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How do I get the most vertical in the east?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I've found that I can get 50,000 feet vert in one day at Hunter (32+ runs) using only the high speed sixpack (The Kaatskill Flyer).
Can I beat that at Whiteface, Sugarbush, or Sugarloaf, considering the need to take more than one chair to the summit on those mountains?
I won't be truly happy until i get myself a 60 - 70,000 foot day, but I'm not free to go out west at the moment.
Any suggestions?
post #2 of 9

go to stowe the forerunner quad week days starts at 8am and goes to 4pm. 2000' of vertical off that lift good luck getting 30 runs in. The lift seems faster as the day goes on but that can be a consequence of lapping  the front four, not that I ever had 30 laps there.

post #3 of 9

Jiminy Peak's 6 pack is really fast and I think the mountain is open 8Am to 10 PM most days. It's 1100 vertical and you can easily get 7 or 8 runs an hour.  So figure 7 runs an hour times 10 hours and you've got 70k vertical.

 

I'm sure someone's gotten far more in one day there.

 

Hard to beat Jiminy if vertical is the only goal. I'd much rather ski Stowe or Sugarbush or Killington and get half that vertical on far better terrain.

post #4 of 9

If vert is your only metric, I'd second hirustler's comments.  I've easily skied 25,000 vert (25 runs) in a 4 hour stint at Jiminy w/o thinking about it too much. 

 

Still, despite this ....  going up and down as fast as you can just to do it holds absolutely no interest for me.  My runs came in the context of a bunch of us simply having fun and challenging each other to find new lines.

post #5 of 9

Wintergreen's got a 1K served by a high speed 6 pack that has true black terrain top to bottom.  I've done 10K in under 2 hours several times.  And, I stop to catch my breath every other run or so.

post #6 of 9

Stowe's Fourrunner is hard to beat, but I think Wildcat has a lift that could let you rack up some crazy vertical too.

post #7 of 9

If your looking toward next year Mount Snow will have a high speed bubble six that will cover 1700 vert in seven minutes. 36 runs at round trip time of ten minutes will give you over 60,000 in 6 hours. That gives you one to two hours of slush time. You'll have some variety on the front side with quick groomers for fast descents. It's much mellower then Stowe and probably not as boring as lapping Jiminy. It might be a happy medium.

post #8 of 9

Go to Boston Mills, get 20-30 runs an hour in on North Bowl and Croyle from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Not much vertical, but it adds up.

post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Depending on conditions, I will get to Stowe, Wildcat and Jiminy before the season ends. Thanks for the advice.
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