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Vermont demo locations

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Thread Starter 
I hope to ski Vermont during Thanksgiving, weather permitting. I want to demo multiple skis; can anyone suggest a demo center?



I will be staying near West Dover and will ski Mt. Snow, Stratton, Okemo, or Killington depending on snow-cover and ski-in ski-out demo service.



Any suggestions?



Barrettscv
post #2 of 10
Okemo does (Mid mountain and an Atomic yert on Jackson Gore), as does Killington (Snowshed)
post #3 of 10
Sugarbush also has an on-mountain test center.
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Will the on mountain centers be running that early in the year??
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by skier_j
Will the on mountain centers be running that early in the year??
Depending on snow conditions. Some areas will not let the gear go out if the conditions are scetchy.
post #6 of 10
I know its a bit further, but just for info sake, Sunday River Demo Days are the weekend following Thanksgiving. Coverage can be sparse, but there is usually good Manufacturer representation.
post #7 of 10
Just to chime in, Stratton has several places you can demo on mountain that are pretty much ski in, ski out (with their rather strange base village). Again, I'm not sure how much would be up and running by the time you plan on going out...

-Craig
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Originally Posted by RiDeC58
I know its a bit further, but just for info sake, Sunday River Demo Days are the weekend following Thanksgiving. Coverage can be sparse, but there is usually good Manufacturer representation.
Usually the demo days are the weekend of Thanksgiving.

Did they change it this year?
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Depending on snow conditions. Some areas will not let the gear go out if the conditions are scetchy.
It is understood that conditions would be an issue. I've been denied demos a few times when conditions were sketchy.

I am just curious if these on snow facilities are up and running at that time of the year.

My, granted, limited experience with that early in the early season is that usually just a few lifts are operational, just a few eating places are open, just a few lift ticket windows, rental shops and retail shops are open.

Is it the same with the demo facilities??

Edit: Never mind! seems Scalce answered my question---I guess Thansgiving is a BID DEAL fior demo's!

I've only been out once in 30 odd years on or before Thanskgiving. I guess I better try it sometime!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skier_j
It is understood that conditions would be an issue...My, granted, limited experience with that early in the early season is that usually just a few lifts are operational, just a few eating places are open, just a few lift ticket windows, rental shops and retail shops are open.

I've only been out once in 30 odd years on or before Thanskgiving. I guess I better try it sometime!
I went to Vermont last Thanksgiving; we had a wonderful time visiting my daughter at Marlboro Collage. However, rain and thunderstorms accompanied us all the way from Chicago (I drove 16 hors nonstop in the driving rain : ). By the time we arrived, Killington went from 30 runs open to 5! My son and I took one run and received a rain-check; it was not skiable.



Thanksgiving skiing is impossible to depend on. I will go again this year and hope for better luck with conditions.


Barrettscv
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