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    Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 6:57am
Just wondering what everyone’s favorite spot to board is, and why? I haven’t been to many places, so looking at places to put on my list to go. I know Whistler will be a place I go someday. Not big into terrain parks, love flying down a long hill.

Please only list places you have been in your top list. That is why my list is soo crappy, only been to one good mountain!

1.     Jackson Hole (WY), amazing groomed runs, no lines, wide open spaces, steep and long runs
2.     Blue Mountain (Ontario). Nice cheap mountain, lots of runs, not huge but the best place within a days drive from IN/MI.
3.     Perfect North (IN), well this is kind of like the tallest midget type place. Has some steep runs, but really small and crowded.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 7:23am
1. Whistler/BC- like the "Disneyworld" of snowboarding. I think every aspect of this place is as good as it gets. Natural terrain, groomers, park,...even the food & bars. It's pretty amazing here. 
2. Squaw- "Disneyland" of snowboarding.              "         "                          "        "
3. Kirkwood & Alpine Meadows (tied)- Great all mountain riding. Less crowded than most other tahoe resorts (no lines at all at kirkwood). Can access some unreal terrain right off the lift and through short     hikes. Usually great snow conditions at both
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 7:32am
1) Kirkwood. Close to home, usually gets the most snow out of all the resorts in the area, never any lines, great all mountain terrain, and like Kerner said, you can access awesome terrain right off the runs or from a short hike.

2) Sierra. Close to home, has something for everyone no matter what level of rider you are, awesome parks and one of the few in the area to have a super pipe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 8:02am
1. Heavenly (Tahoe)
2. Mt. Rose (Tahoe)
3. Mt. High (L.A.)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 8:07am
1. steamboat springs
2. diamond peak
3. sugar bowl
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2011 at 8:16am
1-mt tremblant
2- holiday valley
3- blue mountain
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2011 at 4:00pm
1-Jackson Hole
2-Crested Butte
3-Winter Park
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2011 at 5:58am
1 - Northstar/Sierra (NorCal)

I have a double whammy so they are the same for me.  Between the two, you have both shores of LT, parks, awesome trees and terrain, cheap lodging options.  I'm really bummed that the Double Whammy pass is dead next year

2 - Powder Mountain (UT)

My favorite non-NorCal mountain.  Lightning Ridge cat rides, awesome mountain that is never busy, huge side country, just plain awesome. 

3 - Mt. Hood Meadows (OR)

I just love this place.  I love Portland, love the Mt. Hood, just a great place to holiday at. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/02/2011 at 3:05pm
1. Jacksonhole, WY
2. Kirkwood, CA
3. Snowbird, UT
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 3:54am
So far I'll put two:

1) Mont Tremblant in Quebec, it's got a great layout and there is a lot of variety
2) Blue Mountain in Ontario.  I hate to even put this here as the crowds are nuts sometimes, but the hill itself is quite nice at only 650'

Going to Sun Peaks in just over a week so I think I might have a new #1 after that :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 4:01am
i know i need to get out west more cause everything is so much better out there. from all the mtns i've been to in the last two years my Top 3 are Mammoth, Mt Snow, Stowe
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/03/2011 at 4:16pm
In japan (since aside korea its the only place ive ridden):

1. Ryuoo: The best line ive hit in all of japan outside slackcountry. Will get boring after 2 days because theres not much else to do outside of that one line, but man, that first day is a blast.
2. Kamui: Again, another small tiny resort so you wont get more than a couple of days from it, but some really fun things to play on. Lots of trees, and above all lots of pow. People came away from it saying it was one of their best rides of the season in very mediocre conditions for a reason.
3. Niseko: Its tracked out before 8.30am almost every day. Its filled with bogans, but damn, that place has so many areas you can just hit up. The nighta is also huge, and well, the fact it links up with moiwa just adds to the appeal. Even on a full season itd be pretty hard to get totally bored. And if you do, just nip to one of the 5 or 6 resorts nearby :)
4. Myoko: I <3 myoko. My opinion slightly altered this year seeing it for the first time in two years and capable of opening up a bit more of it. But swims in pow, has easy access backcountry as well as a very blind eye policy on off piste. It could do with some steeps, but hell, youre there for the powder without being miles from central japan.
5. Nozawa: Beautiful and serene. Some great terrain, and some hair raising lines. Excellent fun and full of atmosphere. It could do with sorting out some of its lifts though :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2011 at 11:51pm
1. Whistler - anything and everything for everyone
2. Mammoth - but i didnt really enjoy the vibe i got from locals
3. Bear Mountain - I know its small and it's park oriented but the terrain park makes every line different. I see it as a choose your own adventure book and if you didnt like the story you just read (path you took) then just pick a different route next time. And if you still dont like those, go explore the canyons. Locals are great and the mountain is definitely run like a family (my buddies have been working there for the last 3 yrs. If I finally decide to give up riding for myself, I'd definitely work at Bear if i could.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/06/2011 at 12:13am
1. Northstar
2. Kirkwood
3. Alpine
4. Squaw
5. Heavenly
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/08/2011 at 5:25am
1) Whistler/ Blackcomb - Everything is great!
2) Snowbird - Amazing terrain, steep and powder - hardcore riding and not much else
3) Mammoth - Has great terrain and parks, decent village and nightlife
4) Kirkwood 
5) Squaw
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/10/2011 at 7:36pm
1) Kicking Horse
2) Treblecone
3) Revelstoke
4) Chamonix
5) Val D'Isere/Tignes
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2011 at 11:24pm
1)whistler/blackcomb (whistler, bc)- It has terrain for every level and is HUGE.  The village is pretty sweet also.
2)big white (kelowna, bc) -  dry fluffy snow.  Less terrain than whistler but has better terrain in my opinion.
3)mt Baker (washington state) - tonnes of powder.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2011 at 8:55pm
1. Snowmass (love the wide range of things to do on this mountain...as long as you stay up high or in the bigger park, you dont have to worry about crowds...but you can always find untouched pow if you know where to look, and the parks are well kept.)

2. Cerro Catedral (Amazing freeriding, and if your into rock climbing you could snowboard up to a boulder and just climb haha. Plus the people there are awsome.)

3. Buttermilk (Aside from the annoying people that cant snowboard that go there because its the XGAMES PARK!? omg -.- ...the park is huge, and well kept)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2011 at 9:56pm
mammoth - tons of powder, not earth shatteringly cold! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2011 at 11:01pm
Winter Park hands down the best! 
I have been to other places and it seems like they just dont stand up too it 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2011 at 6:23pm
Keystone(not on the weekends or holidays)-the backside never gets any attention and the snow is always fresh there

Loveland-super easy to get to, lots of snow to go around for everyone, especially at the peaks

Wolf Creek-POWDER!!!!

I wish I could add Utah resorts to the list but I've never been there Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2011 at 6:47pm
1. Copper Mt (relaxing environment, not a lot of ppl there)
2. Mt. hood Meadow (great for night time riding)
3. Bear MT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2011 at 9:23am
1) Mt. Tremblant(2 hours outside Montreal) - Great runs for all levels, spectacular views and great spring conditions. *No night skiing though.

2) Mont Sainte Anne(1 hour outside Quebec City) - Drier and colder than Tremblant due to the Atlantic, steeper runs, the Blues feel like Blacks at Tremblant. Great view of the St. Lawrence River! *Some night runs on the south side.

3) Le Massif (2hours East of Quebec City) - Right on the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, on a sunny day it's suppose to be jaw dropping of snow and ocean view as you go down the mountain. It was snowing when I went =(. *Night Skiing... not sure, only there for a day.

4) Blue Mountain (2hours North of Toronto) - way crowded but it's where I tried out boarding and loved it. Steep, noob unfriendly. Quick runs but long wait for the lift =(
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/06/2011 at 9:52am
1. Sierra, closes, fun to drive to, great tree runs, great terrain, steep terrain, park, lots of side hits, lay back staff
2. kirkwood, awesome terrain, tree runs, steep
3. squaw, HUUUUGE, plus they just added night riding this season.
4. northstar, park.... that's bout it. when is a busy weekend, its very very crowded.
5. homewood, locals, never crowded.
 
i'll never go to bear valley and diamond peak again. they both suck.
wish to check out mammoth, mt. hood, park city, b.c., alaska and colorado.
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1) Northstar
2) Sierra
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mammoth, june (so overlooked), snowbasin, brighton, brianhead.
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