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If it's powder that you are searching for, Grand Targhee, on the western slopes of the Tetons and an hour's drive from Jackson, is a must-visit. "Snow from heaven, not hoses" is Targhee's mantra. There is not a single snowmaking machine anywhere on the mountain and Targhee still has more snow ...
Given that Snowbasin hosted the downhill, super-G, and combined events during the 2002 Winter Olympics, it's not as if this place is a big secret. But you'd be forgiven for thinking that as you barrel down yet another deserted slope with bluebird skies up high, the sun shining down, and perfect ...
Mt. Baker is one ski hill whose boundary signs command respect. It's set in steeply rugged wilderness country blanketed by a few hundred inches of snow on the shoulders of Mount Shuksan. The actual Mount Baker, a 10,778-foot volcano, is a few miles to the west.
The 1,000-acre resort ...
Located in most any other region, Brighton would be considered a resort with an outstanding choice of advanced and expert terrain. However, with Solitude, Alta, and Snowbird as its neighbors, Brighton at times gets labeled as the beginner's resort. This is a fallacy, as expert trails can be ...
Loveland, the ski area that arcs across the east side of the Eisenhower Tunnel along Interstate 70, is one of Colorado's highest areas in terms of both altitude and annual snowfall. Chair 9 takes skiers and riders higher than any other four-passenger chairlift in the world. Loveland's terrain ...
Crystal Mountain, WA
Believe it or not, Crystal Mountain, 76 miles southeast of Seattle, is Washington state's only destination alpine ski resort, with base area lodging that accommodates 700 visitors.
When the sun is out, the snow is deep, and avalanche danger is minimal, hardcore skiers from all over the ...
Solitude is located near the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, just one mile down the road from Brighton. The resort offers a great mix of terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. It has long been a favorite of Salt Lake City locals due to its abundance of powder and variety of terrain. ...
Fine fall-line skiing is the main attraction of Apex, 20 miles west of Penticton, B.C. It's a family resort with 67 groomed runs on 2,000 feet of vertical. An alpine-style village, Apex is at the base of the ski trails, where businesses pay homage to the region's heritagemining. There's ...
Waterville Valley, NH
Waterville has developed a variety of packages that create one of the East's better values. Despite hosting numerous World Cup races, the mountain, with its many wide trails, caters best to intermediates. The four terrain parks are for beginner through advanced boarders. And the base ...