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3/23/09 8:15 P

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I'm with the Deer Valley UT folks. It's so well kept and easy to get on the lifts- no lines with so many. Also for me you can't beat the no boarder policy. Sorry, I love the boarders in my family but I like the skier only spots...

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3/22/09 11:33 P

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It's good to hear so much praise about Whistler/Banff. I will get there someday. I have to say my favorite resort so far was Heavenly in Tahoe. I also really loved Kirkwood. I always have a great time at Beaver Creek/Vail, but that's because we have friends to stay with and we get great discounts on skiing - otherwise it would be too expensive. After just skiing Snowbird for the first time, I have a new love, but it still doesn't top Heavenly for me. I live in the Northeast and love Jay Peak, but for a nearby, jump in the car and drive 1.5 hours, I like Mt Snow and Bromley. I also really loved Sunday River, Maine. It had some steep trails, but also lots of long, rolling blue trails.

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3/19/09 3:50 P

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Personally I'm from a 200 ft vert. hill in Ontario, but moved out to Alberta for the winter. So I may be a little biased at this point but Lake Louise and Sunshine Village are definitely in my top 3.

But I can agree with MONY924 about Sugarloaf, Maine. I'm sitting in the condo we rent every year looking at the mountain as I type this. So its also one of my faves. From east to west, as long as there is a mountain, it's good in my books. emoticon

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THUMPHRES's Photo THUMPHRES Posts: 148
3/18/09 1:35 P

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I like to go to different places, too. But the last few years I've been able to stay with my brother (for free) and right on the slopes! And sometimes even get discounted passes! So it has made sense to ski the resorts closest to him in Park City. :)

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3/18/09 11:54 A

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It was nice to here a positive comment about my home slopes--Eldora. :-) I really like the convenience there, and even though it's small, there's a good variety.

I haven't skied too many places. I grew up skiing at Telluride (mainly before it got glitzy, when it was still a hippy town), and that was really amazing. I've also skied at Powderhorn (eh, but pleasant), Crested Butte (before it got more glitzy, too), and just recently Winter Park/Mary Jane. I guess what I'd say is that I really enjoy going new places, and big awesome terrain is great, but I find it hard to cover the whole mountain (not sure I'd want to, anyway), and I'm always up for something new. :-)

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3/16/09 12:30 P

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My all time favorite is Deer Valley in Park City, UT. I have skied several in the Salt Lake area and it has always been my favorite!

I skied Mt Rose near Reno about 8 years ago. I was on a business trip and was able to squeeze 1 day of skiing in. It was a nice resort!

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12/9/08 6:40 P

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I'm an East coast girl - so I would say Sugarloaf in Maine - love it - it's just the right size, big enough to have a lot of terrain - small enough to not lose your friends if you take a wrong turn.

Great condos, fun bar, great bands, Reggae-fest in April - good times!

For traveling - my best trip was to Sestrieres - gorgeous blonde, Italian ski guide named Fabio - do I need to say more?

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12/8/08 11:40 A

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Hard question. I love Snowbird/Alta. Whistler's got so much terrain, it's also one of my favorites.

In the East, I love Jay Peak, but it's so hard to get to. Mad River Glenn and Sugarbush are my Eastern runner-ups.

Portillo in Chile is like a different skiing experience in its entirety. Life there moves at a slower pace, and revolves around total relaxation and enjoyment, from the meals to the slope-side cantinas.

Now...if only I could finally work that European ski trip I've been longing for....

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12/6/08 5:37 P

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I liked Brighton too, Sarah, it was really laid back, and I went by myself, and just had a really nice day! It was also lightly snowing when I was there, so really nice powdery conditions...

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12/5/08 10:15 P

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I love Jackson Hole Wyoming. 2nd would be Banff. I would go back there again in a heartbeat.

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12/4/08 12:12 P

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I've had fun at most places that I've skied at, from Mt. Lacrosse, to Mt. Kato, to Colorado to Utah.

I think my favorite place was Brighton in Utah... not because it was big, but because it felt like it could be a friendly and fun home hill. It had great terrain for all levels of riders, and there was some easily accessible back country stuff.

Really a fun little area.

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12/1/08 9:30 P

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Ski Denton in PA!!! (Okay, I'm partial!) Out west, I've only skied CO, so in CO my favorite mt is either Eldora (for the atmosphere, prices, and un-crowded-ness), or Copper Mt.

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11/30/08 10:19 A

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I haven't been too many places, I do like Mt Rose near Reno, we had passes there one year, so it's the one I'm most familiar with.

We usually XC ski, and for that I like our little place, Tahoe-Donner XC ski area.

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11/27/08 3:43 P

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Just curious to hear from everyone what your favorite mountain is, or what is the best mountain you've ever skiied or snowboarded at.

Without a doubt for me it's Whistler mountain, site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

How about everyone else?

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