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Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:38 am

Is anybody on the forums snow skiers or snowboarders or even ski-boarders(there is such thing!) where do/have you skied/boarded etc? What is your favorite/least favorite resort? How long have you been doing it for?
I am a skier and I have been skiing at Beaver Creek for literally my whole life. I have also made some day trips to Vail before and it is clear to say that Beaver Creek is the best of the two as I can't stand Vail. I have been skiing my whole life and next time I go to Beaver Creek in the winter(probably christmas) I might try skiboarding which is a mix between skiing and snowboarding. And for those people who know what the "Peaks" Card is, I am a member. For those who don't, Vail,Beaver Creek(vail owns beaver creek), Keystone, and Breckenridge have formed an alliance called "Peaks" and you can become a member and the card is like a credit card/lift ticket on the mountain and can be used at all 4 resorts and you can even earn free skiing as well.
Well, I have talked about me, what about you guys?
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 5:57 am

Yeah I'm a skiier and a boarder. I've been skiing since I was 5 and starting boarding a couple of seasons ago and have probably done about 10 weeks of it in total.

I've mainly been in Europe.
French Alps - Chamonix, Val d'Isere, Tignes, Deux Alpes, Alpe d'Huez, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre.
Italy - Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida, Marilleva, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere, Sansicario, Claviere
Switzerland - Braunwald

As well as Queenstown in New Zealand and Whister.

I learnt to ski in Whistler and have been there about 5 times. You get the best snow there.
The French resorts are the best though in my opinion. Much better runs, especially for off piste in the Espace Killy and Deux Alpes. You can't match the the amount of vertical you get at 2 Alpes. The resort is at 1550m, and the top is 3,600m. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but that is a LOT!

So thats where I've been. I love skiing and snowboarding, don't think I'll ever stop!
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 6:21 am

I am a skier and a ski boarder/blader.

Ive got Dynastar Big Max 3 skis with Rossignol bindings, and Salomon Buzz 99.9 ski blades. My boots are Nordica.

I usually just ski at the metro-Detroit ski resorts (they suck), places like Mt. Brighton, Mt. Holly, and Alpine Valley. Occaisionally, I will get to go up north and ski at places like Boyne Mountian, Shanty Creek, and Treetops/Sylvan.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 6:25 am

So you ski Europe? I have been to Zermatt in the summer, aswell as Whistler/Blackomb,Durango,Telluride,Purgatory,Vail,Breckenridge and Beaver Creek. I will say that looking at the mountain and the resorts, I wouldn't mind skiing any of those resorts.
At Beaver Creek, the base is about 8,500 and the top is about 11,500. The vertical, I really don't know. Here are some websites
Beaver Creek:
Peaks Card(two websites)
Skiing was my first sport, and I don't think I can escape skiing, I have fallen in love with it over the years and it is by far my favorite sport.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:25 am

Yeah, I suppose I am still a skier. I unfortunately haven't been skiing in some time, however I am making it a goal to go at least once this winter.

As I'm from Boston, we have fairly good skiing just 3 hours north of here. In Vermont, we have Killington, Sugarbush, Stowe, Jay Peak, and Okemo. In New Hampshire, we have Attitash/Bear Peak, Wildcat, Waterville Valley, Cannon, and Bretton Woods. In Maine, we have mainly Sunday River and Sugarloaf, but there are others as well, but the Appalachians just don't seem to have the same lure to skiers as the other states do.

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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 8:45 am

P.S. I ski on 99/00 Salomon X-Scream Series skis (187s), Salomon 900 bindings and Salomon X-Scream Boots.
They are awesome, I recommend them.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 9:41 am

Skier, although I love going off of the snowboard jumps. GIMME BIG AIR!

RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:08 am

Love the pipe and the big air too.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:10 am

I always ski, I tried snowboarding once but broke my arm the first day so gave up. I ski at Beaver Creek at least once a year, but I have also skiied in Europe, Courchavel is my favorite.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 10:52 am

Ive never tried snowboarding..but ive got alot of skiing experience... Ive only been to Keystone, Sugar Mountain, and Beech.... with the most time spent at Keystone/Arapahoe Basin. I think i would probably kill myself were i to try snowboarding b/c ive lost all fear of steepness, moguls, and such now from skiing.

Anybody ever done North Pole at Arapahoe Basin too? (off of the top of the mountain)... not to mention Pali Main Street and the associated runs over there? I thought i was gonna piss my pants the first time i did tnose.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 1:00 pm

Us330- Snowboard jumps are the only jumps you can get big air on! The little tree jumps are for shorter people with shorter skis because I am 5'3'' and my last skis were Rossignals that were 150 inches and I thought my skis would snap(aswell as my back!) because those jumps are steep. But the table-tops are awesome, the bad part is, sometimes I get too much air and have a hard landing and it hurts my ankles,feet,knees and sometimes my shoulders too!
XFSUgimpLB41X- What is Arapahoe-basin like? I have
heard the skiing is good, but it is very high altitude and the lifts are the worst.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:50 pm

Snowboarding rulez. Big grin

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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:46 am

I ski. I learned when I lived out in New Mexico, skiing mainly at Sandia Peak ( and Taos Ski Valley (

Sandia peak is ok for being extremely close to Albuquerque where we lived. Taos is so good that we never bothered to go up into Colorado. They boast:

More snow than Aspen: 312"
More vertical drop than Breckenridge: 2,612'
More sun than Sun Valley: 88%
More skiable acres than Telluride: 1,294 acres
Drier snow than Utah
Top-rated Ernie Blake Ski School
No snowboarding
No lift lines
No crowds

The "no snowboarding" rule was a big plus for my mom who was ran over once buy some punk-ass out-of-control snowboarder wannabe.

Unfortunately I haven't been skiing out west since I left Albuquerque in 1992. I've had to contend with so-so ski areas in the midwest such as Afton Alps, MN; Galena, IL; and some even worse places in Iowa. I wanted to go skiing over here in Europe while I was here but never got around to it.

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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:10 am

I Ski mostly in the Northeast (Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire) on my Atomic Beta V7.24 190's, Tyrolea bindings and Atomic Boots.
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Alta Rocks!

Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:36 am

I'm a skier, and I've been one for the majority of my life. I've also been a Big/Little Cottonwood, Utah local for the entirity of my skiing career. Out of those four, Alta is the best. It's the cheapest, and it has the best terrain and snow. As much as they advertise, the Park City area resorts don't compare to Alta. There aren't any real amenities at Alta, but that's ok with me because I came to ski.

Oh yeah, I guess this is a ski/board discussion. The best thing about Alta? NO SNOWBOARDERS ALLOWED!!!
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Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:50 am

The lifts do suck....they are extremely slow. Also you have to climb to the coolest slopes (north pole, east wall)... but the snow is great. I was able to ski faster and harder than anywhere before b/c there is less people over there and there was alot of unbroken powder. At the higher altitudes you sometimes get into that sunbaked crust crap which really sucks. Its quite the gut wrenching feeling to feel your skis being yanked away from you on slopes like that. I would def recommend at least trying A-basin for a day...esp if you have the Peaks pass for keystone, breckenridge and such. Just be

I love doing jumps..even though i ski, some of my friends and i were doing some sweet jumps in the snowboard park. I also love it just in normal slopes where there is a drop in the slope and youre going fast enough to lift off just because of your speed. to class for me....
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RE: Blink182

Tue Mar 27, 2001 11:57 am

I started snowboarding a few years ago. I kinda do suck, but I am getting better. I have only been to Brandywine/Boston Mills here in Ohio. Tiny hills compared to Colorado,Utah etc!!!!
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 12:48 pm

I've been to Vail once; I quite liked it.

I mostly go up to Tahoe several times a year. I usually stick to Northstar, but this year got an awesome pass deal at Kirkwood for $200. Only been able to use it a couple times though! Not even recuped the cost.. Anyhoo, both have KILLER double blacks man

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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Tue Mar 27, 2001 1:35 pm

I would like to snowboard, seeing as I live within a couple hours drive to some of the best resorts in the world (Boreal, Diamond Peak, Northstar, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Mt. Rose, Squaw Valley, etc.), but unfortunately my parents don't do that stuff. Maybe I will sign up for the bus trips every weekend that our local recreation bureau puts on. You pay a lump sum for the fee, lift ticket and the bus and get a bus ride to Diamond Peak (or whatever resort they are going to that year) every weekend throughout the winter. Some of my friends signed up for it.
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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Fri Mar 30, 2001 11:09 pm

I'm skateboarder from Finland!!!

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RE: Skiers/boarders?

Sun Apr 01, 2001 8:58 am

My home mountain is Crystal Mountain (2 hrs from Sea) it's OK. I've skied Mt. Bachelor, Whistler/Blkcomb, Tahoe (Northstar, Alpine Valley,) and Sun Valley. I really want to ski Colorado and Europe!

RE: Skiers/boarders?

Sun Apr 01, 2001 11:15 am

My favorite place is Hunt Hollow, but since none of you know what that is, I like Whistler and Jackson Hole.

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