I like Silverton on the list, but I don't think its even on its own radar in terms of being a ski town. I guess you mean REALLY undiscovered, because its hard to even get hotel rooms there. Its an awesome place, though.
How about Salida, CO? Since it came under new local-based ownership in 2005, Monarch has become one of the best skier-oriented mountains out there, and the town has started shifting from a place that shuts down once rafting season ends to a place that is starting to embrace winter.
Yeah, I know. I might have to do Durango instead. Not sure. It's got its own mountain, but Silverton is the star attraction. Not sure if Durango is close enough. We'll see. Salida is a fringe possibility.
Yeah, I love Sandpoint. I think that will make the list.
SLC would be a fun one because it's unexpected. And it's got world-class skiing all over the place. But I'm not sure if I can call it a ski town. Ogden is on my radar; I'll look into Eden. Driggs for sure. That's on the list. Cooke City is a fun idea. The backcountry skiing there is outstanding. I'm headed back this winter to check out some backcountry cabins that are being built right now in non-motorized zone with gorgeous 3,000 foot lines in all directions. But that might have to wait for the next list -- super duper obscure ski towns.
Rossland is on my list as a "maybe" along with Golden. The trick is not having it be too B.C.-centric.
The towns don't have to be undiscovered, per se, just great ski towns that haven't attained classic status yet. I'll try to include a good mix of towns people know and some they may not. Bristol is a thought. I'd kind of written off the Northeast, but definitely open to ideas...
Thanks for the brainstorm! Was hoping we could have some fun with this...