EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Can't decide on what ski resort to try this year
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can't decide on what ski resort to try this year

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hello all Not to repeat posts from year past. I plan to do a ski trip end of February. I can not decide what resorts to try.

 

I am more about the ski run aspects vs the fancy resorts. So if the resort has 5 star hotels and a champagne served on the hills is no big deal for me

 

so i am wanting to do resort that has nice long runs. At least the type that take time to go down, whether its challenging runs or just length. 

 

I have been to WHistler once and REvelstoke 3 times, which was great. 

just looking for something different

 

I was thinking of Kicking Horse in Golden BC/ as length seems good as well

 

I was looking at Aspen, Colorado but seems the mountains there are quite small .

 

I was looking at Jackson Hole, USA.  How is the snow situation this year in Jackson Hole. Seems like a big mountain and long runs and challenging? Anyone been there this season yet? how is the snow there, 

 

Also i was looking at Kilington Vermont, now i know the mountains are smaller there, but something different, who has been to Vermont to ski? do they get good snow there?

 

Anyways its a hard decision. I need your feedback please.

post #2 of 13

Of your choices, I say JH or KH.

post #3 of 13

So how much do you get paid every time you mention Kicking Horse on this forum? Do you do so on other forums, too, or are we just lucky?

post #4 of 13

Big Sky/Moonlight Basin, Montana?  That would be large and the snow is arriving right now.

post #5 of 13

WT123, how do you figure that the mountains at Aspen are small? I don't have the stats and it has been decades since I was there, but Snowmass has great cruisers and must be near 3k vert. feet.

 

Highlands is over 3800' vert. and has great skiing and there are lots of steeps at Ajax right in Aspen.

 

IMO for anyone who has a bucket ski list, Aspen should be on it.

post #6 of 13

Don't know if you've been to or considered going to the SLC, Utah resorts but there's almost nothing you can't find at one (or several) of them.  For long runs in particular, the runs off the Strawberry Express gondola at Snowbasin are some of the longest I've done.  They have some blues that are impeccably groomed where I've been absolutely blown away by how fast some people were skiing.  I wanna say these runs are easily 2 to 2.5 miles each (I use Phresheez on my iPhone).  

Also, my wife and I did a 3.5 mile run (no joke) at Park City.  It was basically a cat track, but it meandered all the way from the top to the bottom.  Not challenging, but if you want long, it's long.  

Finally, there are infinite ways you could get creative in Peruvian Gulch at Snowbird to get some long runs.  I've gotten a couple 2.5 mile runs in there.

 

All of these resorts have bowls, glades, steeps, chutes, cliffs, etc, so pretty much whatever you want is there.  I'm a huge fan of Solitude but if length is what you're after, Solitude's runs are too short.  

post #7 of 13

The skiing is generally quite good in the North East, but its better out west.  Aspen is the best place we've been.

post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

WT123, how do you figure that the mountains at Aspen are small? I don't have the stats and it has been decades since I was there, but Snowmass has great cruisers and must be near 3k vert. feet.

Highlands is over 3800' vert. and has great skiing and there are lots of steeps at Ajax right in Aspen.

IMO for anyone who has a bucket ski list, Aspen should be on it.

Snow mass has 4400'. Aspen has long runs. Wt123's a troll.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 

not really that long compared to BC, where some places have 9 mile runs, or like 15km at Revelstoke

Whistler has like 12.5 km run,

 

So that makes places like Aspen seem small?

post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by world-traveller123 View Post

 

So that makes places like Aspen seem small?

 

 

You tell me, I don't judge places by 15k beginner runs?  Aspen Mt.'s small on acres, but big on expert skiing.  Ski Highland bowl or Deep T without stopping and I'll be impressed.

post #11 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by world-traveller123 View Post

not really that long compared to BC, where some places have 9 mile runs, or like 15km at Revelstoke

Whistler has like 12.5 km run,

 

So that makes places like Aspen seem small?

The only people who go to Revy and ski the15km switchback cat road are low level intermediates who went there in error. So WT123 you must either be a low level intermediate or a troll. Which one is it I wonder....?

post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanoT View Post

...you must either be a low level intermediate or a troll. Which one is it I wonder....?

 

Who's to say he couldn't be both?

post #13 of 13

Jackson Hole or Big Sky. I was at both 2 weeks ago and the snow was great. mostly everything is open. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Can't decide on what ski resort to try this year