Describe the place that you learned how to ski and that you will always love skiing at no matter how small or run. Mine is a small place in the middle of nowhere that has five runs and two tee bars. All of the kids that ski there always set shit up with some rails and hits in the woods wherever we want. Super fun and I still ski there.
Lus146Describe the place that you learned how to ski and that you will always love skiing at no matter how small or run. Mine is a small place in the middle of nowhere that has five runs and two tee bars. All of the kids that ski there always set shit up with some rails and hits in the woods wherever we want. Super fun and I still ski there.
For me this was Hurricane Ridge, up on the olympic peninsula in WA. Spent most weekends in middle school/highschool up there in the winter cruising the one rope tow and one poma lift. Tons of backcountry you can access, tree runs, beautiful scenery, small town local vibe, etc. That was the spot.
I learned at this small resort called Cockaigne in Cherry Creek, NY. Then the lodge burned down and they never reopened. It was tiny but I remember that place being so rad for the little 4 year old-10 year old skier that I was.
"Anyone fucks with the Mingg I'm sending the official NS drone. You will not be able to hide." - Mr.Bishop
Learned how to ski at Granite Peak in Wisconsin. 700 vertical feet. The place was shit 14 years ago. No fast chairs, magic carpets, and a lot less runs. They didn't add a 6-man chair until 03-04. They added like 40 runs, 2 new quads, and a new chalet since then.
Still my favorite hill in the Midwest. Easily top 3 park in the Midwest, tons of different rails, they always make some sweet kickers, tree skiing is the best in the Midwest if you have balls, and they are planning a big expansion which I don't know much about.
Best of all... Their snow-making is absolutely insane. They could survive without any natural snowfall.
I bet you're the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around. I'll be watching you.
Bogus basin. 45 minutes outside of Boise, not necessarily a small mountain as far as skiable acres goes, but it has the feel of a smaller resort. Awesome bump laps, the occasional dope pow day, fun little park to fuck around on, awesome fries in the lodge. Nothing better.
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JaybrtnFor me this was Hurricane Ridge, up on the olympic peninsula in WA. Spent most weekends in middle school/highschool up there in the winter cruising the one rope tow and one poma lift. Tons of backcountry you can access, tree runs, beautiful scenery, small town local vibe, etc. That was the spot.
Grades K-4 I followed a junior race coach, and the other racers, around all day. All we did was carve around the various blue squares our mountain had to offer. On opening day when I was 11, they asked us who wanted to ski moguls. From that day on until I was 14, my friends and I spent hours at practice, just skiing down mogul "zippers" as we called them, and hitting jumps made with a shovel. After practice, we would go to the park to practice 360s and such. The jumps were small, but they made us feel like we could fly. I spent several seasons doing this. When I turned 14, I started skiing park. The parks were geared towards more skilled riders at this point. The jumps that the local park rats considered small, we're now exponentially bigger. The rails were now much more diverse and creative; and certainly bigger. It was hard for beginners to progress. We didn't have a small flat bar. My friend taught me how to slide on a C-box, and later that day a down rail. So I stuck with jumps (which had a bad impact on my rail skills). I could do a 3 off of any jump. Grabbed or not. If I was feeling send, maybe a hideous looking frontflip. Later on into that season, park crew changed the one park so that it was geared towards beginners. I was still very scared of rails. A simple 10 foot down rail freaked me out. Front 2s out of the 5 foot flat bar were all I could do. That season ended, leaving me with a dissatisfied feeling. All season long, I watched edits from my home mountain of people doing insane tricks. I saw some of them in person, and they blew my mind. Then highschool started. I was a very antisocial person at school, so to escape the days I focused more on my skiing. When the next season rolled around, I was much more comfortable. I could slide almost all rails, and I started basic tricks. It was perfect timing too, because the parks were amped up to be much more beefy. In the late spring of that season, I learned to flip. Id try to find anything to backflip/rodeo/flat 3 off of. And nowadays, my mountain is still unforgiving to the beginners. But it is a good thing. I see the rate of progression exploding as a result. I see young kids who are better than me now. Kids in there first year of skiing, learning to slide all the rails in the park. My mountain teaches kids true progression.
SIP J.P, Sarah, Warnick, C.R., Shane, and all those lost.
I skied occasionally at Bittersweet in Michigan when I was a child but my dad was hired as security when I was in middle school and then I skied pretty much 3 days week all winter. Fun little hill of like 350 vertical feet with a descent park and like 20 runs. That really sparked the fire. Now I live in Denver and get to tear up Breck, A Basin and Vail on the weekends. I still go back to Bsweey during Christmas and it's always fun to get the boys back together and tear shit up.
North face has the longest sustained black and double black run in the US. So killer.
This photo is up by headwall, which is a huge fae overlooking the resort that is a bootpack. Super fucking steep, sometimes deep, and probably my favorite place for spring skiing. Parks aren't bad either, which is really nice because I can not only drop 35 foot cliffs and hit natural stuff, but I can also hit 25 foot park jumps and some pretty good rails.
And I'm in Alaska soo...
THEY USED TO HAVE SUMMER CAMP TOO!
I never got to go but pictures look sooooo fun!
I'm always lookin' for trannys.
RIP JP, Andereas, Tom, CR, Sarah, Jaime
"Not here he dont be, here Mr Dew tour say: Wallicsh we dont wan you round no more you always causing trouble you goon" - fruitstick