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I'm sure you will enjoy it.  While lodging may be ski in/ski out if you stay at Snowmass, I'd really suggest staying in town.  Your wife will have better access to the amenities and nightlife is better in town.  A free shuttle bus will take you to the other three areas (Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass).

 

If you are interested in ski school, @skier31 (Nancy Hummel) and @Bob Barnes are both instructors at Aspen (Nancy at Snowmass, Bob at Highlands, but all instructors can go to any Aspen ski area).

 

Mike

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What's the likelihood of most/all the intermediate terrain being open at Telluride at the end of Jan/early Feb? Tony Crocker's stats on bestnow.net appear to indicate that Big Sky and Aspen are likely to be a better bet at that time of year. I've also read that Telluride can become icy and bumpy because snowfall is intermittent. Not sure how this is relative to Big Sky and Aspen?


Aspen and Telluride snowfall averages and standard deviations are similar.  Average percent of terrain open at the end of January is 93% at Telluride and 97% at Aspen.  You would have to be exceptionally unlucky to see closed intermediate terrain at either resort.   Big Sky has similar average snowfall but less variability.  However, Aussies might be put off by the cold weather.  -15C is not uncommon at Big Sky in January while it's rarer to get that cold at Aspen or Telluride. 

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