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Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by LKLA, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Good luck up there with the races!
     
  2. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    Is tomorrow GS or SG?
     
  3. Erik Timmerman

    Erik Timmerman Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Another SL (her best event) and then GS (that has been pushed back over and over since Saturday) on Wednesday.
     
  4. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    Alright I'm going to Hunter a week from today. I figured I may as well while I still have my peak pass. I'm usually a bit tentative when going to a new to me resort.

    When on unfamiliar terrain I prefer groomers. I'll usually warm up on a green and then find some blues that make me happy. I'm not necessarily into black diamond runs, especially at a new mountain but if there's a mellow one let me know where I can find it.

    I've been told recently that I have the skill to ski harder terrain than I do but I've a bit of a confidence deficiency so this keeps from getting too wild and crazy. I'm going with a friend who is somewhat familiar with the mountain but I always like to have trails in my back pocket where I can hang in case I decide to let them go off so I can cruise. Can anyone who knows Hunter well give me some areas to check out, areas to avoid so that I don't accidentally wind up on a double black.

    Thanks
     
  5. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Any updates?
     


  6. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    Pretty much everything there will be a groomer in the morning. No worries of accidentally ending up on a double black. Not possible. Belt Parkway off the top for a warm-up run then get away from that trail because that's where everyone who can't ski will be later. Just pretend all the black diamonds are really blue and you'll be fine.
     
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  7. PinnacleJim

    PinnacleJim Getting on the lift Skier

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    Surprising powder day here at Killington with a fresh 5 on top of the 2 that fell yesterday. The Canadian families here on Spring Break are very happy.
     
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  8. ScottB

    ScottB Getting off the lift Skier

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    Skied Sunday River on Saturday and Sunday. Awesome weekend of opposite weather. The slopes were in great condition Saturday, and had 3-4" of fresh by Sunday afternoon. Saturday was warm and blue bird skies, Sunday was snowy and a mini blizzard. Saturday was very crowed, especially the ticket line, but if you know the mtn, you could avoid any long lines. We skied the Oz quad a lot, which had no line. The woods were really good on Saturday, with pretty soft snow and plenty of coverage. Sunday was pretty empty and in the afternoon, I actually didn't ski some glades because the snow was too deep (1-2ft) and I was on 70mm carving skis. I was demoing some front side carvers, which were not really the ski to be on this past weekend. Your wide boards were the ski for Sunday's conditions in the glades. It was also a lot colder on Sunday. From spring to mid-winter in 24 hrs.


    To reply to the Loon opinion question, I am another Loon fan, mostly because it is the closest ~2000ft vertical mtn to Boston. I like the terrain at Cannon more, but Loon has much better snowmaking and grooming. Some of their lower trails just above the main lodge are boring, but there is enough there to explore and keep you interested. I definitely felt like the new South section improved the mtn by adding some variety. It can get crowded on certain weekends, and there is not a lot of ways to avoid it, but its a pretty good mtn. in my opinion.
     
  9. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl loves soft bumps, trees and ungroomed Skier

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    I've skied Loon a couple times over the years and like it a lot. Only can get there towards the end of the season but I haven't met a blue there I didn't like. Fun mountain and great bar for apre ski.
     
  10. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Stowe today at 10:30

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    Stowe today at well.

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    not my pictures but it was really good. Rain will for sure mess it up on friday.
     
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  11. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-Stowe Team Gathermeister

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    aka, powder is for the locals. :cool:

    aka, powder is for the locals. :nono:
     
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  12. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I mean why cnat you work remotely? ironically you could probably buy a house on 10 acres in movegas for less than where you live in Ma ;)

    You could start doing your work from the Octogon.

    I was understudying a a Level 1 today, we had them do wedge christie in nose dive glades and then freeskied the rest of it. ;)
     
  13. Bogatyr

    Bogatyr Chasing the snow Skier

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    This is from Jay Peak snow report for today 12-03-2019 . Interesting numbers ....
    " We soared past the 350” mark for the season over the last 24-hours, and are now holding at 361” with the most snow on the east coast by a fair margin. We're also 100% open today, as Patrol was able to reopen the Face Chutes and St. Georges Prayer earlier this AM. Temps are in the mid-20s and the sun is now shining brightly.


    With our current base depths, we’ll likely have snow on the mountain until June….maybe July? It’s a lot, in fact, it’s one of Vermont’s deepest recorded snowpacks since the records started. Not only that, but we pulled down another inch this morning before the snow tapered off.
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  14. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    ....and rent out rooms to PugSki Stowe visitors!
     
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  15. hespeler

    hespeler Putting on skis Skier

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    Wife and I are thinking of skiing Monday, 3/18 as we haven't skied since coming back from Telluride almost a month ago and not much season left for us. Realistically the furthest we could probably get from NY is So. Vt. Was thinking of trying Stratton as we've never skied the place.

    How's the snow in So. Vt? Especially a couple of days after Friday's liquid event? Are the trees good to go at Stratton and will they still be on Monday??

    If we'll be relegated to groomer zooming then we could probably do the same in the Catskills but if Stratton or anywhere else in So Vt will be better we would definitely consider it.

    Thanks!
     
  16. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Lol. Rain friday. Question is will it freeze by Mon? Plenty of snow.
     
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  17. PinnacleJim

    PinnacleJim Getting on the lift Skier

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    Supposed to be 50s and rain showers here at Killington for Friday and then getting colder over the weekend and into all of next week. I don't think you need further details.
     
  18. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    On monday I would go some place south or south east facing that is near or above freezing. Other wise its going to be Ice, or chuckned up granular.

    Everywhere on the east all the ways up the Quebec City, and Gaspe, is going to get rain on friday. Then its going to be cold at least in the north till thursday. Its going to be for sure ice everywhere after saturday, unless your south facing and near freezing(or above).

    If you could go tomorrow, or friday during the rain the surface will be a lot more enjoyable than monday.
     
  19. James

    James Skiing the powder Instructor

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    Bromley?
     
  20. Josh Matta

    Josh Matta Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    maybe high of 27 there on monday. Its probably the best bet in southern Vermont. In all honesty if there a south facing resort even further south its probably a better bet for soft snow. Catskills look like highs in the mid 30s on monday. with sun and no wind that will be corn.
     

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