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    Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 9:13am
OK after a great snowboarding trip to JH, we have decided we are going to do another one next year.  Looking to hit up places that are not crowded, have good powder, and a large amount of area to board.  I have come across Utah as a possible place to go.  Hit up Park City, Deer Valley, and Canyons over the coarse of a week.  Powder Mountain would be a good one too, but that is a bit out of the way.

Anyone know of a place that puts together package deals over the area, or other areas to look into that offer good terrain and not that crowded.  JH was amazing during the week, almost non-existent lift lines, and an awesome mountain.  I have now been there twice, looking to spread out.

Spent a week in JH including flight for under $900, would be good to get somewhere close to that again if at all possible.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 9:25am
The last frontier... Alaska!  Not exactly close to Iowa but it would be the trip of a lifetime.
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  Quote sdwc96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 9:44am
Agreed. Alaska is the place to go. Spenser mentioned a $1000 would do justice for that trip.

After that though youll have to step it up in price and go to japan...
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 10:05am
You can try Whistler, it's pretty empty on weekdays and Mammoth too. 
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  Quote Commissar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 10:52am
Whistler and Mammoth are definitely on the top of the list.  Been Thinking about Alaska, would be great to get up there.  How does that compare to the mountains in the lower 48?  Is the last frontier only heli-skiing?  If so I do not believe $1k would get me much more than a day...
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  Quote robnezz23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 11:08am
Alaska has at least 2 resorts that I know of: Alyeska (Near Anchorage) and Eagle Crest (near Juneau)
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  Quote anna.chan18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 11:31am
whistler is the TOP of my list.. ahhh!
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 11:53am
Originally posted by Commissar

Whistler and Mammoth are definitely on the top of the list.  Been Thinking about Alaska, would be great to get up there.  How does that compare to the mountains in the lower 48?  Is the last frontier only heli-skiing?  If so I do not believe $1k would get me much more than a day...

The best person to ask about Alaska would be Spencer.  I'm pretty sure they have resorts with just plain o ski lifts but of course if you want virgin snow the you gotta hike or go heli.  
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  Quote MTpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/11/2013 at 12:36pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

Originally posted by Commissar

Whistler and Mammoth are definitely on the top of the list.  Been Thinking about Alaska, would be great to get up there.  How does that compare to the mountains in the lower 48?  Is the last frontier only heli-skiing?  If so I do not believe $1k would get me much more than a day...

The best person to ask about Alaska would be Spencer.  I'm pretty sure they have resorts with just plain o ski lifts but of course if you want virgin snow the you gotta hike or go heli.  


the 2 main resorts in AK are Eaglecrest (Juneau) and Alyeska (Anchorage)  which offer plenty of variation in terrain.  AK isn't ALL heli-skiing.  (edit: didn't see Rob's post above...oops)

On a side note.. you mentioned you wanted to avoid crowds... Whistler and Mammoth are definitely not going to satisfy that requirement.  You've already been to the best resort in the country twice.. and if you can get that insane deal again I see no reason to go anywhere else. 
MOAR powderz plz!
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  Quote Commissar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2013 at 9:05am
What s everyone's thoughts on Revelstoke?  Looks like it might be a great place, tons of snow, not much for crowds...  Downside is 4 lifts, I hear lots of traversing, and difficult to get to.  From the trail map looks like some hiking might be needed to get to several of the runs.  But I know the maps can be misleading.

It is a growing mountain, would be nice to get to it before it becomes a mega resort destination place.
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