What are you top 3 places to ski throughout the different parts of the ski year: start of season to January, January to March, March to end of season?
Considering even a few of the very general preferences below, can anyone please think of some about best places?
As a snowboard there are certain things I really like
I'm intermediate to upper intermediate, but I travel with my beginner to intermediate girl. So we generally spend our time on the blues and we never hit the park terrain.
We avoid moguls.
I like wide bowls. Vail's back bowls were amazing and at Mammoth, I twas think there was a bowl on Chair 11, 12, or 14, I think it on the left side of the trail map. I'm sorry I can't remember it's been years.
I like to travel during the week when there are no crowds. I can handle crowds as long as there aren't hoards of traffic on the blues, my girl gets nervous.
For cost reasons, we prefer to be within a 4 hour drive from a major airport, although I'm open to longer trips. We try to keep 4-5 day trips, with 2-3 days of skiing, lodging, tickets for under $1000 total. We've been pretty good about it.
I've already been to Baker, Breck, Copper, Keystone, Mammoth, Vail, & Winter Park. I really didn't care too much for Breck. Feel free to name the places I've been to if you think they are the best and I'm not missing out.
I look forward to your responses. Thanks in advance