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post #31 of 44
These days I pretty much ski Mt. Hood...Meadows, Timberline (season pass), and Ski Bowl (also season pass). I also ski Tahoe (Heavenly, Sierra, Alpine, Squaw and Homewood mainly) at least one week per season as that's my former stomping grounds before I moved to the PNW and most of my ski buddies live there.

Beginning next season in addition to the above I plan on adding another family ski vacation to a different destination each season. I'm planning on starting with Whistler next season and so on.

I'm also saving some cash to do my life long dream of heliskiing Alaska before I turn 40 (I'm 32 now) w/my buddies. It's not just the cash, but also trying to get out of my level 7-8 slump I'm currently in...I won't go unless I'm consistently a 9.
post #32 of 44
Favorite is Cannon Mountain, in NH, followed by Loon. I enjoy Okemo when I'm there for PSIA events, but don't seem to make the extra drive there for free skiing. Wachusett, in Mass, 1 hr door-to-door for me, does a good job.

JoeB
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by MWskier
jrbd: How is Ski Cooper? I want to try it some day, but hear that it is mostly blue cruisers. Any trees? Open bowls?
Small, easy, slow lifts. The runs are nicely separated by trees, and nothing terribly steep. I like the feeling of the place. It was also where I learned to ski, so that probably colors my affection for it. We generally get no more than 22 runs per day, versus over 30 regularly at Loveland.

There are some nice trees. Nothing I would call a bowl, except for the Chicago Ridge snowcat tours, which cost more per day than a Ski Cooper season pass. :

The greens there are steeper than at most places, and the blacks are less steep. Everything is basically a blue run. On the other hand, every run there is a nice one, IMO. My wife and I once decided to do as many different "favorite" runs as we could one day before repeating any; we got all the way to about 2:30pm before we ran out.

It's nice to have no lift lines and parking 50 feet from the lodge. They also have the lowest lift ticket prices, and possibly the best ski resort cheeseburgers in Colorado. Oh, yeah, and no icy scraped-off runs like you get at the big places. The snow quality at Ski Cooper is always great, in my experience.

Yeah, I kind of like the place...
post #34 of 44
I teach, race, and ski at Crystal Mt, Michigan (average 2-3 days/week).

We also ski at Caberfae Peaks, Schuss Mt, Boyne Mt and Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob (our fave, but too far away to make it our regular), Cannonsburg, and Searchmont Ontario. Used to ski Sugarloaf when they were open.

Every other year we spend a week at Steamboat or Summit County (LUV A-Basin), or the western UP of Michigan (Blackjack, Indianhead, Big Powderhorn, The Porcupines, and Whitecap WI.).
post #35 of 44
jrbd: Thanks for the info on Ski cooper. I think I'll give it a try.
post #36 of 44
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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson
I teach at Michigan's Boyne Mtn, 60 miles from my home, so I'm there about six days a week. I also ski Crystal and Schuss, both 30-odd miles from home, occasionally. Last spring, we "skied" our way to Big Sky by hitting a couple UP resorts, Lutsen in Minnesota and Red Lodge and Bridger Bowl in Montanna before finishing at Big Sky.
Kneale, did you happen to hit MtBohemia on your road trip?
I'm wondering if it would be fun to make a trip up there next season. Maybe my husband could take me on his snowmobile trip, and I could hit Mt Bohemia while he sleds.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by trekchick
MtBohemia .
In looking at their website, it looks like the MRG of the midwest.
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by rohil
So bascially answer the question. I got to Boston.
Boston?! You go to Boston to ski?!?! :
post #39 of 44
I go to Crystal Mountain (WA) most of the time, beecause of a school bus rides thing, but love to go to Steven's on the weekdays when there isn't anybody and the snow is fresh. Snoqualmie/Alpental when the snow sucks, or when I'm too lazy to drive far away.

I also do one or two trips ot Whistler/Blackcomb a year, about 5 days each year there. Hoping to add on Big Sky (free tickets with the Crystal season pass) and Baker next year, if not also some other mountains in BC (namely Kicking Horse and Fernie, and maybe Red Mountain).
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
In looking at their website, it looks like the MRG of the midwest.
Do you snowmobile?
You could make the trip with us and we could do both!
The good thing is, the infamous UP mosquitos wouldn't be out in the cold weather.
post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by trekchick
Do you snowmobile?
You could make the trip with us and we could do both!
The good thing is, the infamous UP mosquitos wouldn't be out in the cold weather.
I had a snowmobile as a kid (a Ski-Doo 200, but a couple of 454 Free-Airs at my disposal). I would be intrigued by one of those overnight 100+ mile snowmobile trips, under the right conditions, with close friends of course.:
post #42 of 44
80% Maine, 20% New Hampshire/Vermont. I live in Maine (15 mins from Sunday River) and buy an ASC All-East Pass.
post #43 of 44
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Originally Posted by jrbd
Loveland, A-Basin, Breckenridge, and Ski Cooper mostly.
sweet! I live in Ft. collins . I've been to colorado springs. It's a nice place. Have you been on top of pikes peak? I took one of those train things up there. It's beautiful.
post #44 of 44
Mt. Hotham & Falls Creek, VIC Australia, once they hurry up and get enough snow to open this season! Also, normally an annual trip to Whistler, BC as well.
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