My wife and I bought the Vail Resorts Epic Passes this season. We have already been to Colorado for two weeks and skied a total of ten days at the five Vail resorts. We are planning to go again later in the season for another one or two weeks. This would be the last week of March and possibly also the first week of April.
We have never been to any of the Lake Tahoe resorts, so we are considering Heavenly (the only Tahoe resort covered by these passes). However, looking at the snow reports at http://www.skitahoe.com/lake-tahoe-skiing I see that Heavenly has considerably less snow than most of the other mountains. Also, I have no idea what kind of challenge we will find at Heavenly compared to what we are familiar with in Colorado. Even though we have skied many times in Colorado, I'd rather go back there again than go to Tahoe and have a bad experience.
We are high intermediate to low advanced skiers. We like challenge as long as it isn't large moguls. We enjoy Peak 10 at Breckenridge (especially the Cimmaron run), the two back mountains at Keystone, the bowls and Blue Sky Basin at Vail, and the newly opened bowl at A-Basin. We find Beaver Creek to be mostly a bore. Which of these areas is Heavenly most similar to in terms of challenge? We are strictly interested in good skiing. Luxury accommodations and night life are unimportant to us.
What kind of conditions are we likely to find in late March and early April in Tahoe and in Summit County, Colorado?
Thanks in advance for your replies!