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post #151 of 169
Well, since no one else has mentioned it I gotta pick Mammoth mid-week. Why? Aside from the sheer vastness, views, lots of sunny days and creamy wind buff, it's my favorite because I have a season pass, a comfy paid-for condo, and all my winter gear is up there already!!!
post #152 of 169
Kirkwood Usa
post #153 of 169
My vote goes to telluride. WHy? because i live here for now, you can get 10 minute laps on gold hill, lift lines dont exist here, backcountry access that kills dumb people, and the town is kickin.
post #154 of 169
Bobbie Burns
CMH
Why?
One Chopper, thre groups, ski to you drop.
post #155 of 169
Snowbird Rules! I have been skiing there for 25 years and every time I am there I am in awe of the terrain and the beauty and the snow! That place is heaven on earth for lift served off piste skiing, top to bottom, innumerable ways down everytime, nooks and crannies galore, interesting pitch after pitch. The mountain is huge, never get tired of skiing it!
post #156 of 169
In Europe, I'd say it's St Anton/Lech/Zurs, no contest. Just MO. In North America, I think it's less clear, but on balance I'd say Jackson Hole. The question was best resort, right? So that encompasses more than just the skiing side (although my two choices more than hold their own on that front too).
post #157 of 169
Personally, I think Trois Vallees and Val d'isere has the best skiing in France.
Verbier has the best skiing in Switzerland.
St Anton has the best skiing in Austria.
Cervinia has the best skiing in Italy.
In USA, probably Jackson Hole.
South America, Portillo, closely follow by Valle Nevado.
In Japan, it will be Niseko and Rusutsu in Hokkaido
In New Zealand, Treble Cone in South Island
post #158 of 169
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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post
Personally, I think Trois Vallees and Val d'isere has the best skiing in France.
Verbier has the best skiing in Switzerland.
St Anton has the best skiing in Austria.
Cervinia has the best skiing in Italy.
In USA, probably Jackson Hole.
South America, Portillo, closely follow by Valle Nevado.
In Japan, it will be Niseko and Rusutsu in Hokkaido
In New Zealand, Treble Cone in South Island
Yeah, but the question wasn't best skiing, it was best resort. No way is Verbier the best resort in Switzerland. And, sorry, but Cervinia isn't even close to the best skiing in Italy, though it might have the best snow.

Admittedly, you could make a case for Cervinia based purely on intermediate cruising, if that's your thing.
post #159 of 169
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Personally, I think Trois Vallees and Val d'isere has the best skiing in France.
Verbier has the best skiing in Switzerland.
St Anton has the best skiing in Austria.
Cervinia has the best skiing in Italy.
In USA, probably Jackson Hole.
South America, Portillo, closely follow by Valle Nevado.
In Japan, it will be Niseko and Rusutsu in Hokkaido
In New Zealand, Treble Cone in South Island
you are porbably just surfing the net: portillo is THE worst place I've skied in SA................ by far
post #160 of 169
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The problem is really with the "resort" concept. Some people are looking for a total "resort experince" where the skiing is only a minor component. That's what Ski Mag's list was obviously based on. If you are talking simply great terrain then Jackson Hole and Snowbird/Alta are at the top of the US list, with Jackson having the best terrain and the Utah resorts winning on better snow. You cannot beat Little Cottonwood Canyon for consistently better snow than anywhere in the hemisphere.
Spot on! What about Taos? I gotta feel the love for my childhood home mountain!
post #161 of 169
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you are porbably just surfing the net: portillo is THE worst place I've skied in SA................ by far
You go to a ski resort for what - for me it is for skiing, so skiing comes first, apres ski comes lower down my list.

Actually, I have actually skied at all the places I listed above (+ many more in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea) and I did say it was my personal opinion.

Prickly: Correction - I like to withdraw Cervinia from my list because to me no Italian resort is worth going.

Might be true that Portillo might not be the best, but the worst in SA? I have not been to Argentina skiing, so I will amend my statement and change "South America" to "Chile".
post #162 of 169
There's some outstanding skiing in Italy, but what do you know?

Best this, best that. I think that today the best place to ski was Mt. Baker. But what do I know?
post #163 of 169
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Originally Posted by Scavenger View Post
You go to a ski resort for what - for me it is for skiing, so skiing comes first, apres ski comes lower down my list.

Actually, I have actually skied at all the places I listed above (+ many more in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea) and I did say it was my personal opinion.

Prickly: Correction - I like to withdraw Cervinia from my list because to me no Italian resort is worth going.

Might be true that Portillo might not be the best, but the worst in SA? I have not been to Argentina skiing, so I will amend my statement and change "South America" to "Chile".
my personal experience: las lenas, valle navada, parva. termas chillean, portillo: out of these four portillo was the worst: i don't care about apres skis I do care about SKIING and portillo comes last
post #164 of 169
CB in a good snow year.
post #165 of 169
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Prickly: Correction - I like to withdraw Cervinia from my list because to me no Italian resort is worth going.
Well, you're entitled to your opinion, snarky though it may be. Don't altogether disagree with you. Lots of the best skiing within a 2-hour arc of me is actually in Switzerland. Monterosa (Alagna/Gressoney/Champoluc) has pretty serious skiing, though. And I'd put the Val Gardena complex on any list of interesting European resorts.
post #166 of 169
Fave resort is the one that just had snow.  Unfortunatly for this forum this means Niseko and Asahidake Japan. Have now skiied there 20 days with only one day no freshies.
For Rockies Loveland, Vail, The Boat, Alta. 
post #167 of 169
In the east Killington (during the week). Sugarloaf a close 2nd

Snowbird out west. With Big Sky/Moonlight 2nd
post #168 of 169
three year old thread.  We've got to get the search function fixed.  Or, maybe, when someone starts to post in an ancient thread, post a warning that says "This is a x year old thread, are you SURE you want to open it up again?"
post #169 of 169
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three year old thread.  We've got to get the search function fixed.  Or, maybe, when someone starts to post in an ancient thread, post a warning that says "This is a x year old thread, are you SURE you want to open it up again?"

Agreed.  I can't stand the fact that "Relevancy" is the default sort order for search results because the results are never... well... relevant.  I actually use google with site:epicski.com most of the time when I want to find something here.
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