Extensive reader, but first time posting:
My 63 year old father and I will be going skiing this January when I head out from VT to fist my folks in CO Springs.
My father, nor I, are particularly interested in backcountry, trees, or off trail skiing, and both of our equipment is groomer focused (I ski Rossi Experience 83s, my Dad renting). This is essentially the one time a year my Dad goes skiing.
My Dad and I are not looking to drive more than about two hours, would prefer high-speed lifts, and would like the cost to be as low as possible (<$75 /pp). I figure midweek (Tue, Wed, or Thurs) crowds will not be a deciding factor.
I have skied Loveland several times, but the #2 Chair is slow, and the on trail terrain is limited. We have also skied Monarch once, but it is rather small, though both are much less expensive.
I could list every major 2-4-1 and quality discount in VT/NH, but I would appreciate help and advice to know what good options would be out there for us. My Father is retired military if that helps, but I am not.