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02-02-2013 11:30 PM
mr_____awesome I personally love mt. bachelor. Great place!
03-15-2012 12:49 AM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post

My recommendations based on personal experience flying from the Midwest are to stay East of the coast; travelling to the PacNW or Cali adds a few more hours to the flight and it's more of a hassle since you lose a full day on each end to travel there's no way around it, so a 3 days on the mountain means 5 days trip, 5 days rental car, 5 nights lodging, etc. but if money's no object or time off work is no problem then the world be your oyster.
What he said. Particularly the part about wasting a full day or two of travel. SLC is probably your best bet. It is cheaper than colorado, generally gets more snow than colorado (Steamboat Springs may be different, but that's a hell of a distance from DIA), and the distance between trail to airport is like 45 minutes for a number of resorts. That is a killer selling point for me. I've ridden many times till 2:30 and still was able to return the rental car and catch my 5:00 flight. Can't do that in CO or Tahoe, and many of the other places are regional airports that require multiple stops.
03-14-2012 10:28 PM
Brian614
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So are you planning on chasing some powder? or just come out and ride some beginner runs? are you looking for a touristy resort with a lot of amenities?
I would like to hit some powder if I can. But, I have to plan vacations in advance with my job, so that may not happen. Some beginner and hopefully intermediate runs would be great. I don't really care about touristy, but it would be cool to have some places to hit up at night. I know the flight to Oregon is long, but I heard Bend is a cool town to hang out in. I also heard Steamboat Springs was a fun town.
03-14-2012 10:24 PM
Brian614
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Originally Posted by STLnCHI View Post
To be honest, anything outside of Ohio is going to blow your mind. Most of the greens and blue out there are probably at least comparable to, if not harder than, the blue and blacks that you have. I've been out west many times, mainly the Colorado I-70 resorts, but have also ridden Steamboat for 1 day and Jackson Hole for a couple days. I would NOT recommend Jackson Hole, even though it is awesome. That mountain will put even put an advanced rider in his place. In my opinion, any of those should be fine. Check each resort's trail maps and see how many green/blue trails they have. That should give you an idea as to whether or not there is enough terrain for you to have fun on. How come Utah isn't on your list? There are numerous spots around Salt Lake City. Just my thoughts.
Nice call on Utah. I had looked at Powder Mtn or Snowbasin. I did hear it was not as commercialized as Colorado and has some great places to ride.
03-14-2012 10:22 PM
Brian614
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
F next year...get yo ass out here now...ur going to get it handed to you anyway. I've met few tourist from IL, OH, PA, MI on the chair and they are shitting their pants.
Wish I could get out this year, but the furnace went out at my house and set me back $8K---ouch!
03-14-2012 10:09 PM
david_z
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^ which is what I think he is looking for.

whatever floats your boat
word. with that in mind then it's pretty tough to go wrong. anywhere west of the Mississippi is going to be mind = blown for the first time.

My recommendations based on personal experience flying from the Midwest are to stay East of the coast; travelling to the PacNW or Cali adds a few more hours to the flight and it's more of a hassle since you lose a full day on each end to travel there's no way around it, so a 3 days on the mountain means 5 days trip, 5 days rental car, 5 nights lodging, etc. but if money's no object or time off work is no problem then the world be your oyster.
03-14-2012 09:06 PM
WasatchMan ^ which is what I think he is looking for.

whatever floats your boat
03-14-2012 09:00 PM
david_z too early to start planning next year unless you don't really care about getting the goods and are more interested in just the "experience" of riding 3,000 vertical feet at a giant resort.
03-14-2012 08:59 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
F next year...get yo ass out here now...ur going to get it handed to you anyway. I've met few tourist from IL, OH, PA, MI on the chair and they are shitting their pants.


I always think this when I hear of people planning a trip west

That's why its dope, a nice wakeup call
03-14-2012 08:58 PM
WasatchMan So are you planning on chasing some powder? or just come out and ride some beginner runs? are you looking for a touristy resort with a lot of amenities?
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