I am trying to plan a family ski vacation for Spring Break (March). We have 4 kids ages 11-15 who will all be learning to ski. My parents want to be part of the experience, but do not want to learn to ski themselves. I am looking for a ski resort that would best accommodate them as spectators.
I have very limited experience with ski resorts myself. I have skiied at Eldora, CO. Any non-skier at Eldora is essentially missing everything. There is no way to really watch and enjoy the kids' experience. You can watch the beginner slope from the parking lot or sit in an over-heated lounge with no view. Is there any resort that is better suited for this kind of non-skiing experience? Every article I have found is about finding activities for any non-skier away from the slopes. That is not what I am looking for.
If possible I need a resort that would allow my parents to feel involved and part of the experience without actually having to ski themselves.
Also, we will be driving from Arkansas. So, I was looking for something in New Mexico or Colorado.