Okay, I admit it. I got the idea for this blog post here. But it’s a good one. After all, we all know that ski areas create slogans to project a certain image. They may not be a true reflection of how they are in real life, but they’re the ones they come up with to get across an idea to the general public. So I thought I’d ask the Ski Divas for the nitty gritty: the slogans they think ski areas should have if they were being completely honest. Here are some of the ones that were posted on the forum.
(By the way, you know I’m just funnin’. These are great ski areas, and I love them all.)
Snowbasin, Utah: Get a load of our bathrooms!
Whitefish, MT: The locals know where they are.*
*It can be very foggy.
Mt. Spokane, WA: You don’t have to see it to ski it.*
*Same as above.
Breckenridge, CO: Where the high comes from more than the altitude.
Aspen, CO: Look, there’s (insert celebrity name here)!
Alta, UT: Another Long Traverse Ahead.
Silver Mountain, ID: World’s Longest Gondola for World’s Shortest Runs.
Sunshine Village, AB: No sunshine. No village.
Fernie, BC: World’s Best Powder*
*unless it’s raining, or hot, or sleeting, or windy, or icy, or tropical, or crowded, or skied out or…
Shawnee Peak, ME: Because we lost gnar points when we were called “Pleasant Mountain.”
Saddleback, ME: After a 14 minute ride on our circa 1968 double chairlift, you deserve some great terrain. If you ever thaw out.
Mont Tremblant, QC: The trembling mountain, because you’re the one trembling after the ride up the Duncan chair. You’ll thaw out in late March.
Killington, VT: Nyaa, nyaa, beat ‘ya!*
*Killington is typically one of the earliest mountains to open and the latest to close in the northeast.
Mount Snow, VT: Stop the car! You’re in Vermont!*
*Mount Snow is the southern-most ski area in Vermont. People coming up from the south tend to just STOP when they cross the state line.
Okemo, VT: Connecticut’s most northern ski resort.*
*Okemo gets a LOT of people from Connecticut
Mad River Glen, VT: No shaving required.
Jay Peak, VT: Just about Canada, eh.*
*It’s like 2 miles from the border.
Cannon, NH: Bode Miller’s Home Mountain
Bretton Woods, NH: NH’s best lift-access cross country skiing.
Whiteface, NY: East, shmeast. The Olympics were held here. Twice.