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Choosing a Ski Resort

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I am hoping to plan a skiing trip out west for 6-8 adults. I've been trying to read as much as possible but find that I'm more confused than ever! Hopefully you can all help!

We'd probably all be considered beginners as I've never even been skiing and everyone else in the group has been just to small places in the midwest--nothing like out west. My husband has snowboarded at Winter Park once before.

My husband wants to snowboard and I've read some places (Breckenridge) aren't as great for beginner/intermediate snowboarding because they flatten out. Cost-wise, it seems that the major resorts near Denver is that Vail and Beaver Creek are the most expensive. Are Copper Mtn. and Steamboat more/less than Breckenridge in general? Are there others we should consider? I think Aspen is definitely too far. We don't need tons of non-skiing activities because we are only going to be there for 3 days, 4 nights...so just a few good places to eat dinner. I'm a little nervous about altitude sickness, but it looks like Steamboat is the only one that is a little lower elevation.

I am interested in Utah because of the short distance from the airport to the resorts, but it looks like you can't snowboard at Alta or Deer Valley, and my impression of the Canyons is that it's very confusing and maybe hard to navigate for beginners. What about Park City? I'm a little nervous making the drive from Denver to the resorts above, so the shorter drive from SLC would be a bonus. Would Park City keep us busy enough for 3 days without having to go to the Canyons or Deer Valley?

Right now I'm leaning toward Copper Mtn (low cost, good set up for beginners) or Steamboat (can possibly fly directly to Hayden). Any input/help/advice is greatly, greatly appreciated!!

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