I don't want to fight for powder. Are there any "undiscovered" resorts left in the West?


Sure, just saddle up your unicorn and follow the leprechaun on the jackalope-he'll guide you right there, Alice. Of course all of the fluffy resorts have been discovered; it's 2005. If you're looking for less-crowded powder skiing, though, seek out snowy resorts far off the beaten path. Places like Grand Targhee, Wyoming; Wolf Creek, Colorado; and Powder Mountain, Utah, come to mind. The latter is in the Beehive State's northern Wasatch, as is Snowbasin, which used to be famous for being undiscovered. Then it hosted the 2002 Olympic downhill. Nowadays, Snowbasin is discovered-but still famously empty midweek.

November 2005