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Old 10-08-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Taos Ski Valley
TSV is a nice place, but it is not a ski town.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:30 AM
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Location: Ontario
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TSV is a nice place, but it is not a ski town.
How about then Red River, NM...drove thru once looked like a nice ski town to me.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Hey everyone.

I am lucky enough to be able to work remotely, and I'm a huge snowboarder. I generally just go to Tahoe or Mammoth here in CA, but I want to explore more of this beautiful country and get some great snowboarding in at the same time.

What are some of the best places to do this? I know Aspen and Vail are cool etc, but are there any lesser-known gems I should visit?

Obviously snow conditions are the most important thing, but I also want great restaurants and other outdoor options as well.

Thanks to everyone who decides to weigh in on this.

Have a wonderful day.
Salt Lake City, without a doubt. There are seven world-class (and no, that's not just a hyperbole) resorts within a maximum of 40 minutes from the Salt Lake airport. Five of these allow snowboarding; the other two are for skiers only. We don't call our snow "The Greatest Snow on Earth" for nothing!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: IN
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I've never skied Lake Placid personally, but I hear the snow kinda sucks at Whiteface. Actually, as far as eastern skiing goes the best compliments i've ever heard are "It's surprisingly good for back east" or "almost seems like _____" (some western mountain) Sometimes I hear the word "Authentic" thrown around as if having cute old-school towns makes the snow better.

I guess to the OP, if you ski east, do it for the challenge or to see old historic places, but the best skiing is in the Mountain West.
The best skiing in the Northeast would probably be Wildcat Mountain in Pinkham Notch, NH by North Conway or Jay Peak in VT. True Alpine and Nordic Skiing with 300''+ of snowfall on average.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Telluride is amazing
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:56 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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How about then Red River, NM...drove thru once looked like a nice ski town to me.
Red River is definitely a ski town. Red River is a great area in general and a really nice place to ski.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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This is another vote for Park City. I had 400 inches of snow in my driveway this past winter in Park City (thankfully not all at once!).

Another great alternative is Whistler-Blackcomb in Canada, and of course Jackson Hole WY.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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The best ski towns are not in the USA. They are in Europe. Nothing even close here.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The nearby resorts probably would be disappointing for a person out west but Banner Elk and Boone in NC could be called ski towns. Boone has a large public university, Appalachian State.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: STL area
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Based only on what I've been to, and I have clearly not been everywhere, Steamboat, Colorado is at the top of my current list. We'll try a few more places, but while I've really enjoyed skiing in other places I haven't enjoyed the surrounding towns as much as Steamboat.
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