Despite the lackluster (so far) snow performance this year, the family will be headed to Snowmass first week of February. Have never been to the Aspen area, so looking for advice.
We have 5-year-old and 14-year-old boys. The plan is to put them in ski school for most if not all of the trip (depending on progress). My wife, a lower-intermediate, will probably take a few 1/2 day lessons as well to allow her the opportunity to ski with some like skiers and help build her confidence.
This leaves me solo for some mornings, and would love some pointers on best places to check out. Due to the limited time alone, I don't want to do too much hiking if it can be avoided. I"m a solid Level 8/9 skier, but somewhat out of shape so I tire more easily than I used to.
Also, are there any good areas that can accommodate an advanced skier and beginner/intermediate family skiing somewhat together? It's always good to have some short shot mogul runs, ridges, or trees to keep my interest while skiing with the wife/kids.
As for après ski, we'll have kids in tow, but would love to hear some recommendations on restaurants, etc. We'll be there for the Superbowl, so it would be cool to find a fun (and again, kid friendly) location for that.
Appreciate the help!