Originally posted by Galvacon
[b]TELLURIDE< TELLURIDE< TELLURIDE!!! mmmmm I have just recently tasted the fluffy pow pow last weekend.
Heres some stats:Mountain Facts
Skiable Terrain 1,700 Acres (680 hectacres)
Longest Run 4.6 Miles (7.4 km) "Galloping Goose"
38% Advanced / Expert
Total Lifts 16 Total: 2 high-speed gondolas,
7 high-speed quads, 2 triples,
2 doubles, 2 surface lifts and 1 magic carpet
Vertical Drop 3,530 feet (1,078 m) mmmmmm orgasmic
Lift Capacity 21,186 skiers per hour
Average Annual Snowfall 309 inches (789 cm)
It is sociably acceptable to toke on the lifts and in the "coughing trees" they got some nice smokeing huts there as well.
If your thinking S. America I would head straight to Peru and climb the famous Inca Trail up to the Mtns. Peru is the only place in the world where you can ski+surf! in a days time. Hella big mountians. I had some friends go there and they had fun but said it was a bit sketchy at times. I would not go alone and spanish is a must.
I would be glad to show you around "my" mountian (Telluride) tho its a bit expensive for a day pass (60-85$ american). I know some long haired hippies who work there and can probably hook it up fat. Like free day passes and 1/2 priced passes.
Aspen and Vail area is great too. If you want xtream terrian go to Telluride if you like rich yuppies and tons of runs then Vail is for you. Same for Aspen.
If your looking for a quite place go for Sunlight in Glenwood Springs or Powder Horn (I have no clue where it is I've been there once)
If you want to frezze your ass off go to Crested Butte (Crusty Butt) in Crested Butte.
Hope it helps some.