Earlier here on TheSnowPros.org, we ran a list of the top runs from both the PSIA Alpine Team and the AASI Snowboard Team, and asked you to submit your own favorite runs. Here are the responses we received.
Please do keep submitting your favorite places to make a turn—anywhere in the world—and we’ll keep posting them. Who knows, if we get up to 100 responses we may even print a list in 32 Degrees. Please send your responses to PSIA-AASI Special Projects Editor Peter Kray.
High Baldy, Snowbird, UT
“Why? It takes a 3- to 5-minute gentle hike to access the area. But believe me, that hike weeds out the men from the boys, and the women from the girls. Because it’s slightly remote, High Baldy ALWAYS has powder long after the rest of Snowbird is tracked out. And you know how big Snowbird is. The High Baldy area is not for the faint of heart, but the runs you can get there are awesome.
John T. Gelb, Connecticut
Paradise at good old Mad River Glen. Not as much fun since it was added to the trail map but still a kick!
Children's Specialist 1
Middlebury College Snowbowl (hosting this year's NCAA Ski Championships!)
Castlerock Liftline at Sugarbush and The Bruce Trail (unmarked) at Stowe. On a snowboard.
Mt. Hood Meadows, OR
My favorite run is Palivaccini at A-Basin, CO
Anything down Crystal Mountain's Northway, WA
So Long, Alta UT
Whale’s Tail, Breckenridge CO
Narrow Gauge, Sugarloaf ME
Spiral Stairs at Telluride and Longhorn at Taos for long mogul runs. Après Vous at Vail on a powder day.
Vail Ski School
Mine is the Kandahar in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Blue Mountain, PA
North Summit Snowfield, Moonlight Basin Resort
Snowboard Level III
Yellowstone Club Snowboard School
— Peter Kray
Photo by Peter Kray