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View Poll Results: What's your favorite ski town in the Western US.
Bend, OR 0 0%
Truckee/Tahoe City, CA 2 3.03%
South Lake Tahoe/Stateline, CA-NV 4 6.06%
Mammoth Lakes, CA 2 3.03%
Sandpoint, ID 0 0%
Ketchum, ID 2 3.03%
Jackson Hole, WY 3 4.55%
Whitefish, MT 1 1.52%
Bozeman, MT 2 3.03%
Park City, UT 6 9.09%
Steamboat Springs, CO 5 7.58%
Breckenridge, CO 3 4.55%
Vail, CO 5 7.58%
Aspen, CO 10 15.15%
Crested Butte, CO 3 4.55%
Telluride, CO 3 4.55%
Durango, CO 1 1.52%
Taos, NM 7 10.61%
Other 7 10.61%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-16-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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In your opinion what's your favorite town in the Western US?

Looking mostly at the quality of ski terrain, snow, conditions, but also looking at nightlife, scenic beauty, town amenities and how engrained ski/snowboard culture is in the town.

I limited the poll options to the Western US since personally I couldn't tell you the best ski towns in the Northeast besides Stowe and a couple other towns in Vermont. And I left out Western Canada, because with the number of ski towns in BC and Alberta that could be a whole different thread. And while I included larger towns that I personally consider ski towns--I didn't include places like Salt Lake City that have proximity to great skiing but are sizable cities. And there were a few smaller towns in the Northwest and Rockies that I figured might be too unknown for this poll.

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Old 11-16-2010, 04:36 PM
 
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Out of those I've only been to the Tahoe area resorts, Breckenridge, and Vail. Vail was by far my favorite ski area/town. When not including skiing, I think Tahoe is best because it has gambling and a lake for summer but Vail is superior to any Tahoe area ski resort. If Whistler was included, I might pick that instead.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Out of those I've only been to the Tahoe area resorts, Breckenridge, and Vail. Vail was by far my favorite ski area/town. When not including skiing, I think Tahoe is best because it has gambling and a lake for summer but Vail is superior to any Tahoe area ski resort. If Whistler was included, I might pick that instead.
Tahoe? How pedestrian.

Anyone who knows anything knows Aspen is clearly owns the luxury ski scene in the United States.

Vail is quaint, but Vail lacks basic stores like a Prada to pick up ski suits. It is so third-world.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Tahoe area for the actual skiers,Breck and Aspen for those only interested in the apres ski scene. Park city for everything.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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I have been to about a third of those listed - to me so far Jackson Hole is my personal favorite but i still have many on my short list to try....
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Whistler Is the all out best Ski destination but its in B.C . If im not going to Whistler Ill stay in Seattle theres 3 ski areas a half hour from Seattle. Its saves me alot of money doing day trips to differn't ski areas in Seattle where I live.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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I picked Lake Tahoe, California, but that really includes Truckee too. I ski all the Lake Tahoe Resorts and I've been to Colorado resorts. I did not find the skiing in Colorado better, mostly hype. Mammoth Lakes, California is awesome, I should have picked that, too late.

As far as "apres ski" goes "je ne sais pas".

I'll find out about Park City this winter, I have high hopes.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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Big Bear, CA
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:28 PM
 
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Tahoe? How pedestrian.

Anyone who knows anything knows Aspen is clearly owns the luxury ski scene in the United States.

Vail is quaint, but Vail lacks basic stores like a Prada to pick up ski suits. It is so third-world.
I prefer to ski and party, not shop for clothes. Why bother going to a ski resort if all you care about is shopping?
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Old 11-17-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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Aspen is NOT for skiers; its a place to sit around and look pretty and buy expensive clothes, its not about the skiing. There are other places in Colorado for that.
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