Featured Colorado Moderate Tree Skiing - Does anywhere compare to Steamboat?

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  1. Mike Rogers

    Mike Rogers Getting off the lift Skier

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    The Paradise Chair at Red Mountain has a lot of easier tree skiing. Grey Mountain (most of it) is a small step up from the Paradise area. The rest of Red Mountain has more challenging trees. Red has to be one of the best tree skiing areas on the continent. I think the trees at Red are better than Revelstoke, and much better than what you will find in the Canadian Rockies (Fernie excluded). If you like skiing trees, a trip to Red, and maybe Whitewater should be on your radar.
     
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  2. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Where is that at Targhee? Aren't there mellow trees below the main lift/terrain park? Though I guess it's for kids?
     
  3. Lofcaudio

    Lofcaudio Getting on the lift Skier

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    I've been to most of the places mentioned and will add these three as having fun gladed areas:

    Keystone (Outback area - Wildfire, Wolverine with moderate pitch, Badger and Grizz, not so moderate)
    Telluride (Apex Glade and Log Pile are outstanding)
    Taos (Lorelei runs can be pretty challenging, but are absolutely gorgeous)
     
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  4. Jerez

    Jerez Out on the slopes Skier

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    Ski Santa Fe has a wide variety if excellent tree skiing. Everything from a bit more and more consistent pitch than Morningstar to Christmas Tree Bowl sort of trees and steeper.

    Wolf Creek has LOTS of mellow tree skiing all over the place. Better IMO than Mornigstar area. More pitch but not too much unless you want it and seek it out. It has been described as a benchy mountain which makes it nice because very short steeper pitches are sandwiched between easy mellow ones so it's a great place to up the game a little.

    Parsenn Bowl trees at Mary Jane, as was mentioned. Although they are mellow pitch there are some tight areas in there so you have to pay attention.

    Blue Sky Basin at Vail but I wouldn't make a special trip to Vail for it.
     
  5. Mac

    Mac Booting up Skier

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  6. WheatKing

    WheatKing Ice coast carveaholic Skier

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    In the East it's hard to beat Mont Sutton in Quebec.. they've got gladed green runs (like actual glades in low pitch) to truely knarly tight trees.. They pride themselves on their glades.. it's been 20 years since i've been there.. i'll get back someday.. but was a total blast
     
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  7. tachedub

    tachedub Booting up Skier

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    Best place you never skied..... Big White BC ?????? Where are the glades mentioned at Snowmass, heading there this season ??????
     
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  8. jclee

    jclee At the base lodge Skier

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    Mt Rose in Lake Tahoe has a green tree run called Around the World, near the top of the front side. Huge fun for kids and adults of all abilities.
     
  9. wyowindrunner

    wyowindrunner Getting on the lift Skier

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    Aspens abound in the greens around and below the Shoshone lift. tighter pines in East woods and between/below the Good, Bad and Ugly and open pines in Lost Warrior and Powder Cache, with some nice aspens above the cat back to Blackfoot. Some nice trees on the Sacajawea side also, but if you get too low its kinda of a long hike out back to the chair. Shot of GB&U trees from the headwall traverse. I think for sheer amount of almost perfectly spaced Aspens and easy skiing powder, Steamboat is really hard to beat.
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  10. Mattadvproject

    Mattadvproject Love that powder! Pugski Sponsor

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    Here's some intermediate tree lines from a resort in Hokkaido. Pine plantations make for interesting skiing.....

     
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  11. Jim McDonald

    Jim McDonald Out on the slopes Skier

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    Now that's some trees I've never come across, Matt. Looks like fun.
     
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  12. blackke17

    blackke17 I'd rather be at Alta Skier

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    some great stuff in there but i wouldn't recommend it unless you are familiar with the area - we ended up getting carried away back there and skiing way far skiers right, hitched a ride w/ some snow mobilers, and ended up skiing to Deer Valley! had to call a buddy to come pick us up
     
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  13. 4aprice

    4aprice Getting on the lift Skier

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    So many fun places in the trees east and west

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    Arapahoe Basin

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    Brighton, Utah

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    Steamboat, Colorado

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    Killington, Vermont

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    Sugarbush, Vermont

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    Stratton, Vermont
     

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  14. dbostedo

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    Wow... that's really getting lost! Nice job. :golfclap: The resorts are like 3 miles apart... although DV is almost all downhill from Brighton.
     
  15. aveski

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    Blind Ambition at Sunday River is a pretty mellow glade.
     
  16. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Some great stuff in the thread.

    So, the short answer would be no?
     
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    TonyPlush

    TonyPlush Getting on the lift Skier

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    Would be interested in hearing @Philpug's answer to this, unless I missed.

    I skied Northstar, but not long enough to find the trees.
     
  18. Ron

    Ron Don't judge a ski by its width underfoot! Pugski Ski Tester

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    here's a few random tree shots. Paging @kimmyt starring in a few :) triangle.jpg
    buddy meadow.jpg kimmy east face.JPG preist creek trees.jpg sb19.jpg trees 2.jpg norito.JPG priest.jpg tree.JPG
     
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    TonyPlush

    TonyPlush Getting on the lift Skier

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    Looks that way. I just tallied up all the responses so far, and after three pages, we've got Steamboat at a clear #1.

    Powder Mountain at a distant #2 based on the number of recommendations, followed closely by Brighton/Targhee/Revelstoke.

    Only @Jerez was willing to go on the record in saying he prefers something over Steamboat, with his comments about Wolf Creek.

    Great thread so far guys!
     
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    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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