I have a week to ski from 19th - 25th December 2012.
I am traveling alone so would prefer to stay in a b&b or lodge type accommodation where I can meet people. I'd consider a good quality back packers or hostel too (I'm 40 so beyond the grit of party backpackers!). I would prefer to avoid large family style resorts.
I'll be traveling from New York and will not have a car so good transport options will be important.
Appreciate that this is not the best time to ski with costs going up and snow not always reliable but dates are not negotiable.
I'd prefer to ski colorado (I worked at Keystone in 1993) but am open to other states that would have reliable dry snow (not east coast) at that time of year.
I'm an intermediate - advanced skier.
Which would be the best mountain and does anyone have advice on where to stay - my internet trawling has not turned up anything useful for an independent traveller.