- from adnapa 5 years 3 weeks agoDo your research and select - say - 10 potential skis. (Don't ask a salesman, as they often just want to reduce their inventory.) Demo as many of these ski as you can or want. Selecting a ski is like selecting a partner: It should be predictable and instill confidence. If it seems like it doesn't want to turn, go shorter. If it feels unstable, try a longer length. Don't plan on improving your skill to fit the ski. Improve your skill first, then move up to a more advanced ski that gives you more confidence in more difficult skiing conditions.
- from rifkinb 6 years 30 weeks agoAnywhere not heavily adveretised. I'd say Sol Vista, Sunlight, Monarch, Ski Cooper.
- from Skiernovice 6 years 17 weeks agoYou'll overdress, and you'll lose things.
- from Roberto Mourao 6 years 6 weeks agoWhistler, British Columbia, and Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Don't plan on going in December or January because of possible very cold temperatures.
- from hazmatbulldog 6 years 5 weeks agoSalt Lake City. It has all the amenities of a big city, yet is close to several top ski areas.
- from Bill Howard 5 years 48 weeks agoCan't beat Alyeska in Alaska, where you can see the Turnagain Arm, which is an inlet from the Pacific Ocean. It's practically at sea level. If you don't want to travel that far, then Whistler, BC. is a good choice. In general, the further south you go in North America, the higher the altitude of ski resorts, so Washington, Idaho, or Montana, would be the best bets in the contiguous U.S.
I am running a trip to Courmayeur this year. Looking for advice on where to ski with Advanced intermediates. What about Chamonix for a dayfrom joefog99 5 years 48 weeks agoCourmayeur is one of the most charming ski villages you'll ever find. But skiing is not that great there. Best skiing is in Pila down the road. Also, you can take the cable car from just outside Courmayeur in order to reach the Valle Blanche; you don't have to go to Chamonix. With that said, do go to Chamonix - for the historic, bustling town and the magnificents slopes reached by driving or bus.
- from rlingon 5 years 48 weeks agoLa Parva would be my recommendation, over Portillo and Valle Nevado. Tres Marias in Termas de Chillan is arguably the best - and longeest - intermediate run in Chile.
- from namegoeshere 5 years 48 weeks agoWinter Park is close to Denver and is a big, all-around resort. It's fairly inexpensive, compared to Summit County, Vail, and Beaver Creek. Loveland Basin is also close to Denver. With that said, Vail is arguable the premier resort in Colorado.
- from david Kesselschmidt 5 years 45 weeks agoAlthough CB has some really challenging expert terrain on the main mountain, it does have some really nice cruising runs on the east-side slopes.