I am planning a family ski trip early next spring to extend our relatively short (3.5 month) NC season. My children have the week of April 2 off from school. This will be my first time skiing out west, so I know next to nothing about it. (Totally atypical of me, with an opinion on just about everything else.) We are looking at Colorado because it is a shorter flight from Charlotte, NC. Right now our plans are very open, with the simple goal to maximize vertical feet/ dollar within the one week available. Any suggestions?