I am 38 years old and have only skied twice. The first time was in Aspen when I was 10 and broke my leg (and refused to join my family on their ski trip the following year, choosing to stay behind at grandma's house!) and then two years later at Gatlinburg, TN.
Now I've finally decided to give in to my poor husband's pleading and go on a ski vacation for Christmas of 2008 (I know, worst time to go- but the only time we can get away). I thought Aspen was awful for beginners. I still remember Fanny Hill as being extremely crowded, with experienced skiers whoosing past at high speeds. And it was the only truly gentle slope in the whole darn place- at least from what I remember. And Gatlinburg, which was quite a comedown after Aspen, wasn't a much better situation. I remember the top of the beginner's slope had a challenging icy sharp curve to negotiate right at the top.
So, my question is: What resorts have several "Fanny Hills"? And, even better, do those resorts discourage snowboarders and advanced skiers on those hills?
Thank you for any help.