dude, almost the exact same for me. ever since i started skiing, for our big trip of the year me and my dad would always just drive up north (i live in missouri) to wisconsin or iowa and ski at a resort like that for a few days because my dad couldnt afford to do a big trip anywhere out west. well i met a kid on my swim team, and somehow we got talking about skiing a bunch at a meet because there is a ton of downtime between events. i found out he had a house out in park city, and he really wanted to take me with him for a week. well it was around october at the time, and i didnt really think he actually would but our parents talked it out and we decided to go over spring break. it was so amazing after not skiing anything over a couple hundred vertical, i got to ski a little bit of powder for the first time, as well as tons of other stuff. and the park amazed me as well, it was so long and well built compared to what i was used to. it was a great experience for sure.