First off I love Whitefish, MT and Big Mtn...but, I'd like to experience some new slopes. I'm in KY (fly out of Cincinnati) and I'd like to try a new place for skiing for say a 4 or 5 day trip in Feb. I've skiied in Eastern places but they don't compare to the west from what I've seen. I've only skiied at Big Mountain and Crystal in Washington. I really like the feel and style of Big Mtn. I'm not into high end ski area's like Vail (been there in the summer for a day). I'd rather hang out with ski bums living out of a winnibego than talking to a couple bankers over their 30 year old scotch. A normal pub or sports bar perhaps in the town and lots of good terrain. Been to Big Mtn for the last 5 years and I'm ready to try something different. We're a group of 5 guys in their 30s. We like skiing till are legs are shot and drinking microbrew in a local bar with a band or a football game in the background. That's not too much to ask right? Right now we're leaning toward Steamboat Springs cause I saw a pretty good deal, but I'm open to all suggestions.