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jj 546 posts

Mid April is tricky, as it’s very late in the season and many lower resorts may have closed. And higher resorts may not have high beginner slopes, or beginners might be on south-facing slopes that suffer badly in the April sunshine. So local knowledge is important.

Ordinarily, I would advise beginners to avoid the big resorts: there is no point paying premium prices and putting up with crowds when you will only use 10% of the available runs. But you are much more restricted than most people.

I would suggest that you head over to the snowheads.com forum and drop your question there. You will get a load of helpful advice, but please do come back here and tell us what you decide.

As this is a points website, I should also add that you should not imagine that you will be able to use hotel points in a ski resort, as none of the big hotel chains will have a property in a place where you will want to ski. Even in the big resorts in the USA, where chain hotels are more of a thing, offerings from the likes of Marriott and Hyatt are invariably badly located, as properties in the heart of the ski area tend to be oltoo small for the big operators to bother with.

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