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Breck/Keystone/Vail, Park City/Utah, Mammoth, or Whistler/Blackcomb?
Hey guys. What plaxce would be the best place to move for a person out of college with a degree. I would want backcountry, a great park, and LONG seasons (whistler has long ones and has glacier riding). What are the pros and cons of each resort. I am from the east coast and want a big mountain experience and an amazing park. What do you think?
Only been to Mammoth and Blackcomb of the ones your mentioning. I love Whistler and since I live here Im a bit biased to it. Although I had an absolute blast at Mammoth when I had the chance to ski there. I didnt do any backcountry in Mammoth, nor did I hear a great deal about it, but I have done numerous trip to the WB backcountry as well as many other places in BC. They both have great parks and good bigmountain.
Id say go to WB cause its just the shit. As well there are so many places that are only a partial days drive away in BC that offer so much more. For example drive 5-6 hours East/North East and youll be in the Koots. Its the best champagne pow and tree skiing Ive ever experienced. For example last time I went out there I went touring for a week. Of the 7 days we were there 5 had fresh snow each morning and 3 of those days it was nipple deep. Its perfect pitch, pillows and more pow than you can imagine.
Wait, actually, go to Utah. You wont like BC at all.
utah is super sick but the diehard mormons kinda ruin it. jack mormons are kosher though
^What the hell is a jacked Mormon?
I don't know man, I think any of the mountains you picked you can't go wrong.
Just Park City, or some of the other resorrts in Utah as well?
Mammoth or Whistler will be sickk
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out of all the places you mentioned whistler blackcomb has by far the worst parks. so if park is a big piece of the puzzle the do not live here.
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My resort I ski at now has......all ride on rails (like 6 or so including the box.....) and jumps that are never bigger than 35 feet (and are icy as fuck). Any park will be better than my hill. Any mountain will make me happy (we have like under 200' or vert.). I was just asking what was the best big mountain experience with a good park.
i have lived near mammoth (in tahoe) and i am currently riding whistler...mammoth's long seasons are all dependent on what the entire norcal weather is doing...a couple years ago the upper mountain from mccoy station was open until july 4th, and they made a small effort to keep their parks going, but a lot of people don't know that passes that are good at mammoth are also good at june mountain, which is 15 minutes away and is well-known for parks and comps, too...plus if you live at mammoth you are also 2.5 hours away from tahoe, including some great skiing at kirkwood, heavenly, squaw, and good parks at northstar and alpine...mammoth is also very high in elevation, and has huge setups (that don't require a XL pass)
whistler is definitely better with glacier riding, not to mention there's a lot of sledding in BC if you have yourself a snowmobile...both mammoth and whistler are Intrawest resorts, so if you're looking for a job, i'd definitely apply with Intrawest (what's your degree?)...the nice thing when you compare whistler and mammoth is that whistler is twice as big as mammoth, although mammoth is still huge...whistler also has that great BC heliskiing that mammoth lacks
although i haven't ridden anywhere in colorado, i have been to vail and breckenridge during the summer, and everywhere it seems to be an entire tourist trap for rich people, so i am not sure if you really want to live there...i don't think vail, keystone, and breckendridge have long seasons, either...it is also about a two hour drive from any major city (denver methinks)
unfortunately, i can't tell you anything about utah except in mid-winter the snow is great and the parks are good, too
This might seem stupid but I'm not in college yet.......I'm mainly asking what resoert to visit and someday move to.......I would get a business degree. How does March 20th-27th next year sound for a trip?
Canadian National Championships are always March 20-29th ish, on Whistler. So other than the fact that you wont be able to ski Dave Murray DH.. and that creekside is overrun with spandex clad racers I think you'd be fine? There was still lots of snow to be had that time this year. The weather was kind of shitty though, I remember it was raining 2 days to the top of Garbanzo, nothing blows more than skiing in sopping wet spandex for 5 hours. And if they're trying to run a DH, you better believe that it'll dump pow that day.
So no pow pow in March??????? I thought Whistler is amazing that time of year.............well that's when my spring break is so that's my only option.
I think Mammoth is the one that most fits your description.
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i didnt think people actually have the last name Heffernan.
You keep talking about the sledding and heli skiing in whistler as an advantage. Thats a little unattainable for most. It does however have amazing hike in BC. however if you are vacation there, you can probably afford to go heliskiing.
If the canadian champioships are the event I am thinking of. I belive whistlerblackcomb had 20,000 people on it in one day EXCLUDING seasons pass holders. DAMN
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