I do not ski, but my husband enjoys it and I want to take him for his birthday in early February. Convenience for him on and off the slopes is most important (mostly Black Diamond slopes). Driving to/from the slopes is not an option. I would prefer ski-on, ski-off but a short walk is okay.
Meanwhile, because I do not ski, I still need something to do - shopping, hiking, bicycling, restaurants, etc. I do not want to drive either, although I suppose I could if I have to. I'm trying to avoid renting a car.
I was thinking Stowe Mountain Lodge but WOW that place is expensive - but very convenient to the slopes. From what I can tell, most of the fun for me in Stowe would be in the village - so I would have to drive (which I am trying to avoid). I also looked into Killington, but it seems that most of the easy-access lodging is far away from the shopping and restaurants.
Any help would be very appreciated. I am particularly interested in Vermont but could change it up to Colorado if there is a place there which would meet my needs.