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post #31 of 44

North to Alyeska thee should travel.   It's got all you ask for  times 10.  If you have never been to Alaska isn't it time you go ?  You'll just be another year older until you do.

post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

North to Alyeska thee should travel.   It's got all you ask for  times 10. 


 

Hmm, Alyeska...forgot about that one (haven't been there, though I've spent the coldest/wettest summer of my life in Alaska).  How much "there" is there?

post #33 of 44

I'm going to second the Sunshine Village/Lake Louise suggestion. I'd prefer staying in Banff than at the previously-mentioned hotels, but that's just me.

 

The combination of latitude and altitude makes Sunshine Village pretty much a guarantee for good snow in March , and it has a lot of terrain for both accomplished and novice skiiers. Lake Louise had an incredible amount of terrain, but a lot of it would be intimidating to a less accomplished skiier.As it gets later in the Spring, Lake Louise can have issues with snow at its the lower elevations. Either is at much lower altitude than any of the resorts in Colorado or Utah, which can be a bonus for inexperienced skiiers not used to the thin air. 

 

The reason that Lake Louise might have problems with snow is the payoff for comebody like you who doesn't like cold weather: There's a halfway decent chance that a Chinook will blow through and it could be in the 60's in Calgary and Banff with people sneaking in an early round of golf while there's plenty of skiing up above.

post #34 of 44
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Sorry but IMHO the Canadian resorts don't fit the bill : the Canadian Rockies (i.e., Lake Louise, Sunshine Village)--while gorgeous--gets less-consistent snow than the US Rockies, ....

OK - I'm gonna eat some crow and say that Sunshine Village should be on the short list.  Didn't realize that they get 360" of snow per year (unlike the 140" at Lake Louise).  OTOH - the more I think about it Telluride is as drop-dead gorgeous as it gets, very remote and quiet, and with a very authentic Victorian mining town that has great food (Crested Butte is a close 2nd).

post #35 of 44

the animation of the "rock-missile - sighting expression and duck" by ski-ra is a riot! love it

post #36 of 44

Hmmm...beautiful nature, relaxing picturesque atmosphere, small cozy lodge type of place...

 

kind of reminds me of a lovely nice warm spring skiing trip to...

 

Northern Vermont?

 

 

post #37 of 44
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....Northern Vermont?

 

Another missile sighting... (sorry dustyfrog, but I can't tell a lie - that's a stock "smiley" from the sites reply editor)....

 

Northern Vermont...can't argue with the abundance of cozy lodges and white-steepled New England villages.  However, I (let's forget the OP for a moment) prefer to be skiing on soft snow around moguls and trees while enjoying fresh snow falling from the sky (in the Rockies that is), not (in Vermont) skiing on ice around rocks and tree stumps while alternately being deluged by rain.  But I betcha the OP already knows this....

post #38 of 44

ski-ra, ok am just curious, do you know the origin of the name dusty fog, that animation is really good...

post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by dustyfog View Post

ski-ra, ok am just curious, do you know the origin of the name dusty fog, that animation is really good...


 

You got me there..., not sure what you're asking (and sorry for saying "dustyfrog".  Are you asking what I might know about your alter-ego "dustyfog" (which would be nothing) vs. the "rock-missile" smiley (I don't know where it came from - it has been a standard part of this forum for as long as I've been using it)?

 

post #40 of 44

in your youth (you might still be relatively young) you may have read travel western books by american legends Louis L'Amour and JT Edson, the key protagonist in JT Edson's novel was a twin six gun packing dude called Dusty Fog (Its amazing I still remember, the full name was Edward Dustine Marsden Fog!) - just a little literary note injected into this discussion.

 

On a separate note, we (i.e. my soon-to-be 6 year old boy an I) are probably going to Oberlech over Sunshine, if net worth can make a comeback over next week or so..have a good weekend

 

no offense taken by the pen-man slaughter of said alias.

post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by dustyfog View Post

in your youth (you might still be relatively young) you may have read travel western books by american legends Louis L'Amour and JT Edson, the key protagonist in JT Edson's novel was a twin six gun packing dude called Dusty Fog (Its amazing I still remember, the full name was Edward Dustine Marsden Fog!) - just a little literary note injected into this discussion.


 

No - not an youngster (over 50).  I'm an avid reader, but wasn't when I was young, so now I'm feeling like I missed something important.  So what should I read to gain an appreciation for this Dusty Fog dude (that is unless you think I should chalk this up as one of any number of things missed...)?  Oh, and by use of another smiley, this conversation definitely means that we've (not that we'd be the first to commit that sin).

 

Hope the skiing is/was great....

post #42 of 44

Cups123 where did you end up going or deciding on ???

post #43 of 44

Taos would be a nice place.  You get spring skiing conditions in march with a great chance of quick, dumping storms.  It's a bit remote, you'd have to fly into ABQ and make the 2.5 hr drive through Santa Fe but it has a lot to offer.

 

While it is one of the most challenging mountains in the West, it does offer really nice, long beginner/intermediate runs.  It is a locals mountain and rarely has liftlines exceeding 3 minutes.  Not sure if you're thinking about lessons since you're a beginner but Taos has one of the best, if not THE best ski schools in the country (rated #1 and #2 in recent years).

 

Taos is a sleepy town located in the sothern Sangre De Cristo mountains, only 2 bars are open past 10pm so if you're looking for a hopping night life/social scene look somwhere else.  But if you're looking for a laid back, art community, good food and great people kind of place, with world class skiing then check it out.

post #44 of 44
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Cups123 where did you end up going or deciding on ???


 

I think Cups123 made her plans and is off to bigger and better things.   I'll PM her to post her conclusions so the rest of us can get some closure....

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