We went as a family (2 adults, 4 kids) to App Ski Mountain last year, took lessons, kids especially, and enjoyed it. This year we are going up with another family and I am not sure which slopes would be best. For our friends' family, the adults are experienced (used to go to Wintergreen a lot, plus husband has been many times out west), and the kids are total beginners. I am wondering which place would be best for lessons, but satisfying to the experienced ones. I should mention that the kids range in age from 6 to 14.
The fact that the only weekend we can all go is this upcoming MLK weekend is also a factor. I know App Ski Mt is smaller, so would it be more clogged up with the holiday crowds? Or are the crowds less there even on holidays?
And how about tubing? Sugar? Hawksnest? We did Jonas Ridge a few years ago, but that's been our only experience.
We will be staying at my folks' place in Linville Falls.