All advice would be appreciated but my big question is just logistics. It takes a lot of prep to get a preschooler in gear and skis on a hill, I am wondering if it is easier at some PC resorts than others. At this age, I think mileage on the hill (& treats) are key to him continuing to love it. Time waiting in transit and lift lines is usually not as fun as a snowman or a run.
I have heard that parking plus gondola ride means at least a half hour to get from the car to where you ski. Is this right? I am a bit intimidated by this idea while lugging gear and a small child. More intimidating is the prospect of trying to get a child who doesn't want to leave the resort back to the car... Am I overthinking this?
Also, I understand adults can get the Epic pass and kids under 5 are free. Do I have to wait in a ticket line for his free lift ticket each time we go?
Is there enough green here, easier blue for a preschooler? Lift lines?
Cost is nicer here
How hard is it to get from car to hill? I have heard underground parking is a season ticket add on here. Is it closer?
Enough easy green or easier blues? Crowded?
Lift lines? Is FastTracks necessary not to be stuck in lift lines all day?
I think that preschoolers can get their own free season pass, which would be nice.
Cheaper than DV, Pricier than Canyons
My experience was that parking at Deer Valley was pretty easy, free, and got us on the hill quickly.
Map looked like there would be good runs to progress to...
It was a bit icy early in the day when we were there, but blame mother nature...
Definitely most expensive option. Ouch. Even 4 year old tickets cost money.
I am trying to figure out which option is most likely to allow us to just pop over to the hill easiest. Pretending for the sake of argument they are all free...
Any help or advice would be deeply appreciated.