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Old 10-07-2017, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Manhattan Beach
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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.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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Lake Placid...
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Old 10-07-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Northern Idaho
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Old 10-07-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: The 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.
I really like Park City (plus is 30 minutes from a decent sized airport in SLC) Also as mentioned Lake Placid. Some east cost skiing and towns are very under rated relative to the west

Just spent some time in Tahoe. Hiking not skiing but so gorgeous. I especially loved Falling Leaf Lake. Wow
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Sun Valley, Idaho. Its in central Idaho and home to the first ever chair lifts.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Lake Placid...
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.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Taos Ski Valley
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I recall calling for support for some sort of electronic gadget years ago and finding out the tech was sitting on his porch overlooking Lake Tahoe, planning a ski trip in a couple of hours. Tough life, eh?
My two favorite places for skiing or boarding would be out of Salt Lake City when you have many choices plus the awesome back country, and Jay Peak Vermont.
Either would provide the kind of life you seek, I think. From Jay you can get to The City for meetings and such.
Salt Lake City area has many great places to ski, but of course, Park City is a major town for that with Park City, Park West, Deer Valley and Snowbird.
An advantage of the Utah areas is the elevation is lower that Colorado. The best part, for a business effort, is the airport is right there - less than an hour away. Not the journey from Denver.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Ellicottville, NY
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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