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    Posted: Oct/16/2011 at 10:47am
What are the best mountains for snowboarding in North America? Whether you have been there or want to visit. I wanna hear all different opinions!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2011 at 12:40pm
Mammoth,Whistler,Northstar,Breckenbridge,Squaw Valley,snow mass,PCU
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 1:20pm
My husband spent a whole winter in Jackson Hole --- he would say there for sure. Some great backcountry.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 1:24pm
Vail, Winter Park, Breckenridge in CO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 1:26pm
washington
oregon
idaho
utah
wyoming
montana
tahoe

go there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 1:37pm
snowbird, park city, breckenridge
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/19/2011 at 1:45pm
1. Snowmass, Colorado 2. Mammoth Mountain, california 3. Buttermilk, Colorado 4. Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada 5. June mountain, California 6. Breckenridge, Colorado 7. Sierra-At-Tahoe, California 8. Northstar-at-Tahoe, California 9. Crested Butte, Colorado 10. Keystone, Colorado
Worst I had was wonderful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 4:20pm
Whistler
Mammoth
-get my votes for overall

Bear for its Park and ever changing scene

i've havent spent enough time in tahoe or colorado to consider those resorts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/21/2011 at 5:22pm
defiantly whistler it is spectacular plus its my hometown :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2011 at 5:06am
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defiantly whistler it is spectacular plus its my hometown :)

Jealously does not begin to describe what I felt when I read this line
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2011 at 5:36am
yee you should visit there its a brilliant resort. I could walk to the resorts when i was young but i moved to ontario.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2011 at 6:01am
It is the top mountain on my wish list right now. I want to go this year, but I was out voted by my buddies because on the finances, or lack there of this season. We are going to be hitting up a few different east coast mountain this year instead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2011 at 6:16am
Originally posted by kyle521

snowbird, park city, breckenridge

yes.  got my season pass here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/23/2011 at 6:32am
Originally posted by spenser

washington
oregon
idaho
utah
wyoming
montana
tahoe

go there.


tahoe/mammoth ....fixed

Surprising how only one person mentioned Jackson Hole
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2011 at 10:36pm
Crested Butte, CO at the top of my list. On a smaller scale Monarch, CO was wicked. No lines, fresh tracks everywhere...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2011 at 10:48pm
Originally posted by shwazy

Originally posted by spenser

washington
oregon
idaho
utah
wyoming
montana
tahoe

go there.


tahoe/mammoth ....fixed

Surprising how only one person mentioned Jackson Hole
that's where i was thinking of when i thought wyoming
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2011 at 11:09pm
Should also check Big White
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/27/2011 at 12:02am
Whistler, Mammoth, and collectively the Tahoe resorts would be my votes.  Can't speak for the Rockies tho, since I've only been there off-season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2011 at 7:28am
I vote for vail and mammoth!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2011 at 12:21am
Mammoth Mountain
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2011 at 3:44am
Originally posted by screwyvarmint

Whistler, Mammoth, and collectively the Tahoe resorts would be my votes.  Can't speak for the Rockies tho, since I've only been there off-season.

I believe whistler is in the Rockies.  

you probably talking about co, wy, ut, etc.  

In north america, I've only been to Whistler, Snowmass, Vail, and Mammoth.   Will be heading to Jackson Hole in Feb.   I thought they were all FANTASTIC.  Except Vail.  Hated vail.  Too much traversing.

Outside of north america, I've been to Cerro Castor, Las Lenas, El Colorado, Termas de Chillan, Annupuri/Niseko/Grand Hirafu, Akakura Kanko/Suginohara.

my fav is still whistler
but honourable mention goes to Niseko, Snowmass, Las Lenas
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2011 at 4:18am
Whistler, in the Rockies? I don't think so. It's part of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 9:09am
Whistler, Jackson... (My 2cents)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 9:53am

I've always wanted to go to Jackson and Whistler. Bachelor in Oregon is pretty amazing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 10:14am
I live in Oregon and I loved Mt. Bachelor.
It is a big mountain with a lot of runs. The snow is so fluffy.
I had a great experience there.
I go to Mt. Hood usually and I like the Skibowl resort for night riding.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 10:22am
Originally posted by humblerooster

I live in Oregon and I loved Mt. Bachelor.
It is a big mountain with a lot of runs. The snow is so fluffy.
I had a great experience there.
I go to Mt. Hood usually and I like the Skibowl resort for night riding.
I'm also from the same area.  I have to put a *notation on Bachelor's amazingness.  It really does depend on the weather.  Most of the runs are fairly flat.  I can't speak about the terrain park as that's not what I ride.  The back side is sweet, but is not always open.
 
I love Anthony Lakes in Eastern Oregon.  It's a small "resort" with one fixed lift and cat boarding.  There is never a crowd (even when two busses fill up the parking lots LOL, the locals hate busses).  It has amazing runs just off the lifts, but if you are willing to do a bit of hiking, it's amazing.  It hardly gets tracked out because the snow is fluffy and the crowds just aren't there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 11:29am
Top 3 in all of North America....

Whistler-Blacomb
Telluride
Vail

In that order. People who don't like Vail, it's because it's so big and if you don't know where to go you can get lost or never find the good stuff!
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Originally posted by Ejekted

Top 3 in all of North America....

Whistler-Blacomb
Telluride
Vail

In that order. People who don't like Vail, it's because it's so big and if you don't know where to go you can get lost or never find the good stuff!

people who don't like vail don't like it because there are a metric shit-ton of cat tracks all over the place and the crowds are out of control(just like the rest of summit co.)  I've been to summit county.. tahoe..and all over montana and wyoming... best terrain is hands down jackson... pretty tough to argue that... squaw's terrain looks like it would be super sick with a bunch of pow but only got to ride it in sunny spring conditions. 
MOAR powderz plz!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 12:13pm
Powder Mountain Utah - great lift access, sweet trails, nice terrain. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 12:26pm
Vail's back bowls are the best riding in the lower 48. Great snow, amazing tree runs, and some fantastic chutes. Those that dog on Vail just don't know where to go, yes it's huge, so u will be doing a lot of traversing but only if ur a noob to the place.... So follow a local and plan accordingly. Same goes for any other mega resort.

Whistler is amazing. The verticle drop is great, nice nightlife, and usually more snow than many lower states resorts. Damn expensive though!

Mammoth is great, but can sometimes get the Sierra cement snow, and the high winds can blow 5 feet of pow off the mountain in one day. But I've had the best blue bird powder days there as well.

No for the wild card.... Revelstoke. It's not huge like the previous mentions, although it makes up for it with vertical drop, Long, long, long runs, and some great natural cliffs, booters, tree runs, and a few small bowls. Very sick resort that every one needs to try once in thier life.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/01/2012 at 12:32pm
Originally posted by JOINT-OPS-420

Vail's back bowls are the best riding in the lower 48. Great snow, amazing tree runs, and some fantastic chutes. Those that dog on Vail just don't know where to go, yes it's huge, so u will be doing a lot of traversing but only if ur a noob to the place.... So follow a local and plan accordingly. Same goes for any other mega resort.

Whistler is amazing. The verticle drop is great, nice nightlife, and usually more snow than many lower states resorts. Damn expensive though!

Mammoth is great, but can sometimes get the Sierra cement snow, and the high winds can blow 5 feet of pow off the mountain in one day. But I've had the best blue bird powder days there as well.

No for the wild card.... Revelstoke. It's not huge like the previous mentions, although it makes up for it with vertical drop, Long, long, long runs, and some great natural cliffs, booters, tree runs, and a few small bowls. Very sick resort that every one needs to try once in thier life.
subjective opinion
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^^^this is a forum... of course it's subjective!
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I went to Breckenridge this past christmas break, a lot of the runs were closed then but it was still awesome. I would give it a 5 out of 5 stars. Im going to keystone for spring break and I can't wait, does anyone know the best runs there?
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true, if you come from socal resorts its easy to say almost any big mountain will be better. but you take what you can get. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/05/2012 at 9:54pm
Mammoth hands down and not a bad drive to get there either.
Sessions sucks hairy monkey balls, the end.
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