If you could only ski 8 resorts in all N. America they would be...
There is such great skiing in our own N.American backyard (my ski club has offered a ski trip to Europe for $4000,
but this year it's too $$$ right now, esp given the choices in m own backyard in both Canada and the US)
I haven't skiied too much what's out there either, having gotten back into skiing after a long 20 yr hiatus...thus far only I've been to:
Big White (kelowna bc),
Apex (penticton bc)
Cypress mtn (north vancouver, a great local training hill that was host to the 2010 olympics last winter...and of course the local smaller hills)
Whistler a good 1/2 dozen times ...and I will be returining to whistler this year 10-15x.
...interesting map/link with pics, panoramics and even a doc of the 'peak to peak' gondola and history or whistler/blackcomb:
click on red squares on map for more info/pics ...and the blue squares for info and panoramics....http://media.intrawest.com/whistler/trailmap/index.html# ()
...hoping to get to Fernie Mt Baker and Mt Washington this year ...also revisiting Big White..
and perhaps will do a 10-15 day trip exploring Revelstoke, and Kicking Horse ...
or the trio of Sunshine, Lake Louise and Marmot at Jasper ....or all 5 resorts if I rent a vehicle.
I've heard such great things of not only our own 'true north' resorts such as Fernie, Kicking Horse, Revelstoke (and of course Sunshine, Lake Louise and Jasper's Marmot in neighbouring Alberta) but also the US resorts of Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Aspen, Telluride (among the many other smaller resorts of Colorado...sorry names have escaped me)...I'm sure I've missed a few of your favourite resorts in these or other states (feel free to point me to any respected guides links or books).
Edited by canali - 10/6/10 at 6:17pm