I'll be taking my first trip out west this winter and we have decided on Lake Tahoe. We will be a small group, 3-4 people. Everyone is at least a strong intermediate skier. We are all from upstate New York and usually ski at places like Gore, Belleayre or Whiteface.
We will be going for a 5-6 days anytime between February and early March. When is the best time to go for snow conditions and smaller crowds? We have to book soon because we need to request the time off from work.
What resorts should we ski? Back home we usually ski groomers, because that's mostly what there is. We would like to get into some off-piste skiing and open bowl skiing.
Thanks in advance!