Be gentle - this is my first post ...
We are relocating to DC and the end of the summer. Since we've been living in Switzerland for the past 12 years, my first concern about the move is where on earth will we ski. I've already scoped out what is going to have to pass as our "local" in Libery and Whitetail (although happy to learn about others I may have missed).
But here's where I need some great Epic Ski advice: first chance I get - probably mid-January, I will be able to take a week to ski elsewhere. I can, of course, flee back east and ski what I know in the Alps or I can take a smarter, cheaper, closer option, and ski out west. Will be leaving the rest of the family behind for this first foray, so I will surely come back for more advice on family ski another time. This one is all about me!
For background: I'm a strong intermediate skier, comfortable on "easy" blacks, but very happy on reds, on piste, middle-aged-could-be-in-better-shape mom, who likes great scenery, a reasonable variety of choices (but novelty is not my watchword - happy to repeat the same slopes) and a decent resort (but don't need a lot in the way of nightlife or chi-chi atmosphere). A good spa would be nice. Cost is not a major driving factor (remember, I've been living in the land of the $40 pizza).
I'd also like to ski with an instructor on my eternal quest for continuous improvement.
So, where to go?