Originally Posted by Kimmyt
What are some good western resorts to learn to ski bumps at?
I have a major crush on moguls, but haven't been able to get past first base with any yet.
While somewhat limited in variety, I think Loveland has some great bumps for learning. If you want really small "pre-moguls", hit Fire Cut (under Chair 2) -- often they're nothing more than little undulations. Then you can move onto Upper Richard's Run (off Chair 1) -- decent-sized moguls on a not very steep pitch, but for a short stretch -- it's great to learn moguls when you know they don't go on forever. For the next level, Scrub (under Chair 4) is a good one -- longish run with bumps of every variety. From there on, you can head over to Cat's Meow (off Chair 1) for a steeper, bigger bump run.
Winter Park/Mary Jane is a great place, as Coach mentioned above, although a lot of the bump runs there can be pretty big, long, steep, and intimidating if you're trying to learn. The last section of Roundhouse is a good easy one. The blacks off Pioneer Express are actually very fun moguls that aren't too hard.
At Copper, Little Burn is one of my favorites. The bump runs off Excelerator are super fun too. Almost all of Reso Bowl and the A lift terrain has long bump runs. Not too hard, but they do seem to go on forever if you're tired! Copper has a great Bump Busters class that I took -- as long as you have a good short turn dialed in, it is a great experience.
It is an awesome feeling when you just get in the rhythm and lay down nice flowing turns through the bumps.