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post #31 of 65
Idiots Delight at Alpine Meadows

Palisades at Squaw Valley

Once Is Enough at Kirkwood
post #32 of 65
west face - squaw valley
post #33 of 65
MRG: Catamount Bowl to Catamount to Lynx to Beaver.
post #34 of 65
The Outhouse @ Winter Park.
post #35 of 65
Catherines at Alta
post #36 of 65
Gore Mtn: (1) Any/all of the glades so long as the coverage is good, (2) Lower Stielhang, (3) Single Barrel (the liftline below Hawkeye), (4) The Rumor, (5) Sagamore.

MRG: (1) Paradise to Ferret to Upper/Lower Glade to One Way to Waterfall (great leg burner when the wait for the single chair is long), or (2) Catamount Bowl to Catamount to Lynx to Beaver (same as Philpug). IMHO Lynx is the prettiest trail at MRG (it's a birch glade). I'm also partial to Snail off the double chair.
post #37 of 65
Cime de Carron at Val Thorens
post #38 of 65
Gran Risa (La Villa, Alta Badia - Italy)
Val Mezdi' (Colfosco/Corvara, Alta Badia - Italy it's an offpiste itineray, not a run)
Forcelles (Colfosco, Alta Badia - Italy)
Porta Vescovo (Arabba, Ital not a run but a series of runs, amongst which the "Surasass")
Dantercepis "b" (they use to run the interforces italian dh championship on this one, so it's usually kept closed...and for that reason not well known by the "public" which prefer the "A" variant...but for that reason it's uncrowded and a joy to ski on it...
Selva di Val Gardena)
Canalone and associated variants (Madesimo - Italy, also an itineray...inbound)
Mandria and its bump wall (Champoluc - Italy)
post #39 of 65
Europe:
Lauberhorn to Wengen (train back to lifts)
Deux Alpes top to bottom (7500 ' vert.)

East:
Narrow Gage at Sugarloaf
Great Eastern at Killington

Midwest
Swiss Twist at Holiday Valley (that' a midwest resort---the skiers are all from Ohio)
Bridge Run at Lutsen

Rockies
Olympic DH Snow Basin
Shadows Steamboat

PNW
Back side of Bachelor
Mt Hood off the Summit (ok, got to hike that one)
post #40 of 65
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Originally Posted by motoracer51 View Post
The Outhouse @ Winter Park.
you must be a bump skier. I have a less polite term for that run.
post #41 of 65
North face of Headwall at Squaw never fails to deliver for me.
post #42 of 65
Ernie's - Heavenly, CA
post #43 of 65
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
Ernie's - Heavenly, CA
Groomed or bumps? Either way, it's a great steep run.
post #44 of 65
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Originally Posted by Ski the East View Post
Gore Mtn: (1) Any/all of the glades so long as the coverage is good, (2) Lower Stielhang, (3) Single Barrel (the liftline below Hawkeye), (4) The Rumor, (5) Sagamore.
What am I missing about Sagamore? I thought it was extremely flat and uninteresting. I think Twister has as much pitch and certainly more at the bottom. I'm guessing they're not going to groom it and that is what will cause it to be a black diamond...otherwise, I can't see it.
post #45 of 65
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post
Groomed or bumps? Either way, it's a great steep run.
Bumps on Ernie's? YUCK!

Groomed? Impossible.

Within 3 days of 6" or more of fresh? Memorable!
post #46 of 65
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Magnus_CA View Post
Bumps on Ernie's? YUCK!

Groomed? Impossible.

Within 3 days of 6" or more of fresh? Memorable!
Wait, do you mean Ellie's?

edit: I thought you were talking about Ellie's. I guess you were talking about the chute in Motts.
post #47 of 65
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
What am I missing about Sagamore? I thought it was extremely flat and uninteresting. I think Twister has as much pitch and certainly more at the bottom. I'm guessing they're not going to groom it and that is what will cause it to be a black diamond...otherwise, I can't see it.
Sagamore has only been open three days when I have been at Gore this year. First time I skied it, it was decent (there were some bumps, and it wasn't icy, that's good enough for me). Then came "the Sunday" before Christmas (the day of the huge snowstorm). Sagamore had the deepest powder anywhere on the mountain (a couple of my friends claim Darby Woods had more powder, but the high peaks double was closed and I didn't get a chance to ski it).

On skiers right on Sagamore, I got into so much powder at one point that I had to back out of it because I couldn't move forward any further. All those rocky cliff areas on Sagamore (most have chair lift towers at the top of them) were covered in snow and provided great (interesting) skiing and/or launch points. The powder on Sagamore was still knee to thigh deep (but tracked up) when I returned on the Tues before Christmas (the day before the rain that ruined all that beautiful snow). I haven't seen Sagamore open since.

Ask me next year, I may have a different opinion, but for now Sagamore rates pretty high.
post #48 of 65
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Originally Posted by Ski the East View Post
On skiers right on Sagamore, I got into so much powder at one point that I had to back out of it because I couldn't move forward any further. All those rocky cliff areas on Sagamore (most have chair lift towers at the top of them) were covered in snow and provided great (interesting) skiing and/or launch points.
You made my point exactly. So flat you couldn't move in powder. All of the cliffy areas you named were roped off last week. I thought about venturing into Cirque Glades but was flying solo and the hill is so flat there, figured I'd be hiking downhill in the 4" of fluff that was fresh.
post #49 of 65
Upper / Lower Skyward at Whiteface.

Upper Cloudspin at Whiteface, when conditions are good.

White Cloud / Way Out at Hunter.

Cliff / Drop Off at Hunter.
post #50 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
What am I missing about Sagamore? I thought it was extremely flat and uninteresting. I think Twister has as much pitch and certainly more at the bottom. I'm guessing they're not going to groom it and that is what will cause it to be a black diamond...otherwise, I can't see it.
I Skied Sagamore Saturday. It was all nat. ungroomed and bumping up nicely. I think that it was worthy of a black diamond. Groomed, you are right it would be more blueish in nature.


My fav's are Rumble at Sugarbush, Cirque Glades at Gore, Everglades at Jay Peak, Devil's Castle at Alta.
post #51 of 65
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
It was still called Sierra Blanca last time I went. If you hike up to the top of the bowl about 1000 ' past where the lift ends there is a little sunken stone patio/monument with a plaque that talks about nuclear bomb tests on the next peak across the valley. Nice little discovery, nice place to sit for a few miniutes and take it all in in reflection, then ski on down. That's why that was one of my favs.. had nothing to do with the gnar
Enjoy your trip
I used to ski there when I lived in OKC. My sister in law's parents lived in Ruidoso and we would drive over for long ski weekends. Nice little out of the way place.
post #52 of 65
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Originally Posted by bjohansson View Post
You made my point exactly. So flat you couldn't move in powder. All of the cliffy areas you named were roped off last week. I thought about venturing into Cirque Glades but was flying solo and the hill is so flat there, figured I'd be hiking downhill in the 4" of fluff that was fresh.
My inability to move in the powder was more likely my fault than a problem with lack of sufficient slope. I don't have much experience skiing powder and I didn't/don't have much experience with Sagamore (didn't know what might be burried under the powder on the far right of the trail), so I was being cautious.

The "cliffy areas" (I can't think of a better description) are the key to having fun on Sagamore. I must admit we (and most of the other skiers) ducked a few ropes to ski some of these areas on the Sunday before Christmas, but by the following Tuesday the ropes had been removed.

Take care in Cirque glades. My friends that have skied it (I haven't yet) tell me there are five locations in the glade where you are likely to have to cross water (shallow, but broad enough that you might not be able to jump across at all of the locations). Several of my friends told me that they just threw their skis across then walked through the water in their ski boots.
post #53 of 65
Haven't skied out west, but for me....

La 42 at Le Massif
La Fortin at Le Massif
Starr at Stowe
Goat at Stowe
Paradise at MRG
Lynx/Beaver at MRG

For those eastern skiers who have not gone to Le Massif, put it on your list of places to visit soon. One incredible skier's mountain.
post #54 of 65
Gabl's at Mt. Baker.
post #55 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by crank View Post
I Skied Sagamore Saturday. It was all nat. ungroomed and bumping up nicely. I think that it was worthy of a black diamond. Groomed, you are right it would be more blueish in nature.


My fav's are Rumble at Sugarbush, Cirque Glades at Gore, Everglades at Jay Peak, Devil's Castle at Alta.
Was it a little chilly on Saturday????

Interested to hear what you thought of Cirque Glades. I didn't try it because I was solo on Tuesday and there was NOBODY over on Burnt Ridge. Is it steep enough? I find flat glades to be tough. We spent most of our time hiking in Tahawus Glades and Twister Glades aren't much better.
post #56 of 65
Expo - Tremblant

Karl
post #57 of 65

bjohansson,

 

Regarding our Sagamore discussion, you need to ski Sagamore this weekend (I went on Fri.).  It has developed into Gore's best (and only) legit. leg-burner bump run.  Yes, the bumps are a bit hard in spots (stay to skier's right early on for softer conditions), and the back sides are icy in spots, but it's 100% skiable and looong.  If I can get in 4 runs in while my son is in lessons, I've gotten all the workout I need for the day.  Definintely in my top 5 and probably in my top 3 trails at Gore.

 

FYI, Tahawus glades was also in good condition on Fri.

post #58 of 65

Alpine Meadows - Chute that Seldom Slides, Keyhole & adjacent terrain skiers right of Alpine Bowl chair.

 

Alta - Supreme lift - just about anything through the gates.  Just about anything off of the High Traverse, any side of that ridge.

 

A Basin - The Alleys, East Wall, Gauthier, Turbo

 

Geneva Pass, Hailey ID backcountry

 

Ruby Mountains - stashes everywhere

 

Schell Range - Girl Scout Aspens, Main Street Aspens, Girl Scout Chutes 

post #59 of 65

From the west side of the Mississippi my favorites include.

  • Steamboat
  • Whistler
  • Crested Butte
  • Squaw Valley
  • Taos
  • Copper Mountain
  • Alta
  • Breckenridge (Snowboarding)
  • Deer Valley
  • Vail (For the entire family)

 

You know each place offers it's own distinctive perks. Before heading to the snow, Google everything you can about snow skiing and where to go. That's what I do. I'm a advance double black diamond skier and prefer steep chutes and advance terrain. However, when I take the family I need to consider beginner to intermediate level skiing for my children, but when it's only my friends and I the steeper the better.

I've used this site a couple of times and the info is pretty dead on.

 

www.mountainyahoos.com/TopTenMogulMountains.html

 

However, I'd still call the resorts and ski areas to make sure all the lifts are functioning. There's nothing worse than getting on a mountain and 1/2 the runs are closed down due to lack of snow, malfunctioning machines, etc.

 

post #60 of 65

a few... in no particular order:

Goat @ Stowe

Ovation & Devils Fiddle @ Kton

Mustang & Horseshoe Bowl @ Breck

Gauthier @ A-Basin

Mineral Basin & Regulator @ the Bird

Alta 2 & Tower 3 & many others @ JH

Magician @ Magic

 

Sentimental runs:

Standard & Sterling @ Stowe,

Forcella Rosa +++ @ Cortina


Edited by gfabbri - 2/22/2009 at 06:01 pm


Edited by gfabbri - 2/22/2009 at 06:01 pm
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