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post #31 of 35

If you're doing 2 total weeks, the savings of season passes make sense.  While I'm no fan of Vail, their Epic Pass would allow you to hit Utah, Colorado, Tahoe, Europe, etc.

 

While on the subject, have you considered Tahoe for March?  It's usually quite nice.  Flying into Reno isn't bad and Northstar probably has the trees and lessons your son is looking for.  You can stay close with (too) many real estate options there.

post #32 of 35

We skied Smuggler's Notch, VT for a couple of days right after Christmas last season.  It was great and not too crowded, but we lucked out and got dumped on.  Otherwise there would not have been much open.  Skiing glades involved ducking ropes and being very careful to avoid all the things you need to be careful to avoid when there is essentially no base.  We then drove on to Quebec and had a marvelous time staying at a Hilton right next to the old city and driving out to Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne to ski.  Both mountains were almost 100% open and Le Massif, in particular, had excellent conditions.  It was cold as hell in Quebec in late December.

 

Jay is hit or  miss and can be great if they get snow . However, it is early in the year for snow cover in the trees and it is a very crowded week.  

 

I would think about taking the western trip over Christmas and skiing Northern VT Mid March when the skiing is great there and the crowds are thinning.

post #33 of 35

I'm not sure going west makes Christmas coverage any more likely than staying east.  The conventional wisdom is to choose the area at the last minute based on conditions.  This could be done with an Epic Pass (I can't believe I'm schilling for them) because of the 3+ distinct places it works.  The big problem is this likely won't work over Christmas, as a lot of stuff is pre-booked and last minute prices for a family's airfare and lodging will be astronomical.  That leaves planning based on snowmaking capacity.

post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by acingit View Post
 

We are in Rhode Island, and I am trying to figure out where to ski over Christmas and over Spring Break, the week of March 15.  Prices are so high that week that I wondered if we would do better out west both at Christmas AND in March.  Where to go at each of those times of year that is family friendly?...

 

Done with Steamboat (husband didn't like it) and Deer Valley (Son is done with it)

 

I would appreciate some guidance!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Katfitz View Post
 

Hi, I recommend trying Steamboat Springs Colorado Ski Area. This ski area is really top notch and offers a huge variety of intermediate level runs. In other words, they groom a large portion of runs making a really family friendly environment that facilitates all ability levels. Steamboat is famous for champagne powder and basically getting a lot of snowfall. You can count on this area for consistent snow conditions. Don't think you wont be challenged if you are seeking out expert terrain. Once you get done skiing the trees and bump runs, Steamboat has chutes, and some incredible back country skiing access. If you need ski lessons, Steamboat has an extensive ski school including a nursery. I recommend renting ski gear from my favorite ski & snowboard shop, Fleischer Sport. They are located right in Gondola Square and have every service you need to maximize your vacation experience. Looking for something to do after skiing? Steamboat Springs is an established family friendly community. This town is not a dead end resort. You will find a rich downtown and plenty of activities, dinning, shopping to suite the whole gang. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

 

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Hi, I don't know how to read, but I recommend trying Spamboat Ski Area. This spam area is really top notch and offers a huge variety of intermediate level spam.  In other words, they groom a large portion of spam making a really spam friendly environment that facilitates all ability levels. Spamboat is famous for champagne powder and basically getting a lot of spamfall. You can count on this area for consistent spam conditions. Don't think you wont be challenged if you are seeking out expert terrain. Once you get done skiing the trees and bump runs, Spamboat has chutes, and some incredible back country spamming access. If you need spam lessons, Spamboat has an extensive spam school including a nursery. I recommend renting ski gear from my favorite spam & spamboard shop, Fleischer Spam. They are located right in Gondola Spam and have every service you need to maximize your vacation experience. Looking for something to do after spammng? Spamboat Springs is an established family friendly community. This town is not a dead end resort. You will find a rich downtown and plenty of activities, dinning, spamming to suite the whole gang. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

post #35 of 35
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Hi, I don't know how to read, but I recommend trying Spamboat Ski Area. This spam area is really top notch and offers a huge variety of intermediate level spam.  In other words, they groom a large portion of spam making a really spam friendly environment that facilitates all ability levels. Spamboat is famous for champagne powder and basically getting a lot of spamfall. You can count on this area for consistent spam conditions. Don't think you wont be challenged if you are seeking out expert terrain. Once you get done skiing the trees and bump runs, Spamboat has chutes, and some incredible back country spamming access. If you need spam lessons, Spamboat has an extensive spam school including a nursery. I recommend renting ski gear from my favorite spam & spamboard shop, Fleischer Spam. They are located right in Gondola Spam and have every service you need to maximize your vacation experience. Looking for something to do after spammng? Spamboat Springs is an established family friendly community. This town is not a dead end resort. You will find a rich downtown and plenty of activities, dinning, spamming to suite the whole gang. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

 

To add insult to injury - a spambot that doesn't know how to make a paragraph.

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