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Title: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: dave095790 on 01/22/19, 07:50 AM
It's close enough to float with current conditions in mind, if you have the first two weeks of February off and you could travel ANYWHERE to ski ... where would you go and why? 


I'm thinking the SLC area, because I have never skied in that area and there is a lot of options, but I feel this is a semi-easy / cop-out answer. 

After spending this past weekend in Joffre / Duffy area, I'm thinking about returning to that area and going to Rogers Pass instead. 

Thanks!

Dave


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: filbo on 01/22/19, 08:34 AM
I would follow the weather at that time north like you suggested if that's where it was happening, but I think more towards Big Sky and then down to Utah or Utah then over to Colorado.  All are big states with lots of options and not to forget Tahoe then down to June Lake and Mammoth.  Idaho could also play into road tripping as well with some on the way places heading east.  I am actually planning on doing something like this at that time as well.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: Kiddch on 01/22/19, 10:04 AM
Zermatt.

Because it’s the Alps.  The town is unreal.  The skiing is off the hook.  Switzerland and Italy.  With two weeks you can train to a few different resorts.  If you’ve got to fly and transfer somewhere, outside of SLC Europe can be almost as convenient as anywhere else, if you can find a decent fare.  You can skip the car (Zermatt doesn’t allow them) and train everywhere.  Trains are both convenient and spectacular!

There are lots of places I want to get back to (Whistler, Baker) but Zermatt tops the list.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: cumulus on 01/22/19, 03:55 PM
Snoqualmie. Low carbon footprint. And because I know you like a challenge. That--and the terrain is one of the few places that truly lives up to the word, gnarly.
But it's not for everyone.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: Pete_H on 01/23/19, 08:16 AM
Go see the world! Austria and Switzerland have been having great years. If you want to keep it more local, can't beat anywhere in B.C. that time of the year.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: mfonda on 01/23/19, 09:09 AM
Perfect time to hit Japan. Bottomless powder, amazing food, good people, and nothing beats soaking in an onsen after a day of skiing.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: peteyboy on 01/24/19, 11:49 AM
If you have the time but not the funds for Japow or the Alps, this is the best year in a LONG time in the San Juans of SW Colorado.  If you have any connections there, this is the time.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: peteyboy on 01/24/19, 12:01 PM
Just saw your sale post about what you have going on.  Take the farewell cruise in that PIMPIN van on the way to VA/FL stopping over for America's best roadside skiing on US 550 in SW CO.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: dave095790 on 01/24/19, 07:53 PM
Thanks everyone for the input.  I've got EU plans for some point in the future, just can't swing it at this time. 

I'm thinking about CA for five days, UT for five days, CO for about 10 days (Keystone with family and then San Juans). 

I've found some info on Lake Tahoe skiing, but am curious if anyone know the current state of thier snowpack and/or mid-winter ski touring.

I did just review their avy forecast which looks to show so-so conditions.  Worth going down there?  https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory

Bumping all the way to Canada seems a little excessive, and best is spring anyway, though finding partners at Rogers Pass can be pretty easy ...


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: flowing alpy on 01/26/19, 07:20 AM
19BBI@Alpental feb 14-16


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: Stefan on 02/07/19, 03:28 PM
Jet ski Turks and Caicos.  Providenciales.  Jet skis rock.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: flowing alpy on 02/10/19, 05:41 AM
so hawaii looking good right now,
especially if one likes coral reefs
for the skin diving not the skiing.


Title: Re: ANYWHERE in February, where would YOU go, and why?
Post by: filbo on 02/10/19, 09:53 AM
just came back from anywhere from 2/2 until 2/8.  Interstate 84 to SLC to ski 5 days of the big storm that dumped on the Wasatch for the whole week.  Came home and the local snow is piling up here.  Legs are a little tired.


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