I've tried to puzzle my way through this one, and I'm throwing up my hands and asking for help!
I live in Connecticut and am trying to find some good snow for the first week of February. It's going to be me and my 7 year-old son, we are both low intermediate skiers. The lack of snowfall on the East Coast leaves us in search of whiter pastures in the West.
We've been to Park City two years ago and loved it. We skied at PCMR and Deer Valley and would happily go back to either. We have also skied at Sun Valley and enjoyed the skiing, maybe the place as a whole was a little on the posh side for our tastes (somehow it felt ritzier than Deer Valley!).
We're curious about trying something new. Telluride looks interesting, so do Breckenridge, Copper and Snowmass. Lake Tahoe resorts like Kirkwood look interesting and seem to have lots of snow right now. I have no idea how to choose amongst these places, as well as more unusual places like Montana and British Columbia.
We're willing to go anywhere, no particular constraints. My main goal is to ski a lot and have private lessons for me and for my son. The kid is great company, but obviously night life doesn't really matter as we wouldn't stay out late. Hotel should be comfortable but not luxurious -- I'm willing to spend money, but money on food and lodging would just be wasted on the two of us (my wife is having to stay home for work!). An easy flight from New York or Hartford would be great, but we have a whole week so some inconvenience wouldn't put us off.
Any thoughts from the community?
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