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Ski Trip to Northeastern States

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Can anybody help me? I'm planning a ski trip to the Northeastern states and I'm looking for a resort to ski at. I'm an ex-racer and current coach so terrain isn't an issue! I just want lots of vertical and some exciting terrain! Can anybody help me?
post #2 of 9
You could start by browsing the resort profiles on our site. Once you've narrowed it down to a few options, come back here and ask for specifics on your choices...
post #3 of 9
lots of vertical and exciting terrain would be in no particular order: cannon, mrg, jay, sugarloaf, smuggs, stowe, sugarbush, and perhaps wildcat, magic, and burke. you're more likely to get more vertical at places with long lift lines mid-week (mrg, loaf, stowe, bush), the others will have not much for lines on the weekend. i am partial to cannon, bode's old haunting ground for what it's worth. though the most exciting stuff at cannon you won't find on a map
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If you wanted to stay closer to Newfoundland you could try Sugarloaf Maine. It's one of the largest single ski areas in northeastern US and has good terrain variety and a large vertical drop (2800'). rivercOil suggestions are all good. For good terrain, small crowds, and slightly lower costs than more famous areas to the south you might enjoy a couple days each at Jay Peak and Smugglers Notch, which are fairly close to each other in northern Vermont. Have you skied LeMassif on the St. Lawrence Seaway?
There is nothing wrong with the big name places too, like Stowe, Sugarbush, and Killington. I like Killington, but beware of crowds on weekends and holidays.
I never heard of your home ski area Marble Mtn, pretty sizeable place with 1700' vert, excellent website: http://www.skimarble.com/photogaller.... jpg&lang=en
Unfortunately, a little off the beaten track for us southerners.
post #5 of 9
If you are looking for vertical I would have to recomend Killington, Vt. If their terrain is all open go to the backside of the killington peak. They got some long rippers and some ungroomed natural terrain if thats your thing. Also the canyon is a good place to get 2000 vertical per run and a speedy lift up in the gondola or the canyon quad. There are a handful of good pics to help yo uget a feel fot the terrian in the hucksone.com winter galleries. (try last years archived gallery)
Hope this helps.
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Whiteface

If you're looking for vertical, check out Whiteface in NY State, just north of Lake Placid. Biggest vertical drop in the east.
My second choices would be Jay, Stowe, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush. Burke is a good choice as well if you're looking to stay away from crowds.
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yeah good point BTVSKI, I have always liked sugarbush too!
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With Sugarbush, you have MRG just a few miles away.
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Originally Posted by Jamesj
If you wanted to stay closer to Newfoundland you could try Sugarloaf Maine. It's one of the largest single ski areas in northeastern US and has good terrain variety and a large vertical drop (2800').
Sugarloaf is a great - it's a true "skier's mountain" which seems like what you're after. Wait till March for the most terrain and less wind though.
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