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Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Heavenly.

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Was thinking the same thing.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Heavenly.

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Everyone I've talked to - and everything I've read says Heavenly sucks.

Especially in the Tahoe area, I don't know anyone that would recommend Heavenly out of the others.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I was going to place BAKER on the list, but I just couldn't do it. If it weren't for BAKER, snowboarding would not be what it is today, but I do have to agree on only a couple issues, first the drive and second how fast the powder gets tracked up.

Another place I want to call out is Stevens Pass, it's not the snow or terrain, it's the damn crowds, the cost and the worst operated ski resort I have ever been to. Late openings everyday, parking lot attendants are clueless and you are guaranteed that every year the price of everything is going up $2
Sorry but on a powder day, out of the major PNW resorts, where CAN you go on a weekend that doesn't:
1. Have epic lines
2. Doesn't get tracked out immediately
3. Fill up on parking
4. Hasn't increased prices significantly every year

Other than possibly baker, none are any better.
Crystal, Alpental, Summit, Meadows....same shit different place. Not saying Stevens is better than all the rest but seems weird to call them out. Other than the epic 3 ft+ day where they didn't get the lifts going because of the massive amounts of burial, they regularly start running lifts by 8:30.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:09 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I have mostly ridden in the Tahoe area, and in my opinion the most overrated resort there is either Northstar or Sugar Bowl. I'm biased about Sugar Bowl though - got hurt there a couple of times when I was still learning.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I never rode at Heavenly because everyone I know (including a lot of skiers) hates it.

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Everyone I've talked to - and everything I've read says Heavenly sucks.

Especially in the Tahoe area, I don't know anyone that would recommend Heavenly out of the others.
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Keystone.

They have a great park but the rest of the mountain...meh underwhelming.
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I would say Sunshine is over-hyped, but I'm sure 10 people will come on and tell me I just don't know where the good parts are! Here's my problem with it.

- Closest BIG mountain to Calgary means you gotta get there early or you're parking on the road, and it's a LONG road.

- Before you can even get onto the hill, you've got to take a 20 minute gondola ride to get to the bottom. People say they like Sunshine because it's closer than Lake Louise, but by the time you park, walk, and get to the bottom of the hill it's probably about the same.

- Lots and lots of flats, boring flats. It's built in a valley, really cool views but by design it's more flat than I like to ride. Could be a fun mountain for some, not for me.
Agreed, agreed, agreed.

Sunshine is probably the most over hyped resort around here. If you're a skier it's doable with all of the flats, but damn... if you get onto a green run, even as a mistake as you traverse across the runs, you're screwed as a boarder. So. much. flat. Not even small sections of flat space, but hundreds of meters of terrain with no slope.

And yes, it gets STUPID busy there on weekends, or any holiday/long weekend. I tried super hard to stay away over the Xmas/New years break for the little kids, but I got suckered into going, and was it ever a disaster. Lift lines were crazy, parking was a nightmare, and the snow was so tracked out it brought a tear to my eye. Going out of bounds is an option if you're comfortable with that... but the resort itself was crazy with how many people take the shorter drive.

Then again, I like to be anti-social and have a bunch of space to myself so I can ride uninterrupted and without having to dodge children doing slow winding turns across the whole run.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #28 (permalink)
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calling out baker

its small, slow lifts, over rated snow, no night life, no service from the lifties, tons of local dirtbags...that track out goods within minutes, usually very poor visibility and bad flat light, has 4 cross traffic areas, narrow cat tracks, long drive, lots of places and ways to die...avy, treewells, headers, cliffs...often 1 or 2 inbound fatalities per year.
Hook, line, sinker...

That isn't even fair fishing Wrath...

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:52 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Meh, i like sunshine. If your not a slow ass you don't get stuck there. I never do... Castle is the place to be on pow days, sunshine for the rest. I got only week days...

Fernie is sick as well and revelstoke.

LL isnt that good, kicking horse isnt that good, nakiska and norqway arent that good and cop just blows.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You are fucking with me right? The city was founded in 1870.
Yeah exactly, "Park" has not one thing to do with a snowboard park. And if it was a joke, haha.
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