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10-28-2005 4:35 PM
RRWANTR
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by Mammoth954
RRWANTR, about 2blks from the canyon lodge side of the mountain. To be honest I have never been to an area I didn't have a good time at. They are just different. And I've been to alot.
Sweet. I'm down in Ridgecrest. Used to have a 954...
Been to Mammoth only once for boarding...will be back this winter to see how much faster I can tumble down the mtn.
10-28-2005 4:14 PM
Mammoth954
Re: Time for a ski plot

RRWANTR, about 2blks from the canyon lodge side of the mountain. To be honest I have never been to an area I didn't have a good time at. They are just different. And I've been to alot.
10-28-2005 1:02 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Time for a ski plot

The alternative is to fly to Big Sky or Banff but then it will be skis only.
10-28-2005 12:45 PM
luvtolean
Re: Time for a ski plot

I think you're right. It's been a while. Don't board after 2 ACL surgeries, but I used to love it.



10-28-2005 12:43 PM
BDA116
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
I rode Snowbird, Brighton and another one I forget. Epic every day.
Most likely Solitude. Solitude and Brighton are connected by a pretty decent little trail and you can buy the SolBright pass that gives you a very large area to work with. Brighton has more intermediate/expert, Solitude has the terrain park for playing.
10-28-2005 12:34 PM
luvtolean
Re: Time for a ski plot

Perusing your list sheep, I think you ought to head to UT.

Snowbird, connected to Alta, allows boards btw.

I rode Snowbird, Brighton and another one I forget. Epic every day.



10-28-2005 12:31 PM
BladeRider
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by sheepofblue
I 'might' get to go this year and am considering Big Sky or Big Mountain with a border cross to Fernie and/or Kimberly. Has anyone done the Big Mountain with crossing? Or went to any of the three? How are they, is the crossing feasible. Inquiring sheep want to know.

Ooops and another option is to go to Sunshine and Lake Louise again.
Late to the topic but I loved Big Mountain, some of the best boarding I ever had. The area is amazing and the mountain isn't overly crowded. I have never been to Big Sky but I have been about 50 mountains east and west coast, the only places I have had a better time were Whistler and the Tahoe area after a huge dump of snow but you tend to like the places that you hit just right and I had a great week at Big Mountain for what it's worth.
10-28-2005 12:09 PM
phobiaphobe
Re: Time for a ski plot

The offer is still extended for a (nearly) free rental vehicle if you decide to ski Alberta.
10-28-2005 12:09 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by Mammoth954
Big Mtn would be nice for what you are looking for. Great little area, easy access everywhere. But the fog can really be a problem. Out of the dozen or so times I've been there sometimes for 2wks at a time would only get a couple days of sun. Haven't made it to Big Sky but know it's colder in that part of the state. Utah is nice if you hit the conditions right, guess that could be said for anywhere. BDA I find Deer Vally a great time. Just take some race GS skis out and arc till your legs fall off. Then lunch at Stien's.

Don't be bagging on Mammoth, that's my backyard.
Cali is to far and I think Right Wing Blue Sheep are against some leftist law
10-28-2005 11:59 AM
RRWANTR
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Don't be bagging on Mammoth, that's my backyard.
Where ya at?
10-28-2005 11:59 AM
BDA116
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by Mammoth954
Utah is nice if you hit the conditions right, guess that could be said for anywhere. BDA I find Deer Vally a great time. Just take some race GS skis out and arc till your legs fall off. Then lunch at Stien's.
Don't be bagging on Mammoth, that's my backyard.
Oh I agree that Deer Valley can be a great time. If you want good - no, excellent food on mountain and posh treatment everywhere, it is hard to beat. Great wide open relaxing runs that you could ski all day. I just stated that there isn't much in the way of really difficult terrain. But they keep it that way on purpose, as those types of skiers aren't their typical customer.
Like I said, I ski there a few times a year, it is where one of my younger brothers was on the ski patrol for a while until last year when he became a full time firefighter, and we still have a hookup for cheap and free lift tickets there, not to mention the fact that locals get great deals any time anyway.
The conditions in Utah are right for about 3 months straight, except for maybe a couple days - particularly at a place like Deer Valley where everything is groomed to perfection every morning.
Not gonna bag on Mammoth, as I don't remember much about it other than the typical west coast snow.
10-28-2005 11:40 AM
Mammoth954
Re: Time for a ski plot

Big Mtn would be nice for what you are looking for. Great little area, easy access everywhere. But the fog can really be a problem. Out of the dozen or so times I've been there sometimes for 2wks at a time would only get a couple days of sun. Haven't made it to Big Sky but know it's colder in that part of the state. Utah is nice if you hit the conditions right, guess that could be said for anywhere. BDA I find Deer Vally a great time. Just take some race GS skis out and arc till your legs fall off. Then lunch at Stien's.

Don't be bagging on Mammoth, that's my backyard.
10-28-2005 10:37 AM
sheepofblue
Re: Time for a ski plot

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Originally Posted by BDA116
4) Crazy only if you want to have too many choices of skir areas and runs.
The crazy is 2 day drive to Big Sky ski two days and on the second have the car packed, leave at lift time and drive to Saltville (8 hours?) Ski the next three and then 2 day back to this terrible place. Work the next day

Oh thanks on Solitude it looks great. The reason I am considering a drive is I can bring ski and board. On airlines if gets iffy on weight and bags.
10-28-2005 10:16 AM
BDA116
Re: Time for a ski plot

1) You can acces ~7 different ski areas from SLC in under an hour, Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton in under 30 min.
2) Both Alta and Snowbird have plenty of runs for intermediate skiers.
If you want to ski with skiers only, go to Alta. If not, I would actually suggest Solitude over Snowbird - only because they are better suited for intermediate skiers.
Here's a link to Solitude's trail map: http://www.skisolitude.com/trailmap.cfm
3) The resorts of both Utah and Colorado (well, everywhere really) are similar. You can hit up extremely posh resorts that are impeccably maintained, and may bump into a friggin' celebrity type, there are ski areas that are geared toward steep and deep, there are middle grounds, etc.
The biggest difference between what you'd find here and in Colorado is snow type and quality. The powder there isn't quite as light, and the snow tends to be wetter. Kinda difficult to explain, and until one really skis the snow here and there one probably won't get it. On a groomed or packed run or trail you won't notice it quite so much, especially if you have the proper wax.
But the choice would be yours, as there are plenty of blue cruiser runs both places. Literally hundreds of blue runs accessible from the SLC area.
4) Crazy only if you want to have too many choices of ski areas and runs.
10-28-2005 9:59 AM
sheepofblue
Re: Time for a ski plot

So as usual I have a slightly crazy scheme. I am considering driving to Big Sky ski 2 days then on the second head down to Salt Lake ski 3 more then baaa-ck. The questions are:
1) Can you stay in Salt Lake and easily get to the hill or is on slope the way go
2) I prefer blues of the cruiser kind, is Alta/Snowbird the wrong choice (I am a very mediocre skier)
3) Is Colorado a better choice for Blue Cruisers? (could get to Breckenridge are in about the same times)
4) Is the whole plot to crazy even for a sheep
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