Ok thanks guys, baker and alpental are already on my list, just asking about oregon cause I've heard more about what's good in wa but i haven't heard much about what's good in or and I wanna check both states out.
i get the impression schweitzer (idaho) is a pretty mellow mountain, @Petri
would you disagree with that? i haven't skied there.
abar.In oregon everything you could call a "big line" is in the backcountry. The resorts have some cool minigolf lines but nothing sustained and gnarly. Bachelor has one zone in the alpine where you can go pretty big with quite a few options, but you only get one hit per lap. I've heard that meadows and skibowl have some pretty sick below treeline cliffs, willamette has crazy steep trees and a cool cliff zone, and Anthony lakes has properly gnarly sidecountry but it's not ski in ski out, you'd have to tour the out ridge a bit. If you're looking for big, steep lines you'll have go touring in eastern oregon or on some of the pointier volcanoes. If you want big cornices and alpine cliffs (but short lines, and not that steep) go bachelor, and if you want below treeline cliffs and chutes you got meadows, skibowl, or willamette
which volcanoes and what zones on those volcanoes are best for big steep lines? that sounds right up my alley, some big steep lines on a huge gnarly volcano sounds like the most awesome thing ever