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post #31 of 53
always wanted to ski the Beav, never skied anywhere in Utah (put it down to having lived all over Colorado)
post #32 of 53
[quote=ssh]You know, it would be really awesome if you could join us for the ESA sometime. I would really love to make turns during the day and talk into the night with you!
QUOTE]

Geez, get a room you two.

To your other Q: Portillo, last 3 years in a row.
post #33 of 53
I'm a mountain scenery freak so sometime must get to Banff/Lake Louise in western Canada. Regarding Alps, have only skied five places in Austria, but visited Zermatt Switzerland, Jungfrau region of Switzerland, and Garmisch Germany in non-ski summer trip. As scenery freak, must get back to Alps, particularly Mt. Blanc region of France and Dolomites of Italy.

Best scenery thread:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...untain+scenery
post #34 of 53
North and South America (I'm told it's a big ski area).


(But I'm going to Whistler and heli-skiing in BC next season)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Latchigo
Unless he was in the competition, he probably just skied 'Strief' which is the red run which covers some of the race course but excludes the hair raising bits like Steilhang and Mausfall. These are roped off for recreational skiers.
You can still ski it if you want to. If you want to do it as hardpack and with no ropes you can do it for a day or two after the race (well, you could when I did it 3 times about 15 years ago). One guy fell really hard on the Steilhang when I was doing it. His binding didn't work but his ski ran off down the hill with his boot still on it! I didn't check if his foot was in it.
post #35 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
You know, it would be really awesome if you could join us for the ESA sometime. I would really love to make turns during the day and talk into the night with you!
Nice of you saying so, Steve.
Sometime...?
We have a friend in Calgary and there was a plan for my ski trip a few years ago. The problem is my knee allows for only 6 consecutive days of skiing. That´s not much considering the distance and costs required.
My present policy is to wait if/till all medical care I have results in some improvement.
Who knows?
post #36 of 53
Well, let's see... Ski a couple of days, then try some snowmobiling. Ski a couple of days, do some sight-seeing. Ski a couple of days...

I know, though. It would be difficult for me to get over to the Czech Republic, as well, but it's a worthy goal. I hadn't considered CZ before France, Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, but, perhaps I should? Regardless, I've got some consulting and writing to do before I can pull together the funds to do any of that!
post #37 of 53

I thought I would throw this in just for fun

Taking care of this tread. / The snow is good and they are BOOKED!! (Portillo)

Di

Think Snow

Diana M. de Unger

Sales & Reservation Department

Toll 800-829-5325 U.S.A.

Toll 800-514-2579 Canada


_____________________________________________
De: Diana Unger
Enviado el: lunes, 18 de julio de 2005 17:22
Para: <<TOURS PTT 2005 INGLES.doc>> <<SANTIAGO HOTELS 2005.doc>> <<SANTIAGO HOTELS 2005.doc>>
Asunto: THOMPSON MICHAEL xxxxxx

Dear Mr Thompson,

Sorry for all this misunderstanding.

I confirm you reservation number XXXXXX fro 1 single lake view room from September 3rd to September 10.

I will do the first payment for the amount of US$1125, in August 3 I will charge the balance due.

In order to book the transfer for you please at your earliest convenience send me your flights itineraries.

My best regards





Di

Think Snow

Diana M. de Unger

Sales & Reservation Department

Toll 800-829-5325 U.S.A.
post #38 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssh
I know, though. It would be difficult for me to get over to the Czech Republic, as well, but it's a worthy goal. I hadn't considered CZ before France, Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, but, perhaps I should? Regardless, I've got some consulting and writing to do before I can pull together the funds to do any of that!
If you really want to ski you must visit France, Switzerland and Austria first. As you know there´s a lot of info and posts here about where to go.
Comparing to the Alps the mountains here are not worth a visit. If you live here you ski here, logically. Even then, my skiing is approximately 30 days here and 50 days in the Alps.
To see Prague and maybe some other remarkable places with long history and to enjoy the famous beer (e.g. Budweiser is/was the beer from the city of Budweis) would be a nice part of a Europe trip. Just not the skiing. Unless, of course, you were part of the Ladies Worldcup. A SL and GS will be staged here on 21 and 22 December.

Btw, there´s also a place earlier caller Joachimsthal. There used to be silver mines and a coin called Joachimsthaler originated here. The shorter version "thaler" later transformed into "dollar" in America. (This is no speculation but serious history.)
Nevertheless, the Alps first.
post #39 of 53
MTT, you go! ...and report back!
post #40 of 53
Oregon. Haven't been to Hood or Bachelor, and I hear that there's this little resort called Anthony Lakes that's a nice little gem.

Alaska, and the remote parts of B.C.
The Caucasus, and of course, many more places!
post #41 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by californian
Oregon. Haven't been to Hood or Bachelor, and I hear that there's this little resort called Anthony Lakes that's a nice little gem.
The BEST you've never skied??? I grew up skiing in Oregon. I suppose if you primarily ski groomed runs, and aren't an expert skier, Mt. Hood Meadows is pretty good, but if you like off-piste, the snow on Hood is pretty heavy and wet. Batchelor seemed pretty good to me when I was a teenager (much dryer snow than Hood), but I met a guy from Bend up at MT Snowbowl last season who sneered when I mentioned my recollection of Batchelor to him, saying there really wasn't much challenging terrain.

I've never skied Anthony Lakes, but I hear they get the dryest snow in Oregon, although they don't always get much.
post #42 of 53
X dog,

I put South America on or near the top of my list.

Other places I've never skied and want to

Whistler

Aspen I was there for work in December and there was plenty of snow but I had no time to ski.

Big Sky

Bridger Bowl

Fernie

Burke

Heli skiing in Canada and Alaska
post #43 of 53
I have been to Elk before nice resort alot nicer than almost anywere in the state, but i still like BKs terrain better. Also i live in Pittsburgh area so 2 hour drive(or one hour from hidden valley were i work)to blue knob. sure beats 7 to Elk. Blue Knob is the only place in this state that really has any thrills.
post #44 of 53
US: Jackson Hole

North America: Whistler

Europe: Verbier
post #45 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by volantaddict
The BEST you've never skied???
Hey you got people on here posting about ski hills in Pennsylvania, and you're ragging him about Mt. Hood?
post #46 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Hey you got people on here posting about ski hills in Pennsylvania, and you're ragging him about Mt. Hood?
I've never been to Pennsylvania, but if it's worse than Hood, I'd be even more surprised that someone listed it among the best they never skied. It just seemed strange that anyone would have that impression of Oregon skiing. I wasn't trying to rag on him.
post #47 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Hey you got people on here posting about ski hills in Pennsylvania, and you're ragging him about Mt. Hood?
I think the people posting about PA mts. are looking at it on a regional scale as well as a national scale. In my earlier post my list includes one resort from every big ski state thats on my wish list. I think thats the best way to answer a question like this because there's so much to choose from.
post #48 of 53


The Red Slate Couloir is at the top of my list
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post #49 of 53
Well, you hit it last year during their worst season in 40 years. This year should be QUITE different!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MTT
Taking care of this tread. / The snow is good and they are BOOKED!! (Portillo)

Di

Think Snow

Diana M. de Unger

Sales & Reservation Department

Toll 800-829-5325 U.S.A.

Toll 800-514-2579 Canada


_____________________________________________
De: Diana Unger
Enviado el: lunes, 18 de julio de 2005 17:22
Para: <<TOURS PTT 2005 INGLES.doc>> <<SANTIAGO HOTELS 2005.doc>> <<SANTIAGO HOTELS 2005.doc>>
Asunto: THOMPSON MICHAEL xxxxxx

Dear Mr Thompson,

Sorry for all this misunderstanding.

I confirm you reservation number XXXXXX fro 1 single lake view room from September 3rd to September 10.

I will do the first payment for the amount of US$1125, in August 3 I will charge the balance due.

In order to book the transfer for you please at your earliest convenience send me your flights itineraries.

My best regards





Di

Think Snow

Diana M. de Unger

Sales & Reservation Department

Toll 800-829-5325 U.S.A.
post #50 of 53
would like to make it east to Tuckerman's sometime
post #51 of 53
Xdog:
Never been to South America before/ This will be my first Trip. I really wanted to go in August but it is just Booked/ Plane fare is higher for week of the 3rd also.

MTT
post #52 of 53
Places I need to cross off my list:

SLC Area
Squaw & Heavenly
Big Sky
Taos
Jay's
MRG

St. Anton
Lech/Zurs

Whistler
Banff/Lake Louise

Portillo
post #53 of 53
hey Rick- where is that? From that picture it looks like at least 1000 vert of at least 50 degrees. By the way, did you see the TR on Lou Dawson's wild snow blog on the 11 and 12 year old kids who skied the Cross Couloir? Now I feel like a real wimp!

(going to Bergeron this week to get my AT boots balanced- maybe now I'll be able to keep up)
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