It includes an avalanche beacon and an introductory "backcountry" talk with a team of expert guides. You'll see Independence Bowl along with skiing and riding in Bergman and Erickson bowls. Head guide, Duke Bradford says, "There are chutes, steeps and, with the North-facing aspect, it'll make for some of the best skiing and riding conditions days after a storm. When you get to the ridge overlooking Bergman Bowl to your right and Independence Bowl to your left, you feel like you're on top of the world. It's truly a spectacular experience that you'll never forget." This is for advanced skiers and riders only, but scenic tours are also offered. For reservations, call 800-468-5004.
- 22 Resorts
- Consistent Snow
- Diverse destinations
- Resorts open before those of many other states
- Home to Vail, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain