Top 10 Most “Epic” Ski & Board Experiences

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Antarctic ski adventure.  photo:  ben shook
Antarctic ski adventure. photo: ben shook

There are some very “epic” ski and snowboard experiences out there.  This list certainly covers a few of the good ones.  Alaska heliskiing certainly should be on this list as well.  Kinda fun that McConkey’s at Squaw is on here.  Although, there really aren’t many people on Earth who would enjoy skiing that line.  Regardless, we think McConkey’s being on this list is a cool tribute to Shane.

USA Today put together this list and it’ll certainly get your brain spinning on where you wanna go on your next big adventure.

Tuckermans Ravine, NH.
Tuckermans Ravine, NH.


10. Tuckerman’s Ravine, New Hampshire

9. Snowcat Skiing at Baldface Lodge, British Columbia

8. Corbet’s Couloir, Wyoming

7. Japan’s Mount Yotei

mcconkey's squaw
McConkey’s, Squaw Valley. photo: snowbrains

6. McConkey’s, California

Looming like a silent dare at the top of Squaw Valley’s famed KT-22 Mountain, this singular run traverses an extreme 120 vertical feet on a 68-degree pitch, one of the steepest in the country. Once called Eagles’ Nest, it was renamed in 2009 in honor of Squaw legend and extreme skier Shayne McConkey, and it remains just as formidable as it did when the resort first opened.

5. Snowwater Heli-Skiing, British Columbia

4. La Grave, France

3. Silverton Resort, Colorado

2. Hut-to-Hut in New Zealand

Antarctica.  photo:  kim havell
Antarctica. photo: kim havell

1. A Ski Expedition in Antarctica

Deemed the last snow-covered frontier by most extreme skiers and riders, you can make this intimidating world slightly more accessible (and live out your millionaire dreams) by signing up for a 13-day yacht-and-ski expeditions with Ice Axe Expeditions.  Miles Clark will be guiding on this trip and he’s currently looking for clients.  Shoot him an email at:

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