Not suprising, considering most of the cast from Jersey Shore are from NY
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Hmm, interesting idea but I think it would make the driving longer. Plus I have already skied quite a bit in VT and Maine and like the idea of trying NY.
I think I'm pretty set on skiing hunter on Sunday. I found a discount ticket for 55 via a ski store PA.
As for Saturday, I'll decide between Gore and Whiteface based on conditions. Liftopia has discounts for Whiteface and Price Chopper Markets have discounts for Gore. Right now they are predicting 13" for Gore this week and 6" for Whiteface...
fly in and out of Newark, biz in Philly, then Gore and Huntaah... Gore is fun, great hill, easier access than Whitface (by travel time) - Huntaah, well itz Huntaah, truly a trip... definitely do the bar scene - a scream
tune-sharpen your skis... bring P-Tex
For what it's worth, here are the crowds at Plattekill the Monday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend:
And regardless of where you ski, I would also second trying to fly out of an airport other than Philly. The drive back will be unpleasant and, more importantly, will cut into skiing time. See if you can fly out of Albany--that way you could visit both Whiteface and Gore, or hit some of the Vermont areas as well. Sometimes it isn't more expensive to return from another airport. Last year I tacked on a ski trip to Denver from visiting my in-laws in Houston,and it wasn't much more than flying round trip from Newark to Houston.
The expectation is now 100% snow at Gore this week. Gore, Whiteface and Sugarbush should all have excellent conditions for your trip.
Albany is expected to get a mix of rain and snow tonight, tomorrow and Thurs., so I don't know how the more southern ski areas will make out.
If you could fly out of Albany, you could ski 2 days at your choice of Gore or Whiteface. Southwest flies to Albany Airport, which is 1.5 hrs from Gore and 2.25 hrs from Whiteface.
You're probably already commited, but too bad someone didn't mention the Epicski N. VT gathering from 3/2-5. Venue would be Sugarbush for your dates. Lots to be said for the opportunity to ski with friendlies and be shown around a great mtn by locals.
Nathan, let us know where you went and how you liked it.
For the Bears at Sugarbush, I was there yesterday. My favorite "trail" was the glade between Organgrinder and Ripcord. The glade entrance is right where you leave Organgrinder for Spillsville. Nice soft snow (not powder), plenty of untouched areas.
The Castlerock trails all had some really good sections, but also some thin sections.