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post #31 of 97

Home mountain - 26.5 miles

 

There is a small, tiny mountain closer but I'd rather travel a little bit more.

post #32 of 97

10 miles, 10-15 minutes

post #33 of 97

 

Local hill is  just over 20 miles away.  

Only 6 miles of that is Highway, tho; the rest is slower county roads and driving through town with its strict 25mph speed limit.

 

So about 50-55 minutes if I drive to the top myself, and about 65-70 minutes if I take the shuttle from the mountain's base. 

post #34 of 97
15 miles to the closest hill, I work there full time during the season and usually catch another day a week with family and/or friends.
post #35 of 97
40 miles north or 30 miles south.Make the trip 3-4 times a week.
This year lost a few to rain
post #36 of 97

18 miles and a 1,400 foot elevation gain. Usually can be there in 25 minutes. Normal years I ski 40+ days. This season, the worst in decades, I got in 31.

post #37 of 97

About 30 miles, 45 minutes and 4,000 feet of elevation gain to Whitewater.

 

A bit farther to Red Mountain in Rossland - maybe 55 minutes.

 

Whitewater is about 25 minutes from my office and has better snow. My season pass is at Whitewater, so I don't get to Red that often.

 

Closest cat skiing office and pickup for standby and day skiers is 10 minutes from my house (Valhalla Powdercats), but the price tag is pretty high compared to the season pass at Whitewater. I frequently encounter their bus headed up the Slocan Valley on my way in to work or ski in the morning.

 

 

post #38 of 97
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8.3 miles, garage to parking lot.  16 minutes if the road is okay.  Skied 83 days this year.  



I bow with envy to your grand life.

 

post #39 of 97

 

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and driving through town with its strict 25mph speed limit.

 



Sandpoint bypass will be done this summer! Should shave off 10 minutes?

post #40 of 97

82 miles to Stevens Pass, about hour and a half.  20 days so far, about 3x staying overnight in a cabin half way.

 

92 miles to Mt Baker, 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours. 

 

131 miles to Crystal, about 3 hours.     Will be doing that this spring and summer a few times as Crystal will be open at least through the end of May and possibly into June or July.  

post #41 of 97

~75 miles one way depending on which route I take or 90 minutes.  I do it 1-3 times a week from early/mid December until early/mid March, but with gas prices being what they are, where they're headed, and our first child due in August I suspect I will be lucky to get 1 day a week next season.

post #42 of 97

Much too far.

 

275 to Taos.

475 to Summit Co.

 

The distance makes the arrival more sweet.  I guess.

post #43 of 97
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Sandpoint bypass will be done this summer! Should shave off 10 minutes?

 

Oh, don't think I don't know that!  yahoo.gif
 

Between the pokey speed limit and the 4 traffic signals in town, Yeah, I would think at least 10 minutes!

 

I realized I underestimated a bit; I'm probably 23-25 miles from the village.....I always forget to check the mileage, but I know how far to the tracks, to town, barn to village, etc., so I just add them roughly together.

 

64 days this year, but I think Silver Mt. is open on weekends for awhile yet, and if so, I may get a couple of days in there before all is said and done. 

 

 

post #44 of 97

19.3 miles from my home to the base of Alta. Depends on traffic and the canyon road, but I can usually get there in about 30-35 minutes. Can shave a couple miles/minutes off if I choose to go to Snowbird instead. My work is less than a mile from Park City Mountain Resort, and the company I work for provides a couple Utah gold passes for everyone to share, so I can also easily ski there for a couple hours on a break from work.

 

Sadly, I only went 6 times this year because I just started getting back into skiing in late February after taking about 10 years off. I plan on going more like 20 times next winter.

post #45 of 97

I live 18 minutes from the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon, depending on road conditions it takes about 15 minutes to get to Solitude from the mouth of the canyon.  When Solitude closes on Sunday I'll have 53 days in for the season.

post #46 of 97
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I live 18 minutes from the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon, depending on road conditions it takes about 15 minutes to get to Solitude from the mouth of the canyon.  When Solitude closes on Sunday I'll have 53 days in for the season.

 

You like Solitude that much? It's actually the only resort in the Cottonwoods and Park City area I've never been to. I've never heard anything bad about Solitude, but I've only met one person who said it was their favorite place (a guy from Tennessee I talked with at Snowbird). I'm going to make sure I get up there next winter, but I may only go 1 day because I spread my days around to a number of resorts. Any suggestions for somewhere I NEED to go if I only go there once?

post #47 of 97
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You like Solitude that much? It's actually the only resort in the Cottonwoods and Park City area I've never been to. I've never heard anything bad about Solitude, but I've only met one person who said it was their favorite place (a guy from Tennessee I talked with at Snowbird). I'm going to make sure I get up there next winter, but I may only go 1 day because I spread my days around to a number of resorts. Any suggestions for somewhere I NEED to go if I only go there once?


Solitude is really beautiful and the highlight is the quasi-side country of Honeycomb canyon.  They need a better lift system on the upper mtn though.

 

Generalizing, there seem to be three types posting in this thread:

Locals under 30 minutes

Day trippers/weekenders under ~3 hours

Long distance travelers over 500 miles

 

I'm currently split about 50% daytripper and 50% long distance traveler with 20-something ski days in this winter. 

 

The people that really impress me are the daytrippers and long distance travelers at the upper end of the frequency range.  I'm super impressed with the sacrifices folks make to:

1.  ski most winter weekends when they have to drive 3+ hours to get to a ski hill  

2.  make enough multiday visits each winter to log 25-30+ ski days when they live 500+ miles from ski area of choice.

 

Long ago I did the three hour drive to ski every weekend for about a dozen winters and it took a very supportive team/family effort with respect to driving, lodging, food, miscellaneous costs, and other logistics to make if fun and feasible.


 

 

post #48 of 97

I live in Toronto. I'll ski at a private club about 2.5 hours north of here maybe 3 times a year (once this year).

 

I make two trips to Whistler/Blackcomb annually and that's where I get my real skiing fix. Only about 15/16 days but I beat Ontario folks who ski every weekend in January/February for vertical, quantity and especially quality. I don't have to worry about idiots tapping their poles or jumping on on my tails in the lift lines either.

 

post #49 of 97

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Solitude is really beautiful and the highlight is the quasi-side country of Honeycomb canyon.  They need a better lift system on the upper mtn though.

 


Got it. Thanks for that. If it wasn't going to rain maybe I'd head up there for their last weekend. Honeycomb Canyon looks pretty nice, I'll have to check that out next winter!

post #50 of 97

I am luck enough to be retired and live in Summit County, Colorado. 6 miles to Keystone, 12 to A-Basin or Copper. 25 to Vail. 120 days this season hoping to get two more month at A-Basin.

post #51 of 97
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If it wasn't going to rain maybe I'd head up there for their last weekend. Honeycomb Canyon looks pretty nice, I'll have to check that out next winter!



Rain?  It's supposed to snow tonight through Friday night, Saturday is supposed to be snow showers with a high of 33.  Sounds like a great day to go up and see what Solitude is all about!

 

I've had a pass there for 10 years, there's a lot less competition at Solitude than the "other" canyon.  Most of the complaints I hear about Solitude involve the lift system or it's too small.  What most folks don't realize is that you can't see all of the terrain from the lifts, so it tends to stay unskied.  Like Alta a lot of the terrain is accessed by sidestepping/traversing or hiking.  If it keeps the crowds away I'm perfectly fine with the lift system.

post #52 of 97

22 miles to the closest mountain resort, 29 miles on average.  Total drive time is usually 45 minutes or less.  As of Today, I have 76 days this year. 

 

 

post #53 of 97

34 miles

there 4 days a week

ski 1-2 days a week

Didn't get much skiing in this year compared to last year, actually had a "real" job on the ski hill.

I must say this year was much more rewarding than last year even though I skied about half as much.

 

post #54 of 97

There are 3 within an hour and a half, another about 2 hours away and 3 more 3 hours away. That's Seven Springs, Laurel Mountain, Hidden Valley, Blue Knob in PA and Timberline, Canaan Valley and White Grass in West Virginia. I could count Boyce Park about 40 minutes away but I haven't skied there for years.

 

Vermont resorts range from 10 hours to K-mart to 12 to Jay.

 

I try to get 20 to 30 days a year, most local. This year I logged 19 days with 4 in Vermont and Maine.

post #55 of 97

25 minutes to my local hill...

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10 hours to my "local" mountain...

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post #56 of 97

3 mountains within 45min.  

 

5 hrs and I can be anywhere from Baker/Whistler to Revy/Whitewater. 17 different resorts by a quick count, probably missing some. 

 

post #57 of 97

4 hour drive to Massanutten where I get a season pass for myself and my school-age daughter.  Break even is 7 days on the slopes.  Get there about 5 weekends each season, plus the week before Christmas.  Usually meeting up with one of her friends or driving up with friends.  There are slightly closer small mountains in NC and VA but those are more crowded on weekends and don't have an indoor water park, which is a factor for an 11yo.  Also a late season week for the two of us at Alta (meeting friends during spring break), plus a week for me in the Rockies somewhere with ski buddies.

post #58 of 97

6.2 miles to the one out my back door

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& 18 miles to the one out my front door.

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JF

post #59 of 97

One hour if the roads are good.  Half the trip is four lane and half windy country lanes.  Lucky to have company about half the time.

post #60 of 97

Around an hour to Alpental/Snoqualmie, and 2:30 to Crystal.

I have skiied around 30 days this year, and around 25 of those were at Alpental/Snoqualmie.

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