Need some advice as to where to ski for a 2-3 months this winter. My wife and I work remotely, travel full-time, and spent about half of last winter in Vermont. I found a pretty good deal on a room in a shared house 10 minutes from Sugarbush. It worked great (and we had an unbelievable season from February onward), but I want to explore out west this year.
Here's my details: I'm a good, but not great skiier (i.e. can ski anything on the mountain, if someone's there to push me, but not seeking out anything extreme or challenging -- give me a nice variety of cruisers, some medium grade moguls, and some occasional tree-skiing and I'm happy). My wife is a beginner -- hoping to get her down blues with another season, but for now it's greens only for her, which definitely eliminates some of the cool looking smaller places that don't have many green trails.
I work a normal office job, but can usually arrange my hours to be something like 6am to 130 or 2pm and get a couple hours of skiing in on weekdays. Which means the faster I can get to the slopes the better. Cost of accommodations close to the slopes, and the speed from parking to slope are important. As of course is the cost of the ski pass.
I'm currently leaning towards getting epic passes and spending a month-ish in Summit county, a month-ish in Utah, and maybe a couple weeks near Tahoe. It seems like I should be able to find a place to stay relatively cheap if I'm willing to be 20-30 minutes away (frisco, silverthorn, closer to SLC) and I love being able to explore multiple places this winter. I have a good job and my budget is by no means super low, but I genuinely have no idea what (any kind of) accommodation for a month will cost in the winter in these places. 2k? 3k?
Does my epic pass plan make sense? Are there other places I should consider?
And what's the best way going to be to find accomodation for 2-4 weeks these places? VRBO, craigslist, airbnb?