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So I've only been skiing a couple times, but Biggy and I are looking to go somewhere in Jan. Anyone suggest anything? Places, packages, etc...
I've been looking and I think it's called Jackson Hole.... looks nice and a good price Any info or anything would be great...

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Ive been all around Colorado ... bu id say the best place ive been with the most skiiable terrain, and nice night life in Heavenly Mt in Lake Tahoe ... the only place where you can ski on two states in one day
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quick ...which state has the most ski resorts?
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Last year we went to Salt Lake City, UT and it was simply great. There're several excellent mountains within 40 minutes of driving from the city. We tried Snowbird for the first day or two and then switched to Alta. One of the things I liked the most - in the end of December it was fairly warm in the city and just about right up in the mountains. It was also quite cheap - around $250 for the plane tickets and $60 per hotel room per night. Highly recommended.

I also liked Mammoth Mountain in CA very much, but it is more difficult to get there + it is more expensive.

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And if you're looking for the local ski fun - Granite Peak near Wasau, WI is just about 4-5 hours of driving away. And although it is not match for a serious mountains, I still like it a lot.

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Ive been all around Colorado ... bu id say the best place ive been with the most skiiable terrain, and nice night life in Heavenly Mt in Lake Tahoe ... the only place where you can ski on two states in one day
There's a place on the Colorado/Utah border where you can ski in 2 states too. I suck at life and can't remember the name, though.
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So do you have skis and all that crap already?
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Yea we have ski gear

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if you are a new skier or intermediate level, ............

jackson is probably not for you, to difficult.
Utah is great, stay in salt lake and drive to what ever canyon has the best snow its like driving to wilmot. I also recomend www.skican.com
and ski canada great skiing and great deals. check it out.
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there's a group of places in Michigan that my family used to go to, I really liked it. Big Powderhorn, Ski Brule, Indianhead. There's a couple more in that area that I can't remember at the moment, it was a lot of fun
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I will be in Lake Tahoe from Jan 22-26. I'm looking to hit up Heavenly and Northstar. This will be my first time there.

For anyone that is looking for their first real ski trip I highly recommend Vail, Breckenridge and Beaver Creek. You can hit them all up in a week, they are close enough together.

+1 to Jackson Hole being more of an advanced ski location.

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Vail

No place like it.

Viking ski shop does an annual trip that is fun.

Remember to hit the local places as much as you can so can have the skills and conditioning to enjoy the big trip.

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I really like Breckenridge, CO -- not far from Vail. Pretty similar town, slightly less pricey. There are some GREAT restaurants there if you do go.
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Shhhhh don't tell anyone.....Fernie, B.C. Canada....unbelievable powder. Zero lift lines, NO posers, great party atmosphere, good Canadian beer!

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jackson is probably not for you, to difficult.
Utah is great, stay in salt lake and drive to what ever canyon has the best snow its like driving to wilmot.
+1 on both. Jackson hole is pretty serious terrain and Utah is just a blast. Salt Lake city area is probably the best.

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Jackson is only fun for crazy people...and people that don't mind spending their nights re-doing all the p-tex on their boards.

If you want endless rollers, deep powder, and a nice scene - Big Sky is way up on my list. It's refreshing to actually get fresh tracks all day long. Great hill.

If you want to party like you've never partied, and ride the most bestest bump on the continent while spending monopoly money and smoking Cuban cigars? There can be only one.

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Shhhhh don't tell anyone.....Fernie, B.C. Canada....unbelievable powder. Zero lift lines, NO posers, great party atmosphere, good Canadian beer!

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For price reference, I just booked a Thu-Mon trip to Breckenridge over MLK weekend for $900. Includes airfare, ski in/out lodge, 4 wheel drive rental, and 3 days of lift tickets at multiple mountains.
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Whistler in top notch no doubt...but like Patrick says very pricey.
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If you want to party like you've never partied, and ride the most bestest bump on the continent while spending monopoly money and smoking Cuban cigars? There can be only one.

Whistler

(the runs are 7 miles long with over a mile of vertical at the top - and the nightlife is the worst kept secret in North America! It's what Colorado pretends to be!)
Going there in February. They've had record snow falls so far.

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Breckenridge/Keystone (sister mountains, you can use the same ski pass at either one) or Vail. Breckenridge has a double black diamond (will kill you if you are not an expert level skier).

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well thanks for the advice... i'll have to look into the places that were reccomended!

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;Breckenridge has a double black diamond (will kill you if you are not an expert level skier).


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rdrash - I'm insanely jealous. Have you ever done the first tracks and eggs breakfast mid-mountain? My hangover hated to wake up that early, but first tracks on a powder day up there can be a religious experience.

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rdrash - I'm insanely jealous. Have you ever done the first tracks and eggs breakfast mid-mountain? My hangover hated to wake up that early, but first tracks on a powder day up there can be a religious experience.
Yes yes I did. It wasn't a powder day though. Still nice to hit the corduroy before anyone else. I really liked the terain park there. 3 story jumps scared the shit out of me, but I still did them. Got lost once and wound up somewhere in blackcomb. Needed to hike back to whistler since the lifts already closed.

What's really nice is even I could hook up with a random out there.

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Try Taos.
New Mexico doesn't come to mind as a great place to ski, but it really is. And Taos is super affordable.
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there's a group of places in Michigan that my family used to go to, I really liked it. Big Powderhorn, Ski Brule, Indianhead. There's a couple more in that area that I can't remember at the moment, it was a lot of fun
Blackjack is up there too. About a 9 hour drive from what I remember. Big Powderhorn was my favorite. Great place for intermediate skiiers. I was up there for 4 days and it snowed everyday. More than two feet of snow in four days. It was a blast.
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Blackjack is up there too. About a 9 hour drive from what I remember. Big Powderhorn was my favorite. Great place for intermediate skiiers. I was up there for 4 days and it snowed everyday. More than two feet of snow in four days. It was a blast.
oh yeah, that was a sweet place too, first place I snowboarded.

I think based off Hunny's original post of only skiing a few times a deadly double black diamond is kinda much. The Michigan places were really nice and for being an average skier I think it's more suited than some where in Colorado where you can fall off a cliff.
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Tooooo many questions to even begin but all the suggestions so far are good

Whistler - Top Notch but make sure it is not the "Rainbow" weekend - Don't ask

Tahoe - Will always go back, no questions asked

Jackson Hole - Unforgetable

Breck - BIG Fun

Taos - Shhhhh, I love that place

Vail - Fun but been toooo many times

There are sooooo many in CO that have not even been mentioned

Winter Park - Copper Mt - My Fav, Crested Butte (sooo untouched)

Sun Valley ID is awsome too

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