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Poll Results: Where do you ski the most?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (21)
    Pacific North West (AK, WA, OR, BC, ID, MT)
  • 24% of voters (25)
    New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • 32% of voters (33)
    Rockies (AZ, CO, NM, TX, UT, WY)
  • 5% of voters (6)
    West Coast (CA, NV)
  • 8% of voters (9)
    Midwest (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, KS, ND, OH, SD, WI)
  • 1% of voters (2)
    Southeast (AL, NC, GA, TN, VA, WV)
  • 6% of voters (7)
    Mid-Atlantic (MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • 10% of voters (11)
    other
  • 7% of voters (8)
    this poll is flawed; all polls are flawed
103 Total Votes  
post #31 of 44
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Originally Posted by qcanoe View Post

 

Mild aside: As a native New Yorker, I kind of cringe to see it lumped into the Mid-Atlantic. There really isn't any part of New York, other than the city and LI, that's not as far north as CT (in New England). And the most mountainous part (think Gore, Whiteface) is at the same latitudes as VT / NH. 

 

NY is an odd one.  Northeastern NY hills have more in common with their New England Neighbors than PA, VA etc.  But the south eastern ones are more like mid-atlantic.  Think tuxedo Ridge.

 

And the western NY resorts (Holliday Valley etc) are more like the Midwest.

 

If I were dividing it up, I'd say:

 

Northeast ( New England,  northeast NY, Quebec & the maritime provinces)

Mid-atlantic( southeast NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA)

Great Lakes (any resort that's in the great lakes drainage basin. Lake Champlain is not a great lake for this purpose (c: )

Southern Apalachia (WV, NC, AL,GA)

 

Bottom line is that state and provincal borders make lousy dividing lines. For instance, interior BC has much more in common with Rockies than PNW.

post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post
 

 

Well, technically Ontario isn't Northeast, is it? Northeast would be Northern Quebec, Labrador ya know?


Well I love it in Vermont.....does that make me an honorary New Englander?  Normally calling a Canadian an American is met with laughter in Canuckland.  Sometimes scorn.  But mostly laughter here in the "Northeast-ish" area.

post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ewok View Post

I would also put MT in the Rockies region, even though it's a short drive from me, and I also thought WV and VA were part of the Mid-Atlantic states. From Wikipedia (I know it's not a scholarly source):

Its exact definition differs upon source, but the region often includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. North Carolina is sometimes also included. When discussing climate, Connecticut (especially southern Connecticut) is often included with the mid Atlantic region.

oops, I chose mid-atlantic without checking the composition. Can I change my vote, I would NEVER ski in the Southeast ;).

post #34 of 44
Thread Starter 

All polls are flawed. 

I think I got the list from Wikipedia, of all places.  

It had states listed under each regional designation, so I went with it instead of other lists that didn't.  

I wanted all the states listed, so people could pinpoint specifically where their most frequented spot was.

 

Significant Canadian areas are missing; sorry I missed that.  Important mistake.  Wish I could change a poll once it's up.

But I think all the states are at least listed, even if they are not in the regional area people are used to.  

Whoops, can you ski in Hawaii?

post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

All polls are flawed.

I think I got the list from Wikipedia, of all places.

It had states listed under each regional designation, so I went with it instead of other lists that didn't.

I wanted all the states listed, so people could pinpoint specifically where their most frequented spot was.

 

Significant Canadian areas are missing; sorry I missed that.  Important mistake.  Wish I could change a poll once it's up.

But I think all the states are at least listed, even if they are not in the regional area people are used to.

Whoops, can you ski in Hawaii?

I saw a poll once that indicated that most polls were about 40% flawed.

post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post

 

Whoops, can you ski in Hawaii?

 

Yes.  No lift-served, but there is skiing on top of Mauna Kea.  see http://www.hawaiisnowskiclub.com/Mk/

 

post #37 of 44

Skiing a volcano......Epic.

post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post
 

Skiing a volcano......Epic.

 

Yes, it is.

 

post #39 of 44
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Skiing a volcano......Epic. 

Several besides Bachelor:  Mammoth, Niseko, a couple in Chile.   But notably the active one Mt. Ruepehu in New Zealand, where a Sept. 1995 eruption curtailed that ski season.  Nonetheless Mauna Kea is a bucket list item I hope to ski someday, with a dose of Diamox at 13,700 feet with no acclimitization time.

post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
 
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Skiing a volcano......Epic. 

Several besides Bachelor:  Mammoth, Niseko, a couple in Chile.   But notably the active one Mt. Ruepehu in New Zealand, where a Sept. 1995 eruption curtailed that ski season.  Nonetheless Mauna Kea is a bucket list item I hope to ski someday, with a dose of Diamox at 13,700 feet with no acclimitization time.

Hood.

post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by COBillsFan View Post
 

Texas as a “Rockies” destination???? :dunno

Yes.

Powder run on the ranch...in Texas.

post #42 of 44

Very Rocky!

post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post
 

Wow, I wasn't aware that all Epic skiers in the Northeast were American.

 

This poll certainly doesn't push the stereotype that all Americans think they're at the center of the universe.  No, not at all.......nice to see British Columbia got an honorary American inclusion though. :rolleyes

America is not the center of the universe; it is the universe.  Note how they often hold world championships in certain sports, without inviting other countries to compete.  Ok, let me go put my flame suit on!

post #44 of 44
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Originally Posted by Tony Crocker View Post
 

Several besides Bachelor:  Mammoth, Niseko, a couple in Chile.   But notably the active one Mt. Ruepehu in New Zealand, where a Sept. 1995 eruption curtailed that ski season.  Nonetheless Mauna Kea is a bucket list item I hope to ski someday, with a dose of Diamox at 13,700 feet with no acclimitization time.

 

Me skiing Mauna Kea is on my wife's bucket list. Just going to Hawaii is on hers.

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