TWS Resort Poll…yeah I voted

23 May, 2009

Each year in the Transworld Snowboarding resort poll, the readers get to choose their favorite mountains.  You fill out the survey on the resorts you’ve ridden and what you think about them based on their parks, lodging, nightlife and overall score.


Each year I submit my vote to play a role in what comes out ahead of the others.  This year I’ve ridden 13 different resorts from Colorado, Utah, Washington and British Columbia.  My best 3 resorts which were Breckenridge, Copper and Whistler/Blackcomb (guess they count as one).  These were based on the questions asked, if it was based on powder it might be different.

Both Copper and Breckenridge I gave an 8 for overall resort rating, both mountains have a lot to offer from powder to parks for all abilities.   I gave Whistler/Blackcomb a 10 for overall resort rating.  I mean really 2 mountains in one, is hard to beat let alone it’s Whistler/Blackcomb.  A vacation in Whistler/Blackcomb is a snowboarder’s dream.  I’ve never been let down by a vacation there and every year I have to go back.  

It might be a surprise that I didn’t vote for my home mountain, Steamboat.  But by TWS’s questions based on park/pipe, Steamboat doesn’t stand a chance against the other mountains that put more time, effort and money into building and designing parks that people want to travel to.  A powder day at Steamboat is unbeatable and spoiling, I live here for the powder but for parks I travel to Summit County.

I always plan ahead for next years vacations and where to go, I want to know where your favorite trips were this year and what mountains you enjoy to visit?  If you voted for them, rad!  If not, then just put why you think they stand out above the others.  

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  1. Shredding Stuff
    May 23, 2009

    If I remember right there were a few questions based on “terrain” quality and overall challenge/diversity so that’s where I voted in for the best pow places.

  2. Shayboarder
    May 23, 2009

    Yep at the very end there were a couple questions fr the terrain quality that got the pow recognition but since it counted for very little of the poll I voted for resorts that had everything to offer versus just one or two.

  3. Anonymous
    May 24, 2009

    jackson hole for sure!

  4. Anonymous
    May 24, 2009

    Hi shay, I gotta say beaver creek. Its swanky,gets crazy amounts of snow (I’m talkin vail dumps) the nightlife is good if you know where to go and as far as parks and terrian… Sick! If you’ve ever been you know that there are a lot of nice cliffs and sweet trees and Lauren and I could lap their parks all day. Come on you can hit 4 different parks and the pipe in one single run and the features in the large park are SICK! Oh yeah did I meantion they groom mid day to keep the gapers outta the trees and on the groomers? That means untouched pow stashes 3 or 4 days after a storm! Ps they give you gormet cookies at the end of they day, no joke bakers with silver platters hand out cookies as you come off the mountain! Feel better shay, Adrian

  5. Anonymous
    May 24, 2009

    way to park focused and they group together all the rider that ride more than 20 days a season.

    shitty test

  6. Alex
    May 24, 2009

    I picked Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper. My favorite was Breckenridge mainly because they have a great variety of terrain. Then Keystone for their sick rails and jumps. Last was Copper mainly because lots of stuff was closed and it was really busy( mainly because of nationals). I gave Breck a 9, Keystone a 8(mainly because they didn’t have a pipe), and Copper a 8 aswell.

  7. June 19, 2009

    Beaver Creek is definitely on my list for this year, I was bummed I haven’t made it yet but I have the Vail Pass again for next year so definitely going to make it.

    The Poll is definitely park focused but I expect that as well.

    Alex, nice on your choices! Wish you got to ride Copper when it wasn’t closed, I was impressed with their park even on closing day, haha.