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epic glades

post #1 of 55
Thread Starter 
I am in search of some of the finest glades in the world. Ok so actually I was hoping to find some close to home. Does anyone know of where I might find the best glades skiing in southern vermont or the catskills region?
post #2 of 55
A lot of people like his second album best, but I've always been partial to Epic Glades II: The Reckoning. I also like Return of Epic Glades and Epic Glades Live.
I just picked up the Epic Glades tribute cd last week. Next up: Songbook: The Epic Glades Story.

Watch your TV next Thursday night - Epic Glades is on Leno.
post #3 of 55
Go up to jay ( i know thats in northern vermont ) im not real familiar with the glades of the southern vt. areas. I found some of the best glades were at steamboat colorado, alta, or mostly any place out west.
post #4 of 55
They are at Copper over by all the green runs on the West side of the resort. I think the lift is Timberline or something like that.
post #5 of 55
You dont need to go that far north. Mad River and Sugarbush as well as Stowe , Smuggs, and even Burke have excellent tree skiing. Too be honest Killington has some excellent tree runs when they are open, Low Rider, Julio, the new glades on bear. South of Killington it drops off fast for tree skiing. Heck even Magic which is a really steep mountain does not have a drop of tree skiing. Mount snow, Stratton and Okemo all have something they call, "Glades" but if you expecting them to be, "epic" you will be sorely dissapointed.

Alfonse
post #6 of 55
Here's my 4 fav's in no particular order
Riverbend----Stowe
Pipeline------Stowe
The whole area between Paradise and Fall line at MRG
Country Store---Sunday River
post #7 of 55
Well working at Okemo, I'd have to say (don't tell the boss) Killington is the best in Southern VT.

As for the world. That's open for a lot of choices. I haven't been everywhere, hey, if you want to sponsor me I'd be happy to check them all out for you.

I have had fun in the woods at Whistler/Blackcomb.
post #8 of 55
around tahoe i think heavenly is the best for glades. they have a couple thousand acres of the sweetest trees.
post #9 of 55
In the East?

Obvious: Jay, MRG, Stowe
Not so Obvious: Gore Mountain, NY (the Twister Glades alone are worth a trip)
post #10 of 55
What are glades?
post #11 of 55
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Originally Posted by Powdr
What are glades?
Had the same problem a while back... I couldn't find the glades through all that Alta mystique.
post #12 of 55
still, they're there.
post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by Treewell
Here's my 4 fav's in no particular order
Riverbend----Stowe
Pipeline------Stowe
The whole area between Paradise and Fall line at MRG
Country Store---Sunday River
Never been to Jay have you? Their glades are very extensive. Head there, no place in Vt compares to Jay. Plus they get amazing snow.
post #14 of 55
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
I have had fun in the woods at Whistler/Blackcomb.
Where exactly on W/B are these epic glades. Im headed there in April.
post #15 of 55
We were in the woods at WB and down low they are tropical rainforests so they have the moss hanging all over the place. I grabbed a huge piece and put it in my hat so it looked like I had dreadlocks and was a rastafarian. That got plenty of laughs from my friends when I came skiing out

Alfonse
post #16 of 55
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Originally Posted by huckingfellers
Never been to Jay have you? Their glades are very extensive. Head there, no place in Vt compares to Jay. Plus they get amazing snow.
Hit it once on a bad day just after a thaw freeze cycle and the tram was closed due to high winds so no tree skiing that day...sort of like going to Vail and the back bowls are closed.
It's on the list to be hit again when the conditions are ripe for the woods..
post #17 of 55
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Originally Posted by XRC800
Where exactly on W/B are these epic glades. Im headed there in April.
Left side of the Whistler downhill course has some awesome trees...a little tight but they run a long way down
post #18 of 55
Check out the Trials at Mount Snow. They're my favorite glades in the east (when the snow conditions are right). However, they don't seem to be open at the moment. This may change after the weekend.
post #19 of 55
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Originally Posted by Alfonse
We were in the woods at WB and down low they are tropical rainforests so they have the moss hanging all over the place. I grabbed a huge piece and put it in my hat so it looked like I had dreadlocks and was a rastafarian. That got plenty of laughs from my friends when I came skiing out

Alfonse
HA HA! No wonder I like you!

We did a similar thing coming out of the trees at Red Mountain! We even brought home the moss, it's our memento.

Boy, we sound like real losers, don't we?

Thatsagirl
post #20 of 55
great glades and tree skiing:

Powderhorn -right sde looking up
Monarch - trees most anywhere -good this year
Steamboat- shadows etc
Powder Mt - most anywere
Brighton - most anywhere especially out of bounds (legal now)
Heavenly - near top usually windblown (no good) or Motts/Killibrew
Seven Springs Pa- between some trails
NE -don't know haven't skied there in 10 yrs due to
cheap fares to Tahoe (sometimes SLC) from BWI
Solitude- Honeycomb canyon
Snowbasin- John Paul quad chair
A-Basin - right side of Pali looking up
Jackson Hole- betreen Casper & Apres Vous
Alpine Meadows- ridge between top of Sherwood & front side
(poor lift access)
Snowmass- Hanging Valley area (mediocre lift access) & Long Shot
(short hike)
Mdskier Yes MD has a ski area
post #21 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by XRC800
Where exactly on W/B are these epic glades. Im headed there in April.
I don't have a trail map with me, but on Blackcomb there is a lodge up on the left side of the hill. Just below that are some (neat warning sign about the steam). Off to the left of that lodge is a triple chair. On the left side looking up is another area. I came down it early on a powder morning, saw one other track in there, I told the lifty, he said those were his tracks. One of his favorite places. Don't tell anybody.

On Whistler, skiers right and under the Gondola. There's a kids castle, wooded area, playscape in there.
post #22 of 55
Haystack has some pretty good glades if you want to stick to S.VT. Killingtons fusion zones are well liked. Jay isn't southern VT but the skiing is great, way, WAY, WAY more snow than Stowe. Better tree skiing also. Nicer people NO crowds. MRG is like that too, I don't know why anyone would even think of paying the inflated prices and dealing with the loonngg liftlines for the crappy snow and lame skiing here at Stowe.
post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom
Haystack has some pretty good glades if you want to stick to S.VT. Killingtons fusion zones are well liked. Jay isn't southern VT but the skiing is great, way, WAY, WAY more snow than Stowe. Better tree skiing also. Nicer people NO crowds. MRG is like that too, I don't know why anyone would even think of paying the inflated prices and dealing with the loonngg liftlines for the crappy snow and lame skiing here at Stowe.
Yeah...come to think of it... one would have to be nuts to even consider Stowe. Why bother with it's miniscule amounts of crappy snow and boring lame duck terrain...I'm sold
post #24 of 55
I'm serious, the people are MEAN! They'll ski over your topsheets and push you down to get ahead of you in the long long liftlines. Heck the lifts don't even go to the top of the mountain. They don't let you sleep in, the lifts spin at 7:30 on weekends.There are only 48 trails, whats Killington got, 200?? NO Comparison. The town is UGLY also, strip malls and development everywhere. Oh, and the Ben and Jerrys ice cream tastes funny for some reason. You can't find a descent resteraunt chain like TGI Fridays or Applebee's (McDonalds went out of business), you could starve to death.
post #25 of 55
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom
I'm serious, the people are MEAN! They'll ski over your topsheets and push you down to get ahead of you in the long long liftlines. Heck the lifts don't even go to the top of the mountain. They don't let you sleep in, the lifts spin at 7:30 on weekends.There are only 48 trails, whats Killington got, 200?? NO Comparison. The town is UGLY also, strip malls and development everywhere. Oh, and the Ben and Jerrys ice cream tastes funny for some reason. You can't find a descent resteraunt chain like TGI Fridays or Applebee's (McDonalds went out of business), you could starve to death.


By the way, Haystack is no longer part of Mt. Snow and is currently closed while it is transformed into Haystack Club, a private ski, golf and real estate community.

Thatsagirl
post #26 of 55
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom
Jay isn't southern VT but the skiing is great, way, WAY, WAY more snow than Stowe. Better tree skiing also. Nicer people NO crowds. MRG is like that too, I don't know why anyone would even think of paying the inflated prices and dealing with the loonngg liftlines for the crappy snow and lame skiing here at Stowe.
I can tell you're the kind of guy who not only sends people to other resorts, you also poach someone's line. I'm pretty sure Jay is too far to go, definitely not in southern VT.

Thatsagirl
post #27 of 55
George referred to Jays glades today as Western Style glades a few times. He said it with a slightly negative connotation, he cracks me up. He was bleeding a decent amount on his face today from a branch or something in the woods. I commented on it and he said, yep, good skiing.

Alfonse
post #28 of 55
WTF is up with all the buffalo burgers around VT. lol every where I go in VT I see bufflo burgers on the menu. Is it healthier, more lean or something? What is the deal.
post #29 of 55
Buffalo, its the other dark meat.......
post #30 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alfonse
George referred to Jays glades today as Western Style glades a few times. He said it with a slightly negative connotation, he cracks me up. He was bleeding a decent amount on his face today from a branch or something in the woods. I commented on it and he said, yep, good skiing.

Alfonse
You two crack me up!

Thatsagirl
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