If you must ski vail or stay in vail ski beaver creek, same snow, less gapers and fur.
If you have the chance to ski other places, the boats not bad, telluride what shit for snow when I was there last year but is steep so thats a plus if they do have snow. Aspen rules pretty hard. Wolf creek, is rad.
RIP CR Johnson 2/24/10
RIP Shane McConkey 3/26/09
"the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long"
Vail is a resort you must go to.... Massive bowls, some scary steep stuff, and a decent park... And i might be there!
Wiley Miller: "Well skiing is kinda like partying, you swerve to and fro, hit shit, and sometimes you fall. You can be hurting the next day and say iíll never do that again, yet a few days later your back at the same stupid antics you were doing."
Silverton if your into backcountry and big mountain
poles are like the condoms that you took from your dads wallet when you were a little kid, at first you really didnt know what to do with them or why you had to use them... but you wanted them. as you got older and older you started to want them/it less and less... they feel akward and sometimes out of place...
but when its all said and done at the end of the day... your happy to have them/it.
southern colorado is where its at for pow. wolf creek, silverton, telluride, and a couple other good areas. telluride is one of my favorite ski areas in the west and ive been all over. its much more of a resort than anywhere else in the area, which might be a good thing for a family. tons of stuff to do in the town and the resort village. its hard to get to, so if you are looking for somewhere more convenient you might look at vail/ beaver creek, crested butte, aspen, or something.
"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your thing."-warren miller
Steamboat, Vail, Beaver Creek, Telluride, and Crested Butte are all nice resorts with great snow and terrain as well as a more active night life due to their size. Wolf Creek is also a really fun mountain with a ton of snow, much much cheaper, and Pagosa Springs has a lot of full size houses you can rent for less than you can get a condo in the other areas I listed.
"For me, my family, my friends and skiing, that is for me. That's my life. The joy I get from skiing... that's worth dying for." - CR Johnson
I usually go to telluride once-a-year... Def a sweet spot if your pops wants to blow some dough. Silverton has awesome snow, but def more of a ski bum kinna place(steep, deep, and cheap). Durango has a easy/playfull mountian, but not the place for pow. However, nightlife in D-twon is chill. Wolf creek is pretty much my home mountain for the season. Not a super tech mountain but they have some steeps. And if you know where to trek on that mountain your garunteed some pow if not a bunch.. Hence the Quote "Most snow in Colorado." Average annual is 465 and in 07-08 they picked up over 600". Pagosa springs would be the nightlife there. Small town feel, not as many restaurants as D-town or to-hell-uride, but the springs are pretty sweet after a killer day of slashin.