My wife is a beginner skier. She has gone a couple times in her life (mt bachelor oregon) and had a lesson. On this trip, I plan on getting her a couple lessons as well. More than just the skiing, I want the whole trip to hopefully give her a great experience that she connects to skiing. We will go during the week as to avoid big crowds and I'm probably thinking early spring to maximize chance of sun.
These are factors that I think would be helpful in her having a great time
1. Weather (bit of a crapshoot of course), 2. fun town/resort area, 3. Snow quality (can I really go wrong in colorado ), 4. Condo ski in/out, 5. Can't break bank (no Aspen, Beaver Creek?)
I'm an advanced toward expert skier. No concerns about the terrain as it seems like everywhere has good options.
If your wondering why colorado, it's for the same legalities that we enjoy in our state of Washington :-)
I am very appreciative of any thoughtful help. I love these forums.