2011 Resort Poll: Top Ten Pipes

Double Cut. PHOTO: Courtesy Northstar

9. Northstar-at-Tahoe, California

From high-stakes contests to private pipe shoots, this 420-foot-long beast can handle it. It’s backed by rudimentary dirt walls, which help maintain its shape and get it going early in the season. It’s sheltered in the trees, so wind is never an issue, and its lower elevation means it never gets too icy, either. You’ll find riders like Danny Davis riding these eighteen-foot transitions-they’re primed and nearly perfect every day.