Recommended Skiing Destinations
I'm trying to plan a ski trip for later this month and into March. We'll probably fly into CA and will either rent a car and drive, or fly again. We're looking for a great place to ski (good terrain and lots of snow), that also has reasonably priced accomodations, and decent food.
Places I've really enjoyed: Whistler, Mt Baker, Mt Bachelor, Steamboat Springs, Brighton, Solitude, Snowbird, Mt Hood, Crystal Mtn.
We'll probably focus on Tahoe or SLC because they are relatively easy to get to, and the northwest and BC have little snow (although that can change fast).
I haven't spent much time in Tahoe. I did spend a 2 day weekend at Squaw once, and found it too upscale for my tastes (we stayed on the mtn).
One idea is to rent a 4wd in northern CA, and wing it. I like this approach because we can drive to the snow (I'm a powder snob). Does anyone have suggestions on where to stay around Tahoe or SLC? Can we get away without making reservations in advance? We're thinking 10-14 days.
We're flying in from Hawaii, and can get great deals to Oakland, and reasonable deals to SF.