Thanks so much Penzer. Yeah, you're right - I was actually one of those annoying people doing blues. Last year on my solo trip up to grouse, I almost killed s skier bacause I took a rather wide garland-like turn (since I can't carve)... that's when I was like - enough of this; I need ot get better before I actually do these runs.
I don't have a car but Hemlock seems nice. Just checked out a Youtube video of it and it featured a really wide, gently sloping run. I'll see if I can make the trek out there.