What would people suggest?
My primary considerations are:
-good snow - obviously a guess/prediction but some resorts are better early season than others
-not too crowded - yes I know hard during Xmas
-not hugely expensive but this isn't the primary consideration
Will be one advanced rider and an intermediate skier.
Preferably something out west - Utah, Colorado (too crowded??), or maybe Idaho, Montana, or even california (besides mammoth)