We nested in Lionshead Village at Vail Spa and Condos. As such, we started each day at that gondola and dinned lunch in that village.
Mamatella doesn't ski (get a crane - haha) and was BEYOND gracious enough to watch Squeak so that we could ski. Squeak was in good hands and we had fun on the slopes.
We met Mamatella and Squeak for lunch each day which was just lovely. I love the mid-day break from skiing. There is nothing like fresh powder then relaxing and then getting after it for a few more runs.
I think Lionshead Village is so quaint. It looked like how I expect a European ski village might looks. It wasn't super crowded and there was tons to do (iceskating! coffee shops, shopping, dinning, etc.). Xoxo-BLC