Some of my favorite resorts allover the world
It’s the first year (2008) that they have run the resort as Revelstoke Mountain Resort. It used to be a very small place called Powder Springs with only one old double chair and only open a few days a week. Now they have a high-speed 8-passenger gondola and a high-speed quad chair. You get […]
Cortina used to be a secret in the Hakuba Valley, nobody knew much about it and skiing off piste was strictly forbidden. We had a few years of amazing cat and mouse games with the ski patrol. Untracked powder even days after the last storm but this all changed:
A few years ago the management […]
Heaven on earth! Free rider paradise. Just amazing how many steep runs on and off piste there are. It’s big enough to keep you busy for days or weeks. After only two days, I can say that the backcountry options are endless. Some of the off piste runs will bring you to a completely […]
The Arlberg region is probably described on a thousand Web sites so, I will keep my review short and simple.
DON’T MISS IT! Absolutely a must-go area. Big, lots of off-piste. A book, Abseits der Piste rund um den Arlberg, describes a number of off-piste skiing. This region will keep you busy for days or […]
Absolutely a MUST GO resort if you are in Canada. I could probably write forever about all the good stuff up there but rather than that just a few details.
It’s huge and will keep you busy for days. Beginner all the way up to experts are going to be happy at this resort.
It can […]
If you like tree skiing this resort is a MUST GO. It it will keep you busy. Many double black diamond runs all over the mountain. This resort is not meant to be a beginner mountain. There is one T-Bar but even this area is not what I call a real beginner spot. Intermediate […]
A good resort for intermediate and the perfect resort for advanced and experts. Grooming is limited but very good. Some of the blue runs should definitely be black and most of the black runs are double blacks for sure. After skiing at KH over several years a few days a season I absolutely love […]
Report is based on several days of skiing in 2005 and 2006. ‘Til then the old tram was still in operation. The new tram (which will be ready for the 2008/09 season) might improve the whole situation a bit—although I doubt that the lines will not exist anymore.
The tram is a real pain and […]
The short version: Fantastic!! The detailed version: Fantastic!! Absolutely one of my favorite mountains in North America. Easily in the top 10. I spent two days at the resort and was blown away within the first 2 runs. High-speed quads all over the mountain, two high-speed six-packs and a few slower doubles, including a […]
This mountain is much better than I expected. It provides good stuff for any kind of skier. The Mountain Village is rather flat and perfect for beginner or intermediate skier. That was also the area with the most skiers. Lines are never longer than 2min. All the advanced or expert stuff was very quiet […]