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I can't stand the rain (& what I'm going to do about it)

Poll Results: Where would you go right now to escape the NE?

 
  • 12% (6)
    Vail
  • 20% (10)
    Whistler
  • 14% (7)
    Lake Tahoe area
  • 52% (25)
    Alta
48 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I've just about had it with this weather in the NorthEast. I can take the cold (bring it on), but the rain is wrecking everything. Sink holes in the middle of trails, bullet-proof hardpack, low trail counts....you name it. This is mid-January, not mid-April!

So if the snow won't come to me, maybe I'll have to go to the snow. If you could go for 4-6 days to one of these locations right now, which one would you choose?
post #2 of 20
I love Whistler, and I think they are having a great deal of snow right now (100 inches in the last month?). Conditions were bad last year, but they are making up for it now!:
post #3 of 20
Jackson Hole & Big Sky are having great seasons. You should put those on your list.
post #4 of 20
I'd go to Jackson.

However, I did spend all day skiing at STowe today in truly torrential rains. It was fun, but I hope we get snow again some day. Actually, it switched over to snow right when the lifts quit turning.
post #5 of 20
Flawed

Need more choices, Big Sky and Big Mountain

They have all the snow.
post #6 of 20
Can't beat Whistler. Mainly because even if they don't have snow, they have a river you can canoe on. I think I saw that happen in December when they didn't have any snow, though I think that's changed. Also, if all else fails, you're still in the same province as Big White and I hear they have a 200cm base or something.
post #7 of 20
200cm base? I'll stay home with our 380cm base.
post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Capacity
Flawed

Need more choices, Big Sky and Big Mountain

They have all the snow.
Correction. Big Mtn. has all the fog. It was so bad today I couldn't see the snow ghosts or the next lollipop!
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
200cm base? I'll stay home with our 380cm base.
Oh come on.. I've got.... 30cm at the local hill... and 50-80cm if I drive 2 hours north. Almost anywhere is better than Ontario.
post #10 of 20
Put Mammoth on your list. 12 foot base is more than anywhere else in the US right now. They got a foot of light pow today (temps-10 to -15 Celsius) with more on the way this weekend.
post #11 of 20
stay away from Vail people. They are having a horrendous season....
post #12 of 20
Just got back from Utah. You can't beat the place. Didn't hit Alta but Powder Mountain, Snowbasin ,and the Canyons where great. Book it, then get on that plane. Two weeks till Vail, hope it's even remotely as good.
post #13 of 20
I was browsing the resorts in Utah to check out where it would be cool to go... and I JUST found out Alta is skiing only!.. It looks like a lot of fun to ski in Utah and the base snow at every resort I looked at is so big. I change my mind... Go for Alta... not Whistler.

Though for me, I'd have to hang out elsewhere. Oddly enough, I only ski but I usually hang out with my buddy who only snowboards.
post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 
There are indeed many other worthy destinations, but I am constrained by where American Airlines flies (at a reasonable price). Long story.

Utah seems like a fine place to go, but it seems to be the most expensive, based on my searches so far online. Been to Whistler, & love to go back, but I was thinking of just trying something new if the conditions are promising.

And I hear Vail is rotten so far this year! Maybe I'll avoid it like the plague!
post #15 of 20
I just got back from Jackson Hole and I was surprised to not see them on your radar. I'd vote for them but since they weren't an option I chose Alta.
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
I definitely was going to include JH, but the airfare was too astronomical on American. Maybe a late season visit, though.
post #17 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by PerSwede
I definitely was going to include JH, but the airfare was too astronomical on American. Maybe a late season visit, though.
I just flew on American to there. I agree very expensive but its Wyoming afterall. One thing that makes SLC so cheap is that it is a hub for Delta and is in fact a city! I usually pay around $200-$250 including tax for a flight to SLC. JH was $378, way to high when I first tried to book it but I considered renting a car from SLC and driving but when you add that all up. The $120 wasn't that much. Sure I paid a lot more for a flight to JH then I ever did to SLC but I didn't need a car in JH and that right there saved me a bunch of money.
post #18 of 20
Are you trying to keep it for yourself : They're having the best season they've had in decades!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DefJef
stay away from Vail people. They are having a horrendous season....
post #19 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by PerSwede
....Utah seems like a fine place to go, but it seems to be the most expensive, based on my searches so far online....
Then you need to re-check your internet connection. Utah is generally the CHEAPEST way to ski the West. Hint: Southwest, Jet Blue, sometimes Delta.

Powdr
post #20 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powdr
Then you need to re-check your internet connection. Utah is generally the CHEAPEST way to ski the West. Hint: Southwest, Jet Blue, sometimes Delta.

Powdr
Normally that is the case from the EC but it looks like right now it's much cheaper to fly to Denver than to SLC from Baltimore (based on my traveling possibilities: Jan. 28 - Feb. 2). It's $212 to Denver and $324 to SLC.
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