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Where's the best skiing in the Northeast right now?

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Who's got the best conditions right now and why? Anybody? I gotta get away!
post #2 of 22

I haven't been out much, but the reports I get from my examiner friends who have been traveling all over seem to say that Stowe is probably as good as you'll find right now.

post #3 of 22

I was at Jay Peak a couple weeks ago - phenomenal. 

 

I was at Bretton Woods this past weekend and it was good too, but very crowded by mid-day. 

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What are you looking for?  Do you need woods covered in snow?  Do you want hard-snow gentle groomers?  Do you want lots of bumps?  Terrain parks in graduated difficulty?  Day care and all-day kids programs?  Nastar? Gnarly steep ungroomed trails beneath lifts?

post #5 of 22

Good question. My guess would be Northern VT? We skied Bretton Woods on Saturday -- very firm under a few inches of nice fluffy snow. But any place there had been much traffic it was icy -- e.g., Cascade going down to the Rosebrook lift. Had a fun day. Went to Cannon on Sunday and really didn't enjoy it all. Pretty much everything we skied was really icy. I'm a wimp but I thought conditions were not really safe. In their defense they were being very aggressive with snowmaking but mother nature just hasn't given them any breaks.

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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post

What are you looking for?  Do you need woods covered in snow?  Do you want hard-snow gentle groomers?  Do you want lots of bumps?  Terrain parks in graduated difficulty?  Day care and all-day kids programs?  Nastar? Gnarly steep ungroomed trails beneath lifts?


No - screw the terrain parks, I'm an old bugger. But if somebody has woods covered in snow that should pretty much assure the whole darn place has got the goods, no? Bumps? I'll take those too, but if they're made of ice - see the previous sentence. Really just looking for who has the best snow conditions - hence the title. Day care? (not to be a wise a$$, but I do have a few thousand posts and well...you know wink.gif) beercheer.gif
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Who's got the best conditions right now and why? Anybody? I gotta get away!


Quebec City is where it's at.  If there was ever a reason to go to the best skiing in the east, now is the time.

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Quebec City is where it's at.  If there was ever a reason to go to the best skiing in the east, now is the time.


Oh, holy crap! I just looked at the photo of the day from Le Massif....wow eek.gif That does look pretty epic. I'm going to have to figure out how to stretch out my trip to make that haul, but looks like it has the goods! Thanks for the tip!
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Oh, holy crap! I just looked at the photo of the day from Le Massif....wow eek.gif That does look pretty epic. I'm going to have to figure out how to stretch out my trip to make that haul, but looks like it has the goods! Thanks for the tip!


Post it up! Let's see it.

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Post it up! Let's see it.


Not sure how to link this one, so try this:

http://www.lemassif.com/en/planifier/galeries?doc_id=3512#840_609

I don't know though...I'd like to see a date on this photo. Not 100% sure it's today's "photo of the day." No date given, so might be a bit suspect?
post #11 of 22

It does look kind of fluffy up there.

post #12 of 22
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I edited my post while you were posting - see above. Not convinced when this photo was actually taken. Yeah - looking again, it's very suspect! Their whole "photo of the day gallery is actually pretty FUBAR. rolleyes.gif
post #13 of 22

Here's some shots that are kind of recent...

 

http://www.lemassif.com/en/planifier/galeries?doc_id=3512#840_678

 

Does anyone have any trip reports from the newly opened Le Massif sidecountry.  I would like to try that some time for sure.

 

 

Edit... I think I just posted the same link... it doesn't save the "selections" I had set up.

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Yeah but last week when it was mid 30's and raining at Jay and Stowe and Sugarbush it was -13 Celsius at Le Massif and they got 20cm of snow.  We are going to stay near Set Anne over President's weekend.  Can't wait!

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Yeah but last week when it was mid 30's and raining at Jay and Stowe and Sugarbush it was -13 Celsius at Le Massif and they got 20cm of snow.  We are going to stay near Set Anne over President's weekend.  Can't wait!


That's what I was hoping to hear. I was at K-Mart last weekend and although they did a very commendable job grooming, and blew sweet deep soft bumps on Lower Skyelark overnight, the rain on Friday, 1/27, really froze the base up hard as a rock. Real fugly when it got skied off. Good thing I brought along my SL skis.
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I'll be at Killington for Presidents week.  Hopefully things will improve before then.  One of the downfalls of getting older is that, as much fun as the slalom skis are they bother my knee now.  I'm still limping around a little after using them last weekend. If we keep having winters like this, I may have to get it fixed one of these days!frown.gif

post #17 of 22

Mount Washington.

post #18 of 22

Newark International Airport,

post #19 of 22

haha +1 to you Bode

post #20 of 22

Come on...Newark? sheesh...

 

How about Union Square in Manhattan? Today!

http://timeoutnewyorkkids.com/things-to-do/time-out-kids-blog/67971/time-out-kids-blog

 

 

 

Gabriel Crandall, 6 , perfects his “rocky to fakie” trick while snowboarding for the first time at Thursday at Union Square Park. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/ski-resorts-bring-snow-to-the-city-189251.html


Edited by Tog - 2/9/12 at 6:25pm
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Note: West Viginia is not in the Northeast.....though since it seceded from the South and Virginia, I suppose we'll give it honorable mention and skip over Pennsylvania.

 

Well hopefully, that snow will fill this out: I've never seen a trail shaped like the one in the background.

 

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