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I'm looking for suggestions for where to go skiing in late January of this year! All the suggestions would be great!!!
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I'm looking for suggestions for where to go skiing in late January of this year! All the suggestions would be great!!!

You may want to specify something like state, continent, country to start with. Then maybe a specific or two about what kind of area, what abilities etc are important to you.

OR - try the search function!
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 Welcome to EpicSki!
As snofun said, it would be nice to know a bit more about your ski ability, where you're from and whether or not you'll be traveling with friends or family...


*flashback to gwskier's descent on EpicSki*

 

Last summer GW Skier started posting, very much like you have.  He was urged to sign up for an EpicSki Academy to get some coaching as well as get to know some Bears(EpicSki community members).
Now he's a fixture around here and found a whole bunch of friends to ski with!

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Wow!! Didn't know some people could be sooo rude!! I was looking for somewhere in the United States and I realty don't have a specific state that's why I'm asking people! Thanks!!
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Just my husband and I would be skiing we have skied before but I would still consider us beginners!! Thanks!
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 How long will you be in the states?

My first thought is to follow in GW Skier's footsteps and sign up for an ESA for the first part of your vacation and then stay on to embrace the skills and friends that you'll experience through ESA.

Check out GW Skiers first thread here


Colorado Front Range has a lot to offer if you want to go somewhere that has a lot of different resorts to experience.
Colorado - Aspen Snowmass has a lot to offer with Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands, Buttermilk in one central location no need for a rental car and beautiful terrain.
Colorado - Steamboat Springs A great stand alone resort town.
Utah has a lot to offer if you want to stay in one place without a car rental and experience several beautiful places in one area.(I don't have personal experience in Utah yet but Its on my bucket list!)
My personal favourite so far has been Big Sky Montana.  That is an immense resort that has a lot of amazing terrain.


The world is your oyster, which perl do you want?  
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Since you're both relative beginners, my first concern would be potential weather conditions. I wouldn't want extreme cold weather to turn you off to this fantastic sport. Plan on dressing in plenty of layers. You amy want to consider the Lake Tahoe area. I believe this is a little more temperate that time of the year.

Karl
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RR, If you are coming from sea level, another consideration is altitude. Most Colorado resorts are pretty high up. Utah might be a choice in that case.

Honestly, i don't think folks were trying to be rude, but there are so many choices that reflect different preferences that it really is helpful if you can describe what your fantasy resort would be like and then we can try to match it to reality - or as close as possible.

For instance,

Some ski areas have resort 'villages' at the base. Some are day areas and you stay in a town and go to the ski area. Some have a variety of ski ares to go to. Some are pretty much stand alone. Some are quaint, some have other activities and attractions. Some are strictly skiing. Some are fancy and touristy. Some are luxe and high-tone. Some are family friendly and more egalitarian and have a home town hill sort of feel.

Park City, Utah has several ski areas and some are good for beginners. It's easy to get to and it has some resort features, but also a real town that has an old West feel.

Vail, CO, is a huge mountain with a quaint village that was built at the base just for the ski area, but a while ago, so it doesn't feel as Disney as some of those areas. It's in a Bavarian style. Lots of beginner terrain.

Telluride, Co has some of the most beautiful and long beginner slopes and it's a very beautiful area with a little old west mining city full of cool restaurants, etc.

Snowmass, CO, has good beginner terrain, Aspen is on a free shuttle for high end dining and shopping.

Lake Tahoe has three distinctly different sections and many ski areas. One has casinos and bling, one has natural beauty and a rustic feel, and one is a large destination ski area that hosted an Olympics and attracts some famous and accomplished skiers.

Are you getting the picture? We can all give you our favorites, but it wouldn't help you much until we have a clue what you are seeking.
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Wow!! Didn't know some people could be sooo rude!! I was looking for somewhere in the United States and I realty don't have a specific state that's why I'm asking people! Thanks!!
 

RachelRae, welcome to the Community.
I have to say I didn't see anything too rude there...it was not (and still is not) clear where you live, and a search on "learner's areas", "US areas", etc. is as good a good place to start as any.  That aside, it was necessary to ask a bit more about what you are looking and where before making relevant suggestions.

Now that we know a bit more, orionxprss has a good suggestion there, with the Tahoe area. 

If you want to go a bit more upscale, perhaps Deer Valley.

If you want frugal, a less commercial area perhaps.

Want something in New England?  Mount Snow, Okemo, Stratton, maybe even Sugarbush/Mad River Valley.
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Assuming all other things are equal - price isn't a concern, nightlife isn't a concern, ski-in/ski-out isn't a concern... then let's roll the magic skiing 8-Ball.

*shake* *shake* *shake*

And it says.... Park City and possibly the Sundance Film Festival.  Better book early.
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If you weren't talking late January, I'd definitely think hard about Utah.  But you are, so I wouldn't.  Sundance runs January 21-31.  And it's often pretty cold.

And the altitude sickness issue is a real one.  It doesn't sound like you've done a big trip before, so you can't really know how it'll affect you.

Ordinarily, I'd say that Whistler could be a good bet.  But during the run up to the Olympics, you may have the same issues as Utah during Sundance.

So yeah, I'm biased, but I'd think hard about Tahoe.
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I think that since they're beginning skiers that the SKI magazine favorites list is a good place to start.  Those ski areas focus on the "total experience" whereas we here focus on the SKIING.  More than likely, this couple will want to focus on the weather, the other activities, the quality of the instruction, the food, the nightlife, the grooming, the scenery, all the stuff that is ranked equal to the terrain and the skiing in those polls.  So, Deer Valley, Vail, Whistler, etc.  with an emphasis on the grooming and the weather and the other activities for the days they need to recover. 
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Originally Posted by RachealRae View Post

Wow!! Didn't know some people could be sooo rude!! I was looking for somewhere in the United States and I realty don't have a specific state that's why I'm asking people! Thanks!!

I'm sorry, but I do not see anything rude in the responses so far.  In fact, the suggestions are for additional information that will produce more meaningful recommendations for your planned trip.  The more information that you provide, the better the feedback you will receive.

 

I would equate the original question to:  "What ski should I buy?  I will be using it this ski season."
 

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