My wife and I are going to be in Reno for a conference during the first week of April. We would like to take two days in the middle of the week (Wed & Thur) to ski and potentially stay somewhere around the lake.
We are from the deep south and are very intermediate skiers (not much skiing in Georgia!). We have been going out west once a year for the past few years - we enjoy Colorado (Loveland & Copper) and Utah (Powder Mountain). I am comfortable with most of the blues that I've skied in CO and UT, my wife enjoys long greens and some blues - mostly she likes to go slow and make lots of turns (she doesn't like speed). We don't get enough experience in deep powder to be good at handling it but I'm betting that there won't be a ton of powder in early April anyway.
We can pretty much go anywhere around Tahoe for those two days (we are arriving on Tuesday and don't have to be back in Reno until Friday afternoon). My brother (about the same ability as me) has been to Heavenly and really enjoyed it but I am concerned that it might put my wife a little out of her comfort zone. Wherever we go she will likely want to do ski school for at least a half day.
What concerns me is that in all the trail maps I've looked at there is a very low percentage of green runs compared to other places we have been/
We're typically very frugal travelers and don't require amenities when we ski (we like to ski, not shop, eat, hang out in the lodge, ski in/out, etc.). That's why we really like Loveland and Powder Mtn. The skiing you get for the money is great!
With all that said, does anyone have any suggestions on where where we should visit? Thanks for your input!