We've skied Snowmass twice as a family (Feb and March). Haven't skied Vail since I was in college, though we've been to Beaver Creek.
Anyway, quick thoughts on our best bet for Christmas week '16? I am not asking about snow. I know it's a bit iffy/risky for then, but we're a family of primarily groomer blue/black skiers. We've been to DV, Telluride, and Steamboat over Christmas over the past ten years and understand the variance. The only question I'd have is what the % is of Vail back bowls being open over this time.
We already have flights locked in for Vail. I've done the Eagle/Snowmass drive and it was easy and much better than Denver/Vail. I know Snowmass is likely to be less crowded, but is the convenience and size of Vail enough to trump that? Completely up in the air, and the teens only comment is that I better pick right!