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neni 02-13-2013 04:47 PM

Pow holiday - where to go?
Our region in the Alps is very crowded (we're 7mio people in a tiny county* with 16000 sqr miles and sometimes it feels like all of them are gathering on "my" mountain, ruining "my" pow runs). Sure, if you hike, you'll get fresh pow... but to once be somewhere with easy accessible fresh runs would be a dream. We thus intend to travel to the USA next season but I have no clue, where to begin... I don't know anything of your mountains/regions :icon_scratch:

Where should we go for great powder holidays? (focus on cat and maybe a day heli)
When woul be the best month?
How long (is 2 weeks to long/short)?
With whom (good local guides)?
Which are the high avalanche risk regions/seasons? Which are not?
How high are the mountains? How many how long rides can you do at one day?
How experienced do one have to be?

I'm really not looking for a party resort. It could be a cottage way off every town (as long as there serve a refreshing beer in the evening). And I don't want to go anywhere, where they take risks just to get the tourist satisfied.

(This might be a naive question, but is it really the case that some spots are that big that all the tourists going there for the same reason get their part of the fluff?)

Banjo 02-13-2013 07:44 PM

*whispers* Nelson, BC.

Efilnikufesin 02-13-2013 08:43 PM

Mt. Baker, Washington would be my choice, or pretty much many of the places in the Pacific Northwest US, but Baker gets the most.

Edit: March seems to be the time of year it really dumps snow there.

ETM 02-14-2013 01:06 AM

Southern Hokkaido, anywhere that doesnt start with the letter N. Stable snowpack and regular, REGULAR dumpage

snowklinger 02-14-2013 01:10 AM

Silverton, CO on a good year.

atr3yu 02-14-2013 01:18 AM

Re: Pow holiday - where to go?
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Originally Posted by Banjo (Post 721746)
*whispers* Nelson, BC.

Can't disagree with that.... I swear this is not biased opinion.

neni 02-14-2013 05:27 AM

Anyone with suggestions of companies offering cat boarding you had good experiences?

ETM 02-14-2013 06:45 AM

30cm since my last post. Is anyone beating that tonight?

Lamps 02-14-2013 09:07 AM

Powderhounds; in search of the best powder ski holidays

is a good site for this info

they say best powder resorts are:

Rusustsu Japan, Solitude Utah, Silverton Colarado,

they also list:

Hakkoda Japan, Kiroro Japan, Wolf Creek Colorado & Grand Targhee in Wyoming

As a Canadian I will also mention British Columbia interior Canada also good for powder , revelstoke, kicking horse etc.

This is for resorts. I think that the answer changes if you are talking about expedition trips or heli/cat skiing.

good luck with it, sounds like a great trip

hktrdr 02-14-2013 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by ETM (Post 723362)
30cm since my last post. Is anyone beating that tonight?

The N place is...

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