Well I'm leaving tomorrow with the girlfriend for my next trip to Summit county...sorry you guys have another midwesterner coming in to ski away your powder party lol.
We planned it this time so we get in Friday night and we're skiing Saturday, Sunday, Monday, flying back Tuesday morning...hoping to beat some of the crowds by skiing Sunday and Monday.
My last trip right before Christmas landed me in the emergency room with an AC sprain (shoulder) on the first day of our trip (at Vail...they got like 8-9" that day.) It was pretty dumb how it happened..I did a 360 off a water break...went to fast, leaned to far forward, landed on shoulder, and off to Vail Valley Med Center I go. The plan is to not end up in the emergency room this trip!
Point of that story is that it was my gf's first time in powder and it took some time for her to learn and gain confidence (as expected). Frustrating for her because it was totally new and uncomfortable, and frustrating for me because I was missing out on the back bowls...then even worse when I ended up in the ER!
Anyway, all I've heard is that Colorado has been getting pounded with snow, so it looks like more learning in the powder for her. Here's our tentative plan:
This Saturday, A-Basin (to avoid some crowds)
She may let me go off on my own to ski the blacks for a couple runs each day, which will be nice. I've been to these 3 resorts in the past, but any recommendations for the trip? Know of any good beginner areas that are close to blacks?