Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Toughest runs

The Gear Junkie (Stephen Regenold) ranks the continent's toughest ski runs on his Web site.

He says Two Smokes at Silverton ranks No. 2 in North America.

No. 6 is Avalanche Bowl to Zoom at Loveland. Telluride's Mak-M-Stairs Plunge is No. 10.

Here's his list. What do you think? Accurate? Nearly so? Full o' beans?

1. Alta Zero, Jackson Hole
2. Two Smokes, Silverton
3. Climax, Whistler Blackcomb
4. Keyhole, Alpine Meadows, Calif.
5. Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole
6. Avalanche Bowl to Zoom, Loveland
7. Goat, Stowe Mountain, Vt.
8. The Palisades, Squaw Valley, Calif.
9. Outer Limits, Killington, Vt.
10. Mak-M-Stairs-Plunge, Telluride


Philmarm said...

What the heck? Where is Schoolmarm (Keystone) on this list?

I once saw this newbie snowboarder totally mack a snowmaker on that run.

Dena Rosenberry said...

Hey, Schoolmarm is for newbie riders like me. Hope I never mack a snowmaker - anywhere.

WildIrishman said...

Uh, I actually hit it on Spring Dipper - a certified blue.