Going to Keystone in a few weeks - my husband and I are intermediate skiers and our friends are beginners. I've skied Breck, but we generally have only skied in the Midwest (though I found the Midwest to be more challenging because of the crappy snow and ice). Does anyone have recommendations for greens and blues that will have less traffic? Also, any blacks that you would consider easy blacks that will be groomed and wider?
My second question is access to the North Peak. I'm looking at the trail map and it looks like Mozart is the only blue down to the North Peak gondolas, but I've also read that Mozart is over crowded and terrible. What are our alternatives? Is Diamond Back actually easier than Mozart? If we try to ski North Peak, is there a chance we'd get stuck in a place where it'd be really hard to get down, given that we're not used to skiing on real mountains?