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post #31 of 57
1. Anything off the tram at Big Sky

2. Anything off Challenger at Big Sky

3. Anything down from Aguille du Midi at Cham

4. Anything off KT22 at Squaw

5. The Ridge!
post #32 of 57
Since I ski mostly in Colorado:


ALL BY ITSELF = HIGHLANDS BOWL

1) Anything off of Pali - A-Basin (East into Main, First Alley now David's Run, West Alley, North Glades or 13 Cornices into International)
2) Most anything off of North face - Crested Butte
Hawks Nest->Last Steep, The Glades, Speelbound->Phoenix, Third Bowl
3) Most anything off of lift nine,I think this is the locals loop which I was kindly shown, Kant-Max-M->Spiral Stairs->Lower Plunge - Telluride
4) Mushroom - Aspen Highland (Steeplechase is soo good too)
5) No Name-> Moment of Truth-> Limelight (usually my last run of the day at Highlands)


Honorable mentions:

Top of Cabin Chute into Far East - Copper
Most of Mary Jane
Primo-> Pronto, The Divide/Encore at vail
Ambush, Powder Cap, Bushwacker, Badger, Wildfire - Keystone
post #33 of 57
Man, I love threads like this..

no particular order

1. Middle Earth-Sugarbush-bumpy, twisty and New England beautiful

2. Gunsight-Alta-it takes a little work to get it-but snow is always great here-love the little tree at the mouth of the chute

3. Tower 3 Chutes-Jackson Hole Now that's in-bounds steep! Great exposure.

4. Powderhorn Chair Runs, Milk Run etc -Solitude Wonderful pitches and drops here, unique challenges and the easiest to access challenging off-piste terrain anywhere

5. Stauffenberg-Taos! Again, a little work to get to it-but it's STEEP and Beautiful.
post #34 of 57
1. G lines in Highlands Bowl-finally made it to Highlands last year

2. Prima at Vail-favorite Cruiser of all time

3. Golden Eagle at Beaver Creek. Especially after a dump-only groomed once per week. 2400' vert-and they race DH on this?

4. Upper Silver Fox at Snow Bird-always good snow to be found. Total pro from the sun

5. North Bowl at Schweitzer-where I cut my teeth on the steeps

so many more...
post #35 of 57
Nov 14, 2007

1. Gunbarrel, Ski Roundtop
2. Gunbarrel, Heavenly
3. Paradise, MRG
4. F.I.S. Sugarbush
5. Off the Wall, Timberline, WVa

Think snow,

CP
post #36 of 57
My top five are predictable and redundant. However, upon inquiring, my wife's five favorites are kind of interesting:

Snail (MRG)
Twist (Plattekill)
Wizard (Magic)
Feret (MRG)
Noze Dive (Stowe)

And I wonder why I married her! If someone out there sees the logic please let me know.
post #37 of 57
if I told you that I'd have to kill you
post #38 of 57
Not in order

Steeplechase - Aspen Highlands
Twilight Zone - Magic Mtn (Vt)
Front four (Goat if I had to choose one) - Stowe
Anything off the Gad chair - Snowbird
Catherines/Spiney Chutes - Alta

- maybe add in Motts at Heavenly too if I had an extra
post #39 of 57
I'll chime in, even if no one will be able to relate, maybe only prickly
-Canalone (Madesimo)
-Val Mesdi' (Dolomites)
-Sarezza and its bumps "wall" (Champoluc)
-Alagna-Gressoney route
-Gran Risa (Alta Badia, even if it is overrated)
post #40 of 57
snowbird - Primrose Path - a few turns on Chips and drop in to 1000 ft of non-stop moguls.
post #41 of 57
1.Nirvanna, Snowbird
2.Beyond Beaver Pond, Jay Peak
3.STH, Snowbird
4.Mushroom Land/white rabbit, Snowbird
5.Stembogan, Blue Knob

BC runs that I have done that trump all of the above

1. Superior South Face, LCC across from snowbird
2. Long John Silvers, snowbird side country
3. Rocky Point, Alta backcountry
post #42 of 57

Tedhead

IN NO ORDER
1. Cookies- Snowmass
2. North Bowl Keystone
3. Bullet Keystone
4 Dragons Teeth Vail
5 tie between Freefall (at Snowmass) and Camp 3 (at Snowmass)
post #43 of 57
Oh man... I can only pick five? Well, they're all going to be in the MRV. Best skiing in the East, IMHO.

Paradise -- MRG -- Steep, bumpy, drops, trees, rocks, uncrowded, etc.
Tumbler -- Sugarbush Mt. Ellen -- Nice pitches, great bump lines, usually fantastic snow
Hammerhead -- Sugarbush Mt. Ellen -- Pure New England character, steep, bumps, skinny
Black Diamond -- Sugarbush Mt. Ellen -- Steep, narrow, big bumps, under the Summit Quad
Rumble -- Sugarbush Lincoln Peak -- Steep, VERY narrow, rocks, pretty long

It's pretty obvious where I like to ski, isn't it???
post #44 of 57
1. The whole face under Chair 22 at mammoth--some days I start there and never end up getting anywhere else.

2. Chair 23 at mammoth, especially on a wind buff day:
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1313685721

3. The Bentley's/Nightmare area at Mt Baldy in LA

and I barely know Whistler well enough to say after maybe 3 weeks total there, but so far:

4. V.D. Chutes

5. Ruby Bowl--wait no, Secret Basin--wait, no . . .
post #45 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by skskskier View Post
What are your favorite trails? Yes, I mean ANY SKI RESORT, ANY MOUNTAIN, ANY PLACE, ANY COUNTRY, ANY WORLD!
They're all my favorite. I love them all. It's impossible to choose 5.
post #46 of 57
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
snowbird - Primrose Path - a few turns on Chips and drop in to 1000 ft of non-stop moguls.
OK, but there's sooo much better IMHO.
post #47 of 57
Inbounds:
A. Main Chute, Mt Baldy, Alta
B. Tower 3 Chute, JH
C. Thunder Woods, adjacent to Tower 3, JH
D. Anything off Spankys Ladder, Blackcomb
E. Alta Chutes 1, 2 and ZERO, JH

Out of Bounds:
A. JH/Targhee backcountry
B. Blackcomb Glacier backcountry
C. Mt Shasta, Hotlum/Wintin Glacier
D. Mt Adams, SW Chutes
E. Mt Shasta, Avalanche Gulch, 7200 vert ft
post #48 of 57
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Originally Posted by mtndave View Post
Inbounds:
A. Main Chute, Mt Baldy, Alta
B. Tower 3 Chute, JH
C. Thunder Woods, adjacent to Tower 3, JH
D. Anything off Spankys Ladder, Blackcomb
E. Alta Chutes 1, 2 and ZERO, JH

Out of Bounds:
A. JH/Targhee backcountry
B. Blackcomb Glacier backcountry
C. Mt Shasta, Hotlum/Wintin Glacier
D. Mt Adams, SW Chutes
E. Mt Shasta, Avalanche Gulch, 7200 vert ft
isnt zero a permant closure at JH? FYI negative looks like a fun line to.
post #49 of 57
I've done all but the last, which I am itching to do with boards.

1) Zoom Run to Golden Eagle - Beaver Creek, CO
2) Defiance to Lower World cup - Okemo, VT
3) Sunset to Haulback to Lower Flume - Loon Mtn, NH
4) Goosebumps - Mt Sunapee, NH
5) Lauberhorn Course - Wengen, SUI
post #50 of 57
#1 Dog-leg Chute at Taos. Narrow and tricky. Dumps out into some nice bumps. (Hunziker Bowl)
#2 Someone already said it... Shadows in Steamboat. Incredible tree skiing.
#3 Runaway in Winter Park. Not very long but loads of fun.
#4 Tamerities (sp?) in Aspen Highlands. VERY cool section of mountain.
#5 Stalin at Big Sky. H-U-G-E and what a view.

Honorable mention - Upper Peel at Crested Butte. Haven't been there in a while, but I'll never forget that one run on that one day...

Spag
post #51 of 57
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
isnt zero a permant closure at JH? FYI negative looks like a fun line to.
Only Oregon Duck fans can DUCK under the ropes, too hard to resist those lines while riding up the slow Sublette chair! :
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by mtndave View Post
Only Oregon Duck fans can DUCK under the ropes, too hard to resist those lines while riding up the slow Sublette chair! :
umm yeah but they arent 'inbounds" then just because something is skiable doesnt mean it open. If you want to ski something gnarly than that go out to the north shore.
post #53 of 57
I only have one because it was the most perfect run ever ...

Shadows - Steamboat (After 42" champagne dump untracked). Rinse and Repeat.
post #54 of 57
1: North Couloir, La Plata Peak CO
2: Grizzley Chute, Gizzley Peak CO
3: Diller Canyon, Mt. Shasta CA
4: West Face, Mt. Shasta CA
5: Reserved for future adventures

Special shout-out to local favorites: NE face Lake Fork Peak near Taos NM, East Face chutes on Santa Fe Baldy NM, secret spot Mary's Chute near Taos NM. And for inbounds Terminator, Fifth Chute, St. Bernard/Elevator, Fabian and K Chutes at Taos.
post #55 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
isnt zero a permant closure at JH? FYI negative looks like a fun line to.
Not quite permanent. They open it occasionally when snow coverage is exceptionally good. A-Zero was open for about four weeks the winter before last.

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post #56 of 57
What's it like?
post #57 of 57

My top 5

In no particular order
1. Ryton Valley (Mt Olympus, NZ) - Most people take the car down the access road. Those who don't get the ride of their lives
2. Gun Barrel (Treble Cone, NZ) - Wide open natural half
3. Wildcat Bowl (Alta) - Reliable great snow and even better in a storm
4. Primrose Path (Snowbird) - 2700 ft of steep moguls and powder
5. Magnum (Treble Cone) - Terrific steep bowl on a powder day

Most people won't know the NZ runs
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