I ski at "The Beav" the week before Christmas each year. If you go before Christmas, then rates are fine, in the Christmas week, you will be pressed to find any lodging on the mountian for under $300-$400 per night. The week we go, all the lodging is 1/2 off, the resort is decked out for the holidays, the staff is not burned out yet, it's pretty much vacant and the conditions have been excellent. The mountain is so meticuously maintained. Stay at the Hyatt, It's an experience not to be missed. Leave your boots and skis with the valet, wear your slippers down to the ski desk, drop them off, pick up your warm, dry boots, go outside and your skis are waiting in the snow for you. When you finished for the day drop the skis outside and pick your slippers up after taking off your boots! Excellent accomodations, great restaurants and the Allegra spa is my wife's favorite. Also, you may want to consider the Hyatt Technique-week ski school. http://beavercreek.hyatt.com/propert...ail.jhtml?id=3
. Groups of no more than 4-5 per group ski together with world-class instructors for 4 days. Ski at at Vail and Beaver creek. Fantastic experience, You really will improve, no matter what your level. Make sure you fly in to Vail-Eagle Airport. (EGE) it's only 1/2 hour away. E-mail on the side if you want more info.