We're planning on a three day trip to (probably) Vermont next year. I am thinking last weekend of Feb. We live in Northern NJ. I want to keep the drive to <4.5 hrs. I figure the conditions will be slightly less frigid then and don't want holiday wknd crowds of President's day!
Who is going?
Me (level 7 skier) I love to ski
Wife (No idea of level) she hasn't skied at all the last 10 yrs. Lukewarm on skiing.
Daughter 7yrs (Has skied sporadically over the last 4 years) She'll need one day of all day, then I think she'll be prepared for more mountain. I'd love to ski with her once she's had a proper full day of instruction.
Son 4yrs (took one lesson last year) I plan to get him into another lesson before the trip, so he's re-acclimated to the gear etc. He'll need 2 days of all day camp or whatever.
Friends- Father and son ski - the kid will ski pretty much everything (he's 8). Dad is a level 6 - he'll ski it, too. The mom blew her knee out a few years ago and she's pretty tentative.
Other friends that may come - I have no idea the levels. The dad talks a game, but he has not skied (that I know of in the last 2 yrs) talks a big game ...
His Wife, no idea and two kids the same age as mine (pretty much) that have never skied.
Skiing Fri/Sat/Maybe Half day Sunday.
<4.5 hours of zip - 07452
Really prefer slope/mtn side accommodations with kitchen/ette (one kid has crazy bad allergies)
All day ski school camp for kids.
Level 6 dad is leaning towards Okemo (though he's never been), I lean a little towards Mt Snow. For purely ridiculous reasons, I've been there know it, probably want to re-live the single days.
What say you about
or any other suggestions?