Our family is thinking about going to Snowmass/Aspen for spring break this year and wanted to get Bears' thoughts. I have never been there before and like going to new places/resorts. Our spring break this year is basically the first week of April (this is the latest our break has ever been) so I want to pick a location where the snow should still be decent. According to Tony Crocker's website Snowmass should be good, but I wanted to hear from folks regarding real life experiences.
We have skied all the Summit County resorts and Vail, BC, and the Park City resorts and really like Vail, Breck, BC, PCMR, & DV. My wife and 12 year can ski anywhere on the resorts listed above (she grew up in Colorado). My 9 year old skis blues and single blacks and our seven year skis blues and is starting to get the hang of blacks. I will soon be the anchor holding back the family skiing, but can ski groomed blacks and am making it down the black bump runs in one piece fairly regularly (although the technique sometimes leaves a lot be desired). We are usually so spent by the end of the day that we really don't need anyplace fancy to eat although we will take one day off to regain our legs, so something fun to see/do is always a plus.
Based on the above, does it sound like we would enjoy Snowmass/Aspen? My wife's comment was that she didn't remember Snowmass being all that challenging (she and my oldest son will usually sneak off to do some double blacks while I hold down the fort with the other two), but that was 20-25 years ago.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!