Originally Posted by cal22
my parents don't ski so were trying not to do too many days with the siblings separate. but if it has really been snowing (resorts arent reporting any new?) then that may change and we could ski.
Where are you looking, I wonder? If you follow e.g. "Breckenridge Ski Resort" on Facebook, you'll see they've been opening new stuff left and right, all of which is natural snow. I believe the same is true at Copper. I skied some yummy trees at Vail a few days ago. In the last two weeks I suspect we've caught up to typical late December stats (although that assertion might start a flame fest). There's supposed to be more snow coming early next week, too - the perfect Christmas present. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee fresh snow the exact days you'll be in town - if I had that perfected, I would be using it for my own nefarious purposes =)
Of course, none of that helps when the goal is to spend time with non-skiing family members. Breck and Frisco both have some excellent restaurants, bars, etc - for breakfast, Frisco's Butterhorn is very popular, as is Breck's Blue Moose (cash only) - both are popular enough that you may find yourselves standing in line before being seated. Maybe you guys could hang out for a leisurely breakfast and then split up?
I'm mostly mentioning Breck/Frisco because those are the areas with which I'm familiar. I'm sure there's similar stuff at each of the resorts, except A-Basin, which is amenity-free (but close to Keystone - in fact, I think you can park at Keystone and take a bus to A-Basin).