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Alternative ski vacation like Big Mountain

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Alternative ski vacation like Big Mountain

First off I love Whitefish, MT and Big Mtn...but, I'd like to experience some new slopes. I'm in KY (fly out of Cincinnati) and I'd like to try a new place for skiing for say a 4 or 5 day trip in Feb. I've skiied in Eastern places but they don't compare to the west from what I've seen. I've only skiied at Big Mountain and Crystal in Washington. I really like the feel and style of Big Mtn. I'm not into high end ski area's like Vail (been there in the summer for a day). I'd rather hang out with ski bums living out of a winnibego than talking to a couple bankers over their 30 year old scotch. A normal pub or sports bar perhaps in the town and lots of good terrain. Been to Big Mtn for the last 5 years and I'm ready to try something different. We're a group of 5 guys in their 30s. We like skiing till are legs are shot and drinking microbrew in a local bar with a band or a football game in the background. That's not too much to ask right? Right now we're leaning toward Steamboat Springs cause I saw a pretty good deal, but I'm open to all suggestions.


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11. Re: Alternative ski vacation like Big Mountain

Never too late to consider -Canadian Rockies - they will not disappoint + if you have never sipped, why not, now;

Fernie or Kimberley 2.5 hours drive north of Glacier Int'l Airport.

Please visit these websites for 'big picture"

www.kootenayrockies.com - complete with maps etc etc - very "pretty website" with loads of photos - have a looky?

www.skircr.com - with links to; wwwskifernie.com www.skikimberley.com www.skifernie.com www.skilouise.com

If you want "Legendary Powder" on a brand new/redeveloped MOUNTAIN goto www.discoverrevelstoke.com + one hour away = www.kickinghorseresort.com

www.panorama.com - Intrawest Development (same owner's as Whistler Blackcomb - the #1 Ski Resort in the Wrold most years = www.whistlerblackcomb.com )

You can fly into Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook/Kimberley and be at Kimberley in 15 minutes (smaller family hill) or Fernie (World Class skiing) in 70 minutes. Check RCR website or email Guest Services for shuttle inof.

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