When it gets enough snow - Mt. Baldy is actually real mountain skiing. Can be quite nice - especially for about a half hour from downtown LA. Have had some great days there.This probably only pertains to the SoCal folks but Mt Baldy is giving away season passes for this year, only an admin fee of $50. I've never been there, but they actually show some double diamonds on their map.
I like Squaw too, but let's not get carried away...Whistler Blackcomb makes Squaw look like a nice little local area.squaw is the best mountain in north america hands down people!
Steamboat is nice but has long lift lines.Steamboat is my choice but the snow is a fraction of the reason. I like the glade skiing on the left side and having the town be a real town, not a resort town gives it a better feel. Also since it is not really a day trip to a major city gives it a better feel on the mountain.
Thanks, thats the sort of input i'm looking for. My mouth is watering looking at the special restrictions areas at sunshine, Delirium Dive, whoa!! Goats Eye, looks off the charts. Def putting that on the list.Yep, I can think of a few:
- the Goat's Eye Chair @ Sunshine Village, Alberta has 2000' of vert and only two intermediate runs down. Everything else is either single and double black or fall-and-slide terrain that requires avy.gear down a consistently steep fall line.
- Paradise Triple Chair in the Back Bowls of Lake Louise, Alberta. 1400' vertical but offers up a 1/2 mile wide ridgeline with only 2 non-single or double black lines down. The area it accesses is like KT22, Olympic Lady and Red Dog combined.
- Peak Chair @ Whistler. Almost unlimited black, double black and off-the-chart options on a much broader scale than KT22.....has a few hundred less vert.though.
- Peruvian Express, Snowbird (2350' vert)
- Stoke Chair, Revelstoke (2150' vert)
- Harmony Express, Whistler (2000' vert)
Hey another KT fan. Can anybody name a lift they think is better?
Hey Toad, Have you skied the backside of A Basin where they put in a lift a couple of years ago? I was in Summit County last March, and although we didn't have a great deal of powder, that back side is just one huge bowl of something like 1700 verticle! We also had discount passes to Winter Park, which I was under whelmed by, though with good snow I could see how the tree skiing would be great.I go skiing every year up in Breckenridge, CO (we have a place there). I think they have some of the best skiing (and the town is amazing too) but I am a little biased...the boneyard can't be beat after a nice hard snow, and peak 7 has some interesting terrain with rolling hills. Peak 10 would be nice if it wasn't always iced over...it's pretty good early in the morning. I think I heard that Breck is going to expand runs over onto peak 6 soon too which should be awesome.
I also loved Vail...probably would put it equal to Breckenridge, but it just isn't worth the drive out there for me. Of all the places I have been in Colorado, I would have to put A-Basin as the worst...there isn't enough terrain to do more than one day there. Outside of Colorado, my favorite would probably be Deer Valley followed by Heavenly.
haha yeah, granite chief. Its pretty amazing hiking up to the top of GC peak. Amazing views, and intense terrain. The Direct Chute at the tippy top should give just about anyone a good rush. One of my favorites for sure, and as was mentioned a couple post ago, it takes a little pain and suffering to get to the good stuff.How about Granite Chief Granite Chief?
one of my cousins actually went to the some huge events and almost made the olympics for downhill and went to ski school for his entire junior life. He said, other than injuries, that it was the life. He partied with Bode and a few other top tier skiiers a couple times actually.I used to ski EVERYWHERE - East Coast/West Coast, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, Austria, France, Chile, etc, etc, etc..
The life of an FIS skier.
Ah, I miss it so much. :'(
I heard Bode was a complete ass. Buddy of mine met him in Vermont and said he was an absolute tool.one of my cousins actually went to the some huge events and almost made the olympics for downhill and went to ski school for his entire junior life. He said, other than injuries, that it was the life. He partied with Bode and a few other top tier skiiers a couple times actually.
Yeah I am an east coaster. Delaware to be exact. I wish I was closer to some nice mountains though. My cousins a bit older than bode and never really looked at other than a fellow skier. He actually took me brekenridge CO and made me look like a fool on the double blacks there.I heard Bode was a complete ass. Buddy of mine met him in Vermont and said he was an absolute tool.
Also, are you on the east coast by any chance? Could'a sworn you were from CT or something like that, but I'm not in the mindset that allows me to remember things at the moment...