Skiing’s one of the greatest winter activities of all, but it comes with one major problem: Alberto Tomba getting to bang any women you bring with you. Also, crowds. Well, consider those gone, thanks to Anthony Lakes’ Own the Mountain package.
Arguably more impressive than Tomba's, AL's package is a totally unique, crazily innovative chance for you and up to 24 friends to literally take over an Oregon ski hill for a day of people-less alpine bliss, then storm their bar for the standard kind. It's really that crazy: they'll keep anyone else from coming onto the mountain from 9a-2p so you can shred 21 runs over 1100 acres (almost half of which are black diamonds), before stopping for an included lunch, then heading back out and getting after more trails with names like Trouble Creek, Tumble Off, and Avalanche...um, this place is like, totally safe, promise. For a nominal added fee they can groom a certain selection of runs for you, although a day of bump skiing will have you all the thirstier by the time you retire to the lodge's Starbottle Saloon, which they'll keep open for three hours while you tell stories about how you totally almost did a 360 off that jump while sucking down copious local brews, then telling that story about how you totally almost did a 1080 off that jump.
They'll be happy to coordinate a lodging package for you, and also take you out for some cat skiing once you tire of riding lifts by yourself. And best of all, the whole thing is crazily reasonable: $2500 for up to 15 people ($167/man), and $3500 for up to 25 people, or what Tomba calls "the smallest sex party I've ever seen, who threw this thing, that prude Jean-Claude Killy?!?"