I have school age kids and have been thinking about taking a trip out west next season over their spring break, April 8-15. We tend to enjoy spring skiing: a good base, thin crowds, warmer weather, cheaper lift tix, and the potential for some good dumps. It would be great to take advantage of some of the multi-resort passes, but is it worth it for an uncertain spring trip with kids? We would want a resort that is easy to get to: SLC would be high on that list for us, Colorado to a lesser extent would be another option. We did a road trip to Stratton VT last year, and really enjoyed it, but that was a week earlier in April.
So what do you think: Is there an Epic/Max pass that covers some good late-season resorts that makes sense for a family of 5 to purchase and hope to use next April, or is it better to just bank on late season discounts and go where the season has been best?