Usually we go to SLC but flight prices out of Buffalo have inched up quite a bit and the timing doesn't seem to work well with the ski and fly same day like we usually do. Last year we went to CO and went to Copper, Snowmass, Highlands, and Loveland. Overall, we thought we liked SLC a lot better, but conditions might have had something to do with it as CO was having some thaw-freeze issues. We thought Copper and Loveland were more fun than Aspen as the trees are too tight in Aspen, and the snow quality was worse. Also Copper has some fun long cruising off the Super Bee chairs which was probably the highlight of the trip, given sub-par snow.
So based on cost/flight limitations we may consider going back to CO. Copper would be high on the list, but Winter Park also looks interesting given it rates high for tree skiing. Also it appears to be a little more budget friendly for lodging. For either resort we'd get a 4 pack to save on $.
Comparing the two, how do the compare in the following:
Cruisers- does WP have some fun long cruisers if we get cursed with snow like last year? By long I'm thinking 2000ft+ vert like the Super Bee chair.
Snow- Copper is higher, so is WP generally inferior for snow mid-winter?
Trees- are the WP trees as good as advertised? How do they stack up against Copper or even Brighton or Snowbird?
Moguls- are the moguls as prevalent at WP as they say? Most of us are on snowboards and moguls aren't that fun.
Crowds- Copper was pretty good on a non-holiday Friday in February... How does WP compare?
Is there anything else of note to compare?
Edited by JoeSchmoe - 9/13/15 at 3:51pm