Hi everybody, I tried doing this last year, but ended up getting injured, and had to cancel the trip. So I am trying to plan another western trip this winter. Due to everyone in my group's schedule, the dates have been set from about march 7 to 15 + or - a few days in either direction. That is the only thing that has been set. We are looking for a place to go that won't be a total slushbowl, we can get that here in new england. We are also looking for a ski area with a good challenge, since we are all very aggressive, all have been skiing Sugarloaf, Cannon, Jay Peak since we were little kids, and put in 50+ days per year.
I realize that there is no way to put a guarantee on the weather, but what ski areas are still "wintery" around that time of year? For example, If you were going to ski in southern NH or VT at that time of year, I would say to expect spring conditions for sure, but if you were going to ski in northern NH, VT, or ME (Cannon/ Sugarloaf) I would say expect it to be cold as hell still. You Could see any kinds of conditions in any location, but what about in general..?
It should also be mentioned that we want to do a simple and stripped down trip, all about the skiing, not the spa days, casinos, entertainment around town, 5 star hotels, what ever. I think we just have the mentality that since we've been trying to find a time to get out there for so long, we'd rather spend money staying another day there than blowing a couple hundred in a casino or night club. So we don't care if it has a ton of amenities or not.
So the basic requirements are
-Steeps and Cliffs
-Some kind of hotel that isnt a tent
-A place to buy food and beer
Any suggestions? Right now I was thinking Jackson hole, Alta/Snowbird (will it be warm here by this time?), Revelstoke, Possibly some places in Oregon/ washington? Idk
Thanks for the help!