Everyone talks about Lake Louise's park, but Nakiska ( 35 minutes from Calgary) has a way better park, especially jumps, year in and year out. I don't mind though, there is usually about 20 guys sessioning the park on a weekend.
But banff is a good area, so is Fernie and so is Silverstar and so is Kicking Horse...
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big white is pretty fun their park isnt crazy or anything but its decent and they held nationals for snowboarding int he pipe last year so they finally learned a thing or two about building a pipe. the all aorud riding is good two.
Fernie is my favorite place to ride at. Oh Heartland, without doubt, the best in-bounds run you will ever find. Its rediculous, deep stuff at the top, and natural jumps and little diddies the whole way down. Even though we didnt have that great of a season, I still have the most fun thur.
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Kicking Horse is closing. It's official. After a fairly poor season, given the deficit they decided to give it up, good job to the ppl that invested in it tho, twas worth it. Big White is pretty fun, light powder for sure. I might have to say Powder King and mention the Mosashees, Kokannees, the Bugaboos, and such heliskiing heavens as well...
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are you serious about kicking horse? I might cry if it's true. best mountain ever. where is this info coming from? as far as I know, they're owned by Grouse Mountain Resorts, who make millions from tourists and could afford to keep KHMR alive.
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Powderking is not "crazy" Lots of snow though. They don't usually have a park because it gets burried on a weekly basis and most skiers there are more interested in shredding pow anyways.
For decent lift accessed steeps and whatnot the small hill known as Castle Mountain is super fun. Again no park but such a cool little hill.