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Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
I was going to place BAKER on the list, but I just couldn't do it. If it weren't for BAKER, snowboarding would not be what it is today, but I do have to agree on only a couple issues, first the drive and second how fast the powder gets tracked up.

Another place I want to call out is Stevens Pass, it's not the snow or terrain, it's the damn crowds, the cost and the worst operated ski resort I have ever been to. Late openings everyday, parking lot attendants are clueless and you are guaranteed that every year the price of everything is going up $2
Sorry but on a powder day, out of the major PNW resorts, where CAN you go on a weekend that doesn't:
1. Have epic lines
2. Doesn't get tracked out immediately
3. Fill up on parking
4. Hasn't increased prices significantly every year

Other than possibly baker, none are any better.
Crystal, Alpental, Summit, Meadows....same shit different place. Not saying Stevens is better than all the rest but seems weird to call them out. Other than the epic 3 ft+ day where they didn't get the lifts going because of the massive amounts of burial, they regularly start running lifts by 8:30.
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