What are your favourite ski areas?

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  1. 007

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    My Top 10, in order are:

    1- Whistler/ Blackcomb, BC
    2- Jackson Hole, WYO
    3- Lake Louise, AB
    4- Big Sky.MT
    5- Snowbird. UT
    6- Schweitzer, ID
    7- Kicking Horse, BC
    8- The Canyons, UT
    9- Vail, CO
    10- Sunshine Village, AB
     
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  2. tennis-n-sc

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    1. Alta
    2. Lake Louise
    3. Steamboat
    4. Whistler
    5. Sunshine Village
    6. Big Sky
    7. Brekenridge
     
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  3. MTChong

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    Now, they're in no particular order

    Park City in Utah
    Whistler/Blackcomb
    Vail in Colorado
    Heavenly at Lake Tahoe (I frequent this place often; as I live somewhat near).
     
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  4. GRANITECHIEF

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    1. Whistler/Blackcomb
    2. Squaw Valley
    3. Jackson Hole
    4. Mammoth
    5. Snowbird/Alta
    6. Taos
    7. Telluride
    8. Mt Bachelor

    There are so many world class resorts that i haven't been to, YET!!! Not to mention Heli trips. Good reason to continue working.
     
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  5. scez

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    I am a skiier, so my I hate the powder. My feet and legs killed a couple years ago skiing in whistler because of all the powder and my used hacked up granny boots. I love lake louis, when it is groomed it is so much fun to just bomb the mens downhill going straight down. The most beautiful place I have skiied in was Gstaad in Switzerland. To bad the lines were huge and people just push through the lines. I also was on a long ass T-bar that stopped when we were on the steepest part.

    EDIT: And gotta love the $500 dollar bottles of balsamic vinagar in the grocery stores.
     
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  6. DRtenniS1112

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    Anyone ski east coast? I'm from Maine so this is where I ski most but i make trips out west cuz my cousin works EMT for heavenly and we ski there a ton.
     
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  7. rasajadad

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    I live at the base of Statton Mountain in Vermont. They do a great job of grooming, if you like that. I buy an unlimited midweek pass that lets me ski Okemo and Stratton (And Lake Sunapee in NH). I'm late to skiing. So I only do it to pass time with friends and my kids all winter.
     
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  8. MTChong

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    Ah, I forgot to mention Squaw Valley - another good place, but I've not been in such a long time. Well, actually, I'm not even that good at skiing - unfortunate, but I'll probably keep doing it. I also got rather decent at snowboarding with two days of practice, but it killed my knees when you have to walk with the board with one foot off - my knees aren't in tip-top shape.

    Wow, that's definitely awesome! Heavenly is such a nice place - especially when not crowded!
     
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  9. GRANITECHIEF

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    The key to not having to push with one foot in/out is to know where you need to keep enough speed to get where you want to go. Although after only 2 days of boarding, i guess its tough to be able to do a 60-mph full tuck.
     
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  10. LuckyR

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    Vail as the favorite resort in Colorado!?! Must be from out of state...
     
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  11. MegacedU

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    WEAK lists. Ski East is the way to go. Sugarbush, Jay, Tuckerman's @ Mt. Washington, how about Tremblant in Canada?
     
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  12. Mr.Federer

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    Mont.Tremblant is so sweet...
     
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  13. GRANITECHIEF

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  14. GRANITECHIEF

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    You are probably right, i'll never ski west again.

    This west skiing is terrible:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/HW4.jpg

    And i hate powder. Much prefer eastern ice:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/HW2.jpg

    I sure Tuckerman's has a lift like KT-22 that access 2000 vert feet of ungroomed advanced terrain, with a short 6 minute ride:
    http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a356/granitechief/2-27-04SV2.jpg

    and has a view like this from the top:

    http://www.cems.uvm.edu/~dinitz/images/ski_trip_04/View from Top of KT.JPG
     
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  15. Max G.

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    My favorite place ever - Solitude! None of those others around there can hold a candle to it.

    Love the powder! ;)
     
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    Ski-amade - Austria
     
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  17. GRANITECHIEF

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    If any of the other places held a candle to it, the snow would melt and put out the candle.

    No, seriously, some of the best powder i've ever gotten has been at Solitude, backside off the top.
     
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  18. North

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    Solitude is absolutely the best. Followed closely by Alta. Great powder, lots of it, and great ambience at both places. The two best places I've been. Best place on the east coast - Jay Peak. Someone mentioned Tuckerman's here in the east. Tucks is obviously a totally different kind of place (I have skied it on downhills and teles) and gives a very old-school backcountry experience, even besides the hike up to earn your turns.
     
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    Haha, yeah; I only had carving down and that was on a blue at best - I'd still fall maybe two to four times during a given run; but I was definitely getting the hang of it. I can't wait to go back up with some friends - I'm already near their level, I think.
     
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  20. Roffey

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    Loon
    Mad River Glen
    Attitash/Bear Peak
    Wildcat

    Either MRG or Wildcat is my all time favorite.

    Eastern skiing all the way.
     
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  21. 007

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    Since I started this thread I'll chime in with my 10 fave Eastern Ski Areas too:
    1- Sugarbush
    2- Le Massif
    3- Sugarloaf
    4- Whiteface
    5- Stowe
    6- Cannon
    7- Wildcat
    8- Mt.Ste.Anne
    9- Jay Peak
    10- Stratton
     
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