They's some mighty boring names out there. Mt Snow. I mean, come on, people. Beaver Creek? Copper Mountain? Winterplace? I live in Sleepeatplace, then. Willamette Pass? Is that, by chance, in Montana, near some random place? Nope. It's on. . . . .wait for it. . . . . .Willamette Pass. Good job guys. I know nobody gave (or gives) a toss about whether some stocky, bald, angry 40 something is going to smile ever so slightly at the lyricism of a given place name, or run name, but still. Thankfully, not everybody went on break.
Herewith, some best ski area names. Fun, lyrical, weird, or otherwise interesting for one reason or other.
Nub's Nob, MI. Yawgoo Valley, RI. Frost Fire, ND. Hoodoo, OR. Mt Cheeseman, NZ, not cos it's original, as it's on Mt Cheeseman, but, dag. Good call just the same. Whakapapa. Talk about lyrics. That's right out of a late 50s rock song.
Bogus Basin, ID. You can't call us biased, cos there's a few conspicuous names not here. Mt Ashland, for one. It's not bad, but, well, just a name. Crystal Mountain, Mt Baker, Buck Hill, all solid places, with great memories. Mt Bachelor, Copper, Welch Village, all of em. Timberline, while accurate, not interesting. Bogus, though, is fun.
There's Trollhaugen, WI. Of course. Craigleith, Craigieburn, and Cairngorms. Doesn't matter where they are, they sound legit. Granlibakken, Tawatinaw Valley, Rotarun, Skaneateles, Quoggy Jo, Cataloochee, Nakiska, Calabogie, Boogie Mountain, all just sound fun. Neither of us cares that Rotarun is a platter on the side of a small hill near Hailey, ID,