Aspen Extremes: Snow Skiing Sites


First, a little background about me. I ski on Volkl Vertigo Motion skis with Marker bindings, and I wear Technica boots. While I lived in Colorado, I was an advanced skier who was just beginning to ski moguls and double black diamond slopes (If it's steep, I was on it). Because of my increase in abilities and the ever continuing aging process, (along with the fact that I now live in the flatlands of Indiana where I don't get a lot of ski days) I wear a helmet while skiing fast. Hey, it beats ending up a statistic! This page contains links to some of my skiing experiences. Let's get powdered!!!

Reading and Instructional Links:
  • The Ski Train The Ski Train - from Denver to Winter Park without the driving.
  • NASTAR NASTAR Ski Racing Information.
  • Ski Net On-Line ski information from SKI & Skiing magazines & Warren Mller.
  • Ski Country USA - Colorado ski industry organization
  • Colorado Ski Authority - A good Colorado ski trip planning tool.
  • New England Lost Ski Areas Project Site - Information on ski areas that have been shut down.
  • Breakthrough on Skis: Getting Out of the Intermediate Rut by Lito Tejada Flores.
  • Gator Snow Ski Club of the Palm Beaches (Beaches? We don't need no stinkin' beaches!!!).
  • Indy Ski Club - Local ski club for central Indiana.
 Spring Break April 2004 - Diane & Kenda on Lookout Mtn. at Sunshine Village, 
Banff, Alberta, Canada
  Spring Break April 2004 - Diane & Kenda on Lookout Mtn. at Sunshine Village, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Location and Destination Links:
 WEST CANADA
A-Basin A-Basin - Keystone, CO - 1997-2000 - One of North America's highest lift accessed ski areas at 13,050' ( The base area is over 10,000' )Lake Louise Lake Louise Resort - Alberta, Canada - 1997, 2004
( Spectacular vistas of the Canadian Rockies. )
Alta Alta Ski area - Alta, UT - 2005
( Alta is for Skiers - because they don't allow snowboards! )
Mount Norquay Mount Norquay - Banff, Alberta, Canada - 1997 ( This overlooked ski area seldom has a lift line and has some steep bumps. )
Aspen Aspen, CO - 1992
( Watch out for skiing Kennedys! )
Sunshine Village Sunshine Village Resort - Banff, Alberta, Canada - 1997, 2004
( Check out Goatseye mountain, but lookout for cliffs. )
Breckenridge Breckenridge, CO - 1997-2000 ( One of my personal favorite Colorado ski areas. ) EAST
Bridger Bowl Bridger Bowl - Bozeman, MT -1995
( I visited this one during a 48"+ powder dump! )
Cataloochie Cataloochee Ski Resort - Maggie Valley, NC - 1994
( Southern Skiing at an affordable price. )
Copper Copper Mountain - CO - 2002 - The OTHER Summit County resort. Only 2 miles from Breckenridge ( if you can fly! )Killington Killington - VT - 1995
( The beast of the east . . . if you like ice! )
Crystal Mountain Resort Crystal Mountain - WA - 1995
( Views of Mount Ranier on the drive up to and from the summit. )
Sunday River Sunday River - Bethel, ME - 1995 ( Home of my first official big-mountain black diamond run. )
Eldora Eldora Mountain Resort - Nederland, CO - 1997-2000 ( Closest ski area Denver. No I-70 travel required. ) MIDWEST
Keystone Keystone, CO - 1999
( Another ski area in the Vail Resorts chain. )
BittersweetBittersweet Ski Area, Otsego, MI
Loveland Loveland Basin - Loveland Pass, CO - 1997-1999 ( High-altitude fun on the Continental Divide. )Devil's Head Golf and Ski ResortDevil's Head Golf and Ski Resort - Merrimac, WI - 2011
Snow Basin Snowbasin - A Sun Valley Resort - Huntsville, UT - 2005
( Home of the 2002 Winter Olympics Skiing venues. )         Pictures: [1] [2] [3]
Granite PeakGranite Peak Ski Area at Rib mountain State Park - Wausau, WI - 2009
Granby Ranch Resort Granby Ranch Resort - Granby, CO - 1998
( Formerly known as Sol Vista Resort and Silver Creek Ski Area. )
Mt. WawaseeMt. Wawasee Ski Area - Goshen, IN - 1988 (Location of my first trip to a ski hill - now a ghost area.)
Solitude Solitude Mountain Resort - Big Cottonwood Canyon, UT - 2005
( Shhhhh, I'm not supposed to tell you about this place and it's phenomenal snow and terrain. )         Pictures: [1] [2] [3]
Perfect North SlopesPerfect North Slopes Ski Area - Lawrenceburg, IN - 2004
Sun Valley Sun Valley - ID - 1993 ( Very similar to Ajax at Aspen. )Ski WorldSki World - Nashville, IN (Tubing only in 2003-2004) This former ski area near Bloomington, IN is now gone and the land is for sale!
Vail Vail, CO - 1997-1999
( Extensive inbounds back-country $kiing gets you away from the crowds. )
Snow TrailsSnow Trails Ski Area - Mansfield, OH - 2009 (Ohio's oldest operating ski hill.)
Winter Park Winter Park/Mary Jane - Winter Park, CO - 1997-1999
( No pain, no Jane! Bumps galore.)
Swiss ValleySwiss Valley Ski Area - Jones, MI - 2001
  Timber RidgeTimber Ridge Ski Area - Galena, MI


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