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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Top 30 Resorts in North America
    Posted: May/25/2012 at 10:28am
Apparently Revelstoke is the best place for most Vert to lift line wait times...
And Mt. Rose, NV is number 6!!??  Embarrassed
Where does your resort rank? 
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  Quote Cooperla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 1:22pm
This is pretty interesting, but wouldn't it depend which lifts you're riding and what day you're there?
 
At Northstar, the runs off the backside lift are almost all blacks, and for that reason it's generally quieter over there than the main mountain.  So if you just hit that lift all day, you'd get different results than riding bunny runs on a crowded day. 
 
I ride Sugar Bowl a lot and the Summit Chair, with a lot of the steeper runs off it, isn't always/often open.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 1:44pm
very interesting..i guess most of us spend more time on the lift than on the hill...
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  Quote winn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 4:36pm
they have this out each year almost, not that suprised... not like it changes that much 
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  Quote not-ewrx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 4:44pm
This pole is absolutely useless.  Park City has 6 packs that get shit loads of people up the hill.  Problem is, the run gets tracked out in one run. 
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 6:20pm
^true - that poll only accounts for lift speed and vertical feet...not if the snow is worth a shit and/or crowds.  I'd rather have the slow lifts and deep pow/low crowds at my local resort than a zoo speeding up for ice.

I can see why Mt. Rose is on there - their lifts are insanely fast (except the lift on their double black chutes...it's actually relatively slow).  Also, the snow there is frequently world class deep (is robnezz taking it for granted?)

The fact squaw isn't on there is a bit mentally challenged.  Yeah, their lifts aren't the worlds fastest, but I can't imagine the overall experience on any east coast resort comparing.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/25/2012 at 8:39pm
Hmm weird, I thought Mt Baldy would be listed because I heard Mt Baldy had one of the steepest slopes on the west coast.
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 7:04am
^uh, baldy also has the slowest/most antiquated lifts in the country...and relatively little snow
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 10:22am
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Hmm weird, I thought Mt Baldy would be listed because I heard Mt Baldy had one of the steepest slopes on the west coast.

Mt. Baldy is nowhere near to being to the top30 by a long shot,they may have a few steep trails and there but most of them are usually roped off due to lack of snow they have,unless you like riding on rocks and dirt.All the lifts are in desperate need of a upgrade.Chair #1 is the worst,it's old,slow and most of seats are placed with broken wood,20 mins up on that just to get to main lodge is dreadful.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 11:24am
^ Yeah, I heard the conditions were crap out there but apparently I have a few friends that loves Mt Baldy for whatever reasons.  LOL
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 12:19pm
Gee, what a shock.  No midwest "resorts" on the list.  Not that we have actual mountains, but we do have vertical slopes with lifts.  As shitty as they may be.  Shorter runs would I think also equal shorter lift ride time. 
 
 
I'm assuming the survey accounts for time waiting for and riding the lift.  Are they counting someone just going and going or someone that's leisurely about their day?  You know though, if we really need a good study of this I'd be willing to track myself at each resort if they want to sponsor that adventure. 
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

^ Yeah, I heard the conditions were crap out there but apparently I have a few friends that loves Mt Baldy for whatever reasons. LOL

Reason being the lift tickets are cheap as hell,they had a promo at SkiDazzle for 4/ 8-hour passes were 40$,that will attract a lot budget riders to their resort.

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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 2:15pm
according to the topo map, baldy's terrain is definitely super steep.  If I just happened to be near there, with all my equipment, and they had an exceptionally good year (I'm sure it happens every other decade or so), I'd love to check it out...but, in reality, no reason to travel there with the snow-laden sierra nevada so close
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 2:52pm
Originally posted by not-ewrx

This poll is absolutely useless.
this is literally all that's relevant.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/27/2012 at 8:26pm
Originally posted by bootleg


Reason being the lift tickets are cheap as hell,they had a promo at SkiDazzle for 4/ 8-hour passes were 40$,that will attract a lot budget riders to their resort.


IMO, budget riders are better off getting a snowjam card and going to Snow Valley for 50% off lift tickets then.
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2012 at 11:05am
Originally posted by not-ewrx

This pole is absolutely useless. 
 
You're right for the most part.  The problem with this poll is that it collected data only from users of a specific app on their mobile devices.  So, while the data may be misleading, I guess what this poll really shows is how many riders/skiers at each resort have their phones out tracking their runs.
 
I'm proud to say I don't fall into that group.  I'd rather focus on enjoying the snow and outdoor lifestyle than technology.  My 2 cents.
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  Quote barnyard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 6:56am
Not enough Tahoe resorts on the list for me to take it as legitimate.
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  Quote douglasphil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 2:02am
Breckenridge, Grand Targhee & Park City are some of the best resort of North America.
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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/19/2012 at 5:31pm
Pretty misleading title for the article. Really doesn't address anything I go to a resort for. Hunter Mountain is a decent day trip for NYC riders but 12th in North America is laughable. It gets pretty damn crowded at times too.
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/26/2012 at 7:37am
Originally posted by CassinoNorth

Pretty misleading title for the article. Really doesn't address anything I go to a resort for. Hunter Mountain is a decent day trip for NYC riders but 12th in North America is laughable. It gets pretty damn crowded at times too.

I was surprised to see Hunter on the list. On an off day it's probably pretty good riding the six man lift to the top, I wouldn't expect it to be nationally ranked, it probably has more Alpine Replay users than most mountains.


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  Quote CassinoNorth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/28/2012 at 3:31pm
Originally posted by Piranha

The fact squaw isn't on there is a bit mentally challenged.  Yeah, their lifts aren't the worlds fastest, but I can't imagine the overall experience on any east coast resort comparing.


Squaw can get crazy crowded. Lift lines there are insane sometimes.
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  Quote aakashsinghal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2013 at 5:40am
lol none of the ones near my house came anywhere close to being on this list.. can't leave the East Coast.. great job over here and I don't pay rent ;)
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  Quote kirium81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2013 at 9:45am
No Mt High?!?! kidding... 
Its not fun unless its sketchy
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/17/2013 at 10:32am
Mt Hood meadows is number 30. But there night ski time is such crap and straight up ice. The day time is nice but they hit you with the prices.
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