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7-9 Day Solo Ski trip.....where would you go?

post #1 of 13
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In 2002 I took a 10 day solo trip to colorado (1st time for me) and had a blast. I skied at Breck and Vail. I had a chance to meet up with so many nice people and joined quite a few groups for some runs. I tried out 6 different sets of skis and was able to pick out what I wanted to buy for my next pair.

This trip will be around the 1st of March. I can get a frequent flyer ticket to:
Vancouver - ski Whistler (never been)
EGE -ski Vail/BC (two of my favorite mountains)
ASE - ski Aspen (never been)
SBS - Ski Steamboat (Never Been)
Grand Targhee - Jackson (Never Been)

I am a level 8-8.5 skiier (per Vail ski school) If you were concerned with skiing (not dining,apres,shopping, etc.) just skiing, with the best chance of skiing powder, where would you go? I really would appreciate input on lodging in these areas (hotel room or studio, one bedroom if good deal.)
post #2 of 13
Probably just me, but I like experiencing new places and given your list of places you've never been to and little desire for nightlife I'd go to Jackson.

As a side trip you could rent a car and drive down to Salt Lake City after skiing one day. Then do 2-3 days there and drive back after skiing without missing a full ski day if you're up for it.

Weather can be fickle, but that's probably your best chance for powder and the hotels in SLC have the normal cancellation policy so if you change your mind you're not out anything.
post #3 of 13
I will be semi solo from 3/8-15. I am hitting Alta, Snowbird, Snow Basin, Sun Valley, Targhee, and JH.
post #4 of 13
Off that list, Jackson or Whistler.

Edit:Humm thinking more, (given the length of your trip) I'd go to Jackson for a few days and make the drive down to Utah for a more few days. It's only +/-5 hrs in good weather.

Edit2: DIdn't ready giddyups post, HAHA!
post #5 of 13
JH, and a day or two in Yellowstone(by snowcoach?).
post #6 of 13
you can get a frequent flyer ticket to whistler and you're wondering where else you should go?

wow.
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
you can get a frequent flyer ticket to whistler and you're wondering where else you should go?

wow.
He's from LA.

The flight to Vancouver cost only half as much as flights to JH. Don't waste FF ticket on Vancouver.
post #8 of 13
even if I lived in LA, I would take a free airfare trip to Whistler before Jackson.

of course, I've skied Jackson and haven't skied whistler.

then again, it would depend on how late of a notice I could give the airlines. 1 week notice may provide some insight into an upcoming storm?
post #9 of 13
Hey Deep

Similar profile - level 8 per vail.

Going solo for 10 days (to me that means without my wife), but with different gouprs - Park City (with my bros); vail feb 4-9 (hometown friends) breck -business and friends.

if you happen to overlap in vail let me know. i have never done minturn mile but would be up for it.
post #10 of 13
I must again voice my warnings about south exposure at Jackson in March. Steamboat has some of the same issues, but probably more manageable since it's not so steep.

March is historically Aspen's best month, and it has had a far above average December and January with much more cover than normal. So I would make it first choice since it's having such a great year.

Whistler's having a good year too, but it's pretty safe year-in and year-out.

Vail is just above average, but it's also a consistent area and should be fine.
post #11 of 13
I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the choices. JAC or ASE would be the most expensive airfare.

The best thing about going solo is the flexibility! I would wait until the last minute and just go were the forecast looked the most promising.

Aspen is having an incredible year. If you do decide to go Aspen, the St. Moritz is fairly reasonable and clean. http://www.stmoritzlodge.com/
post #12 of 13
1. WHISTLER, no question.

1.1 JH, Sun Valley, Snow Basin. AS GOOD AS WB, but involves driving.
post #13 of 13
If its all about advanced skiing, no apres, and best chance for powder you should have Alta/Snowbird on your list. But for fun exploration for 7-9 days Whistler or the Aspen Mtns would be nice.
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