by: FroDog - 5th November 2006

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  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 3Family Friendly
  • 3Nightlife
  • 5Terrain Park
  • Value

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Much of this resort's appeal relies on its meticulous grooming of modest fall-line faces free of traffic. When the wind howls atop nearby Echo Summit, Sierra's front side becomes a catcher's mitt for powdery snow. Riders can enjoy "The Gauntlet," a terrain park containing tabletops, gap jumps and more. The parks aren't restricted to just one area, they span the entire mountain. Five terrain parks and a 485-foot half pipe attract a sometimes rowdy young crowd, but there's plenty of snow and elbow room to go around at the 2000-acre resort, which averages 560 inches of snowfall annually.
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