We had a great spring trip (April) this year. Winter Park was great and the people could have not been nicer. We are planning a a trip with myself (ski it all), my wife (Greens and blues) and my son (4yo) for next spring (April). We are looking for great snow, and a nice people (Vail is out to snooty for a redneck).
Spring Skiing nex year.
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I'm in Virginia, so I think I qualify as a redneck too
Winter Park is a very neat place with some fun variety: fine beginner terrain and ski school reputation, but also killer bumps for advanced skiers in Mary Jane. Also, interesting mix of destination vacationers and locals day-skiing from Denver. All this spiced-up by the terrific pack of adaptive skiers and their instructors that run there.
I bet you'd also like an April trip to Copper Mountain for similar attributes, usually good late season snow conditions, and a slightly larger slopeside village:
Except they never seem to discount the lift ticket, even the last week of the season! :-(
Very true. I saw a few cheaper lift tickets as part of a hotel stay, but that is about it.
Can always do what the local ski bums do at Sunshine, and wait in the parking lot in the afternoon to clip tickets from people done for the day. haha