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Hey OP, since this is your first trip out west from the east I would strongly recommend you pick different resorts. You are going to be overwhelmed. Like others have suggested, Utah might be a good choice. Whistler is overkill and WAY more expensive. I've been both places and am completely in love with Utah.
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Way more debauchery to entertain yourself at Whistler!
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From the sounds of it you'll have allot of fun regardless of which you choose, any reason your not looking at like the Summit CO\Tahoe\Park City area?
because we don't get snow.
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Hey OP, since this is your first trip out west from the east I would strongly recommend you pick different resorts. You are going to be overwhelmed. Like others have suggested, Utah might be a good choice. Whistler is overkill and WAY more expensive. I've been both places and am completely in love with Utah.
I have buddies who have taken trips to both resorts their first time out west and loved it so thats how I got the idea. What do you mean by overwhelmed? Is it the fact the mountains are alot bigger and more to handle. Im also looking into Park City, but I truthfully think its going to be Whistler.
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Way more debauchery to entertain yourself at Whistler!
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Ive just heard really good things about Whistler and Jackson so I wanted to head to one of those mountains first. Maybe I will look into those other mountains also. I hear Jackson has some hardcore riding but lacks the nightlife and that Whistler has some pretty good riding but the best nightlife.
Well J-Hole is arguably(or not) the most "extreme" mainstream resort in north america and Whistler is the largest.

I'd have to agree that I'd start out smaller\easier which will be more enjoyable and not as overwhelming......shit some of my favorite places to ride are the smaller more out of the way places.

Regardless of what you choose you'll have a blast!

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Well J-Hole is arguably(or not) the most "extreme" mainstream resort in north america and Whistler is the largest.

I'd have to agree that I'd start out smaller\easier which will be more enjoyable and not as overwhelming......shit some of my favorite places to ride are the smaller more out of the way places.

Regardless of what you choose you'll have a blast!
What smaller resorts can you Recommend? Im going to start doing a little more research into this.
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What smaller resorts can you Recommend? Im going to start doing a little more research into this.
You could ride at Baker for 1/5th the cost of Whistler. I honestly wouldn't go to Whistler unless you had someone to show you around. Bigger is not always better... when talking about mountains that is.
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You could ride at Baker for 1/5th the cost of Whistler. I honestly wouldn't go to Whistler unless you had someone to show you around. Bigger is not always better... when talking about mountains that is.
I agree, one of the reasons I hated vail the first time I went.
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You could ride at Baker for 1/5th the cost of Whistler. I honestly wouldn't go to Whistler unless you had someone to show you around. Bigger is not always better... when talking about mountains that is.
There is literally no town, no accommodation on the hill, and no partying. Whole different ball-game
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