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To Wachusett or Not To Wachusett

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Lisamarie was kind enough to give me coupons to get free lift tickets to a random ski mountain.

The tickets are for Wachusett but I am assuming it is going to be a mob scene Saturday.

Should I save them for another day or go Saturday and take my chances?

What are the conditions like there?

Thanks again Lisamarie.

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post #2 of 12
If you go to the Wa, get there at 7:45. Get on the summit highspeed quad by 8:00-8:15 and start doing laps. By the time the crowds show up, you'll have 15,000+ vertical done and be ready to slow down. The place is pretty dead until around 9:30.

The cover will be fine. The surface will be okay until at least midday even if it is packed.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am always at a mountain at least 30-40 minutes before the lifts turn so that won't be an issue especially since Wachusett is only an hour away.

If I can get in alot of runs before lunch then I will be happy.

I see that they have moguls on a run.

Are they any good?
post #4 of 12
I imagine most places will be crowded tomorrow.

Does anyone have any idea if Wachusett or Sunapee will be more crowded? I'm taking my kids (ages 8 and 5), so I hope to avoid long lift lines to the extent possible.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I think we're screwed either way.
post #6 of 12
Yeah, you're probably right. So it's a question of better terrain vs. shorter drive.

I'd go with the free lift ticket if I were you. If it warms up, Wachusett will probably melt before the NH and VT resorts, so you might as well use it now.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Maybe I will meet some fellow Bears there.
If I can find them through the crowd of gapers.

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One of my fraternity brothers actually teaches there so maybe I will catch up with him.
post #8 of 12
The bumps were total crap last Sunday. Huge ice sheets with jersey barriers. They may be a bit better with some new snow but don't expect nice soft spring bumps unless it's warm.
post #9 of 12
Given the chance I would bypass WaWa everytime for a visit up north. IMHO anyplace up north beats Wachusetts hands down. Even with free ticket...
post #10 of 12
Wachusett closely resembles skiing if you squint hard enough.
post #11 of 12
Weekends through January and February are a mob scene.  But week days and nights are fine, you can get many runs in.  Not a bad way to either start or end a work day (and still make it to work!).
post #12 of 12
 Good to see Scalce is still around. Use the coupon, conditions should be great Saturday.
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