my first post here as this is aimed more towards NA skiers than us Euro guys, but I have read here a number of times and it do seem like you guys know what you are talking about.
anyway, we are two friends that will for the first time in our life hopefully experience the famous NA dry powder snow, a type of snow that don't exist here in Europe, and especially not here in Scandinavia where we are from.
We are flying into Denver 15th of January, and stay until the 21st, so we have some days to ski. we have been reading the local forums from people that have visited NA ski resorts, and they sure seem to be different from the ones in the European Alps, that we are accustomed to, especially deep snow powder skiing is something that we have only experienced a few happy times in our lives.
we are intermediate skiers, ( I would have called us advanced if we are talking prepared slopes, not off-piste)
we have been looking into going to Vail, Beaver Creek or something in that area, to find some EASY accessible and technically areas that we do not have to walk for hours or necessary use what I think called Snow Cats as they seem very expensive, even though we may do that one day as
finding accommodation have been difficult as even some roadside hotels in the area we looked at have been $ 300.- / night and that even without breakfast, we have looked at www.tripadvisor.com but nothing really that seem like a good deal.
Moving around will not be a problem as we will rent a car in Denver, and as we will drain all our energy in the slopes nightlife will probably be just a beer.
so, tips for us Euros where to ski , how to find accommodation, Must-do's and Don't do's
I will try to pitch in on the Euro forum to help you guys out whenever you like to see the massive european ski-resorts in France, Austria, Italy.