Reality check please if you know Taos or Crested Butte?
I'm planning to visit a kid in Colorado Springs sometime this January or February and ski a couple days while out there. Had been planning to avoid MLK or Presidents week because we'd likely go to Breckenridge where her pass works and I have a feeling it's a zoo on school holidays. If I understand the pass correctly she could ski non-holiday weekends at Vail so maybe we'd check that out if we avoid the holidays.
On the other hand - we could take a little more time on MLK or President's week and drive a bit further to Taos or Crested Butte. Both have been on my to-do list but not if holiday crowds would diminish the experience and double the price, which I've seen at many places. Also I seem to recall from Tony Crocker's stats that mid-January could be a bad bet for snow conditions at either of these places.
But schedules won't allow a late Feb or March visit this year so, these are my options: longer visit to CB or Taos on long holiday weekends, or non-holiday visit to Breck or maybe Vail.
Any guidance welcome.