Long crusiing blue runs: Northstar or Squaw?
Planning on a short trip with some friends. I like long green or gentle blue runs (Perfect = mountain run at squaw except for those 2&*#@)@($^*@ cat tracks that are nightmare for me!)
Friend is a beginner (been with her once and she refused to get on the ski lift at squaw in the bunny hill area). But she really want to try again.
Her two kids are are skiers, I don't know how good they are, but they will be in ski school all day.
Other friends are beginner skiers.
I've been to both northstar and squaw, but I stayed at squaw for 3 days (working technically, so I was only able to board about 2hrs/day), but felt like I progressed alot, so i might be delusional, I was under the impression that north star's blue runs are steeper than squaws? I could be completely wrong because when I went to northstar, it was only the 3rd time boarding.
I absoutely love squaw when I went, the blues were very long and even it was a saturday, lines weren't long. Friends want to do northstar instead (they will probably just stay on the bunny hill) but I wonder if the blue runs are as gentle as the ones I did in squaw?
Anyone been to both enough times to compare?