Originally Posted by ct55
hey - we could charge for it to help fund the site - Epicski rated golden bear/best of guide.
Best powder, best overall resort, best bar with the best beer apres ski, best chili, best fat ski rentals on the hill ...
Then we could move on to more controversial topics: best places rated by BWPA not named Snowbird ... (are there any?!
, best skinny non-cambered powder skis rated by Michael Barrett ... even fewer!
1. Jackson Hole
6. Grand Targhee
7. A Basin
Those are the 7 ski resorts I would go visit beside the bird. and several on the east coast would be these
3. Smugglers Notch
4. Jay Peak
and jimmy more than likely your preference means that you at least not a racist(vs snowboarders) and probably are a better skier. The majority of people that I have meet that proclaim that alta is the "best' in the world, arent the best skier. They can be good skiers but they are not what I would consider great skiers. Alta is to small with to much limited fall line especially for the amount of work involved getting to the steep stuff to be better than the bird or snowbasin.
with that said I like as noted its one of my favorite places to ski. but its overrated. Alot like Moab is quite possiablely the most overrated MTB place in the world. Its still good but people are overrating it.
On to the Ski resort list. I was agreeing with it. It doesnt matter to me. I was only stating the list is right on for thier readers. If you read ski mag and blindly follow that. I wouldnt want you as client anyways heck I probably would have tough time being your friend. People that cant make choices on thier own IMO are weak minded and you would not mesh well with me.
Now let take MTBing I much worse MTBer than a skier. The trails I prefer are on the easier side of thing. If somone told me that hey this trail has big drops, skinny ladder bridges, and steep granite roll downs maybe this isnt the best trail for you. Guess what I am not going to call them 'elistist" and run off and cry. Most likely I will ask where a long flowly singletrack is and go enjoy myself where I would have the most fun not where they would have the most fun at.
Just because my opinion is DV sucks and alta is the second best resort in LCC doenst mean that has to be yours. What I like it what I like because thats how I ski. If you ski differently and like some place else so be it.