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post #31 of 57
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Originally Posted by Scott K View Post
I do not mean in terms of steepness, hardest to ski, most insane, etc....I mean which are the "holy grails" of the US ski trails?
The responses on this thread remind me of a group effort, a few years ago, on a Colorado climbing website to list the "14 best 14ers". It basically turned into a list of the "14 hardest 14ers".

Just to go against the grain, I'll nominate Homestake, a blue run at Ski Cooper.

It's only a matter of time before somebody lists that 255-foot cliff that Jaime Pierre hucked last year...
post #32 of 57
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Originally Posted by kid4lyf View Post
Wow, only two mentions of Corbet's?
After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
post #33 of 57
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
That is one of my favorate posts ever.
post #34 of 57
To get back on track. You're going to die soon. Time to live.

Some little resort in Austria and ski a little and drink a lot. How about Fugen ? Location doesn't really matter much.

Jockies at Courcheval just to get to the bottom to relax at the cafe.

Spring weekend at Alpine Meadows, California. Slush, beer, band, bikinis

Sella Ronda with a lunch stop at one of the stations.

Quick heliski trip to Canada or New Zealand (or both) depending on life expectancy

Powder day at Alta, road closes, second powder day at Alta (and Snowbird)

Take the family to ski together at Sun Valley and enjoy Ketchum in the evening(s)

Some last runs at the local ski hill.

Just some ideas.
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by jrbd View Post
The responses on this thread remind me of a group effort, a few years ago, on a Colorado climbing website to list the "14 best 14ers". It basically turned into a list of the "14 hardest 14ers".

It's only a matter of time before somebody lists that 255-foot cliff that Jaime Pierre hucked last year...

Well, in all fairness, you are going to die anyway. Plus (all wiener-waving aside) I have a pretty hard time getting excited about anything under 35 degrees without at least decent crud on it. As far as ridiculously huge cliff drops - that's not skiing. More like falling or maybe parachuteless BASE jumping.
post #36 of 57
US only?
OK:

S&S - JH
Corbett's - JH
Tuckerman's - for the novelty of going "back East" for the sole purpose of skiing
post #37 of 57
I'd be happy with a week or two of Heli skiing in BC.
post #38 of 57
I think this thread really shows the difference in US and Europe. The thread asks for a US list, but I can't come up with a list in the US, my mind keeps drifting off to Europe. However, a day at a major Western US resort, conditions being equal, will give you a better DAY of skiing than most anywhere in Europe. The convenient lifts, the fact that the areas were designed, rather than grew up around a town really makes for better skiing.

For Epic single runs, town to town with a train ride or something thrown in to get back, Europe seems to have it.
post #39 of 57
You can probably tell I have a Colorado Pass top 10:

1. Pali - A Basin
2. North Pole - A Basin
3. West Turbo - A Basin
4. Grand Review - Vail
5. Secret Stash #1 in Game Creek Bowl- Vail
6. Secret Stash #2 in Sun Down Bowl - Vail
7. Royal Elk Glades - Beaver Creek
9. The Ridge (Hike up the peak to the south) - Loveland
10. Under Lift 6 - Breckenridge

Honorable mention:

Starfire - Keystone
Scree Field (and the glades below) - Vail
Under the A-Lift - Copper Mountain
Zip Basin - Loveland
Anywhere on Loveland Pass - Loveland Pass
Wolverine - Keystone
13 Cornices - A Basin
post #40 of 57
Run down to your mailbox and send me a check for at least $100 American and then do that ten times that would be the best 10 runs anyone could do and hey dont forget to PM me for my address and hey thanks to all of you who will be sending me that $1000 American your the greatest I swear.
post #41 of 57
looks like i got a list to start checking off.

as for Corbet's, i'm a tail tucker, too.

i was actually talking about it to my tele buddy and he said he wouldn't touch it on skis, but he also rides slalom on a board and was like "Dude, if there was deep pow i'd hit that on my board in a second."

what about that run in Better Off Dead? Where was that filmed again?

anyway, thanks for the suggestions as I usually pick resorts I haven't been to before and pay little attention to the runs until i get there and even then i just "wander" around the mountain and ride what looks good and moderately challenging.

i can't even recall what I rode at Alta, but it was all good, especially the bowl i hiked to in the afternoon and caught 2 football fields length worth of fresh tracks.

post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
looks like i got a list to start checking off.

as for Corbet's, i'm a tail tucker, too.

i was actually talking about it to my tele buddy and he said he wouldn't touch it on skis, but he also rides slalom on a board and was like "Dude, if there was deep pow i'd hit that on my board in a second."

what about that run in Better Off Dead? Where was that filmed again?

anyway, thanks for the suggestions as I usually pick resorts I haven't been to before and pay little attention to the runs until i get there and even then i just "wander" around the mountain and ride what looks good and moderately challenging.

i can't even recall what I rode at Alta, but it was all good, especially the bowl i hiked to in the afternoon and caught 2 football fields length worth of fresh tracks.

that is here at snowbird on great scott.

Middlebury Alumi and snowbird ski instructor Tim Foley Proving you can ski from the top of the K22 and live to tell the tale.


FYI there is so many more lines at Snowbird that scare me more than Great Scott now. Once you get past the entrance of great scotts its just steep skiing with nothing in your way. so many more lines at snowbird ala North Baldy, Silver Fox, Get Serious Chutes, and Arc chutes are so much harder and scarier to ski. The problem is most arent even marked on the map, unlike great scott.
post #43 of 57
I would have to include "Hole in the Wall" off the backside of Mammoth Mountain to the list. Where else in the world can you ski through a lava tube cave?! This is an easily accessible run off the backside of Dragons tail at Mammoth that is a steep chute through a cave which opens up to Lake Marie crosscountry touring center and resturaunt. Ski the chute, ski across to the lodge and have a beer, then shuttle or hitchhike back to the area just a mile down the road. Sorry no photos to post but be sure to take a camera!

bud
post #44 of 57
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
that is here at snowbird on great scott.

Middlebury Alumi and snowbird ski instructor Tim Foley Proving you can ski from the top of the K22 and live to tell the tale.


FYI there is so many more lines at Snowbird that scare me more than Great Scott now. Once you get past the entrance of great scotts its just steep skiing with nothing in your way. so many more lines at snowbird ala North Baldy, Silver Fox, Get Serious Chutes, and Arc chutes are so much harder and scarier to ski. The problem is most arent even marked on the map, unlike great scott.
Everything just looks so easy after the Olympics. You've got to be a real moron to ski that run.
post #45 of 57
Hangman's at Mammoth might get a mention.

and

For those of you that used to follow the WC in the 60's How about the Silver belt at Sugarbowl, Not so much for the steep or deep but the thought of being where the WC used to make a stop for a very extreme race.

It has come back as the RedBull Silverbelt race but they used to run a pretty amazing race on the WC tour.

DC
post #46 of 57
Amen to Pallavicini I got to ski that this year and was in heaven.

For those mentioning the eastern runs there is one in Southern Vermont that has not been mentioned. Redline at Magic. Not as long as chute/liftline at Mad but I would say its more technical. All you have to do is ride up the chair and notice that NOBODY is skiing it. That run is a blast! How about Spanky's at Whistler to add to the western runs...
post #47 of 57
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Everything just looks so easy after the Olympics. You've got to be a real moron to ski that run.
you ve got to be a real moron to make statements like that.

first let me ask why do we all ski? because its fun. Fun is sometimes dangerous, sometimes in the case of this run you make one wrong move it can and will end ugly fast. Guess what though its some the most fun to had be had on this mountain. In fact my best run ever was airing that cliff over tims left shoulder and finishing the run in about 10 turns at mach speed. In 2 feet of fresh snow.

moto of the story I ski that run probably once every other day. I dont feel like I am cheating death at all or would anyone ever call me a moron.


Like I said there are runs at snowbird that make Great Scott look easy. its jsut great scott is actually on the "consumer Trail map"
post #48 of 57
oh yeah here is some more of my moron friends on great scott

one of those morons on a snowboard Chris airs into the chute


single plankers have no control according to most of this board except he can ski a run thats so hard its moronic and that most of this board cant ski. oh yeah snowboarders are the problem though...



oh no that moron almost hit me



If tim fell I bet he could hit those rocks on the left well that would be moronic if that happen.


oh yeah the biggest moron of them all(me) had to get down that death defiying chute to take pictures.
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post #50 of 57
[quote=Bob Peters;673136]These are all in the western US since my skiing experience is so limited:

60 ski days/year is limited? My heart goes out to ya'.
post #51 of 57
Even living in the east, I've never been to Whiteface when the chutes were open, or to Stowe then the front four have been open, nor have I skied Tucks. I'd like to do those. On the day before my last day, I'd huck myself into Corbets, and on my last day, I'd beat Jamie Pierre's record, just to piss him off and make his lawn-dart experiment be totally null and void.

Other than that, how about 10 runs with Mike Weigle's operation?

I had particularly good fun at Silverton. I could take that for a final 10 runs and not be disappointed.

Then again, the endless bumps coming out of Calvin & Hobbes chute (through Spanky's at BC) or a long, wide, steep, fast groomer would also be nice.

As long as I got to ski, I'd be happy.
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
you ve got to be a real moron to make statements like that.
(..psst...Bushwacker....the "moron" comment was a direct quote from the movie "Better off Dead", from the busted up ski shop owner in reference to skiing the K-22! : )
post #53 of 57

I'm with TruckeeLocal

To do:

Chamonix

BC heli-trip

Ruby Bowl - Blackcomb

Ski with my daughter (1 y/o right now)

JHole


Done (from TruckeeLocal's list):

Selle Ronda (Dolomites) (and Cortina)

Skiing local hill (near Innsbruck) + drinking in Austria (+ St. Anton)

Pow day(s) at Alta

Spring skiing at Alpine Meadows


Other specific runs/chairs/areas:

Highland Bowl - Aspen Highlands

High Rustler (or a lot off that traverse) - Alta

KT22/Silverado (pick any number of lines)- Squaw

Headwall (nose)/Funnel after pow dump - Squaw

Summit to Sherwood in spring - Alpine Meadows

Back Bowls - Vail

Gunbarrel (on a bluebird spring day) - Heavenly

Blackcomb Glacier/7th Heaven - Blackcomb

Harmony/anything off Peak - Whistler

Ruthies/Spar Gulch (groomers)- Ajax

Big Burn (more groomer's heaven) - Snowmass
post #54 of 57

Under the single chair at MRG

It's called Chute/Liftline, but there are a few places where you have to duck under the ropes to continue skiing under the chair. Did it about 10 yrs ago after back to back snow storms (about 30" total). Fun, fun, fun!

#2: Tucks, between the headwall and right gully, steepest I've ever skied.
post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post

what about that run in Better Off Dead? Where was that filmed again?
Its kinda funyn because thats actually some of the mellower stuff at bridger bowl.
post #56 of 57
If it were my last year on skis I'd mostly want to go off the beaten path.

I've heard a rumor about a midnight run that they only do by the light of a full moon at Vail that goes through the back country to come out by the old Camp Hale (10th Mountain division, Ski Cooper?) Apparently you have to be free heel (AT or Tele) to do this. That's definitely on the list.

I would also want to do the Highway to Heaven from Park City to Alta, Utah and the haute route at Chamonix over the glacier.

Skiing on June 21 under the midnight sun at Riksgraensen in Sweden.

The Kandahar on a closed course with properly tuned downhill skis under my feet.

Skiing some of the private clubs on the South Island of New Zealand, I hear it is spectacular.

Glacier skiing in the Stubaital in the summer.

On the more ordinary plane, first tracks on Staufenberg at Taos with 2 feet of fresh on it.

And any day with two feet of fresh in Siberia and Outer Mongolia at Vail.

These would definitely be on my list of must dos...
post #57 of 57
Freefall and The Black Hole: Smuggler's Notch VT
Paradise: Mad River Glen
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