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saturday skiing at stowe?

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I usually avoid saturday skiing but will be heading to stowe in a few weeks and might be there over the weekend.  How  busy is it on a typical saturday and how are the lines.  I was at snowmass last month and because they are so far from denver, saturday wasn't too bad.  My other option is to ski thursday/friday which I prefer but is more difficult due to the 7 hour drive time

 

thanks 

post #2 of 8

Depends on snow and holidays of course, but here's the deal with Saturdays. Get up early. The Quad spins at 7:30 AM. Unless it just dumped, there will not be a line until 10. If the line starts to get big, go to Spruce and ski the Sensation Quad. There is never, ever a line there.

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Depends on snow and holidays of course, but here's the deal with Saturdays. Get up early. The Quad spins at 7:30 AM. Unless it just dumped, there will not be a line until 10. If the line starts to get big, go to Spruce and ski the Sensation Quad. There is never, ever a line there.


Shut. Your. Mouth.  There is NO skiing off the Sensation lift, none. Stay on the Gondola.

 

great advice Epic. The Sensation lift is under utilized and no one from out of town ever gets up early enough to enjoy the best of skiing the Quad, the early morning light is WAY better than mid afternoon, and so are the snow conditions.

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you don't have to worry about me, I will not being skiing on saturday.

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I got on Sensation Quad for just one run a few weeks ago (when I bought skis from you Mike). Ended up on something that was pure ice (with barely any snow). Trying to find it on the trail map now, but can't point my finger now. Fairly wide straight run down with rolling terrain. I cursed all the way down and went to main mountain right after it. I ski most of the time on Whiteface (aka Iceface), but never experienced anything like that before...

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I got on Sensation Quad for just one run a few weeks ago (when I bought skis from you Mike). Ended up on something that was pure ice (with barely any snow). Trying to find it on the trail map now, but can't point my finger now. Fairly wide straight run down with rolling terrain. I cursed all the way down and went to main mountain right after it. I ski most of the time on Whiteface (aka Iceface), but never experienced anything like that before...


That would be Main Street it is the race trail. It's supposed to be icy. Sterling = great cruiser, Smugglers = mellow bump run, Whirlaway = natural snow trail w character.

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I got on Sensation Quad for just one run a few weeks ago (when I bought skis from you Mike). Ended up on something that was pure ice (with barely any snow). Trying to find it on the trail map now, but can't point my finger now. Fairly wide straight run down with rolling terrain. I cursed all the way down and went to main mountain right after it. I ski most of the time on Whiteface (aka Iceface), but never experienced anything like that before...



If thats you in your picture I saw you skiing. Yellow DPS standout when being skied on spruce by someone who is not a local. 

post #8 of 8

Well now I guess I know how it feels on race track lol.

 

I was skiing on Kastle's at Stowe, Feb 11/12. Bought Wailers after that, so it was definitely not me. Not to say I'm any better then that person you saw...

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