If I were you (and I've been where you are), after developing a short list, I'd pick for the locations with good things for non-skiers (or less enthusiastic beginners) to do, aka a nice ski town. ....because if the CFO has a miserable time, maybe next year, no bucks, no Buck Rogers... Breckenridge would lend itself pretty well to your cheaper air going into Denver, and with it you gain the options of a lateral to A-Basin or Copper while there. Probably skiing Copper would be my focus if flying into Denver, assuming the spring break squall of humanity descends on Breckenridge?
However, here's another thought, if the "less enthusiastic" variable isn't too tricky... With a twin problem of high air and a major ski holiday to work around, I paid very little two seasons ago to go to Snowbasin. It's a world-class ski resort who's drawback is also its benefit when on a budget trip during a notorious ski week -- there's no lodging at its base so its less crowded. However, you can snap up on http://www.vrbo.com a condo in Eden, Utah, about a 15-20 minute (and the closest) drive to the Snowbasin base. As such, it was obviously significantly cheaper than something in a more convenient Park City location. And yet, the property was what you'd expect of a ski condo, with an outdoor (community) hot tub, the area rural, the interiors ski themed and cozy -- as opposed to the other low-budget approach, staying in budget SLC could-be-anywhere lodgings and driving up the canyons each day. When dealing with a property owner versus a property manager, you can use your eleventh hour booking to your advantage -- if their property is still vacant, take a look at what they charge when the value season starts sometime in April and counter-offer them that. What's more, at Snowbasin, I'd expect skiing practically right up to the lift loading areas compared to the spring break crowd crowd you'd find in Summit County (or the main Utah resorts). Downside is the first paragraph. No quaint ski town if she wants to ski only a half day or something. Upside is for her and your daughter, its confidence-inspiring beginner and intermediate runs have a lot to offer, with a great, fast, modern lift system, and famously gorgeous, modern lodge facilities. Upside for the guy looking for more challenging terrain, Snowbasin is off the charts great skiing.
But air sure isn't cheap. I'm headed to SLC in earlier March and I've never paid so much per person on air as I have on this trip. Experiment with pricing air out of alternative airports. I fly out of Philly, but I saved $125 per person flying out of Newark, NJ -- found a $117 deal for "stay/park/fly" shuttle service (parking my car there for the week, staying the night before, and shuttle service to and from) and still came out way ahead -- would have had to pay to park my car either way.
Edited by kitchener - 2/24/13 at 2:27pm