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I thought I would post to see if I could get any tips from the community.

 

family of six kids aged 8 to 13.  We started skiing last year so all have a lot to learn.  Anyway we will be spending xmas a few hours from titus and have booked a hotel in Malone for three days over the new year.   If anyone has tips or info about skiing there it would be appreciated.  we live in southern Ontario, so titus has a lot more vertical than the local area.

 

We are planning lessons for the kids.

 

Are there any decent restaurants in the area (I have the sense it may be a little thin in that area?)

 

Ian 

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I thought I would post to see if I could get any tips from the community.

 

family of six kids aged 8 to 13.  We started skiing last year so all have a lot to learn.  Anyway we will be spending xmas a few hours from titus and have booked a hotel in Malone for three days over the new year.   If anyone has tips or info about skiing there it would be appreciated.  we live in southern Ontario, so titus has a lot more vertical than the local area.

 

We are planning lessons for the kids.

 

Are there any decent restaurants in the area (I have the sense it may be a little thin in that area?)

 

Ian 


Haven't been to Titus but friends took my daughter and a few other kids there last winter.  I'll see what they have to say.  

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Originally Posted by raff View Post
 

I thought I would post to see if I could get any tips from the community.

 

family of six kids aged 8 to 13.  We started skiing last year so all have a lot to learn.  Anyway we will be spending xmas a few hours from titus and have booked a hotel in Malone for three days over the new year.   If anyone has tips or info about skiing there it would be appreciated.  we live in southern Ontario, so titus has a lot more vertical than the local area.

 

We are planning lessons for the kids.

 

Are there any decent restaurants in the area (I have the sense it may be a little thin in that area?)

 

Ian 


What I heard from my friends who are in the Lake Placid area is that the skiing will be great at Titus for your family, but there isn't much besides pizza in terms of eating out.  If you finish early one afternoon, you might consider a drive to Saranac Lake for dinner.

 

If you want to follow conditions at Titus:

http://forum.nyskiblog.com/Titus-Mountain-Conditions-td4047924i20.html

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Ok, thought i would give back to the forum and report back on our ski trip. We spent three days skiing at titus over the Xmas new year break. The bottom line is i thought it was a great set up for family skiing fun..

Snow was all man made until the last day when we had some of the real stuff. As a result only about half the runs were open. None of the runs on the tallest hill (titus were open).

To put this in context we are a family of six, kids are ages 9 through 13. The youngest three and I have a grand total of five days skiing prior to this trip. My son has a couple of seasons of snowboard lessons on the local garbage pile (literally a hill made from fill).

We had a great time. Lift tickets bought online were around 35 for adults less for kids. It was not overly crowded which meant no killer lift lines, we could find somewhere to sit to eat food we brought, cafeteria food or table service. For the latter typical bar food was about 10 bucks for a burger and fries. Beer was 4 dollars for draft.

The beginner area was great for practicing when we first arrived. When the girls got tired they liked it for quick runs.

Private and semi private lesson for my kids. My son made huge progress on his second private lesson. His confidence improved immensely and his boarding demonstrably improved.

With a lot of runs closed we were concerned there would not be enough easy stuff to keep us going. We ended up skiing blues for the most part (ridge run and pine run being popular). and a couple of blacks (the face and in my case Vern's view which I liked). I found when there was not any new natural snow we had to take it easy on the blues with a fair bit of snow plowing for the kids to control speed. With some snow I found the blues and blacks i tried doable and fun (but skied with caution).

The place is very non pretentious which suits us.

We stayed at he holiday in 140 a night plus 8 percent for a room with two queens and a pullout sofa. Hot breakfast included. Pool, hot tub and fitness. Drive to titus from hotel was 10 minutes and pretty (along salmon river). The breakfast room is available in the evening and it can be used to eat takeout dinners.

There is a pub style restaurant next door (suspect titus, hotel, and pub all owned by same group), pizza and Chinese (we liked la pizza and no 1 Chinese). This is not fine dining but good inexpensive comfort food).

We will be returning to titus. Wish it was closer to where we live.
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