Where's Gaper Boy?
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Can't say I have a ski home, but Tuxedo Ridge/Sterling Forest (Hudson Valley) is the smallest and closest for a Sunday afternoon, and Plattekill (Catskills) is my "local" favorite, when conditions are good. Fun terrain, no crowds, good food, good bar, and unpretentious atmosphere. Belleayre (Catskills) is where I end up most of the time, though.
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You live in Northern California and your home mountain is The Canyons?
Is there some gain in making fun of smaller hills in this thread? There are lots of people putting up modest trail maps in this thread. Let's celebrate their luck that they get to ski, not make fun of the lack of vertical gain or whatever.
Here's the old home hill... 1991-93, and 1995 - 2002. Kanazawa Seymour, Ishikawa pref, Japan.
2400' of sweet deep love that was 20 minutes from the front door. This is a trail map I put
together from a google map image for some friends and old ski partners. The yellow is all the
lift accessed slack stuff, some skinning and hiking involved (about 3km max). Glads, chutes,
and butt loads of uncontested snow. There's also a 10k peak about 10km behind the area for
spring touring. All this two hours from Hakuba, an hour from Tateyama and the northern alps.
Just mind blowing good fun. Since then, it's been Cypress in Vancouver BC with lots of
Whistler and Baker, and of late, Crystal Mtn. WA. But it all started on a 250' hill in MI.
That's what I say about Massanutten too. Although since the surrounding land is the Shenandoah valley 1000 ft lower, it really does look like a mountain as you drive towards it.
If you mean tip to tail, quick conservitive estimate, they'd be over 2200'