This list needs some balance. It is heavily weighted toward the "big boys". I know, most of this list is comprised with "big boy" skiers, but I'm sure there are many, many lurkers who are just as happy at smaller areas. It might help open up the forum a bit more. I've been making the rounds of many small community areas, some with famous skiers who grew up there. They are not into big time growth, but there is a lot to learn from them.
Might I suggest any of the following:
- Cochrans, VT
- Suicide Six, VT
- Black NH
- Bousquet, MA
These are all steeped in ski history, but have only humble plans.