I'm kind of an advanced beginner planning a road trip to try out some real mountains for the first time. The destinations would involve a series of relatively easy 3-hour drives from Ottawa, and I want to be able to go on the spur of the moment, when the weather and conditions are right. I want good, long groomed runs, and my only other concern is finding cheap but decent accommodations without reserving in advance. Here's a possible route, leaving on a Monday and returning Friday or Saturday: Day 1 at Titus in upstate NY for a warmup, Days 2 and 3 at Jay Peak, Days 4 and 5 at Sunday River, and straight back home the next morning.
I`m wondering whether these resorts offer lots of easy intermediate terrain or whether others nearby are more appropriate. I presume there are rooms to be had midweek pretty well any time, but I do not know for sure.
Any advice would be appreciated.