Durango seems to be the best fit for our family but we went last season during the last week and there was a lot of slush and mud. It was still fun but we wanted to try going earlier in the season. The best time for us is mid-December, right before Christmas week. I know no one can tell me what the weather is going to be like, but for those who are familiar with the resort or the area, how is the snow typically in mid-December? Is it enough for decent skiing? Can the snowmaking make up for any lack of snow by then?
Any other suggestions for December skiing is appreciated though we have a few restrictions--close proximity to airport, adaptive skiing, good for beginners with a few advanced runs for the kids, kids' ski school.
Thanks for any information.