Hey everyone, need some opinions on two resorts I've never been to. I know, two completely different mountains! I am an advanced/expert skier taking an intermediate friend on his first trip "out west", and we decided to go somewhere I've never been to so it'd be new to me too. I've been to nearly every major ski area in CO, UT, WY and CA, but had never been to these two places.
He's solidly intermediate and in need of groomers... I know Northstar is considered groomer-mecca outside of Deer Valley (which was just too expensive for us), but wasn't sure about options at Telluride. I know it's a much more difficult mountain in general. I'd prefer Telluride personally as I know they don't groom out the entire mountain and will offer me some more challenging options if my buddy calls it a day early, but I wanted to make sure I wasn't taking him somewhere with limited groomed terrain, since the primary purpose of the trip is to expose him to western skiing and bigger terrain.
Thanks in advance.