2020 New England Gathering poll

Discussion in 'Gatherings and On-the-Hill Meetups' started by KevinF, Oct 29, 2019.

?
  1. March 27th to 29th

    18 vote(s)
    78.3%
  2. April 3rd to 5th

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-New England Team Gathermeister

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    1,725
    Location:
    New England
    The New England Gathering has had a long run up in Northern Vermont visiting the Stowe and Sugarbush areas, but it's time for a change to take advantage of the prevalence of Ikon passes. We're moving the show to Killington this winter.

    Dates are in the poll above. We've previously had a four day NEG, but the fourth day was always sparsely attended, so it's officially a three day event this winter as well, Friday through Sunday.

    Killington has a prevalence of lodging down valley in Rutland or along the access road.

    The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge -- for any and all Pug Skiers who want to show us "how it's done" -- will be on April 4th this year.

    I haven't been to Killington in many years; @Guy in Shorts will be guiding (among others depending on who I can recruit).
     
    surfsnowgirl likes this.
  2. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Posts:
    4,337
    Location:
    Londonderry, VT
    This will also be in the spring pass zone for those that may not have IKON passes.
     
  3. Thread Starter
    TS
    KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-New England Team Gathermeister

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    1,725
    Location:
    New England
    Thanks! Are both potential weekends covered by the Killington spring pass?
     
  4. Crank

    Crank Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2015
    Posts:
    1,140
    No Preference re. dates. Thanks for the heads up though, I will make sure to save some K. days on my Ikon.
     
  5. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Posts:
    4,337
    Location:
    Londonderry, VT
    NP. Yes, both weekends are good. Spring pass typically is available for purchase/use after 3/15 or thereabouts. No blackouts and good til end of season. We plan to get IKON passes next season but will still get the spring pass so that we can use our 5 days during peak season. Spring pass was $209 I think last time around. It's an amazing deal.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019


  6. Marker

    Marker XLTL Skier

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2017
    Posts:
    691
    Location:
    Kennett Square, PA & Killington, VT
    I probably could make either weekend work, but prefer to avoid April 4 (my anniversary) unless I can convince my wife to join us. We ski on a comparable advanced intermediate level, but she is terrible at navigating round Killington! I get a lot more vacation than she does and we burn three weeks each winter at Killington. I'll have to start working on her.:cool:

    I'm glad you guys are coming down for the Gathering! Let's hope for a great end of season like the forecasts suggest. You can put me down as a guide for our intermediate skiers.

    Calling @Wannabeskibum @mister moose I know there are others, but I've met them and GIS.
     
    surfsnowgirl and KevinF like this.
  7. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor Skier

    Joined:
    May 12, 2016
    Posts:
    4,337
    Location:
    Londonderry, VT
    We get the spring pass every year and the second Magic/Broms close down we are at the beast every weekend til almost the bitter end. We don't normally get to Killington this early but those weekends might work. March probably the better one. April one could work if it's not closing weekend for Magic/Bromley as we like to close them out.
     
  8. Ogg

    Ogg Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Posts:
    512
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    I could do either weekend. I have mixed feelings about BMMC weekend. It can get a bit crowded but all the really good mogul skiers come out of the woodwork so the lines are usually cut nicely.
     
    Tony S likes this.
  9. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    3,332
    Location:
    Boston Suburbs
    I've seen some roped off mogul comp venue on Outer Limits, though I'm not sure if it was the actual BMMC.
    How much of the run do they take out of service for it? I think I remember about half the width for about a third of the length?
     
  10. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Working on my technique all the time Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2016
    Posts:
    1,070
    Location:
    Metrowest Boston
    I could do either weekend but voted for March. That way my son could attend with me. He mentioned that he wanted to go to a Pugski gathering sometime.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
    KevinF likes this.
  11. Ogg

    Ogg Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Posts:
    512
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    That was probably it. Half the trail roped off at the bottom. I usually mostly avoid bear mountain on the day of the comp because its a zoo but you can usually find good bumps (and bump skiers) quite a few other places.
     
  12. Thread Starter
    TS
    KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-New England Team Gathermeister

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    1,725
    Location:
    New England
    I asked @Guy in Shorts this via PM; he indicated about half the width / half the length is taken by the course, but the rest of Outer Limits remains open.
     
  13. LaurelHillCraze

    LaurelHillCraze AKA Rob Davis Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2015
    Posts:
    387
    Location:
    Lost in the woods
    Wife and I have Ikon, we will watch this thread. I didn't vote but either weekend will work. We'll just have to see if we blow our budget out west before and after the Jackson Hole Gathering. We want to burn as much of our Utah Ikon allotment before and after the Gathering.
     
  14. Scruffy

    Scruffy Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2015
    Posts:
    671
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Looking forward to it.
     
  15. puptwin

    puptwin Booting up Skier

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Posts:
    18
    Location:
    NH Seacoast
    Either weekend will work for me but I voted for March.
     
  16. cmackvt

    cmackvt Putting on skis Skier

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2017
    Posts:
    39
    Location:
    Vermont
    Either works for me also but I voted for the March Dates.
     
  17. mdf

    mdf entering the Big Couloir Skier

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    3,332
    Location:
    Boston Suburbs
    No preference, but I'll be there.
     
  18. Thread Starter
    TS
    KevinF

    KevinF Gathermeister-New England Team Gathermeister

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2015
    Posts:
    1,725
    Location:
    New England
    Looks like the March dates have a significant lead, but I'll keep the poll open for another two weeks or so.
     
  19. karlo

    karlo Out on the slopes Skier

    Joined:
    May 11, 2017
    Posts:
    1,745
    Location:
    NJ
    I voted April, but that should only be a half vote, as I won’t know if I can until January
     
  20. JohnL

    JohnL Skied Past The Most Interesting Man in the World. Team Gathermeister

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2015
    Posts:
    442
    Location:
    NOVA - Home of Amazon HQ 2.5
    I definitely won’t make it for either date. Need to try reverse karma this year...
     
    Phelmut and Tony S like this.

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice