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post #91 of 123
Ironically, Sugarbush is the resort where you are always poling to the lift! Also, the worst lifts of any of the major resorts. Except Smuggs. Sugarbush is replacing a lift right now which is why a good chunk is closed. Last year out of 5 days I was there, 4 days had major lift failures for part or all of the day.

What's the name of the hostel?
post #92 of 123
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"Mad Tacos"!!! In Waitsfield. You must strategize to get in. ( not sure what that means - a wait) Will be crowded. It's tiny. Top notch beers too if that's your thing. Guac though expensive is worth it.
It's not really Mexican. Not sure what it is, but good. Had smoked pork and Kimchi Taco. Who makes that??? Delish.

American Flatbread - put your name on list starting at 4:00pm. Total zoo. Does everyone in Vt go there?? List may be filled by 4:15. You could skip it.


This is right on.

 

I like to stop by Flatbread at 4 to get my name on the list, go to Mad Taco for tacos/apps and beer, and then return to Flatbread after a shower and quick relax.  If there's a wait for your table at Flatbread, you can drink beers outside by the fire pit.  If you don't delay too long, Mad Taco won't be crowded yet.

 

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What's the name of the hostel?

 

Hostel Tevere has good food and a friendly communal seating thing.  Hostel also does great brunch.  Usually live music on Sat nights, but maybe not this late in the season.

 

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The Egan's have a great bar restaurant there not sure of the name.

 

Pretty sure John Egan's restaurant closed a few years ago.
 

Another decent option is Tracks Pub at Pitcher Inn.  Nice ambiance, pool table, fire place, etc.  A little spendy but solid food.  Must reserve at least a few days in advance.

 

Slide Brook Lodge is fun late evening entertainment.  Live music Fri, Sat nights, usually pretty good.

 

Also, If you like double IPAs, Lawson's Sip of Sunshine is hard to beat, and you'll find that on tap at a lot of places in the valley.

 

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Sugarbush is replacing a lift right now which is why a good chunk is closed. Last year out of 5 days I was there, 4 days had major lift failures for part or all of the day.

 

I believe lookers left of Valley House lift may be closed for lift replacement.  Also, Gate House side is closed for the season too.

 

So that leaves Super Bravo, Heaven's Gate, and Castle Rock... (ample terrain still)

 

Castle Rock still had good cover last weekend, and may be worth a look if it doesn't completely melt down this week.  Otherwise Super Bravo will probably be the place, and anything off of it should be good (including the trees), especially if the lower mountain doesn't cool down enough at night to corn - which seems likely at this point.

 

It'll also be MRG's last weekend, and cover was still very good last weekend.  Might have 2 extra tickets I don't think I'll be able to use.

 

Looking up at Mt. Ellen, so much snow still...too bad it's closed :(


Edited by Hoss - 4/14/15 at 8:33am
post #93 of 123

I haven't been there in awhile, but I liked the Pine Tree Pub at Sugarbush.  It is in the "Sugarbush Village" complex, which is basically one driveway over from the main parking lots.  The complex dates back to before the resort thought it ought to own everything.  There is also a fancy restaurant "Chez Henri" next door to the pub -- I have never eaten there, but it looks interesting.

post #94 of 123

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There is also a fancy restaurant "Chez Henri" next door to the pub -- I have never eaten there, but it looks interesting.

 

It's been recommended to me to ski down to Chez Henri and order a burger for lunch, but never got around to it.  Probably not enough snow anymore.  Dinner was good though.

post #95 of 123

I banged out a quick video from yesterday.

 

post #96 of 123

awesome! where does this take place? is that you and your family?

 

-k

post #97 of 123

That's at Stowe. I'm in the red (and the POV), Josh Matta in blue pants, KevinF in grey shirt, Tog in yellow/orange and a non bear in all grey.

post #98 of 123
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That's at Stowe. I'm in the red (and the POV), Josh Matta in blue pants, KevinF in grey shirt, Tog in yellow/orange and a non bear in all grey.
So yeah, it is your family wink.gif
Scary concept, isn't it?
post #99 of 123

Spent last Sunday at Snow Mountain, VT.  Generally good cover and fantastic sunny weather.  Plenty of groomed and ungroomed choices, and with only a little caution my bases survived unscathed (unlike K-ton late last season) .  Decent crowd but via the singles line the wait was only a minute or two.  1st time there- I liked it & will go back end of next season.

 

Looks like Jay expects to be open until mid-May.  Anyone hit Jay last week or so? 

post #100 of 123

Stowe today. Plenty of snow. No lifts.

 

post #101 of 123
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Stowe today. Plenty of snow. No lifts.

 

 

It was very weird skiing Gondolier during the last week without the gondola cars on the cable...

 

Did they groom it flat one last time after closing day?  Those don't look like snowmobile tracks

post #102 of 123
post #103 of 123

Is that GONE-do-leer or Gone-do-LEER?

 

And thanks for the Mendelssohn qc

 

 

 

(Is it MEN-del-son or Men-DEL-son?)

post #104 of 123
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Is that GONE-do-leer or Gone-do-LEER?

 

 

You ride the gondi to ski gondi which takes you back to the gondi.

post #105 of 123

Is that GONE-dee or gone-DEE?

post #106 of 123
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Is that GONE-do-leer or Gone-do-LEER?

 

 

 

Empty haul rope = GONE-do-leer.

post #107 of 123
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Is that GONE-dee or gone-DEE?

It's GON-dee. Now just Gone.

 

I think at Killington they're Gondolas though. I guess depends how much you ski there.

post #108 of 123
Some excellent spring skiing today! Nice sun for much of it, not too warm. No t shirts. The halfpipe is still quite good.
post #109 of 123

How is this spring shaping up? I am planning to ski New England on 4/13 and 4/14.

 

Any specific suggestions for this season? Or are the opinions in the thread still valid?

 

I ask because I come from El Nino land, and I can definitely tell you that spring suggestions this season (awesome snowfall) are way different than the really dry 3 seasons prior that we had out here. 

post #110 of 123
Really?
post #111 of 123
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How is this spring shaping up? I am planning to ski New England on 4/13 and 4/14.

 

Any specific suggestions for this season? Or are the opinions in the thread still valid?

 

I ask because I come from El Nino land, and I can definitely tell you that spring suggestions this season (awesome snowfall) are way different than the really dry 3 seasons prior that we had out here. 


El Niño Land there isn't the same as El Niño Land here. New England has had a bad (very bad) season. Opinions differ about its ranking among bad seasons, but most people (except in Northern Québec) agree that it was not a good year.

 

Resorts are still open. Northern Vermont was skiing well last weekend — or Stowe was, anyway, on Sunday (Monday poured rain).  Sugarbush claims they're going to stay open through April. It's anybody's guess what will be on two weeks from now.  

 

Don't let that stop you, though. Check web sites, interpret the marketing language.  Somebody is likely to be open. (Maybe.) How good it will be? Can't say.

post #112 of 123

Spring is shaping up great in the Northeast.  Bring your golf clubs.

post #113 of 123
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Originally Posted by SQ Beemer View Post

How is this spring shaping up? I am planning to ski New England on 4/13 and 4/14.

Any specific suggestions for this season? Or are the opinions in the thread still valid?

I ask because I come from El Nino land, and I can definitely tell you that spring suggestions this season (awesome snowfall) are way different than the really dry 3 seasons prior that we had out here. 
I guess you're coming out here for other reasons? Or you'd need a cat scan.
Killington, Sugarbush?, Stowe, Jay, Sunday River, maybe 'Loaf are your options.
post #114 of 123
Quote: Post #1 4/1/15
Originally Posted by Treewell View Post
 

Without question #1 one has to be Sugarloaf.

 

By late March the whole mountain is lit up like a Christmas tree  by 10AM ....best big sustained steep verticle  in New England...spring or no spring  . 

 

#2 Killington...Bear Mtn till mid April then Superstar till maybe June this year.....bump haven

 

 

#3 I'll give the yahoos their Tucks but it's a lot of work for one or two runs at best..

 

 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by SQ Beemer View Post

How is this spring shaping up? I am planning to ski New England on 4/13 and 4/14.

Any specific suggestions for this season? Or are the opinions in the thread still valid?

I ask because I come from El Nino land, and I can definitely tell you that spring suggestions this season (awesome snowfall) are way different than the really dry 3 seasons prior that we had out here. 
I guess you're coming out here for other reasons? Or you'd need a cat scan.
Killington, Sugarbush?, Stowe, Jay, Sunday River, maybe 'Loaf are your options.

 

What's the answer for early April 2017 to the question in the thread title: Top 3 spring skiing mountains in New England?

post #115 of 123

Gotta go with Wildcat as #1.  Best views on the East Coast and great skiing.  Top to bottom on 2,100 vert with the quad is hard to beat.  Not sure if they have the viewing deck behind the patrol shack anymore, worth it to hike up and eat lunch up there.  

post #116 of 123

Cannon (this season) is full of snow, as in, NO BROWN anywhere.  At least yesterday, Sun Apr 2, it was divine.

Do please take Mother Nature into account; forecasts for temps and precipitation change daily, hourly, since it's New England.

post #117 of 123

So what looks good for this coming weekend?  :D  4/15-16, or possibly Friday if open???

 

How's Cannon?  Wildcat?

 

I heard Jay was still fantastic, but not sure if I'll have time to go that far north.

 

Stowe?

post #118 of 123

 Killington was in great shape yesterday.  Good cover everywhere - like midwinter.  Only some brown on the south aspects of Snowden but that would be expected. 

post #119 of 123
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So what looks good for this coming weekend?  :D  4/15-16, or possibly Friday if open???

 

How's Cannon?  Wildcat?

 

I heard Jay was still fantastic, but not sure if I'll have time to go that far north.

 

Stowe?

 

 

WIldcat was great Sunday, 4/9. It was hard granular at the start, lower mountain soften up by late morning, mid and upper mountain softer up after lunch. Natural trails at mid and upper showed no brown spots while parts of lower mount did. All groomers held up... no brown outs. The rumor mill is that they want to stay open till the end of the month to ealry May for NH bragging rights


Edited by jack97 - 4/10/17 at 4:26pm
post #120 of 123

Killington the past two Mondays:

 

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