So I just went up to Northstar this past weekend and it was AMAZING. Since it will be a good season this year, I'm putting another group together to head back in a few weeks. I would consider myself an intermediate skier while my friends are a bit more on the beginner side. I'd like to find an awesome place that we can go to.
What I'm looking for:
- Cheap lift tickets: between the $50-70 range
- Good variety: decent amount of blues and greens with variation in terrain
- Fun atmosphere: I don't need anything snooty like free champagne or s'mores @ 2 (northstar...) but a good vibe would be appreciated. Also not a place with TOO many families / children because I have a fear of plowing into them.
So far I've looked into Borreal, Tahoe Donner, Donner Ski Ranch, Diamond Peak, and Homewood. Any standouts between those, or any other suggestions?