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Stowe or Killington this weekend

post #1 of 16
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stowe is my favorite, but I'm thinking that K blows SOO much snow that the mountain may be in better condition than Stowe. Can any locals let me know what the skiing is like and suggest which place to go this weekend?
post #2 of 16
My intuition tells me KMart is going to be mobbed : because this is the first real snow any of the mountains have gotten in about a month. Everyone and his brother is going to be headed out to ski. KMart is one of the first stops on the road.

I've heard from locals that skiing at Stowe is very good right now. That's where I'd head if I were you.

Thatsagirl
post #3 of 16
I dont know where you are based but Mount Snow seems to have got 8", fresh yesterday.
post #4 of 16
Most of the mountains got snow early in the week. The big difference was last night though, it was odd how the storm him, 6-8 North and South but not in Central Vermont.....

Alfonse
post #5 of 16
I will be at Kton on Sat and Mt. Snow on Sunday. I have learned which lifts to take on busy weekends.
post #6 of 16
It is still snowing up here north of Burlington. Just light flurries, but every little bit counts.

Wish I'd taken the day off and gone skiing. :

Thatsagirl
post #7 of 16
hey girl do you know anything about smugg's? ive got a pair of 9 year olds who will have half day camp. is there anything that is steep and deep?
post #8 of 16
Stowe = Game On.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by bubba
hey girl do you know anything about smugg's? ive got a pair of 9 year olds who will have half day camp. is there anything that is steep and deep?
Oh yah, steep and deep. But you've got to go hunting for it. You're 9-year-olds will have a blast, and so will you! Assuming you like woods, of course.

Thatsagirl
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Billd
stowe is my favorite, but I'm thinking that K blows SOO much snow that the mountain may be in better condition than Stowe. Can any locals let me know what the skiing is like and suggest which place to go this weekend?
If you're still wondering:

Look at Stowe's photos of the day, then look at Killington's. There is a reason that KMart doesn't show someone skiing deep pow. KMart got half the snow in the past week. But that's OK, they are blowing fake snow to make up for it.

Thatsagirl
post #11 of 16
Skied MRG yesterday and Stowe today. Mother nature was kind - had about a foot of fresh powder at Mad River and Stowe seemed to get a decent amount as well - we still had some very nice stuff in the afternoon today. Some spots were skied off and a little icy (notably off the top of the quad, and in between some bumps on Goat and Chinclip).

They were blowing on Liftline and Nosedive. I'd say if you prefer Stowe to Killington that the conditions warrant heading up to Stowe.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everybody for the responses and help. Saturday was absolutely gorgeous.

Ended up at Stowe this weekend. Started the day at 8 on the Gondola which was running really slow due to winds (which really did not seem very high at all to be honest). Did a couple of high speed corderoy cruisers down Perry Merrell and Gondolier, then skied over to the Quad for the main course.

Actually skied the double most of the day, running laps on Lookout down the tight lines and bumps, then heading over to the halfpipe on the way back to the chair. Lookout was officially roped off at the top but it was really nice until around 2pm. Great bumps, double fall line, a few little hucks, and two sore shins. Best trail of the day.

Starr had some nice snow but the bumps weren't as hairy or nice. Plus the tip top of Starr was really horrible, so you were forced to ski around the best part, while the top of Lookout was very skiable. Goat was about the same as Starr.

As the light really died down we went back over to the Gondi around 2 to get a couple of runs in the sun. We were hoping that Chin Clip was going to be bumpy, but it was pretty scrapy. We had a few fun runs under the tip top of the Gondola then absolutely flying down Perry Merrell.

What an awesome day.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Billd
What an awesome day.
One of the year's best so far. Glad you made it.
post #14 of 16
Glad you had a great day!

We really enjoyed Jay on Sunday too.

Thatsagirl
post #15 of 16
I hear K mart was not to good on Saturday. I was told that by someone who work's there.
post #16 of 16
We were there sunday and it was pretty nice. Bear had softened up on saturday and was still soft sunday. We went over to the other side and superstar was in amazing shape. Unfortunately the reason for that was because the chair was closed so it was impossible to lap it. We went up on the Gondola and it was a horror show. We skied Downdraft and it was glare ice all the way down so we headed back to bear. We alternated between Outer Limits and DreamMaker all day. Dream Maker was fun because the upper part was technical and bumpy and then rest was just a screaming high speed cruiser. OL was well Bumpy and steep and relentless, not hard though. We must have done 8 or 9 runs on it and if it was hard no way I do that many runs.....

Fun day in all, there were 4 of us and each of us had a pretty major crash at some point in the day but none of us were really hurt, that will wake you up in the morning!!
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