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Old 03-03-2014, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What's up guys, I'm trying to plan a trip for next winter and I've been trying to find the best place for resort powder riding and some backcountry. Really, I just want to find a place where I'm going to get the best powder I can get, that's decently uncrowded so there's tons of freshies. I was checking out Grand Targhee and Jackson hole in Wyoming, Powder Mountain and Solitude in Utah, and Wolf Creek in Colorado. Please feel free to comment on the resorts that I have been looking at, I'm trying to get a solid comparison of the resorts. Also feel free to suggest other resorts that you feel are better than these, I would love to hear. Thanks guys.
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Hard to tell a year out...save abunch of $, then watch the storms and go to which to ever is going off at the time. And study up on various avy environments.
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When you mention backcountry, do you actually mean off-piste in-bounds?!? Backcountry is a whole other chapter, and one I wouldn't take lightly. I may be overly cautious, but I wouldn't just fly in somewhere and start riding backcoutry without any knowledge of the local terrain.

Off-piste is a whole other animal, there's some amazing off-piste terrain at many of the resorts I've been to in Western Canada...
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besides if its great powder and low crowds....why go back country...stay with the lifts and get many more lines.
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I'm talking about backcountry, slackcountry, in bounds trees and in bounds runs, anything that I can get to to get the best powder possible and have the best time. I know of the dangers that are present in the backcountry and I plan to research the snowpack patterns at whatever destination I end up going to, as well as perorming all of the necessary assessing once in the backcountry when I am actually on the mountain, etc.
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besides if its great powder and low crowds....why go back country...stay with the lifts and get many more lines.
That would be awesome, if I could find a spot where not too many people head to, that also gets some great snow
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Really if your are going bc and ya got the gear and ed...in a new area you will still need to go out with reputable locs...its just dumb otherwise.

Around here even inbounds off piste can be damm dangerous depending on the route chosen and conditions.
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