i'm going to get killed saying this here but snowboarding's really my favorite sport
there's no place like whistler, but it's a litle far. i've never seen more terrain. plus the canadian dollar is practically the only currency that's doing worse than the us dollar now.
last time i was at hunter i thought i was going to have to rent ice skates. the time before that a maintenance worker dropped a ladder on my foot and broke it (yes, i am very accident prone).
i spent a season snowboarding at mammoth mountain in CA, and there's some nice backcountry there, you can hike up some of the surrounding mountains and make fresh trails for 2 hours on the way down. the mountain gets really crowded on weekends, but there's almost never anyone at june mtn. nice terrain parks too.
i think utah has the best snow in the US. and there are tons of resorts within driving distance of salt lake, so none of them are ever crowded.
maybe i'll catch the end of the ski season, my doc is gonna take my cast off on xmas eve. that's the best xmas present ever.