Hello! We (myself, husband and 2 kids--8 and 10 year old) are planning a winter ski trip this year. We have never been skiing before but have really been looking forward to it. I found this place searching the internet. I had never heard of it before but it had such great reviews I had to check further into it. I was told by a couple of people that the skiing there just wasn't as good as Colorado skiing. The snow was "harder" "icier".....not as powdery. Harder to ski in....Is this true? We were planning on going Dec 9th for about a week. The representative with smuggs told me that the only things that we may not get to do is dog sleigh rides and ice skating. She guaranteed skiing, tubing, etc. Can anyone give me some help. We can't find a better price for skiing, lift tickets, lodging and ski school any place else.