I'm a very inexperienced, lapsed skier and could really use some advice about getting back into it and including my two boys (9 and 16). I live in the Baltimore, MD area and just for reference have only ever skied at Wisp and Seven Springs, primarily on the green trails, but with a few blue thrown in as well (~25 years ago).
So, I was really hoping to head to one of the somewhat local ski spots this season and was going to choose between Timberline, WV, and Whitetail, PA. Timberline seems to have a much better mountain and better prices, but is ~4 hours away, versus Whitetail, which is more expensive with a weaker set of trails but is quite a bit closer (about 2 hours). Oh, and Timberline just had a lift failure. We'd go on a weekday for lighter crowds and better pricing.
When I was planning this trip a week or so ago, I focused on going to Timberline on Monday, 3/7, because that's the start of their late season pricing and the weather was forecast to be just in the mid to high 40s. Now, with that date approaching, the forecast is for the low 60s.
My main question is: Am I crazy to even consider attempting to ski on Monday (either at Timberline or Whitetail[also in the 60s])? I have seen that some people love skiing in warmer weather, but I wonder if that's really only for experienced skiers and also perhaps for the steeper blue and black trails. I'm worried that our group (one very inexperienced skier and two complete newbies) will not have much fun with possibly sticky snow on the shallower, green trails.
Any advice for me? Have I just waited too long to ski this year and been hampered by the weather? Or is it possible/likely we'll still have a good time and fun skiing in spring-like weather? I also considered going to other nearby resorts, but of course anything close is expecting pretty much the same weather. One other possibility (for skiing this season anyway) is to make a bigger road trip out of it and go north, where I assume the ski season lasts a bit longer (New York or Vermont, for example). However, even for them, the forecast over the next 10 or 15 days is pretty warm (Smuggler's Notch, for example: highs in the 40s and 50s with some rain and only a couple freezing lows).
Anyway, any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.