Here's my version of best ski resort in North America.
If you were going to go skiing for 2 weeks, and could go anywhere you wanted but had choose the dates in advance, where would you do your skiing?
For me, next season, it's coming down to Red Mountain and WH20.
Yo-yo-ing between the two areas, which are only an hour apart, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to find a good balance between fresh snow, crowds, and exciting terrain (things I value). Maybe venture out to Revy or Fernie at some point during that time.
Unfortunately, I won't have the requisite backcountry knowledge to take advantage of the myriad backcountry zones surrounding these areas. But maybe I'll get in an avy course while I'm out there, to get my feet wet. Perhaps if I'm lucky, I'll meet some people who are willing to show me around a bit.
While I've never been to either of these areas, I've been to Squaw, Jackson, Snowbird, and Alta, and enjoyed those places a lot. Just wish they were less crowded, and it would've been nice if it snowed more than 3 inches during my time at those places.
Edited by Hoss - 4/25/13 at 12:59pm