General Rating Descriptions & Information
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Extreme, Global, Regional, Local, Limited, Private

  • Accommodations:     "Generally None"
  • Difficulty:     "Extreme"
    • "High risk of injury or DEATH"
  • Expense:     "Cheap - Very Expensive"
    • Call way ahead for reservations / info (if possible)
  • Located:     "Off the Path"
    • Requires alternative modes of transportation to get here (i.e. hiking/climbing, snowcat, helicopter, all terrain vehicle)
    • Call ahead for information and directions (if possible)
  • Warning:    "Extremely Dangerous"
    • USE THIS INFORMATION "AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!" WE CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INJURY OR DEATH AS A RESULT OF THE INFORMATION WE HAVE PROVIDED HERE

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  • Accommodations:     Excellent on the mountain lodging & restaurants with near by shopping
  • Difficulty:     "Beginner - Borderline Extreme"
    • Great for the whole family or the advanced
  • Expense:     "Moderate-Expensive"
  • Located:     "Globally"
    • Generally within 1-2 hours of a Major City & Airport
    • Resort usually provides transport to and from airport / city
  • Highlight:     "A World Class Destination"
    • It's hard not to be happy here, no matter how far you have traveled!!!
  • For Cross Country Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Has lodging on or near by, heated clubhouse or lodge, light food and / or sit down meals, equipment rental, and regular scheduled lessons
    • Difficulty: "Same as above"
    • Expense: "Moderate"
    • Located: "Regionally"
      • Within a few hours drive of a big city
    • Highlight: This is an Olympic class venue
    • Operations:
  • For Helicopter & SnowCat Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Has excellent onsite lodging, sit-down meals, and equipment rental included in the package
    • Difficulty: "Intermediate - Borderline Extreme"
      • Offers a great range of terrain and special trips for "New to Powder, Good on Powder, and Advanced Powder" skill levels
    • Expense: "Very Expensive"
      • Call way ahead for reservations / info
    • Located: "Globally"
      • Call ahead for information and directions
    • Highlight: This is the best way to find great powder and fresh tracks
    • Additional information: "Helicopter category, SnowCat category"

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  • Accommodations: Good on the mountain lodging & restaurants / food
  • Difficulty: "Beginner - Expert"
    • Good for the whole family
  • Expense: "Moderate - Expensive"
  • Located: "Regionally"
    • Generally within 2 - 3 hours of a Big City & Airport
    • Good Roads and easy to find directions are typical
  • Highlight: "A great Vacation spot"
    • Would prefer a "Global Resort" if you have to travel extremely far
  • For Cross Country Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Consist of heated shelter, snacks and / or light food, equipment rental, and may offer lessons
    • Difficulty: "Same as above"
    • Expense: "Inexpensive - Moderate"
    • Located: "Locals Plus"
    • Operations:
  • For Helicopter & SnowCat Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Has lodging (may be onsite), meals, and equipment rental included in the package
    • Difficulty: "Intermediate - Borderline Extreme"
      • Offers a great range of terrain for different skill levels
      • May offer special trips for "New to Powder, Good on Powder, and Advanced Powder" skill levels
    • Expense: "Moderate - Expensive"
      • Call way ahead for reservations / info
    • Located: "Regionally"
      • Call ahead for information and directions
    • Highlight: This is the best way to find great powder and fresh tracks
    • Additional information: "Helicopter category, SnowCat category"
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  • Accommodations: "Generally near by"
  • Difficulty: "Beginner - Expert"
    • Doesn't usually represent all levels consistently
  • Expense: "Inexpensive - Moderate"
  • Located: "Locals Plus "
  • For Cross Country Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Consist of shelter, snacks, and maybe equipment rental
    • Difficulty: "Same as above"
    • Expense: "Inexpensive"
    • Located: "Locals Only"
    • Operations:
  • For Helicopter & SnowCat Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Lunch and equipment rental may be included in the package
    • Difficulty: "Intermediate - Borderline Extreme"
      • Terrain: is limited to one or two skill levels
      • Doesn't offer special trips for different skill levels
    • Expense: "Moderate - Very Expensive"
      • Call way ahead for reservations / info
    • Located: "Locals Plus - Regionally"
      • Call ahead for information and directions
    • Highlight: This is the best way to find great powder and fresh tracks
    • Additional information: "Helicopter category, SnowCat category"
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  • Accommodations: Only near by (if any)
  • Difficulty: "Beginner"
  • Expense: "Cheap"
  • Located: "Locals Only" Where is it?
    • Often near by and you don't even know it, however sometimes very remote
  • Essentials: Hours, Season, Facilities are Limited
    • Best to call ahead before going
    • Operations are subject to change without notice
  • For Cross Country Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: "None"
    • Difficulty: "Same as above"
    • Expense: "Cheap or None"
    • Located: "Same as above"
    • Limited: This may or may not be an official locations for skiing
    • Operations:
      • Trails: May be maintained but are not groomed
      • Specific site offering details vary and are subject to change. See postings from users of this location for details
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  • Accommodations: "Generally Limited"
  • Difficulty: "Beginner - Expert"
    • Varies from location to location
  • Expense: "Membership usually required"
    • Sometimes open to the public on the weekends
    • May require hands on participation if no membership fee is required
  • Located: "Locals Only"
  • For Cross Country Locations Only:
    • Accommodations: Consist of shelter, snacks, and maybe equipment rental
    • Difficulty: "Same as above"
    • Expense: "Same as above"
    • Located: "Same as above"
    • Operations:
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