Mid-Atlantic Mid-Atlantic Conditions, Resorts, Meet-ups, and Stoke! 2018/2019

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by dbostedo, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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    I’m toying with the idea of going to Massanutten on Dec 13. Do they have at least one top-to-bottom run open on both of their bigger chairlifts?
     
  2. wgo

    wgo Putting on skis Skier

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    I have not been there, but per their website both Showtime and Diamond Jim are open top to bottom
     
  3. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    I haven’t been yet but Diamond Jim a decently long black run is open as well as upper and lower Showtime which is a decent blue run. Both feed into a green run, Southern Comfort which is also open.
     
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    dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    ^^^
    Southern Comfort is the longest, flattest green run that you'll find just about anywhere. I wouldn't really consider it a run for anyone but low level beginners - for everyone else it's just a way to get from place to place... I usually skate much of it if I'm trying to hurry or didn't carry enough speed.

    Diamond Jim and Showtime are nice runs (keeping in mind that they're in the mid-A)... there are some steeper or more difficult spots on Diamond Jim each if you seek them out, that makes is a black diamond. But it's mostly blue. I've spent whole days at M'Nut just lapping those two runs.
     
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  5. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Agreed. The real reason I even mentioned Southern Comfort is Jim mentioned top to bottom it is the easy main drag to the bottom from the upper areas of the mountain.
     


  6. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Anyone got stoke for this week? This thread is turning a bit clinical ...
     
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    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    Yes!! I DO!! But I'll be at Sunday River, not in the mid-A... I'll have to stoke it up when I get back. :cool:
     
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  8. Coach13

    Coach13 Out on the slopes Skier

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    Unfortunately not this weekend as I’m helping my son get back on his feet after surgery. Keep me in mind for anything in the MidAtlantic going forward though as I want to get out with everyone for some turns.
     
  9. wgo

    wgo Putting on skis Skier

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    Planning on Snowshoe this weekend. I'll see if I can come up with something stoke-worthy.
     
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  10. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    Just got in the door after a day of skiing at Blue Mountain. Snow conditions were great on the limited trails that were open.
     
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  11. Willyum215

    Willyum215 Getting on the lift Skier

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    I'm hoping to get at least a half day in at Elk on Sunday, weather dependent.

    The beautiful thing is that the Mrs and I have a seasonal rental one mile away until 3/31. So stoked for this season. I will mainly be a (long) weekend warrior, although we'll be there the week of 12/26 - 1/1. Below are me and the pups on Sun 12/2, our first weekend in the place. Not a bad view for a foggy day - can't wait for a bluebird day and to gaze at the lights at night.
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    I'll probably be solo a bunch, so would love to meet up w/ a few of the NEPA Pug crew, maybe even organize a gathering there. Any interest?
     
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  12. Living Proof

    Living Proof We All Have The Truth Skier

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    Just an opinion, but, the lumping of Pocono ski areas in NE Pa, near Philly and No Jersey, into a Mid-Atlantic thread is not well thought out. Prior to this year, Mid Atlantic covered the areas in So. Central Pa, WV and VA. There is little interest between members of either the traditional Pocono or MidAtlantic groups, It is awkward to go through many posts about areas where members do not ski. Last years Pocono thread was well responded to and created a good level of buzz and meet-ups.

    One vote for establishing a unique Pocono thread.
     
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  13. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    That's why I put half my posts in the Mid Atlantic thread and half in the New England thread. Confusion.
     
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  14. MarkP

    MarkP Out on the slopes Skier

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    Wisp has opened today. Cam shows a couple people coming down Squirrel Cage.
    Wish I could get out there.

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  15. wgo

    wgo Putting on skis Skier

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    Still looking at Snowshoe for Saturday, despite the forecasted rain. You know what they say, "Never cancel a ski trip because of a weather prediction". Anyway until then here is a picture from Monday, just some low-angle powder turns from hiking a hill near my house. LocalTracks.jpg
     
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  16. Willyum215

    Willyum215 Getting on the lift Skier

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    Was there a Pocono thread last year?

    Either way- I totally agree @Living Proof , but believe it should be called NEPA, or something to that effect. Elk is technically in the Endless Mountains.
     
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  17. Jersey Skier

    Jersey Skier aka RatherPlayThanWork or Gary Skier

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    But where is Huntah?
     
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  18. LaurelHillCraze

    LaurelHillCraze AKA Rob Davis Skier

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    Nothing stopping you from starting a NEPA thread. Just tag it Mid-Atlantic so it will be easier to search. I ski SWPA and WV and find it a slight waste of time going through Pocono posts. Nice to have all in one for those that travel around the Mid-A but like most, if I'm driving 4 hours to ski, I'll add more to hit Vermont given lodging and lifts cost about the same.
     
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  19. kitchener

    kitchener Still At Large Skier

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    I think most associate “the Poconos” with Elk, and Mountain Creek, too. I’m all for it.
     
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  20. 4aprice

    4aprice Getting on the lift Skier

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    I'm not opposed to a general Pocono thread, however, I've been posting in your "Camelback Improvements" thread as it is the only place I will be skiing in the Pocono's this winter. She was skiing ok last Thursday.
     
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