Last year I took my first trip out west and got to experience some amazing skiing at Vail. I swore to myself I would make at least one trip to the rockies every year from here on out. With the east coast being in the shape its been, I'm very eager to get back out west this year. My problem lies in that my friends are either broke, not into skiing or just plain old shit heads and I can't find anyone who's willing to make the trip. I was planning on going to snowbird and park city with my buddy for the first week of March but he just bailed on me. But I am determined to go. I dont care where, anything is better than the east coast. SLC, Colorado, Jackson Hole... I'll go anywhere.
I've traveled to South America and Europe alone and love it, even prefer it, but the though of taking a ski trip all alone is a little daunting. Part of it is that I know I will have to ski more cautiously and not explore as much as I would if I had a partner. The other part is being alone for 5 or 6 days with nothing more the chair lift small talk to satiate my need for socialization.
So help me out! Tell me what you've learned on your solo trips.. What are the better resorts to visit if you are alone and where should I stay? When travelling abroad, I stay in hostels and always meet people that I really get along with and end up having a great time. Has anyone had a similar experience doing that while skiing in the US?