My husband and I were intermediate Eastern skiers when we first visited Alta. Not surprisingly, we never went back. To ski in the East, that is.
Alta is not for everybody. It's not a name-dropper resort like Aspen or Vail. It does not have a big resort feel, nor the nightlife some would like after a couple of hours ripping the cruisers. In fact,...” --Altanaut
We skied May 30 until June 4th, it was amazing, there is still a ton of snow up at elevation.
This is a great place to meet extremely nice people, ski great terrain, the mountain food is excellent and very reasonable. A-Basin is not a glitzy, high fashion resort, but a relaxed ski area for everyone. I wish we were able to ski more of the place, but some lifts were closed, I don't...” --binobear
“I was on a ski trip in Southern Colorado over my Spring Break, making the rounds at Crested Butte, Wolf Creek, Silverton, Telluride, etc. At the advice of one of my friends who works as an instructor at Breckenridge, I used the extra day in my trip to go down to Taos. Prior to that, I didn't know much about it other than a preconceived notion that it wouldn't be great because it wasn't in...” --jswim123
The prices went up on the food from when I was last there two years ago. But two years ago I couldn't appreciate the challenge that Snowbasin brings. I agree with almost everything said above, this place is awesome.
If you are looking for a destination to ski... go to the Park City area. If you have a car and are willing to drive to a destination...” --HolaSnow
SNOWBIRD: NOT FOR BEGINNERS, ADVANCING BEGINNERS OR LOW INTERMEDIATES!!!!!!
Disclaimer: I do not dispute that Snowbird is one of the best resorts for advancing intermediates to experts. I believe the better skier you are the more you would probably get from this beautiful beast of a mountain. This review is targeted directly toward beginners to low intermediate skiers or those thinking...” --esumsea
“Spent a week there Feb. 2010. Never stood in line once, even for the Lone Peak Tram. Rode every lift, took most of the lines off the middle of the hill, but couldn't cover every run even with 5 days to do it.
I took the Liberty Bowl off the Lone Peak tram every time. It was truely fun terrain, resembling Rendezvous Bowl at Jackson Hole except it's triple the vertical. The ride up the Lone...” --SpikeDog
“Expert skiing joy; Downhill pitch, Bumps, Chutes & Glade. ” --DonDenver
Winter Park has lots of terrain to offer, from open green groomers to gnarly avalanche-prone chutes. The snow is very dry. There is ample tree-skiing to be had; the possibilities are endless. However, one should be prepared to ski alot of bumps (especially if they go over to the "Mary Jane trail complex").
Most of its lifts are high-speed detachables, allowing...” --Vitamin Ski
My favorite resort in America, and for good reason.
First, let's get the bad out of the way. If you want to be Joe Gnar and your ski experience isn't complete without throwing flips off 30 footers, go to Crested Butte or Taos. If you want fast paced nightlife, go to Tahoe. If you want a 80 foot jumps, go to Keystone or Breck. That's not what they're trying to promote or sell, so...” --COBillsFan
“Whitefish Mountain Resort, aka Big Mountain, has been around for over 60 years and yet the majority of skiers (unlike EpicSki members) have never heard of it. 3000 acres of varied terrain, from beginner areas with a magic carpet, to long sweeping cruisers, to tree skiing for the timid or the zealot, should keep everyone happy. A "real town", not a Walt Disney stage set, has great restaurants...” --sibhusky