I’m not saying Sunday River is the best Mountain. Jay Peak is. But if you don't live up in mid Vermont/New Hampshire Its a pain in the ass to get to. And when it comes to Sunday River being a great mountain, it, like cannon is great if you know where to go(Mittersill). The reason why Sunday River could be the best overall is because of the reasons I already made but you happened to overlook. You can find sweet bumps and tree runs with lift access that has virtually no line any day of the season. ...the river doesn't have the longest runs in NE. But its no more that 25% shorter that the biggest mountains in NE. And it makes up for it with the two fastest detachable quads in NE on Jordan Bowl and Oz. As far as conditions.....SKI 93 is the most crowded, Icy BS in the US. Sunday river have practically no Ice except for the super overrated "White Heat" . Zero expert terrain? Have you ever skied off the cliffs off the side of Aurora peak. Oh thats right... I forgot. Have fun skiing Cannon while i'm in whistler for the next two weeks. Sorry I'm not as Hard core as you. By the way, I skied Sugarloaf twice. Once with a ton of snow and the feild were open. Besides the fact that its as out of the way as Jay Peak, It sucked. Hey, Its obvious you have no concern for sitting on a lift all day. Sunday river may be only 1000 ft vertical, but I'll guarantee you that I'll ski more vertical feet at Sunday river in one day than at any other mountain in NE. Now get off you soap box!
"7. Almost no Natural Snow/Ungroomed terrain."
Then, how come I ducked into Vortex on Saturday and I skied 2 feet of untouched snow. Yeah, they don't ever get any natural snow.
|Originally posted by MittersillManiac:
Oh my God I nearly broke out in hives when you mentioned the name Sunday River. That God forsaken place has to be the worst ski resort on the planet. My God, I'd take Hunter Mountain on president's day after a rain re-freeze cycle with the chairs running at half speed and rocks everywhere, than even look at Sunday River from a distance.
Ok I'm done ranting, now for the reasons:
1. Zero expert terrain, absolute zero! White heat is their steepest run at a maximum pitch of 28°. According to the traditional rating system established by the F.I.S. (which is still observed most places), nothing less than 30° could ever qualify as even moderate expert terrain.
2. Disgusting levels of overgrooming.
3. Ice, Ice, Ice and more Ice.
4. Less than 130" of natural snow in a normal year.
5. Sickeningly overpriced
6. Too many of my fellow bostonians, not enough locals. Why no locals? The locals go to Saddleback, Abram, Sugarloaf, Pleasant Mountain or Big Squaw Mountain. They go everywhere BUT Sunday River.
7. Almost no Natural Snow/Ungroomed terrain.
8. No single run with more than 1,300 vertical feet, other than novice terrain. Almost all the lifts rise right around 1,100 vertical feet.
9. Too crowded.
10. I repeat, ZERO expert terrain. They CLAIM expert terrain, but if you are skiing at Sunday River and thinking that you're really hot stuff because you can ski "White Hype" I've got some sad news for you. You are an intermediate.
I'm trying really hard NOT to be snooty about this, but it's next to impossible. Please feel free to check my assertions. If you can give me evidence to the contrary of anything I've said, I'll gladly concede to you. In the meantime, I'm speaking truth.[/QB][/quote]