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Old 02-13-2013, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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

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?)

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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*whispers* Nelson, BC.
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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.

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Southern Hokkaido, anywhere that doesnt start with the letter N. Stable snowpack and regular, REGULAR dumpage
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Silverton, CO on a good year.
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Can't disagree with that.... I swear this is not biased opinion.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone with suggestions of companies offering cat boarding you had good experiences?
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30cm since my last post. Is anyone beating that tonight?
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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
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