I'm signing my kids up for the Epic School Kids Colorado Pass this year. I will be teaching my 6 year old to ski myself and my 8 year old wants to make the transition to Snowboarding. I will be taking advantage of the free First-timer lesson for each of them. As I plan on how to go about using their passes I have a few questions as it will help me decide between the Summit Value pass or Epic Local Pass for myself.
I am not familiar with any of these resorts. I skied Vail and Beaver Creek over a decade ago and remember not being very impressed with Vail. Most of my skiing has been done at Winter Park which I love, but its hard to pass up this pass for my kids. I will also likely add in a day or two at Monarch since my 6 year old is still free and their Snowboard lessons are more affordable if my 8 year old wants to keep boarding after his first lesson.
I live in Colorado Springs so ski days will be mostly Saturdays and the occasional Friday. We may do a burst of 4 days over Christmas break or Spring Break.
Which of these resorts would be the best choice for the First-timer lesson?
Which resort is best for parents working with children to learn and master the basics? (In particular publicly available magic carpets and a large learning area).