Can't beat Park City, Utah
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After skiing pretty much everywhere in the US (VT, NH, CO, CA, and MT) nothing compares to Utah and if apres ski is your thing Park City is the place. Booze laws are a little screwy, but ask a local (who are always friendly) you can figure it out. When I go I try to avoid PCMR on Saturday, but with the Canyons and Deer Valley a short free shuttle ride away you can avoid the big crowds. Terrain is very diverse at all three resorts. If you want steep and deep just follow the guys and girls with fat skis and clothes that don't match. You may have to hike a little, but sometimes a little exercise is good for you. Another bonus is the base elevations are lower so altitude sickness is not a problem like in CO. Just ask my extremely fit wife, it's a sure way to ruin a good vacation. If funds are tight you can stay at the downtown SLC hotels and rent a car. From there you can choose to ski the other canyons (Big and Little Cottonwood) in about a 40 minute drive. It takes longer to just drive around Denver these days, let alone get to a ski resort. In the US there is no comparison to Utah, especially Park City for the whole package. Great terrain, great snow, great food, great people, great scenery and easy in - easy out. GO UTAH.\r \r Pros: Everything, especially Signature Trails at PCMR, nothing better for older knees than groomed Black Diamonds.\r Cons: Nothing, except maybe price, but if you didn't already know skiing was expensive wake up!