Filmmaker and Former Pro Snowboarder Jim Mangan Names His Five Favorite Slopes
Obviously I am very intimate with the mountain. It has the best parks and some of the best tree lines on a powder day.
It’s a total mom-and-pop resort, so three days after it snows, when all the powder is tracked out, you can go there and find unbelievable stashes. I recommend heading to the top of James Peak. You can pay extra and take a heli that will drop you off at the top or you can take a short cat ride and hike most of the way. The hike is better—you feel like you've earned it.
Each time I’m on these mountains I learn something new. Brighton has the most fun and diverse terrain of anywhere I've ridden. Hook up with someone who knows the mountain.
As far as natural terrain, they have every type you can imagine. The drops, the cliffs—there is nothing like it on Earth. Combined with the two-foot powder days, forget it.