Since my family has a large range of ski levels, mostly beginner, we are looking for a place with a wide variety of beginner to intermediate terrain. I'm probably the only expert skiier in the family, but I'm willing to pass up on an advanced mountain if it means my family will have terrain better suited to their need. I've checked all the big names (e.g. Vail, Beaver Creek, Park City) and they all seem a bit expensive over the holidays. We plan to rent a condo that has shuttle service to the mountain or has access to a lift or ski trail.
Since my family wouldn't take advantage of the black diamonds, moguls and glades, I think a smaller, lesser-known mountain would be fine. Does anyone have any suggestions for mountains that would have a good variety of beginner/intermediate terrain that's not too expensive? As long as it typically has decent snow over Christmas and isn't bitter cold, it will be perfect! Suggestions on the East or West coast are fine.