Originally Posted by Birdman829
Yes, I am from Southern New England. I am also 18 so i really don't have much control over where I live. Also, by virtue of paying either $350 minimum (which I have done) for a pass or 62 bucks for a lift ticket, yes I do think it is mine for the taking should I choose to ski on it. Thats why people buy tickets. I know a lot of locals at the loaf who are great guys and it saddens me to see you misrepresent them.
This is about all im going to say.
1. You pay $$ to ski the mountain and use the lifts and you follow sugarloafs rules. (boundary to boundary). So in-bounds secrets are fair game, and they go on the map all the time, at all mountians. (see: killington)
Once you go OB you are in the backcountry and should behave responsibly there. Your 62$ lift ticket doesn't mean shit there. A few OB facts: Nobody will save you if your hurt. Know the area. (topo etc) Go with a buddy. And most importantly, don't go above your ability level.
2. You are skiing off the fruits of somebody else's labor. Sugarloaf doesn't cut these. Many are not on their property. So again paying 62$ to sugarloaf doesnt really make sense. If your really pumped about OB stuff go somewhere and make somthing. (Just don't take any big trees). Or even better, take a pair of hand clippers and remove some brush from existing lines. Many are grown up. Give back. Or if you just want to rip it, thats cool, just don't publish it.
3. There used to be a sled OB in case anyone got hurt they could be ferried down. The hordes of weekend warriors that descend OB at the loaf have caused management to remove a sled from the area for insurance reasons. I guess too many people were getting hurt. So thanks a lot for spreading the word.
I'm not trying to be the ******* local here or overly possesive, i just don't think an internet forum is the place. This thread has over 500 views.
Also ron, the only stashes that need to be secret are the ones on the side of a ski resort. Ease of access makes them very popular. If you have to skin to it, nobody goes anyway. No sense in keeping a line you have to skin to secret.