As I am in Whistler BC, both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are my local ski-hills. Yeah, 8,000 skiable/boardable acres of terrain isn't too shabby ... Due to all of the acreage I'm concerned about 'downsizing'. One of my MAIN considerations re. Vail was its acreage and park/pipe (snowfall average/amount 10.11 made me look towards other options).
I won't be driving, so will need to live w/in walking distance to the hill or alternatively I'll make use of transit in the area. Snowbird, and or other Alta Resorts appear to be easily accessed via transit which is
and was my main concern.
My main reservation: settlement in Vail and or around Vail - e.g. Sandstone, East Vail, etc.
The Young Adult Season Pass, inc. tram/chair is around $650... Yes, I am aware that the Epic Season Pass enables access to a multitude of other resorts in the area, however once again, it's transportation/cost of settlement in the area that leaves me doubtful.
When/if Snowbird is indeed the destination I will be hitting up other resorts! Brighton's night boarding/skiing ftw and pipe! = )
Thanks for your input!
Yeah, the amount of terrain and popularity (based on proximity/conditions) is the ONLY con I can actually think of. Traffic, while it doesn't ruin my day, it doesn't necessarily make it any better either...
Yes, powder! Really all I care about next season, hence sniffing around for a likely spot! I'll just have to reconcile my differences w/ runs being tracked-out... OR... trek for freshies! = ) All in all I'm stoked!
Cheers for the feedback!
NB: EVERYTHING SAID THUS FAR HAS REALLY ASSISTED ME! SO !
[I'm going to spend some time in Colorado @ Vail/Breck/Key/Aspen but only a day or two each, to see what is on offer - before or after Snowbird]