To the op- being that you are in texas, your best bet as far as driving would probably be somewhere in colorado, although that is still one hell of a long drive, i guess, depending on where you are in Texas. Lots of Texans at Vail. If you are in western Texas, you might want to opt for something in New Mexico. Taos is one helluva mountain, but probably not good for noobs, too steep. Try Angelfire or Ski Santa Fe. I don't know what type of conditions they have in March, check the national weather service for 5 year averages.