I am a college student looking to plan a spring break trip with friends. I realize that it is quite a while before my break (March 13th), but I am eager to begin planning and saving. I am an intermediate skier with experience only in North Carolina and West Virginia. My favorite destination so far is Snowshoe, WV. I thought the mountain-top resort was beautiful and the skiing was plentiful for the short time I spent there. I am comfortable on blues and I am trying to push to the next level.
For my spring break, I am planning on driving from Florida to New York to visit friends. While up there, I figure I would be close enough to head more north for a couple days of New England skiing. I am looking for a large resort with long blue squares and some black diamonds. I also enjoy terrain parks. I do not know if I am willing to drive as far as Jay Peak or Stowe, so somewhere a little closer would be ideal (New York or Southern Vermont). As a student, my funds are limited so costs may be a factor, but I can live with big resort prices. I don’t get to ski often so I want the fullest experience I can get. However, I’d really appreciate tips on how to save money with certain resort packages or personal saving advice. What resorts should I consider for my spring break trip? If you could list and compare some ski areas, it would really help (weather, villages, ski lifts, crowds, and price)! Thanks in advance!