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post #61 of 80
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Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
The entire Jungfrau region (Murren-Wengen-Grindelwald) is super scenic and Alpine cute. But there are some real negatives: low elevation, low snowfall, really really disjointed, bottlenecks, some older lifts & lines, almost no expert terrain and generally expensive unles slumming it in Interlaken. Not a bad experience - just one not to be repeated. >>> I would rather visit in the summer to mountain bike, hike, etc.

Big White/Silver Star/Sun Peaks. They are all OK - uncrowded, mostly average-sized, cut-trail intermediate hills with some alpine areas (very prone to fog), decent lifts and small base developments. Nice, but nothing too special. If you are going to inland Canada/NW USA - I think Schweitzer, Red, Fernie, Big Mt are much better, interesting places with steeps, drier snow, & funkier towns.
Thanks man, interesting opinions. I've been in the Jungfrau in summer too, got the same idea. I'd still like to ski Murren, maybe just for a weekend sometime. Hear there are at least a couple challenging runs there and the town sounds very nice. Interesting view on Big White. I've been meaning to get to Red for years, maybe next season (though I've been to Rosland and it's not all that funky, really). Which did you like better, Red or Fernie? Been to Kicking Horse? Castle?
post #62 of 80
East:

Tuckerman
katadin
sutton
orford


west
altabird
solitude
pow mow
sugarbowl and kirkwood
bridger bowl
big mountain
fernie
revelstoke (when it comes together)
a-basin
schweitzer
post #63 of 80
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
Dude.... You've got some work to do! You best knock off AT LEAST those top 5 this season. Those are MUST SKI areas. (as if you didn't know that already...)

I know man.

I'm only 22, and have been focusing on school (somewhat) so haven't done too many trips.

Raced growing up, but didn't venture too far. Only areas I've really spent any considerable about of time at are the Aspen ones, Big Sky, and Bridger.

Road tripping you just always seem to end up getting mediocre snow, or sacrificing good ski days to traveling.

I also get frustrated when you only have three days to ski an area, as soon as you're getting it dialed in, you leave. I need to go more places I already have freinds in.


Whatever, I'm hoping to get to Jackson/Targhee this year, maybe silverton too. Las Lenas within the next couple of years. I got time, no need to rush.
post #64 of 80
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Originally Posted by bumpfreaq View Post
Montana Snow Bowl
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Originally Posted by Rio View Post
Montana Snowbowl
WOOT WOOT!

Oh and I'll throw in a list of a few priorities:

Jackson Hole
Snowbird
Alta
Red Mountain
Whistler-Blackcomb
post #65 of 80
Trying to come up with a list like this reminds me how lucky I've been. I've skied a lot of very cool places over the last 40 years. But I haven't hit all of them...

East:
Sugarloaf - old school NE skiing
Le Massif - my doc skis there every year and raves

West:
Jackson Hole - number 1 on my wish list
Whistler/Blackcomb - want to see what all the fuss is about
Kirkwood - will get to this in March
Sun Valley - not sure why other than the history

Europe:
Nothing...I've skied at almost every area in Austria; France/Switzerland just don't appeal to me as "must ski":::
post #66 of 80
I have my 999's to mount up..I am looking forward to skiing them....
post #67 of 80
This is why it takes an analytical (to a fault) hours/days/weeks/months to decide on the next trip. You can not spend the same dollar twice. Living in the Midwest means nothing with in a drive makes anyones list that isn't 40 deep. And multiple trips a year is really an option. So, it's always tough to choose between a highly rated, drool inducing never been or a previously enjoyed, drool inducing have always loved.

Need to visit: (in no particular order)
Whistler
Vail
Steamboat
Big Sky
HeliAnywhereWithFreshTracks
Utah other than LCwC, BCwC PC area

Again and Again:
Alta/Snowbird Brighton/Solitude PC/Canyons/DeerValley
Mammoth
Jackson/Targhee
Whitefish Moutnain
Red Lodge
Bridger

Nothing European for now. Too much in NA. And until I heli, the expense of flying over the "pond" makes no sense to me.
post #68 of 80
East:

Mad River
Jay
Le Massif

West:

Sun Valley (again)
Bridger
Big Mountain
CMH (or any of the other heli companies!)
Hood
Bachelor
Mammoth
Whistler
Red Mountain
Fernie
Taos (again!)
Cooper
BCC
Snow Basin
...I'm sure a bunch more I've forgotten

Europe:

Wengen
Chamonix
...others I can't remember!
post #69 of 80
There are things on my list that I should have crossed off a long time ago:

Jackson Hole
Whistler / Blackcomb
Big Sky
Crested Butte
Silverton

and a BUNCH of Heli-skiing in Alaska and Canada!!!
post #70 of 80
In no particular order:

Whistler
Silverton
Mammoth
Sun Valley
Crested Butte
Solitude
Alyeska

Hopefully I will get to all of these in the next 3 years. I will do Solitude and Sun Valley this year for sure.
post #71 of 80
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Originally Posted by Billskier View Post
In no particular order:

Whistler
Silverton
Mammoth
Sun Valley
Crested Butte
Solitude
Alyeska

Hopefully I will get to all of these in the next 3 years. I will do Solitude and Sun Valley this year for sure.
You might want to hold off on Mammoth. . . it could ruin you for ever and you might never leave. Great place
post #72 of 80
Let me narrow this down to what I hope to ski this season that I haven't skied before:

Every place that turns a lift in New Mexico plus a couple that groom a track, in no particular order:
Ski Apache
Ski Cloudcroft
Pajarito (think I have a race here)
Valles Caldera
Enchanted Forest

I've already banged out the others, including two this year I hadn't tried before. Also, I'd like to find some fancy money tree so I can get up to MT and visit Montana Snowbowl.

Depending on dates/school commitments there are probably a couple places in the LGC I'll visit for the first time too.
post #73 of 80
Useless topic but always interesting.

There're too many GOOD places to ski. And when the snow is good, just about anyone's home mountain will be the best.

So, this is more of a "what I heard is good" list than anything:

Europe:

Austria:
St. Anton (have been, will go back becasue I haven't seen all of it)

Switzerland:
Zermatt
St. Moritz (mostly for the x-c skiing)
Verbier

France:
Chamonix
3 Valleys

Italy:
Dolomites

Canada:
Whistler
Banff

US:
Mommoth
Taos (have been, will go back again and again)
Alta/Snowbird (have been, will go back...)
Steamboat
Deer Valley (this year)
Jackson Hole
Big Sky (hopefully this year)
Aspen
Heavenly (have been, will go back)
Squaw (as above)
post #74 of 80
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Originally Posted by icanseeformiles(andmiles) View Post
I believe snowmass is a better place to learn bumps, with friendlier "learning" bumps than highlands or ajax. And, with runs such as AMF, the cirque offers pretty good steep challenges.



not that I'm necessarily coming to kubagr's defense, 'cause I think he's wrong (somewhat); I'm betting he's skied slowmass.

thank you..... of course the buttermilk is the worst but snowmass pales vs ajax and asp high

BTW: very often the surface lift over the most interresting terrain is closed......... forgot the name

BTW #2: i realy like the "slowmass"........

and

Addios mother/father is OK and then , if I recall, you could hit the rock garden which is very interresting ONLY if SM gets tons of snow..........
post #75 of 80
Black Mountain (NH)
post #76 of 80
Big Sky
Jackson Hole
Bridger
Silverton
Monarch
Aspen and surrounding areas (just because)
Telluride
Taos
Hood
Crystal
Baker
Fernie
Red Lodge
Kicking Horse
Banff
Lake Louise

Europe...all
S. America...all
Backcountry...never have
post #77 of 80
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Thanks man, interesting opinions. I've been in the Jungfrau in summer too, got the same idea. I'd still like to ski Murren, maybe just for a weekend sometime. Hear there are at least a couple challenging runs there and the town sounds very nice. Interesting view on Big White. I've been meaning to get to Red for years, maybe next season (though I've been to Rosland and it's not all that funky, really). Which did you like better, Red or Fernie? Been to Kicking Horse? Castle?
Red vs. Fernie.
Red is perhaps the ultimate tree skiing experience in US/Canada. A 360 cone of well-spaced trees on every possible exposure with steepness from intermediate to near vertical. Fernie is a series of 4-5 big open bowls separated by steep ridges with glades. I like both a lot - but if forced to chose I would take Fernie since it is larger and possesses more types of terrain.

Kicking Horse is great for experts/sidecountry skiers-however it has almost nothing for beginner/intermediates. Trip Report link: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boa...pic.php?t=3215

I have not done Castle.
post #78 of 80
Can't believe I left Telluride off my need to ski list or Crested Butte off my Again and again list.

The major problem is that we have two lists. First decision when planning a trip is where. If 100% of both lists are more than a days drive away, proximity is nearly irrelevant. So it always, for me anyway, brings up the question. Somewhere I've heard/read about that I think will be amazing, or somewhere I've been that was amazing. Can't spend the same dollar twice you know.
post #79 of 80
East:
Tuckerman's (again) just so many possibly routes down requires multiple trips

West:
Red
Telluride
Silverton
Crested Butte
Taos
post #80 of 80
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
Trying to come up with a list like this reminds me how lucky I've been. I've skied a lot of very cool places over the last 40 years. But I haven't hit all of them...

East:
Sugarloaf - old school NE skiing
Le Massif - my doc skis there every year and raves

West:
Jackson Hole - number 1 on my wish list
Whistler/Blackcomb - want to see what all the fuss is about
Kirkwood - will get to this in March
Sun Valley - not sure why other than the history

Europe:
Nothing...I've skied at almost every area in Austria; France/Switzerland just don't appeal to me as "must ski":::
Just remembered another one... Banff for the scenery as much as the skiing
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