I need to go to Colorado in either late February or mid April, when my children have week-long school breaks. My children have been learning to ski and are beginner/low intermediate; this would be their first trip out West. (I lived in Boulder 20 years ago during grad school and skied a lot then.)
I expect that February has more and better snow, but may be colder and perhaps more difficult for children who are fair-weather skiers thus far. I have good memories of spring skiing in April at places like A-Basin, but I don't remember whether ski areas in Summit County with a greater amount of easier terrain are still open then (Loveland? Keystone? Copper?).
Any opinions on late February vs mid April for such a trip?
Also, any suggestions for good ski areas where children (ages 13, 11, 8) can ski greens in comfort and safety while the parents are on more challenging terrain that is relatively nearby? I used to ski A-Basin, Keystone, Winter Park, etc but never had to worry about beginners.