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post #31 of 42
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Last time I was at Huntah, it was like Jersey Shore: Points North...

Not suprising, considering most of the cast from Jersey Shore are from NY

post #32 of 42
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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

post #33 of 42

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. 

post #34 of 42

Oh, and one other tip on discounts.  The Potter Brothers Ski store sells discount tickets to most Catskill areas.  There is one just off the Thruway on Route 28 in Kingston, on the road to Belleayre.  The flex discount day is 2/24, with $40.00 tickets. 

post #35 of 42

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. 

 

STE

post #36 of 42

http://www.epicski.com/groups/show/24/2013-east-coast-gathering-northern-vermont

 

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.

Details above.

post #37 of 42

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.

 

STE

post #38 of 42
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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
Why would you need p-tex for Hunter? They cover terrain with snowmaking like no other place. Sharpen - that's typically good advice.
post #39 of 42
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Thanks for the tips everyone. I skied whiteface today and will ski hunter tomorrow. Whiteface was a lot of fun. Each lift has serious vertical. Lift lines were not an issue although some trails were crowded. Snow conditions started off well but deteriorated significantly by the end of the day. Nearly all runs were open. The only significant drawbacks I saw were limited glade skiing and what appears to be worse snow conditions compared to n vt. That being said, whiteface has some great runs and I would recommend it. When I get home I should post a tr ip report with pics.
post #40 of 42
At hunter, I recommend to ski the six pack until the line is longer than you wish to wait. Then move over to the west side quad til you get tired of that. If you want to ski the top, go to the F triple - or if you're more interested in the bottom half, ride the D triple.
post #41 of 42
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Will do. I plan to ge there at opening and hope lines won't grow for an hour or so
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