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10-03-2014 09:20 AM
lancemanly424
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Originally Posted by Cmac_spartan View Post
Keystone Colorado is incredible. The bowls, especially Bergeman, are super fun and there are a lot of fun trees everywhere too. Tons of Ski in ski out, NO crowds, I still can find fresh tracks out there for weeks after a big storm. Super sweet village plus a coffee shop called inxpot that is probably the best place to eat breakfast at in the U.S.
I enjoyed Key alot as well. Beaver Creek always had the better snow reports when I was there though. Spartan you in Atl too right now?
09-08-2014 01:50 AM
hardasacatshead Jackson Hole is good because it's an enormous mountain. So even if the snow's not that great there's plenty of different terrain to check out. In saying that, while I was there from December to January it dumped on us and it was sen-bloody-sational.

You might also consider Grand Targhee. It's a little smaller but tends to get the same, if not more, snowfall as Jackson. It's also much cheaper and the mountain is very well suited to snowboarding. Heaps of epic tree lines, some nice steeps, big open bowls and they've got a pretty sweet cat skiing area too.
09-07-2014 10:38 PM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Cmac_spartan View Post
Keystone Colorado is incredible. The bowls, especially Bergeman, are super fun and there are a lot of fun trees everywhere too. Tons of Ski in ski out, NO crowds, I still can find fresh tracks out there for weeks after a big storm. Super sweet village plus a coffee shop called inxpot that is probably the best place to eat breakfast at in the U.S.
qft, keystone is the bees knees. Not to mention all that is 'murica.

They even have a snowcat you can ride on the cheap to access sick terrain (or if you don't mind hiking 10 minutes...)!!!
09-07-2014 08:06 PM
Cmac_spartan Keystone Colorado is incredible. The bowls, especially Bergeman, are super fun and there are a lot of fun trees everywhere too. Tons of Ski in ski out, NO crowds, I still can find fresh tracks out there for weeks after a big storm. Super sweet village plus a coffee shop called inxpot that is probably the best place to eat breakfast at in the U.S.
09-05-2014 12:45 PM
COtoUT
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post

CO, UT and the central mountains tend to get snow more consistently in smaller amounts,
Utah is like a giant black .... there are no "smaller amounts", unless you go to the park city or sundance areas, then it's like colorado (for the most part).
09-05-2014 04:16 AM
wrathfuldeity Baker

powder quality and volume... when it goes off, its great...all dependent on the temp and precip

steeps... yes but some steeps are only doabe with good snow/powder

terrain...generally tight and technical, certianly places to billygoat

price....$50/day

ski-in/out....NOne

nightlife...None

when/month...last half of Feb and first half Mar, usually at least a 200" base

Caveat...Baker is a locals mountian...unpredictable for a traveler who either gets skunked or has some of the best riding in their life...if they survive The snow conditions are highly variable and changes with...elevation, time, temp. When it goes off it can be great but challenging due to flat light and low vis, challenging terrain, deep pow, tree wells and in-bounds avy. But if raining...well its wet and heavy, if cold and no new...its glazed concrete, it can be white out puke at the top and raining at the bottom.
09-05-2014 12:12 AM
70'sskater Solitude, Utah
09-04-2014 04:58 PM
killclimbz Baker owns the record for the most snowfall in a season at a ski area in North America.

It comes with the caveat though. They will get a shit ton of snow and then it will warm up to above freezing and you'll get rain, or a serious melt off. It is a pretty great place though and if you hit it when it's on, it's full on. Whistler is not far away either.

You might be able to find a place in Glacier, about 30 minutes down the road, or more likely in Bellingham. Washington ski areas do tend to have cheaper lift tickets (reasonable) and lodging tends to be less expensive when compared to the mega resorts like Jackson Hole, Colorado, and other Western spots.
09-04-2014 04:38 PM
Manicmouse While personally I've only done Aspen (was lucky - had an awesome powder week, ski in ski out at Snowmass, cheap deal), I hear great things about Steamboat and Jackson Hole amongst many others.

Apparently Mt Baker gets the most snowfall in the US on average?
09-04-2014 02:22 PM
poutanen For the eastern US, Jay Peak would be my fave to fit your parameters. For the west I'd think Baker would be the best bet. I haven't been to any Western US resorts FWIW...

edit: Where in Canada have you been? I think our snow can be more consistent in certain places...
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