So initially we were trying to limit our 2 person trip to around 1100$ each including hotel flight rental car and 5 days on the mountain.
1. We want to do powder skiing. (true vertical is our second most interesting thing) // we did our first trip out west to big sky in january and both of us bought powder skis and want to do 2-3 trips a year now. (we ski groomers every weekend on the east)
what do you suggest? here is what i have
1.we thought SLC was a no brainer due to the cheap hotels and all the mountains within driving distance until we realized the flights back were like 9-13 hours with weird routing paterns to phoenix or LAX (not ohare or South carolina)
2. Mt Hood Meadows / Timberline, not bad hotels are filling up fast. but meets our criteria .
3. Denver / somewhere in CO , which places are within driving range of the airport which wouldnt kill us lodging wise / lift wise. Also flights are very cheap here.
4. Revelstoke or Panorama BC . cheap lodging , far drive , decent lift prices. Rumor has it they can be icy? fact or fiction? Also the drive looks long from Calgary but thats how far we drive to 3 day weekend trips. fly into Kelowna due to avalache control right?
5. Seattle flights are dirt cheap but doesnt it rain alot there ? Crystal mountain (4 hour drive which is as far as driving to whistler from here)
6. What else are we missing? thanks
how do we tell or is it even possible to tell which one is most likely to have the powder that we saw in big sky or more powder than the east (i know this isnt hard but which one has the best %)
Big sky - flights
Jackson Hole - flights
Whistler blackcomb - lifttickets
beaver creak (couldnt find hotels near it that werent 400$ a night)
Edited by yuik - 2/5/14 at 8:54pm