Now, I'll be doing a group trip around the second or third week in January, and some in the group are interested in the town itself more than or as much as the skiing. Here is a summary of the group that my brother put together. Let me know your suggestions (other countries are ok, but Italy is the top preferrence).
April - Tennis (indoor is a must), skiing up to red level, as long as it doesn't interfere with tennis. Way into dining
That indoor tennis requirement is a killer. My sister-in-law loves to bash the tennis ball around, but I've never thought about it during a ski trip.
I think I might be able to teach Rachel how to get over her fear of steep slopes (I think I might know what's causing the problem), so I think she could get up to the red level to ski with her dad and aunt if she just gets over the fear factor. So, we shouldn't need a resort packed full of blues (greens in France), but we don't want a place with nothing for beginners.
I don't think my nephew will be big enough for ski school (turning 3 just a month or so before the trip), so he'll either be with his aunt (the non-skier) or in daycare, as would the baby as well.
Like I said, Austria, Switzerland, and France are ok, but Italy is the preference. Any ideas?