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Where would you pick to ski

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Buddy of mine says hes got some plane ticket vouchers he has to use before they expire in March. says me and him should going skiing somewhere. the question is where. if u had choice of anywhere in the continential US for a ski vacation where would u go. JH is our home mountain so we r having trouble picking a place we would rather ski. both of us can ski pretty much anything at JH including corbets.
post #2 of 26
Why go out for hamburger when you can have steak at home?

Anyway, maybe you could fly to Reno for an epic California black diamond rental car trip to Squaw, Kirkwood, Mammoth and Mt. Rose?
Or fly up to Seattle and drive to Whistler/Blackcomb?
post #3 of 26
ain't seen milton keynes yet, 'ave ya?
post #4 of 26
You've got a 'Quality Problem'.
Good Luck!
post #5 of 26
why not come to Aspen Highlands.....you wont be dissappointed!
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
thats kinda been my feeling. id hate to fly somewhere and spend good money going somewhere else and speding the entire time wish i was at the vil. any of u guys been to big sky. i was up there the beginning of nov just cause it is the only place open. mountain looks the part atleast.
post #7 of 26
If you got a nice place to stay maybe we can work out a swap. You stay here at my place in the east and I can live at your place and get more turns in at JH.

Seriously you got to try something hard like Killington on a MLK weekend after a big melt followed by freezing temps. Nothing more challenging then skiing east coast hard pack skiing elbow to elbow down a trail with 1000s of other elbows.
post #8 of 26
Amen, catskills! If nothing else, it would make you click your boots together 3 times and say, "There's no place like Hole, there's no place like Hole"....

How about Tuckerman's? Ya haven't notched the belt till you skied Tucks, or so I hear.
post #9 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by abutterer
Buddy of mine says hes got some plane ticket vouchers he has to use before they expire in March. says me and him should going skiing somewhere. the question is where. if u had choice of anywhere in the continential US for a ski vacation where would u go. JH is our home mountain so we r having trouble picking a place we would rather ski. both of us can ski pretty much anything at JH including corbets.
You live @ JH, why not go someplace warm? THE BEACH!! Hawii for a few days? Cabo? Golfing in AZ maybe?

In the USA I think Utah has the best snow but you could drive there!!
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
catskills thats funny. i grew up in south NJ so i know all about east coast ice. one of my foundest memories was driving 5 hours in the rain up to hunter mtn so i could sleep in my mom's van in the parking lot of the hunter inn. just to wake up and find out that rain than ski pants i shoulda brough a wet suit. get to to lodge to hear stuff like we dont know if we r gonna open today cause of lightning. or the time i drove 7 hrs up to stratton to find out it had gone from 20 trails open to 1 overnight. ah the good ole days...thanks for reminding my y i moved out west.
post #11 of 26
Since you live at a world class resort, how about a trip to try out of the way little places that have great skiing? Montana or interior BC and Alberta (I know, the last two are in Canada) can do that for you. Go small instead of big and try out the local scene.

Or maybe the Southwest with Taos.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
love to check out taos but as of begining of jan they had recieved 28" over the entire season. 32% of normal sno fall with 25% open. as for MT i plan on running up there but its a 4 hr drive so doesnt really work for burning up the plane tix
post #13 of 26
I'm with MTT on this one. I would book a fishing trip to the Florida Keys!
post #14 of 26
I recommend you take a tour of Washington D.C. The heck with skiing, your obviously gapers anyway. :
post #15 of 26
SLC, Tahoe, Mammoth or Whistler.
post #16 of 26
What airline are your vouchers with?
post #17 of 26

but seriously

mammoth

lotta space. legit steeps. truly big.

and if ya want some small, charming and quaint, with some good skiing, take a day at june.

post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by Bonni
How about Tuckerman's? Ya haven't notched the belt till you skied Tucks, or so I hear.
The vouchers run out in March. Skiing Tuckerman Ravine at that time of year is very dangerous. If they even let you into the ravine, you'd better know what you're doing or you could end up DRT (Dead Right There).
post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
vouchers are with delta i believe.
post #20 of 26
If your vouchers are S4 priority(standby) you may have some trouble getting out of JAC on any of the code share RJ's,( Regional Jets). Reno may be your best bet because of availability.

Does it have to be in the US? You could probably get on the direct to ATL and make a connection to Zurich ( ZRH) or Geneva (GVA).

I fly on passes all the time and it's gotten harder since they went Bk.

Delta flight schedules:
http://www.delta.com/schedules/trave...ched/index.jsp
post #21 of 26
Go to the Olympics!
post #22 of 26
Seattle to Whistler assuming you can't fly to Vancouver with the vouchers. Big (huge) mountain feel, inbounds expert terrain is scarier/more challenging on average. Actually made JH steeps seem a little short. Snow quality is variable, though. Bottom 1/4 - 1/2 of the mountain might be useless from an interesting terrain perspective. For full disclosure purposes, I've only been to JH, Steamboat & Whistler in the West. This will change shortly.

Northern VT? If you want something different and can make a last minute decision based on weather, Sugarbush, MRG, etc. can be as good as any Western mountain.
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by goldsbar
Seattle to Whistler assuming you can't fly to Vancouver with the vouchers. Big (huge) mountain feel, inbounds expert terrain is scarier/more challenging on average. Actually made JH steeps seem a little short. Snow quality is variable, though. Bottom 1/4 - 1/2 of the mountain might be useless from an interesting terrain perspective. For full disclosure purposes, I've only been to JH, Steamboat & Whistler in the West. This will change shortly.

Northern VT? If you want something different and can make a last minute decision based on weather, Sugarbush, MRG, etc. can be as good as any Western mountain.
so you live in NJ and your suddenly and expert on western skiing cause you've been to three resorts. and the comment that SB,MRG "can be as good as any western mountain" is just not the case. Terrain may be comparable but the scale is different and cannot be represented with the EC mountains.
post #24 of 26
Alta/Snowbird
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd braun
so you live in NJ and your suddenly and expert on western skiing cause you've been to three resorts. and the comment that SB,MRG "can be as good as any western mountain" is just not the case. Terrain may be comparable but the scale is different and cannot be represented with the EC mountains.
Thank you for that wonderful comment. You'd fit right in NJ. That's why I put the caveat. I hope your third post is as good. BTW, yes, Castle Rock at SB and MRG can be just as fun as JH, Whistler, whatever. I don't need 5000 acres if I can have 200 good ones.
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by goldsbar
I don't need 5000 acres if I can have 200 good ones.
ha ha ha ha.....stay on the east coast you should find plenty of that!
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