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Poll Results: Where to hold the New England Gathering

 
  • 68% (15)
    Maine (Saddleback and Sugarloaf)
  • 31% (7)
    Northern Vermont (Sugarbush, MRG, Stowe, Jay Peak)
22 Total Votes  
post #91 of 99
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Originally Posted by epic View Post
 

 

Sunday River is cool if you are into Cross-Mountain Skiing. I am a Downhill Skier.

 

Loaf is awesome and Saddleback looks really nice. Heck, I'd do a tour of the B and C-list of NH (Wildcat, Black Mountain, Mt Abram, Cranmore, etc.) and Maine before I'd ski SR again. 

I've had luck with fresh dump conditions at Sunday River, last year 17" pow one morning during the 5 day NJ Ski Council trip and 100% open all week.

Just sayin as a start to curse elimination for ya KevinF.

 

I do like the sign at Gepettos Restaurant in the Sugarloaf Base Village which states "If you were at Sunday River, you'd be at the top."

post #92 of 99
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Originally Posted by JSLincks View Post
 

I've had luck with fresh dump conditions at Sunday River, last year 17" pow one morning during the 5 day NJ Ski Council trip and 100% open all week.

Just sayin as a start to curse elimination for ya KevinF.

 

I do like the sign at Gepettos Restaurant in the Sugarloaf Base Village which states "If you were at Sunday River, you'd be at the top."

To be fair that sign was on a lift tower about 1/2-2/3rds the way up the mountain, They took it down when Les Otten (ASC /Sunday River) bought Sugarloaf. They should put it back up but I'm not sure if Boyne owns Sunday River along with Sugarloaf.

post #93 of 99

Yes it did not seem accurate unless Sugarloaf had a 1200 vertical from the snowfields, but funny nonetheless.

post #94 of 99

I have skied Sunday River on a Sugarloaf lift ticket just a couple of years ago.

post #95 of 99
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
 

Sunday River is 2+ hours from Sugarloaf.   It is closer to NH areas like Wildcat and Cannon than it is to anything of size in Maine.  

The road between Sugarloaf and Saddleback is an easy 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minute drive. The road between Saddleback and Sunday River is a difficult 1 hour and 45 minutes including an exposed high altitude run along Route 17 and enough frost heaves to make one wish they had donated a kidney.

 

Crank is accurate on the Sugarloaf to Sunday River timing, manageable route but 2+ hour drive.

post #96 of 99

Why so late in the season?

post #97 of 99
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post
 

Why so late in the season?

 

Because January is too early (not enough chance for the snowpack to develop), and February conflicts with the Utah gathering and school vacation weeks.

post #98 of 99

Also, while it may be an "unintended consequence," :D best chance for fresh snow, as March is the snowiest month of the year in Maine. February is number two. Longer days, later flat light, warmer average temps all add to the allure.

 

I'll place a hope that this gathering ends up being the second weekend in March, the 8th thru the 11th? Saturday thru Tuesday? if I read correctly.

post #99 of 99
Thread Starter 

Please continue the New England discussion in the "dates" thread, here:  http://www.epicski.com/t/121824/2014-new-england-gathering-date-poll

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