I was in Denver for a work meeting--I live on the East Coast. I decided to give one of the ski resorts a try. It was late April and only A-basin and Loveland was open. A-basin was a few miles closer so I decided on that. I had only skied mid east mountains--the highest elevation was a little over 4000. What a difference. The view was breathtaking everywhere I looked. Had a couple of inches of fresh snow on the ground. Just incredible.
I was doing OK on blues out east but got pummeled by the blues at A-basin. I've improved a lot since then and am looking forward to trying it again. The trails were awesome--nice and wide for the most part. Even the greens were a lot of fun with turns and twists everywhere. Skiing through the trees was fun. Sking above the treeline was incredible.
I suspect that if you're a mid east coaster--any resort in CO will be worlds better than anything you're used to. A-basin is very laid back and cool. A great late season place to go.