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post #1 of 17
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My parents told me that for my 16 b-day (march) they would take me to like Snowbird or whistler or some place like that. HOW AWSOME IS THAT. But im still not sure where to go any suggestions?
post #2 of 17
Snowbird. To date the best terrain I have skied in the Western US.
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Yah, I was definatley leanin twords that.
post #4 of 17

nice present

Whistler is amazing. Both Mountains combined (Whistler and Blackcomb) are big beyond description. It's a new kind of big, but the snow is usually bad due to the low elevation and being near the coast. Seems like you're from back East so if I were you I'd head to Utah for a better chance skiing in some nice powder. Don't miss Alta. Utah can be a pretty cheap trip too if you stay in Salt Lake City.

Have fun!
post #5 of 17

Slc

I've skiied both. Non-coastal climes reduce your "skunked" factor.
post #6 of 17
Alta and Snowbird's terrain matches that off Whistler (especially with the combined lift ticket) and the snow is a lot better.
Seems like an easy choice to make....
post #7 of 17
It depends when you actually go. If you go in early March, Whistler can be great, but if you go later in the season, it can get a bit warm there, and there is a higher risk of conditions that aren't quite as good. Also, there's more other stuff to do at Whistler, in case you need more than just skiing. If it's all about the skiing, then that doens't matter.

If you are going to make the reservations last-minute, then I'd suggest being open to either, and checking the conditions and forecast to make your decision.

Another thing, you'll spend a lot less time traveling if you go to Snowbird/Alta.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by JohnH
....Also, there's more other stuff to do at Whistler, in case you need more than just skiing...
Are you counting SLC in the mix? If so, then I'm not sure about that. SLC may not be Manhattan, but it does have plenty of city life.

Powdr
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Originally Posted by Powdr
Are you counting SLC in the mix? If so, then I'm not sure about that. SLC may not be Manhattan, but it does have plenty of city life.

Powdr
Let us not forget the Mormon museum!
post #10 of 17
Sick? Is that good? Truly two countries divided by a common language :
post #11 of 17
He's 16, so there doesn't need to be too much nightlife. I'd go with Alta-Bird... you won't be disappointed. Make sure to bring your fat skis.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by RossiFreerider
My parents told me that for my 16 b-day (march) they would take me to like Snowbird or whistler or some place like that
Wow, my parents took me to Round Table pizza or Mickey D's or someplace like that. Can't go wrong with either if you ask me.
post #13 of 17
Go to whistler, unless you want to spend 24 hrs a day with your parents. I've gone to Whistler on bad snow years(not like last year) and it was awesome!! Lots to do off the mountain and on is mind blowing. Whistler is so huge you'll never get bored!!
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by eng_ch
Sick? Is that good? Truly two countries divided by a common language :
Actually it's also one country divided by two languages (Adult English and Teenager English), but yes it's good.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by RossiFreerider
My parents told me that for my 16 b-day (march) they would take me to like Snowbird or whistler or some place like that. HOW AWSOME IS THAT. But im still not sure where to go any suggestions?
That is truly awesome. I'll do the same for my son and I get a trip out of it too. Only 11 more years to go! Nothing better than rippin' with dad (and a dad that can rip!)

I would go someplace where you can ski a variety of choices. Either Utah or Summit County would be good choices. That way you can sample various ski resorts.
post #16 of 17

March=Whistler

Whistler/Blackhom in March can be amazing. I've skied Snobird and Whistler, Whisler Blackhom has more acreage, more vertical, less crowded slopes and better night life. Do it!
post #17 of 17
Go to Fernie and take a "steep and deep" camp, if this doesn't set your priorities for the rest of your skiing life nothing will.
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