|Diamond Peak in Lake Tahoe|
Didn't make the list but the views are Extraordinary
Despite being surrounded by soccer-cleats and shin-guards and number 2 pencils and hormonal middle school newness, my heart is really, really looking past the tournaments and the halloween costumes and the carved pumpkins and even past Thanksgiving Dinner ---- towards the SKI SEASON ahead.
And how can it not what with the tantalizing lists that bombarded me on my social-media cruise this morning......
Just out, the "Best Ski Resorts Lists" for both the East and the West from Ski.com.
Best Ski Resorts in the West
5 Park City, UT (should be called "Snorkel City")
4 Sun Valley, ID (my first ski job ever - dominated Baldy)
3 Vail, CO (one word: BACK-BOWLS)
2 Deer Valley, UT (100% pampering 100% of the time)
1 Jackson Hole, WY (so steep, so cold, so gnarly)
Best Ski Resorts in the East
5 Holiday Valley, NY (never heard of it!)
4 Tremblant, Quebec (best crepes, too)
3 Jay Peak, VT (recent upgrades make this a happenin' place)
2 Sugarloaf, ME (have not yet been encrusted in ice there)
1 Smugglers Notch, VT (yes! have frozen my arse off there!)
However, in my heart of hearts, the #1 Ski Resort in the West will always be: Alta.
And in my heart of hearts, the #1 Ski Resort in the East will always be: Mad River Glen.
Steeps, deeps (sometimes at MRG), snorkels and stumps.
Namaste & Three Cheers -OM
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