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Old 10-12-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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In addition to my question in my last post I don't understand why there is a discussion of elevation and illnesses related thereof. My 1st post indicated that someone in my family has an illness which precludes skiing above about 6000'. I also acknowledged that New England skiing is below that. Those are both absolute facts.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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Schweitzer might be worth looking at. I live in a different part of Idaho and I'm only 30 minutes from both Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, so I don't ski elsewhere very often. However, if I was making a decision between any of the New England resorts and Schweitzer, I wouldn't even have to think twice. Schweitzer gets more and better snow, the terrain is just more fun, they have real cat skiing. I think the summit elevation is only about 6500', but it feels like mountain skiing. Plus, I wouldn't choose humid New England summers and wet, icy winters. I will admit a bias, I just don't enjoy going east of the Rockies.

My job did land me in Vermont several years ago for a few years and I skied every area in the state (mostly Sugarbush), plus several other New England areas and Lake Placid. I would never take a trip to ski in New England, but I would vacation at Schweitzer.
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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I must have missed something. What was true? Please explain your entire post.
I apologize. I misread your post about Spokane.

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In addition to my question in my last post I don't understand why there is a discussion of elevation and illnesses related thereof. My 1st post indicated that someone in my family has an illness which precludes skiing above about 6000'.
Joe Moving expressed he wasn't aware of health conditions that have risks associated with high elevations. I elaborated for him or anyone else who reads this thread. If they ever plan a ski vacation out West, it's important information for them to know. You did mention it in the OP (1st thread post) so it's totally on-topic. If you don't want it discussed, don't share it next time.

By the way, you're welcome.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:21 PM
 
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Schweitzer might be worth looking at. I live in a different part of Idaho and I'm only 30 minutes from both Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, so I don't ski elsewhere very often. However, if I was making a decision between any of the New England resorts and Schweitzer, I wouldn't even have to think twice. Schweitzer gets more and better snow, the terrain is just more fun, they have real cat skiing. I think the summit elevation is only about 6500', but it feels like mountain skiing. Plus, I wouldn't choose humid New England summers and wet, icy winters. I will admit a bias, I just don't enjoy going east of the Rockies.

My job did land me in Vermont several years ago for a few years and I skied every area in the state (mostly Sugarbush), plus several other New England areas and Lake Placid. I would never take a trip to ski in New England, but I would vacation at Schweitzer.
Schweitzer is the best ski area in Northern Idaho. It's not that far from Spokane either. Spokane itself is close to two smaller ski areas, Mt. Spokane and 49 Degrees North--never been to either, but I hear they're okay. There's also Silver Mountain in Idaho which is a decent ski area, though I haven't been there in a while. You can also make it up to Red Mountain near Rossland, BC and Whitewater near Nelson, BC just 2-3 hours to the north over the border. So there's a good enough range of skiing near Spokane.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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I really appreciate the posts from DEEZUS and SUSANNAH18. The are on target responses to my original post. I also want to apologize for incorrectly referring to my original post. I posted information on another forum that I thought I posted here. The original problem that caused the move from ski country in Colorado was a scarred lung from the H1N1 virus followed by a bout of pneumonia. In the next season or two we will probably ski Mt Spokane, 49 Degrees, Silver, Schweitzer, Lookout Pass and maybe the Canadian ones too. Have a great ski season!!!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:15 AM
 
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Well, Hopes, we didn't make the list.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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Well, Hopes, we didn't make the list.
LMAO!
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