Northeast Ski/ride meet-up

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    Oct 10, 2008 3:11 PM GMT
    so we've been discussing this for a while, and i'm just trying to gauge any kind of possible interest, or ski hill suggestions.

    i hit up Jay Peak all the time, so i'm not opposed to heading there cuz i loves it and haven't gotten bored witht he mountain in the 19 years i've been going. only drawback is minimal nightlife if you folks expect to party hard (not that it can't be done, but there are about 3 bars in the area). but there are a bunch of homo-owned BnBs in the area.. and shit they make some good soup.

    i haven't been anywhere else in the US in many a year since i stopped racing, but there are some other nice spots like Stowe, Sugar Bush and Sugar Loaf etc.

    so throw out some suggestions and why you think that spot should be where we go.

    snowfall history is also a good leverage point... cough*Jayhasthemostsnowintheeast*coughcough

    and this will probably happen end of february, beginning of march.
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    Oct 10, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    Are snowboarders invited? :-)

    Totally keen!
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    Oct 10, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    notice the title of ski/ride.


    the ride refers to boarders yo icon_razz.gif


    i'm not plankist.
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    Oct 10, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    Killington has the most mountain terrain to offer. I'll second sugarbush. Bromley is smaller but cheap and faces south so the weather isn't as harsh. All are in mid to lower Vermont.

    I'd advise against Stratton in VT. It's a very well developed mountain with lots to offer other than skiing but it's become such a rich mans haven. Prices are high and so much is geared to serve the wealthy property owners, exclusive lodge's, restaurants, cut line lift passes, parking, etc..
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    Oct 10, 2008 4:12 PM GMT
    If it's someplace that also has cross country skiing, I'm up for it!
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    Oct 10, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    I haven't been skiing in 5 years, but I'd love to go! Or if anyone would like to teach me how to snowboard, that'd be cool, too icon_smile.gif
  • DiverScience

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    Oct 10, 2008 7:31 PM GMT
    If it's at a time I can go and afford, I'll likely join you boys.

    I like Smuggs, though I'd like to visit a new mountain.
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    Oct 10, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    Any way to make the locale more convenient to Boston? Or are we luring Montreal folks as well?

    Sunday River (Bethel, ME) is my preference, although a rowdy day/night at Wachusett (Princeton, MA) is always fun too.
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    Oct 10, 2008 7:59 PM GMT
    I'm good with pretty much anything - and just glad to not being the organizer for this!!! Thanks JMS!
  • treader

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    Oct 10, 2008 8:39 PM GMT

    Jay Peak is great but I usually save it for later in the season since it's pretty far away and it has snow late into the season.

    Another suggestion might be to meet up at the New England gay ski week in Stowe. This year it's Jan 28-Feb 1. I missed it last year but everyone said that they had a great time. Might be a perfect RJ meetup opportunity.

    For anyone who wants to ski/board more, there's the OutRyders New England ski group which has already planned out their entire winter schedule for the upcoming season. I usually go to any many of their events as I can. Winter always goes by too fast.
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    Oct 14, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidAny way to make the locale more convenient to Boston? Or are we luring Montreal folks as well?

    Sunday River (Bethel, ME) is my preference, although a rowdy day/night at Wachusett (Princeton, MA) is always fun too.


    i'm trying to lure some other montreal peoples for sure. but we'll see what happens closer to the dates...


    and for the amount of Massholes i've had arguments over walkie-talkie frequencies with, i KNOW you people trek up north.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:12 PM GMT
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    XRuggerATX saidAny way to make the locale more convenient to Boston? Or are we luring Montreal folks as well?

    Sunday River (Bethel, ME) is my preference, although a rowdy day/night at Wachusett (Princeton, MA) is always fun too.


    i'm trying to lure some other montreal peoples for sure. but we'll see what happens closer to the dates...

    I think our general desire with all of these events has been to get as many people from the region as possible and not just clustered in one area. Just my 2 cents.
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    Oct 21, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
    I get a sweet deal on a pass to Sugarbush this year, so I'm hoping to head there a lot.
    I've never been to Jay Peak, but hear the riding there is amazing.

    I'd take Sugarbush over Jay simply for the deal I get this year though.
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    Oct 29, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    Jay is powder heaven, as far as Eastern resorts go. I live about 20 mins. from Smuggler's Notch, and ski and ride there often, as well as back country on Mt. Mansfield (think Stowe) and around the area. If anyone is up for some untracked powder in the back country, let me know. I know many hidden chutes that only us locals know.
    P.S. I had 7" of snow over night at my house, and there was much more in the mountains. Winter is here...at least for a while. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 29, 2008 6:16 PM GMT
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    Tell me more I just movede back to the berkshires. Looking for ski buddies Those that like to ski at night
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    Oct 29, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    I have little input as to where we go, but I'd be down for going. Tiger, we gonna carpool & split the cost? =D
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    Oct 29, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    other thigns that shuld be taken into consideration include where the eff we're gonna stay depending where we go. if it's somewhere a bit more remote, hotel rooms, or plain old chalet rental and splitting cost. but more importantly, is there a hot tub or outdoor sauna.
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    Oct 29, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    I haven't been skiing in years, mostly alpine; I think I was spooked by a woolly mammoth.

    Nevertheless, I'm up for trying again! Alpine, board or X-Country. Whichever is least likely to break a bone. I survived paintball after all.
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    Oct 29, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    HotToddy saidI have little input as to where we go, but I'd be down for going. Tiger, we gonna carpool & split the cost? =D


    We totally can.
  • DCEric

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    Oct 30, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    Anyone up for something in the West Virgina area... New England is a bit too far for me on my shoe string budget.
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    Oct 30, 2008 10:33 AM GMT
    I'm only 20 minutes from Smuggs, 60 from Stowe, 75 from Stowe & Jay, and 90 from Sugarbush & Mad River.. If you have a sleeping bag, I have floor space. That depends on which date.
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    Nov 06, 2008 2:36 PM GMT
    jms84 saidother thigns that shuld be taken into consideration include where the eff we're gonna stay depending where we go. if it's somewhere a bit more remote, hotel rooms, or plain old chalet rental and splitting cost. but more importantly, is there a hot tub or outdoor sauna.

    Where are our northern New Englanders who can start creating a list of possible places. I think we're at the stage of needing actually suggestions which people can weigh in on.
  • Joe_M

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    Nov 06, 2008 2:44 PM GMT
    Southern Vermont resident here willing to help out! My BF and I try to ski as much as possible during the season! Would love to go in a big group!
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 06, 2008 2:58 PM GMT
    I'll try to be whereever it's gonna be, though I've done Smuggs a lot so I'd have a bias to another mountain.

    Won't be around last week of Dec, and then Jan/February get crazy as I try to get a paper out so I can write my thesis and graduate, so I don't know if my opinion's gonna hold much weight.
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    Nov 06, 2008 3:22 PM GMT
    OutdoorMutt saidJay is powder heaven, as far as Eastern resorts go. I live about 20 mins. from Smuggler's Notch, and ski and ride there often, as well as back country on Mt. Mansfield (think Stowe) and around the area. If anyone is up for some untracked powder in the back country, let me know. I know many hidden chutes that only us locals know.
    P.S. I had 7" of snow over night at my house, and there was much more in the mountains. Winter is here...at least for a while. icon_biggrin.gif


    Pete, 7 " eh

    yeah I was watching the weather patterns yesterday. You guys got the perfect situation for snow, we got a big high pressure system with warm airflow...so its just foggy in the morning and it burns off. the snow from last week melted.
    I'm off overseas for 7 month tour so it'll be sun sand and never a dull moment. gonna miss the snow.