EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Night Skiing In The East Coast????
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Night Skiing In The East Coast????

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I`m looking for a good ski resort comparable to Whiteface or Jay Peak. That offers night skiing?(if there are any) I`m looking to go in March next year so somewhere with good spring skiing.

 

Thanks,

 

post #2 of 12

not many big mountains offer night skiing.  Does Stowe still have night skiing on the Perry Merril trail?

 

I believe Windham Mt in NY has night skiing but just on the weekends.

 

post #3 of 12

Bit of a trip but Mount Saint Anne outside Quebec City offers the most extensive night skiing on a big mountain I know of. They usually run the gondola & the high speed bubble chair at night with 2/3 of the front face open top to bottom. Nearby Stoneham  & Le Rollie also have extensive night skiing but are not quite as big as MSA.


Edited by steamboat1 - 4/6/11 at 9:42am
post #4 of 12

Jiminy Peak has good night skiing.  Great, groomed, fast skiing, but that's what you get with night skiing.  It can be fun and the lift lets you rack up the vertical.

post #5 of 12

The biggest nightskiing in Canada (at least last time i checked) is Stoneham. they have about 50 runs open at night 

post #6 of 12
The biggest vert is Mont Ste Anne. They're actually really good cruising runs at 2000+ ft of vert. Check the trail map.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

I just quickly googled Mont Saint Anne on Google Maps and relized it was right next to Quebec City and was wondering how busy it can get because it is so close to the city. (It looks like a 15 minute drive). Is it worth worrying about in mid-week anyways though. But it sounds like an amzing ski vacation with Historical Quebec right in front of it.


 

post #8 of 12

MSA can get busy, but no where near as busy as tremblant. I would recommend staying 4 days there and spilt it between Le massif and MSA, both being amazing ski resorts.

post #9 of 12
I've only done the night skiing on weekends, and crowds were a zero concern. On my 2 mid-week days I've had at Mont Ste Anne, I don't know if I waited in a single line. On all the weekend days, I don't ever remember any worries line-wise.

If you're going out that way, count on spending half of your days at Le Massif... Eastern North America's number 1 ski hill (as rated by anyone who's been there... search around these threads and you'll see). Massif is 20-30 minutes further down the road from MSA. Unfortunately there's no night skiing there.
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post

Bit of a trip but Mount Saint Anne outside Quebec City offers the most extensive night skiing on a big mountain I know of. They usually run the gondola & the high speed bubble chair at night with 2/3 of the front face open top to bottom. Nearby Stoneham  & Le Rollie also have extensive night skiing but are not quite as big as MSA.


^^^^ Did some night skiing at Mt St. A this season after a full day (price of kids who never stop), was surprised how much fun it was. They regroom, decent lighting, decent variety. Crowded, though, cuz that's what you do at night around there if you're in middle or high school...

 

post #11 of 12


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by beyond View Post




^^^^ Did some night skiing at Mt St. A this season after a full day (price of kids who never stop), was surprised how much fun it was. They regroom, decent lighting, decent variety. Crowded, though, cuz that's what you do at night around there if you're in middle or high school...

 

LOL... ride the gondi or chair up & see which run they're grooming & hit that the next run.

 

I found the lighting to be good. The worst time to ski is at dusk because the light is flat & the night lighting hasn't taken over yet.

 

I never had a problem with crowds but maybe that's because it was always well below 0 degrees farenheit the few times I've done it.

 

Riding the gondi at sunset looking over the St. Lawrence is absolutely beautiful.

 

Speaking of beauty the Basilica of Sainte Anne Dupree in town is not to be missed if your in the area.
 

 

post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by skiwhitblu View Post

I just quickly googled Mont Saint Anne on Google Maps and relized it was right next to Quebec City and was wondering how busy it can get because it is so close to the city. (It looks like a 15 minute drive). Is it worth worrying about in mid-week anyways though. But it sounds like an amzing ski vacation with Historical Quebec right in front of it.


 

I didn't do any night skiing, but it can be a fun spot for a ski vacation in March:

 

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=1145&mode=headlines

 

http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=1123&mode=search



 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Night Skiing In The East Coast????