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post #31 of 54
I know this is a personal preference poll, but how can you rate MRG/ Sugarbush AND Jay Peak as best RESORT in the east and skip Stowe??

Those are great areas, and to each his own, but come on. Spend a day at the 'bush then a day at Stowe and tell me where you got more quality turns.
post #32 of 54
Because of my so-so abilities as a skier, the cruising capitol at Snowmass gets my vote.
If I was a level 8-9 skier, The beauty and terrain of Taos can't be beat!
post #33 of 54
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Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
I am also wondering?

A resort isn't only about the skiing.

A ski area is about skiing.

Best 3 resorts in the East versus 3 Best ski areas wouldn't be the same.

Mad River Glen is in my TOP 4 areas, but I wouldn't call (nor I would want) MRG to be called a resort.

Exactly right Patrick, this so called poll is about the stupidest thing I have seen posted in a long time. There need to be some criteria such as; Snow consistency & quality, terrain quality, quantity and variety, lift capacity, on mountain food & service, guest service, well that is a very small sample. To say this is a flawed poll is a major understatement.
post #34 of 54
Actually Bunion, the question is: what are your nominations for Best RESORT divided into Eastern/ Western USA.

I don't see how that is stupid OR flawed.

A resort would include: Ski terrain, Snow conditions (natural and manmade), Grooming, Lifts, Lodging, Nightlife, Food options, Scenery and Ambiance, etc.


It's leaving a wide margin for personal opinion, and in the sense that there will never be a consensus that we ALL agree on it's silly. But it's a question that will allow most of us to participate in a silly little debate. Kind of like the rest of Epicski. Or skiing in general, sliding around on snow. Pretty silly, but fun.
post #35 of 54
Actually Bunion, the question is: what are your nominations for Best RESORT divided into Eastern/ Western USA.


Oooooh, silly me. The best resorts must be Disney Land and Disney World.


So far only 1 person have provided any reason for a nomination. Good on ya cajun.
post #36 of 54
Strickly for the skiing:

East...Stowe

West...Alta/Snowbird (in either order)
post #37 of 54
A resort would include: Ski terrain, Snow conditions (natural and manmade), Grooming, Lifts, Lodging, Nightlife, Food options, Scenery and Ambiance, etc.


Deer Valley
post #38 of 54
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post
I know this is a personal preference poll, but how can you rate MRG/ Sugarbush AND Jay Peak as best RESORT in the east and skip Stowe??

Those are great areas, and to each his own, but come on. Spend a day at the 'bush then a day at Stowe and tell me where you got more quality turns.
Easy for me to answer - I've never been to Stowe! These polls are often popularity contests as opposed to the true best resorts. Very few people consistantly go to more than just a few resorts in a given year so the luck of the draw in weather and the time of the year will often artificially alter opinions.
post #39 of 54
I've only skied Jackson Hole, Snowbird, Alta, Park City, Dear Valley, Wolf Mountain, Big Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass (and very limited time at each) in the west, so I'm not qualified to say which is the best western resort.

I've skied a higher percentage of the better ski areas in the east, but also limited time at each and never at Mad River Glen, Whiteface, Cannon, Sunday River, and I was only an advanced beginner when I last skied Madonna, Sugarbush and Glen Ellen, so not qualified to answer that either.

The best in the mid-atlantic is probably Blue Knob, but I've never skied Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Blue Mountain, Winteplace, Ski Denton or The Homestead. So I can't really help you there either...
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

The best in the mid-atlantic is probably Blue Knob,
yep
post #41 of 54
Oh yeah, I also went to Brighton and Solitude, so they are top ten west by me!
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
yep
Are you sure? Have you skied Ski Denton? Blue? Camelback?
post #43 of 54
I want to nominate alpine meadows. Sick! And also their neighbor to the north squaw. Thanks
post #44 of 54
Patrick's right .Give me an area vs a resort
East= Mad River Glen
West =Jackson Hole
post #45 of 54
Best ski resort West: Aspen, CO
Best ski area West: Alta/Bird, UT
Best ski resort East: Killington, VT
Best ski area East: Wildcat, NH
post #46 of 54
post #47 of 54
Based entirely on my own preferences and experiences, I'd have to say...........




MONTANA SNOWBOWL.....




in the West, and I don't care about the East.
post #48 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
The best in the mid-atlantic is probably Blue Knob, but I've never skied Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Blue Mountain, Winteplace, Ski Denton or The Homestead. So I can't really help you there either...
I've been to all of them and then some and Blue Knob is the best in the Mid Atlantic. It kind of has a MRG feel to it.

East - Jay
West - Kirkwood
post #49 of 54
Ski Denton is steeper though, right? Laurel is steeper too, I think, but I've never skied there either.
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by bunion View Post
Exactly right Patrick, this so called poll is about the stupidest thing I have seen posted in a long time. There need to be some criteria such as; Snow consistency & quality, terrain quality, quantity and variety, lift capacity, on mountain food & service, guest service, well that is a very small sample. To say this is a flawed poll is a major understatement.
This is Epic, supposedly we don't care about food (hopefully they have a burger if we stop to eat), service (sell us a lift ticket and get out of our way), lift capacity(we know how to get around lift backups), snow consistency/quality (varies with the day and time of year), so the only thing that counts is the total on-snow experience, which is terrain and getting us to and from it.
Well, at least that's all I care about.
post #51 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Ski Denton is steeper though, right? Laurel is steeper too, I think, but I've never skied there either.
I googled earthed them and it has been posted on here before Extrovert 28.5 degrees(same as outer limits) Ski Denton calim of 66 degrees is false. its really 26.0 degree which is the same as Lower Wildcat at Laurel Mountain.

But it all really doesnt matter if we want to start a my mountain is bigger than your battle(Which this thread is about). Big Emma(a green!) at snowbird has a pitch of 28.0 degrees.....still not sure if thats a good or a bad thing.
post #52 of 54

Poll

In Canada, (sorry)
West: Panorama
East: Mont Tremblant
post #53 of 54
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
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The best in the mid-atlantic is probably Blue Knob, ...
Only when they have just received a big dump of natural snow.
(rare)
Their snowmaking skills are patheric.
post #54 of 54
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Only when they have just received a big dump of natural snow.
(rare)
Their snowmaking skills are patheric.
true thier snowmaking sucks but to be honest I would take the worst coverage and worst snow at blue knob over anyother midalantic resorts "good' snow conditions.

Last spring I skied a day there were you had to ski grass to get extrovert and Stembogen was a a couple snow patches that required you to be great skier to air in between them. Most other resorts would of closed the trails Blue Knob said F it and let everyone ski whereever they wanted. Blue Knob every other wimpy watch dog resort.
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