We're a family of four (kids 7, 13) avid skiers (advanced intermediate to expert). We'll be in CO March 23-31 and plan on skiing B.C. one day. We're staying in Silverthorne and driving in, so looking for recommendations on where to park as well as suggestions on where to ski on a busy day and kid-friendly apres.
It's been suggested that we start out with Arrowhead and move on to Larkspur. I'm assuming there'll be enough terrain in these areas to keep us busy for the better part of a day? My 13yo daughter is quite a little ski racer here in the midwest. She wants to ski the Birds of Prey womens downhill course. From what I can tell, it looks like #9 lift to Peregrine>Kestral>Redtail will be a pretty close approximation, does that sound right? How tough is Peregrine? Is this something we want to try on a busy day? Is the double black rating based mostly on pitch? Probably just a run for Dad and 13yo daughter, I'm sure Mom could make it down but probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Assuming we start at Arrowhead, where is the best place to park? We don't mind paying for parking, and don't want to walk a mile in ski boots from the car to the lift. Is there a "day lodge" type area anywhere at Arrowhead Village where we could change into ski boots, then stash our gear in a rental locker? If not, about how far is it from the parking area to the lift?
Any suggestions certainly appreciated!