EC trees should almost get their own category IMO. They can never stack up on paper to places out west and snow totals lie. The skiing at places like jay, mad river and magic are just so unique and full of character and never let you sandbag. Dammit I love skiing trees, snow come back to us!
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Yea i agree east coast trees are so much more than the West Coast, not that the west trees aren't any good cuz there great but there's nothing like making blower powder turns through the tight-as-fuck trees of jay that comes around once a year. I hear Steamboat is sick but ive never been
I already gave you guys the answer. The Kootenays (especially the West Koots) has the best tree skiing.
This is a raw POV I filmed at Kootenay Pass the other day. It's a good example of your classic Kootenay tree run. Of course, we also have insane amounts of pillows and cliffs to play on hidden amongst the trees, but it's still "pre season" so the coverage is only good enough to ski the mellow stuff. We have tight trees, open trees, any kind of spacing and varying terrain you want within the trees. I know there is good tree skiing in other places, but so far on here I see people mentioning one run at a ski resort that has nice trees, we have an entire region of awesome trees. Tree skiing - it's what we do.
Contrary to the popular belief, Some PC area resorts have some pretty killer tree skiing. You just gotta know where to go. But I did enjoy 'boats treeskiing when I went out there last march. Face shots even 2 days after a storm.
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Also to contribute to this thread, mont sutton in quebec and jay peak have the best trees that I have ever skied but then again I have never skied red mountain and or anything in the west that drail is referencing.
yeah, I was wondering if someone was going to spot those. My Dukes busted on my Bibby's the other week so I am currently borrowing my friends Volkl Explosive (CMH's). They're pretty hilarious 'cause they are 10cms shorter and way thinner than I'm used to (with no tail), and I'm using the same skins as my Bibby's, so on the uphill I have way more skin than ski.
I've always wanted to rep the Explosive's though, check that one off the list.
I'd say our typical tree run is around 300M long, but I know of a few areas that are longer. Heck, a run down Powder Fields (inbounds at Red Mountain) is somewhere around 700M of trees that are so well spaced, they don't really dictate your turns, combine that with 3 or 4 small/medium cliff bands you come to while skiing the run, it makes for a killer warm up run on a inbounds pow day.
As I said earlier, when talking about the West Kootenays, you can't think of it as who has the best tree RUN, If you are willing to tour, we have more tree skiing than you can shake a ski pole at, and it's all amazing.
Mostly a cedar/hemlock forest with spruce, fir, and pine mixed in at different elevations. When you get into a grove of big guys with a full canopy and clean understory, getting blower face shots every turn on your way to a 4 stage pillow line.
Didn't want to bring up the cat/heli skiing, but there's a reason you know of the amazing tree skiing that exists at the cat/heli operations that practically all sit within the boundaries of the Kootenays.