Skiing's Biggest Secrets

Skiing's Biggest Secrets

You know they're out there. You've heard the rumors—tales of huge, blissfully empty mountains with bountiful terrain and even more bountiful snow. Like the legends of El Dorado or Shangri-La or Atlantis, they loom large in the imagination of every skier who's ever suffered through a half-hour liftline for a 10-minute shot at tracked-out snow. We're here to tell you the good news: The stories are true. There are still places—not all that far away—where top-shelf powder covers acres and acres of excellent terrain, where other skiers are welcome company rather than a hazard, and where the local soul runs as deep as the snow. Profiles of three such mountains follow. Think of them as sleeping giants—and get there before they wake up.

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