Naybreak believes the best teacher is a good knee injury. lol There are no good knee injuries.
The weather maps:
Well if it's white that just means it's normal no?
Clearly Montana West is in the good zone for temps and snow.
Colo is just normal, which at this point would be good.
There's too much random info and nothing concrete. Things like Steamboat lesson price is concrete. Winterpark wins big time in that dept. Even Vail. Whitefish I didn't see any special lift/lesson packages. Same with Snowmass.
Sometimes one needs to call these places to find out.
Staying at a hostel may or may not bring social interactions that one wants.
You can often get the same at common rooms of some hotels.
In Snowmass, the Pokolodi Lodge for instance was pretty good in that dept. in their small common area.
So was the old Wildwood which has now been remodeled along with the Silvertree when it was sold to Westin. (too expensive for this trip unless one finds a massive deal)