Maybe Rogers Pass. Want to get your backcountry on?
For the West side meet, the crew who is organizing this was leaning towards Wolf Creek. Not a mega resort, if you want park/pipe, forget it, but the snowfall and free ride terrain is great. Plus it's low key not crowded and off the radar. The backcountry there is some of the best around. For beginners and the seasoned vet. Cheap lift tickets (High price $35 last year I believe) are nice too.
The other strong contender and rightfully so is Utah. Some of the best airport access, and reliable conditions. Stellar lift served terrain and excellent backcountry. Lift tickets are generally between $50-$60, a bit more at the 'bird.
Mr Right was the one pushing it. I think he is on interweb hiatus so he can work his ass off this summer to have the winter to ride. I don't blame him. I suspect come late August/early September we'll see more action.
So if you are pushing Whistler, what sort of deals, scams, incentives do you know of to make this more attractive? I am sure not opposed to the place, but it means a fairly long journey for almost everyone on the board.