a factor everywhere. But is there one quieter than the other? I am considering places like Deer Valley, Solitude, Aspen/Snowmass, Big Mountain and Sun Valley. With the exception of Aspen/Snowmass (I have skied there literally dozens of times over the years) these resorts have been recommended to me -- meaning I have not experienced them myself.
This forum has always provided priceless advice, so I thank you in advance for your thoughts & insight.
Kind regards -