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post #31 of 57
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For those like us, we are lucky to get one trip a year in, do you like to stick to certain place or try new places? We will have skied Steamboat twice , and really liked it but from might try new place in 2100.
post #32 of 57
Overall, Vail. There are other places I like more for specifics, but Vail just does it for me, especially when it's a weekday.
post #33 of 57
East: Sugarloaf
West: Snowbird ( have only been to Utah, maybe someday I'll find another place)
post #34 of 57
Vail's back bowls
post #35 of 57
Crystal Mt, Washington...Everybody needs to get up to the Pacific Northwest and ski my advanced and expert skiers paradise
post #36 of 57
Jackson Hole !
post #37 of 57
East: Whiteface
NY (besides Whiteface): Hunter
VT: Stratton (I've only been here and Mount Snow in VT)
West: Heavenly
post #38 of 57
the beav.
post #39 of 57
Jackson Hole
Crested Butte
Snowbasin
Taos
Beaver Creek for cruisin runs
Crystal
post #40 of 57
Mary Jane
post #41 of 57
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Originally Posted by tcomfort View Post
Crystal Mt, Washington...Everybody needs to get up to the Pacific Northwest and ski my advanced and expert skiers paradise
That is such a great mountain. I've only been there once and have wanted to get back for years. Really natural good skier's hill, though snow quality might not be top notch.
post #42 of 57
Favorites:

1) Taos - terrain and weather hard to beat, original (not commercialized)

2) Jackson Hole - terrain

3) Copper Mtn - cruisers

4) Vail - you gotta do it once atleast

5) Steamboat - family fun
post #43 of 57
West - Snowbird
East - Sunday River
post #44 of 57
It's really beautiful around the summit of Aspen Highlands, CO. Similar feeling at Wildcat, NH on smaller scale.
post #45 of 57
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Originally Posted by Mojo1 View Post
For those like us, we are lucky to get one trip a year in, do you like to stick to certain place or try new places? We will have skied Steamboat twice , and really liked it but from might try new place in 2100.
Go to a new place. I love Steamboat and lived there for years but you gotta check out new places and there are so many great options.
post #46 of 57
seeing as i am young and poor and have never skied outside the midwest i would say Nubs nob for the atmosphere and ever progressing glades.
post #47 of 57
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It's really beautiful around the summit of Aspen Highlands, CO.
Absolutely true. Hence the reason I took a picture of this very attractive goat:

post #48 of 57
Baker

(caveat not skied in Utah or Wyoming)


For Mtn biking - Sunday River
post #49 of 57
East - Stowe
West - Vail
post #50 of 57
Jackson Hole, for sure.

Wait.... maybe Snowmass.

But then there is Alta... and Snowbird is right next door.

Whistler? Oh... sorry... US.
post #51 of 57
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Absolutely true. Hence the reason I took a picture of this very attractive goat:

I SEE THREE GOATS. Very nice.
post #52 of 57
This thread should have been a pole instaed..
post #53 of 57
So Far from my limited trips west
Jackson hole (Great chellenge, and great layout)
Whistler (I loved the village to and skiing combo)
I agree with treewell in that I love so explore new places even if they are not the best
post #54 of 57
So many great ones I couldn't narrow down to just one!

East: Stowe/Sugarbush/Jay
West: Alta/Copper
post #55 of 57
A lot of great options.....right on the money.

East: Sugarloaf/Stowe/Sugarbush/Jay {Jay gets some serious snowfall}. There are a lot of Sunday River fans as well. It's not at the top of my list, but others love the place.

West: Jackson Hole {including a visit to Snow King}, my #1 in the US.
Alta & Snowbird {if you're there ski both}
Vail & BC {same deal, try to ski BC for a day}
Squaw.

I love almost every square foot of all ten of them....well maybe not all of Beaver Creek or Vail. If you make a trip to Vail, though, I would ski BC for a day. Also, some of the western resorts are so big that having some local knowkedge and a game plan on where to ski can really help. In the East, if you hit the snow right at Stowe, and have the combination of skills and a local "guide", you could spend a whole day never skiing on a trail. The woods are legendary. And Jay on a big powder day is unlike any other Eastern "powder" experience, IMO.

So many options!!
post #56 of 57
Jackson Hole

East- Sugarbush
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by SnowbirdDevotee View Post
Snowbird - huge, awesome, here the greatest snow on earth covers endless, steep terrain.
Snowbird, really? I was expecting something else from you
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