We’re traveling to ski resorts in the western U.S. trying to decipher which will provide the best vacation experience for skiers and snowboarders like you. Along the way we’re interviewing locals, taking photos of local skiers and boarders tearing up their hometown hill, and using everything we learn from the locals to create these micro guides. This guide comes in video and written form. Both can be found below. Continue Reading…
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Last week Emilie and I were fortunate to arrive in Jackson Hole for two days of skiing and snowboarding in the middle of an epic storm. Jackson Hole was buried in snow. Now I understand why the locals love it so much.
It was mostly a white-out, so it wasn’t great for photography, but the snow was amazing!
I also met a lot of locals who I managed to snap some good photos when the weather allowed for it. Here they are.
We interviewed a bunch of Jackson Hole locals to find out what makes it unique among ski resorts and ski towns.
According to them, the lift lines are short, the powder is deep, and the locals are laid back (all of which we personally confirmed during our visit). They also say the music is great (which I’ve heard many times) and that there are lots of other awesome outdoors activities to do there, like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.
Jackson Hole has been first on its share of best resort lists, and looks like a good contender for a top spot in Best in the West as well.
What do you think? Does Jackson Hole deserve the title of Best Resort in the Western USA?
This year one resort is the envy of all others. In a winter season that has started out dry for resorts in most of the country, Jackson Hole has been getting buried in powder. I was lucky enough to arrive in Jackson for a two-day snowboard trip on Sunday, December 16th, which was the first of a two-day snowstorm. It was epic. I met up with Anna Cole, Jackson Hole’s communications manager. I was lucky to have arrived on the 16th, she told me, because they were expecting it to storm so hard on the 17th that they would have to close several sections of the mountain.
We’re traveling to ski resorts across the western USA and we want to meet up with locals like you. There are tons of things we can do together. We’re taking professional photos of locals tearing up the hill and publishing them, interviewing people about their favorite ski hill, and giving away tons of ski and snowboard swag. Here are some of the things we want to do with you!
We’re interviewing people like you about what makes a resort good, which mountains you like best, and what you like about your local hill. We need you to share your opinions with us.
We’re driving a station wagon with a trunk full of swag from our sponsors that we need to give away to people like you.
That is a hell of a lot of sweet grear! Not familiar with First Ascent? Take a look at ours setups!
DO A ROCKSTAR PHOTO SHOOT
We’re shooting locals tearing up the mountain and publishing the best photos on our blog and on our Facebook page.
IF YOU WANT TO DO A SHOOT, GIVE US A SHOUT!
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE HILL
You tell us which hill is your favorite in our Best in the West Ski Resort Showdown.
We’re going to use all the info we got from you and your crew to make local guides to each hill and to create a people’s list of the best ski resorts in the USA.
Along the way we’re going to try out some extremely serious gear, make a few turns, and drink a beer or five. If none of the above options appeal to you, you should just meet us in the lodge and chill for a while.
This tour is all about meeting good people.
Which is the best ski resort in the western United States? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately because my girlfriend Emilie and I are about to go on a ski and snowboard tour to try and answer it.
On the surface that may seem easy, but it’s not. The question is actually quite complex. Continue Reading…
Finding the best ski resort in the western United States is a serious job. We’re going to have to do a lot of skiing and snowboarding, interview a lot of people, take a lot of photos and videos, and upload a large number of said photos to Facebook and Twitter to make sure our friends are sufficiently jealous.
We’re taking this job very seriously.
Serious people doing serious jobs require serious equipement. Below is a list of the most important gear that we’re taking with us. Click on the name of any piece of gear for more information about it. Continue Reading…