Welcome to the Newschoolers forums! You may read the forums as a guest, however you must be a registered member to post. Register to become a member today!
BingPowWhat’s considered small? Like is Alpental at Snoqualmie small?
ViolentSkiBladeMonarch Mountain, Southern Colorado. Don't have to make snow and we get a boatload of powww. Crazy hikeable terrain and if you're willing to dish out cash with 8 buddies you can catski on some incredible bowls.
caveman31I think the word crazy is a bit of an overstatement on that one.
ScootSkiLyfeChester Bowl in Duluth!! 90 feet of vertical with a fun little park. Great community , cheap tickets, fun events. Free ski lessons as well!
Chester bowl SD vids comin soon
DingoSeanLost Trail Powder Mountain - ID/MT border.
Sick little mountain with great snow. None of that vail resorts faff.
The first time I skied there was like 1997 on a trip to see family living in ID and they took us to go skiing there. It was way smaller since they hadn't opened up more than half the mountain that they have today. but I think kids were like 5$ so my dad was all for it.
ViolentSkiBladeJust need to know the right spots, like I think east trees cliffs are pretty sweet. Mirkwood bowl definitely gets boring tho. But yeah definitely does not compare to anything like Taos Ski Valley. Still decent for a small mountain tho
**This post was edited on Feb 4th 2022 at 10:31:14am
BradFiAusNzCoCa* photos aren’t showing up. I spent way too much time on this. I hate the mobile app. At this point, use Google. I’m defeated
Hesperus, CO outside Durango. Tiny little place with night skiing and a janky two seater chair but super fun. Tickets are a little more expensive now ($46) but still pretty cheap.
Not small for Finland but small for USA: Tahko, Finland. It’s basically a ridge with runs on both sides but prices are cheap. Tickets are like 43€.
Charlotte Pass, NSW, Australia. This is a funky little resort that is overshadowed (and nestled between) Perisher and Thredbo. I worked a season here. It’s kind of the ancestral home of Aussie skiing given the history of the Kosciuszko chalet and the fact that it backs up to the Australian Main Range. The lifts are old and janky, you pretty much have to stay in a lodge, you have to take an oversnow into the village, and everybody is just there to have a good time. Felt like I was skiing in the 80’s or something. Kinda like California in that it’s feast or famine. The weather is sorta similar too, maybe a tad hotter.
Himos, Finland is cool too and affordable
**This post was edited on Feb 4th 2022 at 11:13:56am
bob_doleOh man, I love this thread.
ajbski@hi_vis360 recomends val d'irene. havent been there myself but i could see how the snow could be real nice up there. they advertise 100% natural snow
RparrPerfect North Indiana. It's insane how good of a park they are able to build on a 400ft hill
They have current pics of all of their features on the Ullr app. non vail
**This post was edited on Feb 4th 2022 at 2:48:24pm
apc.frPowderhorn & Sunlight in western Colorado
2 awesome spots with a few lifts, great backcountry access, cheap tickets and food.
skiP.E.I.Home of NICK GOEPPER
skiP.E.I.Talma and Serena in Finland predictably have the craziest park scenes imaginable at a 5500 cm and ~250 foot hill respectively.
BradFiAusNzCoCaBoth very good. Meant to mention Powderhorn. Sunlight is funky with all those old janky chairs
apc.frPowderhorn holds that special place in my heart. Skied there every winter weekend for like 8 years. West end chair is magical, too bad about the (planned?) upgrade.
I thought sunlight lifts were janky, doesn't even come close to the jank at Mt Hood skibowl.
Which deserves mention too tbh. They have the gnarliest in bounds terrain on mt hood, good skiing too, as long as the snow level is low enough.
SuspiciousFishMt Spokane is a legit little resort up in Eastern WA with good tree skiing, an area you can build booters with snowmobile access and a surprisingly dope park: