I've skied several times and took my kids (first time for them)to deer valley last year. Nice but pricey.
Here are my factors
Within hour of airport
I would like to stay within 100 yards or so of ski in ski out green or walk to lift
My kids are boys 7&8. They Took lessons 1 day last year. Picked it up well but I plan on them taking more lessons. Would Like good program
Prefer resort with amenities
Shuttle to town. Would like a downtown area to walk around.
Don't mind spending money but deer valley on the slopes is crazy expensive. We stayed on the bus route at deer valley. It was fine but would like convince of slopes.
Would like to save as much as possible.
We went last week in march last year kids spring break and got lucky with snow fall. . I'm scared to take that chance unless you guys can recommend that time of year somewhere.
Lately if I don't stay on slopes and just saving money which would you pick.
Here is cities I've found meet airport criteria. Any thoughts on theses considering my factors.
Steamboat, (park city deer valley canyons), (aspen snow mass), creste butte, vail, Tahoe,sun valley? Jackson hole?
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