Steve, Rose would be the cheapest, has some great terrain now that the Chutes are open and inbounds, and close to Reno (1/2 hour) and to my shop
) BUT I think it is too small for a four day camp and would leave some wanting more, plus daily transportation and lodging could get conveluted.
I think the choices should be narrowed to one of the following:
Squaw, Heavenly, Mammoth
Just got off the phone with Mammoth. There are airport shuttle oppertunities. Their "off" season does not kick in until after Easter but remember they usually ski until July 4th and beyond so snow quantity is not an issue and we would still have good Winter snow on the upper mountain. They may have air shuttle service as well from Reno and LA by Spring of '07 too. I will check with upper management about bringing our own coaches but I don't forsee a problem.
I will make an effort to contact Squaw tomorrow.