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Snow Skiing.....No idea!!!

I have never been, but i want to go. I have no idea where to go. I know that i want to stay at a place where i can walk out of my room and onto a lift or slope or whatever. Anyone have any suggestions?

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In terms of something "close" to you, and not as expensive as some resorts, Apache/ Ruidoso NM is pretty nice. I also like Squaw Valley CA, Lake Tahoe CA/ NV, and one of the best.....Steamboat Springs CO. Breckenridge CO, Aspen/ Snowmass CO, and Vail CO are supposed to be really nice too although I have never been to those resorts. In the east, the most recognized is probably Killington VT, but there are also some lesser known, less expensive, and equally inviting places such as Kissing Bridge, Holiday Valley, and Cockaigne in NY. Holiday Valley is really a lot of fun- been there many times, and is a nice mix of various ability terrain, fewer crowds, and a lot less expense in accommodations. Keep in mind that the west is known for it's deep powder and seemingly endless runs, whereas in the east it is generally more corn and packed powder conditions, but still very exciting. If you are a beginner, I really don't recommend deep powder conditions anyway- not the best learning environment imo.
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ISteamboat Springs CO. Breckenridge CO, Aspen/ Snowmass CO, and Vail
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Not sure what kind of season they are having, but given this winter wild weather you could also check out Flagstaff, AZ.


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Flagstaff is having a pretty good winter...but if your going to travel you gotta come to CO It'll blow your mind. Breck is amazing but you can't go wrong with Aspen or steamboat or loveland or winterpark...you get the idea, Colorado is the shit when it comes to big hills and lots of the white stuff
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Heavenly in Tahoe is straight out of your hotel into the gondola or a short walk depending on which hotel you choose. Pretty decent for new skiers.
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went to breckenridge, vail and beaver creek beginning of january and had a blast. Great towns and a ton of fun! a little pricey pending on where you stay and what you do but great places overall!

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Breck is a good place if you've never been but want to experience a mountian. Its got a lot of fairly flat green and blue runs for you to learn on and good extreme stuff too towards the top if you want to get all crazy, or you can 'lick the devils crotch'. I like mr toads wild ride.. smile ear to ear... fun party town too and lots of condos at the base of the mountian.

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Thanks for all the good info fellas. What about over there where they are having the olympics? Anyone know anything about that place?

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Nothing compares to whistler, I went there a few years ago and it blew my mind. From the mountain you can see the ocean its sooooo sick. If your going to travel a long way definitly go to BC.
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Nothing compares to whistler, I went there a few years ago and it blew my mind. From the mountain you can see the ocean its sooooo sick. If your going to travel a long way definitly go to BC.
I gotta get on a plane no matter where i go.

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Then my vote is whistler. You'll remember it for the rest of your life.
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Hey, I live in so louisiana too.Lafayette. Skiing is great. I ski almost yearly and usually go to colorado. Copper and steamboat is great places to learn.
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Hey, I live in so louisiana too.Lafayette. Skiing is great. I ski almost yearly and usually go to colorado. Copper and steamboat is great places to learn.
Oh shit, Louisiana is starting to take over JKO. Next thinkg you know, we will reach double digits. Oh, snow skiing, yeah, im going to go next year.....somewhere. Good info guys, keep it coming.

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Jackson Hole, WY is supposed to be one of the best. Park City, UT. Aspen/Snowmass, CO is great also.

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First time I went west - it was in Colorado. Stayed in the Dillon / Frisco area. Close to Keystone, Copper, Breckenridge and Aprahoe Basin. Awesome skiing and unbelievable beautiful area.

Also not far from Vail - best skiing ever!!

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First time I went west - it was in Colorado. Stayed in the Dillon / Frisco area. Close to Keystone, Copper, Breckenridge and Aprahoe Basin. Awesome skiing and unbelievable beautiful area.

Also not far from Vail - best skiing ever!!
that's the same area i stayed in and it is great how close you are to a ton of different resorts.

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If you got the time to travel far, you will never froget Whistler BC. The best place I've ever been too. Its amazing. And i live in the middle of ski country colorado. Jackson hole is amazing but very very limited to begginer terrain.

But yeah...the Village in whistler will keep you busy the entire trip when your apres

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I know that i want to stay at a place where i can walk out of my room and onto a lift or slope or whatever.


How much money do you want to spend?!!!


I live in Colorado and ski weekly. Even parking close to a lift is expensive.

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How much money do you want to spend?!!!


I live in Colorado and ski weekly. Even parking close to a lift is expensive.
I dunno, maybe 3....for the plane and stay.

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Most of the ski areas have a bus system that is free. It will usually take you from any hotel/condo to the ski area in under 10 min.

Slope-side places go up exponentially in price.

For example the closest parking at Vail is $45 a day. That is just to park.

Other areas are cheaper of course but can be in the mid $20s for just "nearby" parking.

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Skiing or Boarding is a blast....an easy to get hooked on
I'm headed to tahoe for 3-4 days
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the snow report says they just got about a foot and is still snowing
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Skiing or Boarding is a blast....an easy to get hooked on
I'm headed to tahoe for 3-4 days
got some hotel vouchers to use for the trip an,
the snow report says they just got about a foot and is still snowing
Yeah, ill probably try to snow board also. Skiing i would think is easier. Im sure ill bruise msyelf all up when i go. Ive been water skiing too many times to count, but have never even seen real snow.

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