was just reacting to Sibhusky's inquiry, and typed before I saw what Richie posted mid-thread. glad you're on top of superfluous posts, however, thanks so much for the insight.
also, widest includes slopes so wide that you can't ski the whole thing anyhow (without traversing as has been noted), so where's the correlation to the arc a skier makes???
The poster of The Turn Felt Around the World, with Nobis carving his big (50+mph) powder turn in Alaska, shows an arc that is 100 yards wide at the max. His skill is in holding a long arc close to the fall line.
Where, duh, would your skill be, exactly??
Back on track, Richie, I just organized my info, and will conclude that in California, Mammoth would be the biggest: Cornice area.
And I'm guessing if RR just asked for steep runs, he'd hear about a plethora of 12' wide chutes that he has no interest in skiing, so biggest widest is the search.
Edited by davluri - 5/16/2009 at 03:38 am GMT