I've been living in New York City for the past 5 years and recently decided to move to Boulder, CO. Before we make the move, however, my wife and I are going to spend the month of January skiing somewhere in N. America. The question is: where to go?
A bit more info:
I'm an advanced skier and used to be an instructor at a small resort out east, but I haven't been out more than 15x in S. Vermont and 1 week long trip to Jackson Hole in the past 5 years. I'm hoping to get my legs back and progress quickly by spending a month on the slopes. My wife is intermediate-advanced but kind of timid. She's looking to build confidence off-piste.
Our criteria for the trip:
- Variety of terrain including lots of ungroomed
- Ability to try out some backcountry skiing (never done this)
- Solid snow in January
- Reasonable lodging prices
- Somewhat of a town (not critical, but would be nice)
Right now heading back to Jackson Hole is topping my list. The major downside, far as I can see, is that lodging is super-expensive.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
(As an aside I'm also looking for new skis - posted over here: http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/95795/new-two-ski-quiver-advice-needed)