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Mine is bigger than yours - list of places I have skied

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by kiwiski, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. blutek

    blutek One of Us

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    Who claimed Corin Forest & the Brindabellas?
    Don't think it was on Heinz' list.
     
  2. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    2017 update:

    Mt Buller
    Mt Hotham
    Falls Creek
    Perisher
    Thredbo
    Lake Mountain

    Mt Hutt
    Porter Heights
    Broken River
    Craigieburn
    Mt Cheeseman
    Methven Heli

    Vail
    Beaver Creek
    Aspen (Ajax, Highlands, Buttermilk, Snowmass)
    Sierra Summit
    Alpine Meadows
    Heavenly
    Sierra At Tahoe
    Kirkwood
    Squaw Valley
    Deer Valley
    Park City
    The Canyons
    Alta
    Snowbird
    Solitude
    Brighton
    Sundance
    Snowbasin
    Powder Mountain
    Jackson Hole
    Grand Targhee

    Whistler/Blackcomb

    Courchevel
    Meribel
    Val Thorens
    Val d'Isere
    Tignes
    Verbier (4 Vallees)
    Chamonix (Grands Montets, Brevent, Flegere, Le Tour, Aiguille du Midi)
    Courmayeur (inc Punta Helbronner)
    Les Contamines
    Gressoney
    Champoluc
    Abries
    Les Deux Alpes
    Flaine
    Palandoken
    La Grave
    Alagna
    Zermatt
    Crevacol
    Kuhtai
    Sella Ronda - Corvara, Arabba, Canazei, Val Gardena


    Niseko (Grand Hirafu, Hanozono, Annupuri, Moiwa etc)
    Chisenpuri
    Weiss (abandoned resort, skinned up)
    Hakuba Cortina
    Happo One

    Loads of backcountry areas with no lifts.
     
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  3. StuckinQld

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    There's a few good lists in here.. something to aim for and certainly plenty on the wish list
    Australia-
    Perisher (including Bkue Cow and Guthega when they were standalone resorts)
    Thredbo
    Charlotte Pass
    Hotham
    Falls
    Buller- where it all began almost 30 years ago
    Baw Baw
    Does snow play as a toddler at Lake Mountain count?

    NZ
    Treble Cone
    Cardrona
    Tasman Glacier

    North America
    Jackson Hole
    Big Mountain/Whitefish
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine
    Fortress
    Kicking Horse
    Panorama

    Europe
    Zermatt

    Japan
    NIseko United
    Kiroro
    Moiwa
    Rusutsu

    And a bit of backcountry thrown in with the Main Range and some Japow, oh and a XC ski to Skoki lodge out of Lake Louise.
     
  4. Ralph_Plow

    Ralph_Plow One of Us

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    Selwyn
    Buffalo
     
  5. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  6. Beerman

    Beerman One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    For some of you show off's in here, the title should read "Places you haven't skied"...........that gets snow.
     
  7. doddles

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    Australia
    Falls
    Hotham
    Thredbo
    Perished/Smiggins/Guthega

    Europe
    St Anton
    Lech
    Zurs
    Warth
    Axamer Lixum
    Stubai
    Fulpmes
    Igles
    Neustift
    Zermatt
    Saas Fee
    Saas Grund
    Verbier
    Thyon
    Anzere
    Crans Montana
    Chateaux d'oex
    Gstaad
    Schonried
    Saanen Moser
    Leysin
    Portes du Soleil
    Tignes
    Val d'Isere
    Val Thorens
    Meribel
    Megeve
    Les Contamines
    Flaines
    Les Carroz
    La Clusaz
    Grand Bornand
    Trois Alpes
    Val Gardina
    Grimentz
    Zinal
    Nendaz
    Sorenberg
    Crozet-Lelex
    Chamonix
     
  8. Kash

    Kash One of Us

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    Mt Hotham
    Thredbo
    Perisher
    Falls Creek
    Mt Selwyn



    Southern Lakes Heli
    Ohau
    Mt Hutt
    Treble Cone
    Cardrona
    Coronet Peak



    Mammoth Mountain
    Whistler/Blackcomb
    Snowbird
    Telluride
    Squaw Valley
    Crested Butte
    Park City
    Brighton
    Big White
    Peak N Peak (upstate NY)



    Sella Ronda (many of the resorts within Val di Fassa)
    St Anton (all resort within the area, incl Lech/Zurs)
    Laax
    Les Deux Alpes
    Les Arcs
    Badgastein
    Val d'Isere
    Flimms
    St Moritz
    Tignes
    Kranjska Gora



    Myoko (Sugi and Seki Onsen)
    Hakuba (Happo, Tsugi, 47 and Goryu)
    Furano
    Madaro Onsen, incl Tangram
    Niseko


    Here's mine. Not doing this as a brag list, more because it was interesting to keep track of where I've ridden! For each continent, I've tried to rank my favourites. Obviously, some are driven by circumstances (pow days, less crowded) but I've tried to be balanced here. Struggled to rank the Japanese and Euro resorts as each of those listed have their own charm. I'd return to Furano and Tangram circus (other side of Madaro) in a heartbeat. Both incredible on powder days. Cant imagine I'd return to Niseko during peak season.
     
  9. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Australia
    - Hotham
    - Falls Creek
    - Buller
    - Baw Baw
    - Stirling

    Sweden
    - Are
    - Kungsberget

    Canada
    - Lake Louise
    - Sunshine
    - Norquay
    - Whistler
    - Blackcomb

    USA
    - Heavenly
    - Squaw Valley
    - Kirkwood
    - Alpine Meadows
    - Jackson Hole
    - Grand Targhee
    - Park City
    - Deer Valley
    - Snowbird
    - Vail
    - Beaver Creek

    Japan
    - Niseko
    - Happo One
    - Hakuba 47 / Goryu
    - Iwatake
    - Cortina / Norikura
    - Sun Alpina (Sanosaka / Aokiko / Kashimayari)
    - Naeba
    - Kagura / Mitsumata /Tashiro
    - Gala Yuzawa
    - Ishiuchi Maruyama
    - Shiga Kogen
    - Sugadaira
    - Nozawa Onsen
    - Zao Onsen
    - Madarao/Tangram
    - Tenjindaira
    - Myoko Suginohara
    - Myoko Akakura Kanko/Onsen
    - Myoko Seki Onsen
    - Ryuo
    - Rusutsu
    - Kiroro
     
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  10. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Updated for 2018

    Australia

    Perisher
    Thredbo (this years season pass)
    Selwyn
    Falls Creek
    Corin Forest

    Japan
    Iwatake
    Happo-One
    Goryu/47
    Tsugaike Kogen
    Cortina

    Canada
    Whistler/Blackcomb

    USA
    Park City / Canyons
    Kirkwood
    Heavenly
    Northstar
    Breckenridge
    Keystone
    Arapahoe Basin
    Beaver Creek
    Vail

    Mt Eyak
    Chugach Mountains (Points North Heli-Adventures)

    Austria
    Saalbach / Hinterglemm / Leogang / Fieberbrunn
    Zillertal Arena (Zell, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Hochkrimml)
    Gastein (Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein)

    Looking at mixing it up a bit for this year. Want to ski Charlotte Pass, the Victorian resorts and maybe a quick trip across the ditch :)
     
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  11. Taipan

    Taipan Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Australia
    Thredbo
    Perisher
    Falls Creek

    New Zealand
    Mt Hutt
    Mt Dobson
    Tekapo
    Mt Cheesemen
    Coronet

    Europe
    Verbier
    Val 'disere
    Chamonix

    Canada
    Whistler
    Lake louise
    Big white
    Sun peaks
    Mike Weigele
     
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  12. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Some impressive lists here.
    Aside from a two trips in my early twenties to Thredbo and Perisher I started skiing at 38. By that time a had a 4 year old and two year old.

    So in the last 9 years we've notched up a few ski hills. Let me assure all of you youngsters that taking a family of four skiing is a lot harder (and just a bit more expensive) than going as a couple.

    Perisher
    Thredbo

    Coronet Peak
    Remarks
    Mt Hutt

    Whistler Blackcomb
    Sun Peaks
    Sunshine Village
    Lake Louise

    North Star
    Squaw Valley
    Alpine Meadows
    Mammoth Mountain
    Alta
    Snowbird
    Brighton
    Snowbasin
    Jackson Hole
    Grand Targhee
    Sun Valley
    Aspen
    Snowmass
    Aspen Highlands
    Buttermilk

    We're heading to Europe this coming winter and will ski various resorts in Austria, Italy and France. Might even ski over the hill into Switzerland if the weather plays the game.
    Our glaring omission is Japan. I've heard it snows a bit there...............
     
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  13. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Not enough Kitzbuhel on here. Go tick the Streif WC Downhill box.
     
  14. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    If the rumours come true the 2022 Interski will be at Kitzbuhel in the week after the Hannenkahm with the final slope of the Streif as the demo hill. Thats a run I'd love to do!
     
  15. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just one for this year!

    Australia
    Perisher
    Thredbo
    Charlotte Pass
    Selwyn
    Cabramurra (does it count as a resort?? LOL)
    Hotham
    Falls Creek

    New Zealand
    Remarkables
    Coronet Peak
    Treble Cone
    Cardrona


    USA
    Heavenly (worked)
    Kirkwood
    Sugarbowl
    Steamboat
    Winter Park (worked)
    Copper Mountain
    Aspen
    Jackson Hole
    Squaw
    Snowbird/Alta
    Grand Targhee

    Sierra at Tahoe


    Canada
    Whistler

    Japan
    Hakuba
    Iwatake
    Goryu
    47
    Niseko
    Rusutsu
    Akakan
    Ikenotaira
    Suginohara
    Madarao
    Shiga Kogan


    Europe
    Meribel/ 3 Valleys - France
    Axamer Lizum
    Stubaier Gletscher
    Schladming - Austria (its actually a few resorts but thought I would lump together)
    Les Arcs
    La Plagne
    St Anton
    Lech/Zurs
     
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  16. Occasional Visitor

    Occasional Visitor Hard Yards

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    Pity one can't count all the Euro mega resorts individually ! Here goes. About 60

    Australia
    Hotham
    Falls
    Buller
    BawBaw
    Thredbo
    Perisher
    CP
    Buffalo
    North America
    Vail
    Copper Mountain
    Keystone
    Breckenridge
    Killington
    Whistler
    Revelstoke
    Kicking Horse
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine Village
    Japan
    Niseko
    Hakuba
    Cortina
    Goryu
    Iwatake
    France
    Trois Vallees
    Val d'Isere
    Les Arc
    La Plagne
    Les Portes du Soileil / Chmpery & Morgins
    Chamonix
    Serre Chevalier
    Briancon
    Orcieres Merlette
    Risoul
    Vars
    Mongenevre
    Gerdamer Vosges
    Megeve
    Switzerland
    Gstaad
    Zermatt / Cervinia
    Grindelwald
    Verbier
    Germany
    Garmisch
    Feldberg
    Austria
    Saalbach Hinterglemm
    Kitzbuhel
    Ski Welt
    Flachau Drei Taler
    Schladming
    Lech/Zurs
    St Anton
    Waidring / Winkelmoos
    Mayrhofen
    Ischgl
    Soelden
    Hochkonig
    Alpbach
    Italy
    Dolomites / Sella Ronda
     
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  17. newman

    newman One of Us

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    Ok someone in another thread asked me to do this;

    Australia.
    Perisher
    Selwyn
    Charlottes
    Thredbare

    New Zealand
    Remarks
    Concrete Peak
    Cardrona

    Japan
    Akakura Onsen
    Kanko
    Ikenotaira
    Sugiohana

    US
    Jay Peak
    Solitude
    Snowbird
    Brighton
    Canyons
    Jackson Hole
    Steamboat

    Canada
    Ski Ben Eion
    Some joint north of T.O (Think it was called Collingwood?)
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine
    Norquay
    Kicking Horse
    Kaniska
    Whislter

    Europe
    Zermatt
    Hopfgarten
     
  18. BoofHead

    BoofHead One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Boof's update;


    AUS
    Mt Buffalo
    Hotham
    Falls creek
    Mt Buller
    Perisher
    Main Range tour( exit/entry from Guthega carpark)
    Thredbo

    CANADA
    Lake Louise Mountain Resort - Lake Louise in Banff National Park
    Mount Norquay ski resort - Banff
    Sunshine Village - Banff

    Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton
    Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna
    Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver
    Fernie Alpine Resort, Fernie
    Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver
    Kicking Horse Resort, Golden
    Kimberley Alpine Resort, Kimberley
    Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Vancouver Island
    Panorama Mountain Resort, Invermere
    Red Mountain Resort, Rossland
    Silver Star Mountain Resort, Vernon
    Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops
    Whistler Blackcomb, Whistler
    some small random hill outside of Kelowna????

    USA
    Aspen Snowmass

    JAPAN
    Niseko
    Moiwa
    Furano
    Kiroro
    Rusutsu
    Zao Onsen
    Shiga Kogen

    Hakuba - happo, Goryu/47, Cortina, Iwatake Tsugaike
    Myoko Kogen
    Nozawa Onsen

    NEW ZEALAND

    Mt hutt
    Treble Cone
    Pisa range tour
    Broken River
    Craigieburn
    Cardrona
    Temple Basin
    Mt Olympus
    Porters Heights

    2019 - Tomamu/Furano/Sahoro
    2020 - Italy/France skifari; Chile
     
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  19. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    If it was by the town of Collingwood, ON, you're probably thinking of Blue Mtn.

    You would be hard pressed to find a Canadian who could tell you where Ben Eion was without googling it first. Did you get lost in a blizzard and end up in Cape Breton by mistake?
     
  20. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Impressive. But you have to do something to rectify the British Columbia/Alberta situation. :) Some great hills there.
     
  21. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep.

    Gaps in my North American resume are powder highway, US PNW and SW Colorado/NM etc.
     
  22. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Update on mine.
    Its definitely no-way near as impressive but there is 1 resort on there that id be interested to see if anyone else on here has also skied there, id say most likely not, but id like to be wrong.

    Aus
    Hotham
    Falls
    Buller
    Baw Baw
    Thredbo
    Perisher

    New Zealand
    Coronet Peak
    Remarks
    Cardrona

    USA
    Vail
    Beaver Creek

    Canada
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine
    Mt Norquay
    Kicking Horse (favourite)
    Panorama
    Big White
    Silverstar
    Whistler
    Mont Tremblant
    Blue Mountain
    Caledon Ski Club


    Japan this coming season, then looking at a decent American/Canadian trip 2020 should hopefully see this list expand a tad.
     
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  23. Draizuh

    Draizuh One of Us

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    2018 update a few more spots in the land of the rising sun

    NZ
    Remarkables
    Coronet Peak
    Cardrona
    Treble Cone
    Temple Basin
    Mt Hutt
    Snow Park NZ (RIP)
    Snow Farm
    Whakapapa
    Turoa
    Ohau
    Assorted backcountry areas..

    Australia
    Mt Buller
    Guthega (BC/Mt Tate)
    Thredbo (DH Gap)

    France
    Les Arcs
    Peisey-Vallandry
    Val D'Isere
    Tignes
    L'Alpe D'Huez (and associated ski areas in the Grande Rousses Domaine Auris en Oisans, Vaujany, Oz en Oisans, Villard Reculas
    Les Deux Alpes

    Austria
    Mayrhofen
    Hoch Fugen
    Zillertal Arena
    Hintertux
    Hoch Zillertal
    Lech am Alberg
    Zurs am Alberg
    St Anton am Alberg
    Stuben am Alberg

    Japan
    Happo One
    Hakuba 47
    Goryu
    Kashimayari
    Hakuba Norikura
    Hakuba Cortina
    Tsugaike Kogen
    Iwatake
    Charmant Hiuchi
    Hakuba Highland
    Myoko Akakura Kanko
    Myoko Akakura Onsen
    Suginohara
    Naeba
    Mitsumata/Taishiro/Kagura
    Ishiuchi Maruyama
    Yuzawa Kogen
    Yuzawa Gala
    MAIKO Snow Resort
    Sapporo Kokusai
    Sapporo Teine
    Sapporo Bankei
    Furano
    Tokachidake
     
  24. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perhaps Montana too. Bridger and Big Sky are worth it by themselves. Have heard that adding the lesser known places like Red Lodge, Discovery, or Lost Trail is worth the driving. And then there's Whitefish.

    My list is all in the U.S. but covers several regions from the east coast to the west coast. Mostly from the last 15 years. Heavily influenced by the MCP in recent years when flying to the Rockies. Helps to be retired.
     
  25. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep Montana / Idaho is another!!!
     
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  26. sastrugi

    sastrugi Beyond the yoga zone Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure I've played this game here before. Thanks for the memories!!

    Thredbo
    (NSW Main Range backcountry - lots!)
    Perisher (Guthega, Blue Cow)
    Hotham
    Buller
    Buffalo

    Panorama
    Fernie
    Whitewater
    Lake Louise
    Kicking Horse
    Silver Star
    Sun Peaks

    Jackson Hole
    (Mail Cabin Canyon backcountry)
    Alta
    Snowbird
    Grand Targhee

    Niseko (all areas plus slack country)
    Rusutsu
    Moiwa
    Chisenupurri

    There should have been Big Sky and Bridger added to our USA skiing but the year we were in West Yellowstone and planning to head up, it was 12c and raining... in the middle of January :eek: So we headed south the Utah NPs for a road trip instead.

    Also should have skied Red Mountain on the trip to Whitewater but I twisted a knee so had to rest for a few days :tany::tany:

    Have stayed in Whistler in summer but not skied there. +1 has skied Blackcomb.

    Would love to ski Chamonix but not sure we'll ever get to Europe in winter now that we run an orchard. Which puts Chile on our list of upcoming skiing OS plans hopefully. The orchard and farm move last year meant we had to forfeit a ski trip to Siberia with our best ski buddies in two weeks time. Now THAT would have been amazing!!
     
  27. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you DO go to Chile consider doing the heliski trip with Andes Heliboarding - well worth it.
     
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  28. Chillybin

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    been skiing 8 years

    NZ

    Turoa
    Whakapapa
    Cardrona
    Mt Hutt
    Methven Heli Ski

    Japan

    Happo One
    Hakuba 47
    Hakuba Iwatake
    Tsugaike Kogen
    Hakuba Goryu
    Iimori
    Nozawa Onsen
    Myoko Suginohara
    Myoko Kanko
    Myoko Akakura Onsen
    Seki Onsen
    Lotte Arai
    Moiwa
    Annupuri
    Niseko Village
    Hirafu
    Hanazono
    Rusutsu
    Kiroro
    Otaru Tenguyama

    Canada

    Whistler
    Blackcomb
    Whitewater
    Red Mountain
    Fernie
    Revelstoke
    Sunshine Village
    Lake Louise
    Kicking Horse
    Valhalla Powder Cats
    Selkirk Tangiers Heli

    2019

    Silver Star (New)
    Schweitzer (New)
    Castle Mountain (New)
    Whitewater
    Kootenay Pass ski tour
    Valhalla Powder cats
    Selkirk Tangiers Heli
    Sunshine Village
    Lake Louise
    Revelstoke
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll potentially add Pila, Cervinia and La Thuile to my list.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Are you sure? From this thread
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'll be adding some Japanese hills and Pampovoro in Bulgaria. I wanted to add some more Balkan skiing but stupid life got in the way (I have peter pan Jobs, why do I have to keep doing grown up things)?
     
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  33. DidSurfNowSki

    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Updated for 2018 v2

    Australia

    Perisher (Perisher / Smiggins / Blue Cow / Guthega)
    Thredbo
    Selwyn
    Charlotte Pass
    Main Range NSW BC
    Falls Creek
    Hotham

    Corin Forest

    Japan
    Iwatake
    Happo-One
    Goryu/47
    Tsugaike Kogen
    Cortina

    Canada
    Whistler/Blackcomb

    USA
    Park City / Canyons
    Kirkwood
    Heavenly
    Northstar
    Breckenridge
    Keystone
    Arapahoe Basin
    Beaver Creek
    Vail

    Mt Eyak
    Chugach Mountains (Points North Heli-Adventures)

    Austria
    Saalbach / Hinterglemm / Leogang / Fieberbrunn
    Zillertal Arena (Zell, Gerlos, Königsleiten, Hochkrimml)
    Gastein (Bad Hofgastein, Bad Gastein, Dorfgastein, Sportgastein)

    I'm spending 4 weeks in Hokkaido next year, this list may grow ;)
    I still also want to ski across the ditch.
     
  34. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Impressive list for a lifetime of skiing let alone 8 years!
     
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  35. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only started doing trips to big mountains in the U.S. regularly about 10 years ago, after age 50. Took a few trips in the 1980s and 1990s for groomers only. Having a non-skiing husband limits the length of trips a bit. Helped to find a small group of like-minded friends also willing to leave spouses or were un-attached. Once the kid is in college, then going to other continents becomes more likely. The lists in this thread are helpful for considering where to go in Europe or Japan.

    My usual list is by region, but thought it would be interesting to separate out where I go more often. I like to explore new places. When I travel solo in early and late season that usually means only one day. In that case, I'm more interested in skiing off as many lifts as possible to get a feel for the overall terrain than focusing on advanced terrain. That way the trail map makes much more sense.

    1-3 days
    • Mt. Hood Meadows - late season, May
    • Mt. Bachelor - late season, May
    • Mammoth - late season, May
    • Tahoe: Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, Homewood, Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose
    • Around SLC: Solitude, Brighton, Park City, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin
    • Jackson Hole
    • Grand Targhee
    • Sun Valley
    • Arapahoe Basin
    • Telluride
    • Mid-Atlantic (PA, NY Catskills): Elk, Whitetail, Roundtop, Plattekill, Belleayre, Hunter
    • Northeast (NY, VT, NH): Gore, Smuggler’s Notch, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Killington, Pico, Mt. Sunapee, Loon, Wildcat
    • Québec, Canada: Temblant, St. Sauveur
    4 days or more
    • Alta - annual late season trips starting 2008, #1 favorite
    • Taos - #2 favorite after first trip in 2017
    • Snowbird - annually late season starting 2012
    • Aspen (Ajax, Highlands, Snowmass, Buttermilk)
    • Big Sky, including Moonlight before incorporated into Big Sky
    • Bridger Bowl
    • Steamboat - 1995
    • Southeast (NC, VA, WV): Beech, Sugar; Massanutten (home hill), Wintergreen; Snowshoe, Winterplace
    • Mid-Atlantic (PA): Blue Knob (EpicSki/DCSki gatherings)
    • Northeast (NY, VT, ME): Whiteface; Stowe; Sunday River
     
  36. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No 2018 additions for me. Japan trip was back to a few regular areas in Tohoku, then cut short by sickness anyway. Then NZ trip was once again in Wanaka skiing familiar areas, but I did manage after 35 years to reach the 1 million vertical metre mark with HMH.
     
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  37. pedub

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    1 million! my god... I hope you get a good discount.. you probably do

    May as well have a go:

    North Island
    Snowplanet absolutely does not count
    Turoa
    Tukino
    Whakapapa (grew up skiing here)

    South Island
    Mt Hutt
    Porters
    Dobson
    Ohau
    TC
    TC BC but does that really count? Towers ridge, Black peak etc...
    Cardrona
    Remarkables

    US
    Squaw Valley
    Alpine meadows
    Homewood
    Diamond Peak
    Heavenly

    Hokkaido
    Niseko resorts x 5
    Rusutsu
    Kokusai
    Kiroro
    Teine
    Asarigawa Onsen
    Otaru Tengu
    Bankei
    Mashike Shonkanbetsu
    Fukagawa - cat ski - absolutely did count
    Kamui Links
    Pippu
    Asahidake
    Kurodake
    Furano
    Tomamu

    BC/Alberta
    Fernie
    Kimberley
    Panorama
    Whitewater
    Red Mountain
    Revelstoke
    Kicking Horse
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine
    Bow Summit BC


    Glaring omissions:
    Canterbury (deep)
    Honshu
    Colorado, Utah, Wyoming
    All of Europe

    Is Australia worth a go?
     
  38. Chillybin

    Chillybin Addicted

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    Bought my first season pass this year also but only skiing 8 days at Whitewater using it for other benefits. One year I’ll ski more than 15 or so days in a season
     
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  39. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes and no.
    If you are here go for it, but i wouldn't be planning a trip purely for skiing considering your in NZ.
    Unless you wanted to expand your list, id stay put. Or if you can somehow chase a storm, otherwise it wouldn't be worth the $$$ IMO
     
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  40. newman

    newman One of Us

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    My ex was from Cape Breton. Beautiful part of the world. Ben Eion one of the smallest resorts I have ever been to. The base of the one and only lift is at sea level! As always it is what you make of it.
     
  41. CarveMan

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    This.

    If you had a work trip to Canberra in August then do it for sure, but don't make a specific effort.
     
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  42. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't have an impressive list as I had a flirtation with skiing in my teens and early 20's (just a few days here and there) before life got in the way and I resumed in my very late 30's. Kids were then on the scene. My son was 2 and daughter was 4 when they had their first and only days lesson (I get this is not an ideal situation) at Coronet Peak but in the 8/9 years they have become pretty good skiers and have the following under their belts -

    Thredbo
    Perisher

    Coronet Peak
    Remarks
    Mt Hutt

    Whistler/Blackcomb
    Sun Peaks
    Lake Louise
    Sunshine

    Northstar
    Mammoth
    Squaw
    Alpine Meadows
    Alta
    Snowbird
    Brighton
    Jackson Hole
    Grand Targhee
    Aspen
    Aspen Highlands
    Buttermilk
    Snowmass
    Sun Valley
    Snowbasin

    Over these Christmas holidays they should get time on the snow at the following -

    Hochzillertal
    Mayrhofen
    Hintertux
    Zillertal Arena

    Pila
    Cervinia/Zermatt
    La Thuile/La Rosiere
    Courmayeur

    Arabba
    Canazei
    Alta Badia
    Val Gardena

    They're kids so they have no idea how lucky they are. For example my daughter said to me one August day at Thredbo when she was about 8 - "Dad I like the fluffy snow at Alta better than this snow".:)
     
  43. sly_karma

    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    My son and his wife lived in Cape Breton for 5 years before coming to their senses and bringing our grandchildren back to BC. We got to visit the Rock a few times as a result. Ben Eion is the only ski resort I've come across that also has a golf course and marina!
     
  44. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    My kids learnt to ski in Japan. You should have seen the looks on their faces when I introduced them to a muddy Friday Flat. Priceless.
     
  45. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    My eldest learnt in Chamonix
    Absolutely loved Thredbo and.perisher too
    Kids are so.easy to.please :)
     
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    Don't get me wrong, they love Thredbo and skiing in Australia or anywhere for that matter.

    They were still quite young. The look was more quizzical / confused.
     
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  47. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mine didn’t notice.
    Powder or sheet ice it didn’t seem to worry them - it was all good. At least at the start.
     
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  48. pedub

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    Is it true you have to pay for parking on top of ski passes???
    I was chatting with some Aussies in Ohau lodge and they said that...
     
  49. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    It depends what state you're in, but effectively yes in most cases.

    In Victoria you have to pay a daily amenities fee to the Resort Management Board (or RMB) of whatever ski resort you are visiting.
    Rather oddly, in Tasmania and New South Wales, all ski resorts are actually inside national parks, so they charge a daily "Parks entrance fee". (The precise name depends on if you're in Tassie or NSFW.)

    But if you go skiing outside a ski resort in Victoria, everything is free, no one tries to charge you anything.
     
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  50. newman

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    There is another ski resort on Cape Breton. Ski Cape Smokey which is larger than SBE as it has 2 lifts but I think only the Poma runs these days. It is run by volunteers and opens only sporadically, it was never open when I was there. Snowfall would close it down for days at a time.
     
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