Lets go Skiing

I started skiing in 1986 and loved it immediately. I skied once in 1986 and once in 1987 then stopped. I kept saying that I would go next year, but next year never seemed to come. Finally, in February 2000, next year arrived. I took two trips to Winter Park in the 2000 season, three days of skiing each trip. I'm hooked and plan on skiing every season for as long as I am able.

Winter Park Colorado

This place is awesome. They boast the most snow of any resort in Colorado. They have lots of trails in the full range of skill levels, from very easy greens to very difficult double black diamonds.

Winter Park Resort · Snow Report and Conditions · Lift and Trail Report · Trail Maps

Jackson Hole Wyoming

I have not been here yet, but it is supposed to be a really nice place. They do not have very many easy slopes, only 10%. 50% of the runs are expert and 40% intermediate. I am hoping to go there sometime soon.

Jackson Hole Resort · Snow Report and Conditions · Trail Report · Trail Maps

Devil's Head (Merrimac Wisconsin)

This is the first place that I ever went skiing. It does not even come close to the places above. It is, however, decent skiing for the midwest. I have skied here twice, way back in 1986 and 1987.

Devil's Head Resort · Snow Report and Conditions · Trail Map

Hidden Valley (St. Louis, Missouri)

This is a small resort in Missouri. It isn't much, but it is the closest place to where I live.

Hidden Valley · Snow Report and Conditions · Trail Map

Comparison Chart

Resort # Highest
Point
Verticle
Drop
Skiable
Acres
Lifts Trails Longest
Run
Beginner Intermediate Advanced Annual
Snowfall
Winter Park 30 12,060' 3,060' 2,762 24 134 5.10 mi 12% (16) 30% (40) 58% (78) 360"
Breckenridge 0 12,998' 3,398' 2,208 27 146 3.50 mi 15% (22) 33% (48) 52% (76) 305"
Copper Mountain 7 12,313' 2,601' 2,433 22 125 2.80 mi 21% (26) 25% (31) 54% (68) 280"
Jackson Hole 0 10,450' 4,139' 2,500 11 100 7.20 mi 10% (10) 40% (40) 50% (50) 459"
Arapahoe Basin 1 13,050' 2,270' 490 6 69 1.51 mi 15% (10) 45% (31) 40% (28) 367"
Sunrise Park (Az) 1 11,000' 1,800' 800 10 65 2.75 mi 40% (26) 40% (26) 20% (13) 250"
Devil's Head 2 995' 500' 260 15 28 1.57 mi 30% (08) 30% (08) 40% (12) 70"
Hidden Valley 2 775' 310' 30 6 13 0.34 mi 30% (04) 60% (07) 10% (02) 15"
Note: # is the number of days I've skied there
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