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I am debating between the la Nina trip to Big Sky/ Moonlight Basin this year, vs. a trip to Telluride. I have never been to either. I am an advanced skier but I don't get more than 5-10 ski days per year due to my midwestern location.
I enjoy steeps and mountain top skiing more than anything else. Loved skiing Jupiter Peak at PCMR.
Big Sky is one of my four pillars of must ski areas in North America. I have considered adding Telluride as well as a potential 5th. Anyway, thanks to blogs, forums, and youtube, I can profile these areas in great detail and have been in awe of both epic peaks described. Can anyone attest to the quality of skiing off those two peaks- Lone Peak and Palmyra? Would you care to comment on how many runs a 36yr old guy carrying a few extra pounds can do in a day from the top? Are they most often open or closed? Is it worth it to choose either Big Sky or Telluride based solely on my need to ski these peaks?
I suspect the front of Telluride might be something like California Heavenly. I don't love bumps for miles, so that really doesn't sway my opinion. But I love the high peaks and the above treeline steeps.
Many thanks all.