Originally Posted by bshack93
and the terrain, if you know your way, is the best in the state. CB is great etc...for about a half day....
im gonna have to disagree with two points here...
first, contrary to popular belief, vail does not have "the best terrain in the state". what they ahve is a lot of rolling hills that go for miles. yes, there are some hidden cliff bands, and yes there are epic powder bowls that go on and on, as well as good backcountry, but it just doesn't have the high alpine terrain that a ski area should! look at snowmass or t-ride or even beaver creek. theyve got the same kind of miles and miles of rolling intermediates and advanced trees with powder stashes that last for weeks, but they also have good high alpine, big mountain skiing, which vail is seriously lacking. if you really want to talk "good" terrain, then Silverton beats everything else in the state, hands down. But if youre talking advanced-intermediate trees and low angle cliffs (ie, vail), then you still need to give respect to what is better in that field.
so dont get me wrong, im not saying vail is horrible, but at least dont call it the "best in the state" when it isnt.
secondly, the stab at CB. if you got bored here after half a day then you obviously do not ski anything over a black, because the lines in the extremes will keep you busy forever. i grew up here, and after skiing the whole mountain agressively for a lot of years now, im STILL finding new stashes and runs! so that is definitely not true.