Morzine IS part of Portes de Soleil. My opinion about skiing Christmas Week is well known, and the Alps have at least as many crowd/price issues as North America in that regard.
Admin":2rh4soai said:Bobby reports about 10 inches of settled natural snow on the ground at mid Collins at Alta (plus snowmaking). He skied yesterday, and amyz is skiing today. Me, I'm cleaning more leaves from the Black Forest of Doom.
For the first time stingy Powdr Corp is finally offering limited reciprocal benefits at its other resorts to season passholders. This decision predated the Talisker/Vail trial and sale of PCMR: http://www.parkrecord.com/park_city-new ... -pcmr-passGeoff":2ntp1m9u said:since my season pass gives me 3 day tickets there.
Tony Crocker":3sgd33wz said:Geoff gets 3 days at PCMR if he bought his Killington pass before 9/11/14.
Tony Crocker":2zt2e335 said:I generally share Geoff's sentiment about the Utah ski areas. But his Copper comment piqued my interest to research Powdr Corp's policy regarding reciprocal benefits, and what would happen for 2014-15 after PCMR was sold to Vail.
Okemo has enough pitch to ski powder??? :-kGeoff":zxd4n2h3 said:Not that I'm all excited about Okemo but it's a good option on a midweek powder day
My late Feb/early Mar road trip begins with one day driving to and one day skiing Bachelor, either Mon/Tues or Tues/Wed of President's week. Then, if I have time on the way to Mustang Powder Cats, I will stop at Whitewater and ski the morning of 2/20 when I need to be at pickup for Mustang by 3:30 PM. This will be my first time skiing in Canada. After three days at Mustang our choices including Revelstoke (very close to Mustang, but may save for another year), Lake Louise/Sunshine (free for me on MCP) and Kicking Horse for next three days. Then most likely we will be at Fernie and Whitefish the last Fri/Sat in Feb.Tony Crocker":1ur12xeu said:Feb. 18 fly to Kelowna, join Tseeb's road trip, then I fly home Mar. 1 from Missoula while he drives on to Jackson and Utah. We have Feb. 21-23 skiing at Mustang Snowcat, will choose lift service areas the other days based upon convenience and snow.
March 7-14 Snowbird timeshare
That would be likely be Silver Star coming from Kelowna. I will probably ski Big White 2/19. It could take nearly 5 hours to drive from Whitewater to Mustang's pickup, including a ferry crossing that only runs once an hour. Ski area drive times to Mustang pickup:tseeb":20u6l32w said:Then, if I have time on the way to Mustang Powder Cats, I will stop at Whitewater and ski the morning of 2/20 when I need to be at pickup for Mustang by 3:30 PM.
The overhyped El Nino has been moving in western Canada's favor too. The MEI for SEP/OCT has fallen to an insignificant +.360 from +.815 just 2 months ago.tseeb":20u6l32w said:I hope I don't jinx myself posting this here.