Tell A Friend Tour 2020 was one of the biggest years for the tour. We started off the first weekend of the tour at Killington, VT with a contest event that included prizes of $3,000 in cash, a sponsorship with Line Skis, and a spot in the Tom Wallisch Steel City Shown Down. After Killington we drove down to Mount Snow to finish off the first weekend of tour with two legendary ski resorts on the East. For the next set of stops we moved south hitting up resorts in NH, MA, and CT, mixing in new places like Mount Southington along with classics like Ski Sundown. From there, we headed to PA for the weekend, and then turned west to OH, MI, and WI. After a two-week break, we finished out the tour strong on the West Coast at Grouse in BC, Mount Spokane and Whitepass in WA.
What I really like about the tour is going to new places I have never skied at. Each resort has a different vibe and sometimes a small resort in the middle of nowhere can really stand out. This year we visited a bunch of resorts I had never been to like Montage, and Liberty in Pennsylvania, Bristol Mountain in NY, Mountain Creek in NJ and many more. It was the most new resorts we had ever visited in one year, and I really enjoyed branching out into parts of the country I have never been to before.
Personally, I think a good TAFT stop is all about the vibe of the park. A park doesn't need to be huge with 80ft jumps and a 22ft half pipe, it just needs a few unique features and a good flow. Pine Knob in Michigan is a great example of a small hill that has one of the best parks in the US, in my opinion. The park is packed with rails, transitions and jibs. It also has a rope tow so you don’t need to spend a bunch of time hiking before getting exhausted. Liberty Mountain Resort was probably the biggest sleeper of the tour this year. It's located in southern Pennsylvania on the Mason-Dixon line and had some of the coolest challenge rails of any stop.