I wanted to start a thread to discuss anything and everything regarding the 2016 New England Gathering (NEG)
I originally wanted to move the NEG back to Maine and Saddleback / Sugarloaf, but given Saddleback's woes this year, that idea might be a non-starter.
Traditionally the NEG has been a four day event, from Friday through Monday, held something in mid to late March.
Possibilities I was thinking of:
- Mad River Glen, Sugarbush and Stowe. MRG is a "usual stop" on the Northern Vermont NEG tour and has generally been the best-attended day.
- Smuggler's Notch and Stowe. They are right next to each other geographically (although a 40+ minute drive apart). I've never been to Smuggs, so we would need to find somebody with some familiarity to be our guide.
- Jay Peak and Stowe. @crank has volunteered to be a Jay Peak guide, they have a water park in case conditions are atrocious, etc.
I included Stowe on all of my possibilities as they're on the Mountain Collective this year (i.e., discount tickets) and there is a large Stowe contingent on the boards (epic, freeski, whiteroom, He-who-shall-not-be-named, myself, etc.) to act as potential guides.
Feel free to chime in with your thoughts, etc.