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Hello, Long time lurker,  I am an avid skier in the PA Poconos but ready to break out to the Bigger Mountains,  I have been to hunter before (once)  but most of the time ski Blue Mountain, Alpine Mountain, and Hidden Valley.  I have tried to make the jump to Vermont,  but work and life has been getting in the way.  I decided to make the plunge this weekend by getting the Spring Pass to Killington, and plan to make a few trips to there before the season closes.  I dont want to do what I did last year during the last day and blow out my ACL.  I seem to think the snow will be better than the Poconos, because of the colder weather.  

 

Some background on me,  I feel I am about a 5/6/7 level skier,  been doing it for 10 years,  I started skiing with Special Olympics Delaware and still work with them on the Advanced team.  I took the plunge and bough my first new ski the E88 (188 long),  Love it and its nothing like my Race Stock ski a Fischer RC4 GS in a cheater size 187.  My knee ortho told me to lose weight, so last year (around my knee ACLr) I went from 295 to 230!  He told me that will help tons.  It has helped me ski so much with the weight drop.  I mostly ski groomers (hard pack with ice) Love skiing fast on them,  but I haven't stepped up to moguls or powder.  The powder feels funny to me like i'm not in control. Everybody tells me its just skiing balanced but nobody seems to give me the direction to go.  

 

So with the intros out of the way anybody going to be there this weekend and ski with me?  I was planning on going with a buddy who is an intermediate skier but he bailed on me tuesday so I am flying solo.   Thanks Andrew

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Wow, Alpine Mountian..you have my attention. I used to ski it when it was Timber Hill. Welcome to EpicSki, look up iriponsnow, another Pocono guy who is now in Vermont, more importantly, he is a PT and might be able to give you some advice on training.
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Hello, Long time lurker,  I am an avid skier in the PA Poconos but ready to break out to the Bigger Mountains,  I have been to hunter before (once)  but most of the time ski Blue Mountain, Alpine Mountain, and Hidden Valley.  I have tried to make the jump to Vermont,  but work and life has been getting in the way.  I decided to make the plunge this weekend by getting the Spring Pass to Killington, and plan to make a few trips to there before the season closes.  I dont want to do what I did last year during the last day and blow out my ACL.  I seem to think the snow will be better than the Poconos, because of the colder weather.  

 

Some background on me,  I feel I am about a 5/6/7 level skier,  been doing it for 10 years,  I started skiing with Special Olympics Delaware and still work with them on the Advanced team.  I took the plunge and bough my first new ski the E88 (188 long),  Love it and its nothing like my Race Stock ski a Fischer RC4 GS in a cheater size 187.  My knee ortho told me to lose weight, so last year (around my knee ACLr) I went from 295 to 230!  He told me that will help tons.  It has helped me ski so much with the weight drop.  I mostly ski groomers (hard pack with ice) Love skiing fast on them,  but I haven't stepped up to moguls or powder.  The powder feels funny to me like i'm not in control. Everybody tells me its just skiing balanced but nobody seems to give me the direction to go.  

 

So with the intros out of the way anybody going to be there this weekend and ski with me?  I was planning on going with a buddy who is an intermediate skier but he bailed on me tuesday so I am flying solo.   Thanks Andrew

Welcome to EpicSki!  Next season consider checking out Elk and Plattekill.  Won't be as good as Vermont, but a decent compromise between too long a drive and crowded slopes because too close to Philly, NJ, NYC.

 

Looks like Killington was pretty nice recently.  Check out this thread:

http://www.epicski.com/t/127191/new-england-recommendations-for-next-week-early-april

 

Paging @JimH 

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I will be there on Friday but not the weekend if you happen to come up early. Be careful as snow starts to warm up and become slushy, that can hurt a knee. Sun hits Bear Mt side 1st and works its way across the Mt from there. Usually can get good high speed groomers early over on Bear Mt and the high speed quad at Bear, then move over to main base lodge KBL area and ski those runs, canyons, superstar etc Have a great spring you should be able to get right into May skiing unless we there is a major melt down.

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Cool,  thanks for the tip.  I am leaving PA around 330-4pm friday so I wont get there early.  I just need to take it easy.  The Black runs how do they compare to say Blacks in PA?  

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Cool,  thanks for the tip.  I am leaving PA around 330-4pm friday so I wont get there early.  I just need to take it easy.  The Black runs how do they compare to say Blacks in PA?  

The Blacks in Pa are usually blues and in some cases greens in Vermont...and much longer too. 

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Since Pico is closing and having its last day should I try and check them out since they close by?  

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