Thats a stupid question cus it all depends on what you like to do and how important a specific aspect is to you.
Even if you say best all around mountain then it depends on how much weight a person puts on something.
I personally have skied Mammoth, Tahoe, Utah (never park city), and a few places in colorado and i can pick a place or two or three in each state that you can make a case for best mountain.
The only one i can say is the best park is the us is prob Mammoth, with Breck being a close second.
I say live in the quad ski area in Colorado and get the pass to A-basin, copper, breck, and keystone (am I right? or is it vail instead of keystone maybe?) anyway, breck and copper are both money, and A-basin is a nice kickback to old school mountain, so you get variety.
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_ski_bum_ has got it right, Jackson Hole is THE SHIT! That place fuckin owns, hands down. Copper is sick too...and for those that say Breck has amazing skiing, they do not. They have an amazing park...the rest is intermediate cruisers or windblown and icy bowls. Summit County is overrated- go to Jackson if you want real skiing.
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Well of course you have, tahoe, mammoth, squaw, brekenridge, alta/snowbird, vail, tuckermans, jackson hole ect... but for EAST coast I would have to say depending on what you like sunday river, and/or mad river glen and castlerock peak @ sugarbush.
and BoardomGuitar you're so dumb if you think all mammoth has is park you have obviously never been there
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why the fuck do people keep saying Vail? shit, its on a major interstate and its always always always incredibily busy. and i know that somebody already said that people put different emphasis on different factors, but Vail really doesnt have any good steeps and the Back Bowls arent consistently good. best skiing in the states?: Alta/Snowbird. Best all around mountain (that should be the real question)?: Mammoth.
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This is gay...whistler. who cares if it's not in the usa it still is number 1
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