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Where would you like to ski?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
following on from the post"where have you skied " i thought i would turn it on it's head and ask you all where have you always dreamt of skiing? Which resorts are on your wishlist ? and have you planned to do it!


I'll start the ball rolling

USA

Grand Targhee - feb '08
Vail - Jan'08
Jackson Hole
Heavenly
Park city

France

Chamonix
Morzine

Switzerland

Zermatt

Italy
Cortina

I get to do the first two at the begining of next year and i'm stoked as it's been a dream to try out skiing Stateside Hope it lives up to my expectations! Hope some of you try out Europe someday
post #2 of 23
I'd like to Heli ski in Canada. Ski powder in Alaska. Hit Alta on an EPIC powder day. Ski in South America to keep in shape for our winter up here, and finally ski in Europe in powder, any major area will be fine.
post #3 of 23
Alaska
post #4 of 23
The list would be too long so just a few:

Kashmere/India
Kamtchaka
Greenland
Caucasus
SA Resorts but even rather Peruan Cordillera
Kiwi Land
post #5 of 23
Keir, I noticed in your other post that you've been to the province of Salzburg a lot, Flachau, Wagrain, Alpendorf, etc. I went there in 2003 and really enjoyed myself at 5 different places. Just curious, why did you make so many trips there when there are bigger more glamorous places to the west?

I'd like to visit more places in Europe's Alps because I find the different cultural stuff almost as fun as the skiing.

BTW, here's a similar thread from a few months ago: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=53320
post #6 of 23
Chamonix

Zermant

Alaska(this may in the cards next year)

Beaver Creek

Kirkwood(50/50) for next year

Silverton(for sure next year)

Big Sky/Moonlight Basin

Whistler Blackcomb

Sugarloaf, Me

anything in the PNW
post #7 of 23
Anywhere out of a Heli, The Alps and The Andes but these are tops on my NA hit list:

Alyeska
Le Massif
Red
Lake Louise
Taos
Telluride
Silverton
Crested Butte
Mammoth
Snowbasin
post #8 of 23
Mountain...Blue Mountain.
post #9 of 23
I'm going back here:
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post #10 of 23
Revelstoke
post #11 of 23
The missus does strickly xc, so that limits my parameters a little. With that in mind to keep us both happy:

Tahoe
Quebec City area

But just for me:
Zermatt
St. Anton
post #12 of 23
Alta/Snowbird
Jackson
South America
Loup Loup
post #13 of 23
I've only done one trip to the Alps. I'm considering La Grave for next year.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Keir, I noticed in your other post that you've been to the province of Salzburg a lot, Flachau, Wagrain, Alpendorf, etc. I went there in 2003 and really enjoyed myself at 5 different places. Just curious, why did you make so many trips there when there are bigger more glamorous places to the west?

I'd like to visit more places in Europe's Alps because I find the different cultural stuff almost as fun as the skiing.

BTW, here's a similar thread from a few months ago: http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=53320
hi James

A few reasons i go to Salzburg alot.

1) cheap flights can get to salburg for £20 or $40 if you book right with thomson air or Ryanair .That means i can go for the weekend and i do that alot .I fly friday night ski saturday ,party saturday night and come home on the first flight Sunday morning.
2) great skiing - the skiing at these resorts is a lot different to the big resorts to the west .There isn't very many motorway(cruising) pistes. The resorts tend to be of the ski right down to the valley variety and have alot of pitch changes and steep sections .Also it's no coincidence that the majority of Austria's world cup skiers come from the Salzburg province.
3)it's uncrowded compared with the french /swiss resorts with precious few Brits!(very welcome)The worst is dealing with the Germans in the lift queues as they do like topush their way to the front, but once you join in with that ethos no problem!
4) I'm not into glamour just skiing and Apres skiing and they do know how to Apres! I'm building a house in Goldegg and within Half an hour's drive i can go to over 40 resorts , and i mean top resorts like Zell am See , Bad Gastien , Obertauern , Flachau ,Saalbach etc etc .Alot of these resorts have what they call a ski circus which is a circuit completely arounf the valley.You don't have to ski the same thing twice! I t takes a good half day to get back to where you started if not longer.

So there you go - my reasons for thinking it's a top area ! Just don't go telling everyone ........
post #15 of 23
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hi James

A few reasons i go to Salzburg alot...
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So there you go - my reasons for thinking it's a top area ! Just don't go telling everyone ........
Uh oh. Too late. Here's my trip report from 2003:
http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_a...46&mode=search
post #16 of 23
Surprised to see Zermatt on so many lists. The scenery is awesome, but the skiing is so-so. Cervinia is better, but there are plenty of other places in europe that are also.

For me - antartica makes the short list.
post #17 of 23
Right now?








anywhere.











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post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
I'm going back here:
Is that Lake Louise or somewhere else in Western Canada?
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Uh oh. Too late. Here's my trip report from 2003:
http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_a...46&mode=search
Just read your report- looks like you loved the area as much as me and have come up with the same reasons to why it's so good .if you ever fancy coming back and trying some of the areas you missed let me know and i'll meet up with you.......there are still so many hidden gems
post #20 of 23
Chamonix
Zermatt
Aspen
Whistler
Vail
Banff
post #21 of 23
Zermatt, Alta, Vail, Snowbasin
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Is that Lake Louise or somewhere else in Western Canada?
LL, you are right
post #23 of 23
I like to explore the world by combining a ski trip with something interesting nearby. I only leave the country if skiing is on the agenda (or for business trips that I'm not paying for).
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