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Heading to VT - Where should we go?? Are the mountains further north much better than southern VT mountains??

post #1 of 10
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Hi All

 

We are planning a 4 day trip to Vermont. We are unsure what mountain we want to go-to. We were thinking about MT. SNOW, but are not against driving a few hours further to get a better mountain. IF all things are equal of course we'd goto MT SNOW because it is 3.5 hours from us as opposed to six hours but we are willing to put on the extra miles if the mountains are just so much better......What are all of your thoughts?? We like blues......groomed.....small family......We are going midweek to avoid crowds.

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If you are going mid week and not Presidents week then crowds won't really be a factor. Might as well hit up Mt. Snow their blue cruisers are just as good as most of the other mountains in Vt. Nice long continuous runs. The north side of the mt will give some steeps.

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If you are going mid week and not Presidents week then crowds won't really be a factor. Might as well hit up Mt. Snow their blue cruisers are just as good as most of the other mountains in Vt. Nice long continuous runs. The north side of the mt will give some steeps.


Thanks SnowBowler!!! Yeah, we are going on a Thurs/Fri.......Not presidents week.

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Thanks SnowBowler!!! Yeah, we are going on a Thurs/Fri.......Not presidents week.


For wide blue cruisers, Stratton, about 40 minutes north of Snow, is good, too -- not my favorite mountain but bigger than Snow.  Okemo, about 40 north of Stratton, is also a blue cruiser paradise, and also one of the bigger mountains.  Bromley Mountain is smaller, but it has interesting terrain.  Mount Sunapee, nearby in New Hampshire, is an interesting, intermediate-terrain mountain, too.

post #5 of 10

Love Jay... of all the Vt hills

post #6 of 10

For blues in the Greens you won't gain a heck of a lot by driving to northern VT.  For everything else northern VT is better and worth the drive time.  

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For blues in the Greens you won't gain a heck of a lot by driving to northern VT. 

 

...unless the weather is kecked.

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Hi All

 

We are planning a 4 day trip to Vermont. We are unsure what mountain we want to go-to. We were thinking about MT. SNOW, but are not against driving a few hours further to get a better mountain. IF all things are equal of course we'd goto MT SNOW because it is 3.5 hours from us as opposed to six hours but we are willing to put on the extra miles if the mountains are just so much better......What are all of your thoughts?? We like blues......groomed.....small family......We are going midweek to avoid crowds.


Since you liked Jiminy, you'll definitely like Mount Snow in my opinion. Snowdance on main face is possibly the widest blue run I've skied in north east. Go fast, make the widest carving turns and you'll still be out of people's way. Blacks are on North Face, they leave some of them ungroomed with moguls to have little challenging runs but don't be afraid to enter the ones that are groomed and I think the views on North Face is little better with Stratton and Somerset reservoir in sight. However, I think 4 days on any East Coast mountain could be little boring. Maybe you can drive to Stratton (only 15 miles from Mount Snow) or Okemo (~45miles). Okemo is known for its grooming and long blue runs. Mid week shouldn't be an issue for any of these mountains. Enjoy!

post #9 of 10

Okemo.

 

Like has been mentioned, it's a blue groomer paradise, and it's by far the biggest mountain that's going to offer what you're looking for and remain interesting for 4 days.  Okemo will also offer the most consistent conditions in terms of open terrain and quality of snow surface.

post #10 of 10

Stratton and Okemo are groomer paradise.  A bit $$ though.  Where are you coming from?

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