Several years ago, my ski partner, Greg Papa, gave me the nickname “Tomba”. And as much as I enjoy chasing women (for another time), I take great pride in my nickname. I am an accomplished skier who loves to strap on the sticks and ski! My brother Michael had a condo in Frisco, CO one winter not so long ago, so my skiing was predominantly done in the Rockies this year. I am a lucky guy. Here are my favorites:

Taos, NM
This area is a skier’s dream. Steep and deep! And blue skies! Fluffy snow! New Mexico is just a beautiful state.

Vail, CO
Great mountain! So much to offer. Never enough ski days at Vail! The Back Bowls are special!

Arapahoe Basin, CO
It has been a while since I skied there, but the area has good vertical, good snow and is very cold. But in the Spring, it is amazing. Some of my best ski days have been at “A-Basin”.

Hunter Mountain, NY
This is where I learned to ski. Do not compare to the west coast hills, that’s not fair. But Hunter is where my grandmother skied challenging terrain for 56 years. Enough said.

Sugar Bowl, CA
Site of my ski accident (sprained ACL, MCL, contusion of the Menicus; that was just the right knee; stretched everything in the left one without tearing anything!) But I go back to where I was bit – the terrain is fun and the snow is arguably the best in Tahoe.

Squaw Valley, CA
Great hill when there is a ton of snow. Very challenging and a ton of fun – just make sure the hill is covered.
Honorable Mention – Copper Mountain, CO; Kirkwood, CA and Snowbird, UT