We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I've been on that slope. Crested Butte is a fabulous place for beginners and intermediate skiers, with the added bonus of plenty of places for good food and entertainment, both at the base and in the town nearby.
So I understand. Even with modern snowmaking, one encounters much more ice in New England. Which is good for a certain type of adventurous spirit and for teaching you quick adaptability, but is not necessarily "good skiing."
CB has terrific beginner and intermediate terrain, but really... if you're an expert and/or into "extreme" terrain, CB is absolutely great. Teo Bowl, the peak runs, the extremes ... holy cow it's amazing. There really is no comparison in conditions: "icy" in CB is "packed powder" in NE.