Is WISP the right family place for the President's Day weekend? How are the rentals? What about lodging?
I find (in general) the snow at wisp and WV is drier.
SnowShoe has a very good ski school that has special 1/2 and whole day programs specifically for kids. This allow the parents time to get off and ski by themselves. My better half is an expert skier and enjoys himself on the Western Territories' Killy designed Cupp Run and Shays while I stay on the bowl side on blues and greens. There are several sections on the bowl side that are laid out in such a way that a black and blue/green skier can make their seperate runs down and ride up together in the same lift. Nice for huggin' your honey!
Accommodations at SnowShoe are you get what you pay for as indicated in another thread. We have been very satisfied 90% of the time.
In any case Presidents Day weekend is full contact at any resort in the area. Expect big crowds and harried service if you eat out, longer lift lines, etc. And ... you had better book -now-! I booked us at SnowShoe for that weekend about 10 days ago and they were definitely low on accommodations. If you decide that SnowShoe might be the place for you, book thru their reservation system for best service, see ... http://www.snowshoemtn.com/ .. for phone numbers and information.
I like Wisp, but it is not really a resort. Although it is Ski-in/ski-out. I don't have any first hand knowledge of the ski-school or family programs. It has not been very crowded, the times I went and the snow was always good. I would agree with JCP's assessment of 7 Springs and if you read the threads on Snowshoe you will see the divergent opinions on that subject.
The lodging at Wisp is Holiday Inn style but nice.
Wherever you go, you should probably hurry and book something quick!
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