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Whiteface and Gore conditions, accomodations

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I went to Whiteface last year, when the Summit quad was closed, and there were skating rinks on a lot of trails. But, I would like to try again, if the conditions are good. What's the current state of the trails?

Also, if Whiteface is mediocre, how about Gore?
post #2 of 15

Gore

Was there yesterday afternoon.....couldn't get off the mountain fast enough. Maybe the worst conditions I've seen in years. Like a bobsled run!
Many people skiing way too fast for the conditions added to the fun.
post #3 of 15
I will direct you here:

www.SkiADK.com
post #4 of 15
I could possibly be at Gore this Saturday, I'd be interested to hear about conditions leading up. Its supposed to be warm so maybe things will soften up.

I was in Gore on 2/24 and I didnt think conditions were too bad, aside from the wind (so I stayed on the bottom section).
post #5 of 15
I just got back from Whiteface. I'll be objective as they have no control over the weather. It's the wind, it scowers the place. They get snow but it blows into the trees. The place is big though. It has the most vertical in the northeast. At over 3000 its about the size of Snowbird. And it's not BS vert either. You can ski it right down to the bottom with only a small outrun. The long slow chair to the top really lets this all sink in. Things get steep up there. The wind was howling, the snow blowing down the run like dust, about 37 degrees straight down. The snow was grippy up there until the second leg of the run. Then sheet ice for 300 feet, I didn't have a good time on that part. The rest of the place was either hardpack or ice but skiable. The chair lifts where interesting as the exits where solid 3 inch thick ice. We where with a beginner who spent the day falling down them. The Exit of the Olympic downhill run chair was the steepest thing I have ever seen. Double diamond chair lifts? I'm going back when it warms up. I've never seen vert like that on this coast!
Some damn good fast skiers there.
post #6 of 15
Is there anything else in the east that combines steepness and length better than the summit quad at Whiteface?

If so I'd like to give it a shot. Closest I've seen is Mont Ste Anne...
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by eyeski
Some damn good fast skiers there.
Agreed on that. Of all of the places I have skied (around 40 different si area) Gore and Whiteface have by far the largest contingent of racers and very very good skiers.
post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe
Is there anything else in the east that combines steepness and length better than the summit quad at Whiteface?

If so I'd like to give it a shot. Closest I've seen is Mont Ste Anne...
No one has that kind of vert that I know about. Thats western vert for sure. Sugarloaf might have the steepness.
post #9 of 15
Yeah, Sugarloaf's Spillway Chair is pretty good, but Cloudspin/Skyward off the top of da Face are pretty great for chewing up vert.
post #10 of 15
Oh, and Gore was great last weekend . . Bumps on Rumor, Lies and Hawkeye. Should be nice and soft on Saturday with sun and 50 degree temps. Spring Bumps!
post #11 of 15
How does it compare to Sugarbush?
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. I've done enough ice skiing already this year.

And I agree that the mountain has excellent potential with the vertical, and the twisting trails. That's why I was looking forward to going there again this year. In decent conditions.
post #13 of 15

Hungry Trout?

What's the story with accomodations at the Hungry Trout? It got some bad comments recently. Is it noisy, expensive, a dive?
post #14 of 15
Every weekend I've been to Whiteface this winter (3 times) it has been like a sheet of ice... but pick your way around, you can find some not bad conditions....

We stay here, REALLY CHEAP ski and stay package:
http://www.maple-leaf.net/

it's NOT the ritz or anything- your basic bed in a room- but it's clean, gets the job done, close to town, and cheap cheap cheap.
post #15 of 15
They are going to get rain this whole week, so thats out for now. I would wait until the 3rd week in March. Once the rain feeze cycle goes away and temps stay warm it has to get better. the only prob is that they have about half the base of last year so it prolly won't hold up through April. But who knows. This winter has been wacked:
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