Is Snowbird, UT too advanced for a first season rider used to East Coast?
My mom and I are thinking about taking a trip out west in the second week of April and she found good lodging prices at Snowbird, UT. She's a great skier but has had a little bit of trouble with her knee lately and I'm a first season snowboarder that has only gone to Eastern resorts like Ober Gatlinburg, Beech Mtn, NC and Sugar Mtn, NC. I know that the blacks at these places are nothing compared to the blacks out west and from what I've read, Snowbird is one of the steepest, most challenging mountains in the US.
I'm able to go down the blacks at the places I've already been, but I have to admit that I'm not the most adept at handling the steepest parts with ease. Do you think I'd be wasting my time going to Snowbird? Would it be good to go there and work on my black diamond boarding skills? Or would I be better served by making my first western mountain somewhere like Park City or Lake Tahoe, where the trails are more varied and easier?