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post #1 of 84
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It seems like a ton of people travel from the East to resorts out West. Does anyone from the West come out East to ski our mountains?
post #2 of 84
No.
post #3 of 84
what mountains?
post #4 of 84
I don't think I've seen anyone from the west venture to Michigan for a ski vacation either. Wonder why?:
post #5 of 84
I agree, what mountains, come out West and have it all
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post #7 of 84
Interesting question....I'll let you know at the end of the month if I get anybody west of central Colorado to come out to my party. It doesn't look that way so far. It is somewhat understandable as it seems the further west you go the bigger and gnarlier the mtns get and there seems to be more snow also. So really why leave home ?

but,

carbon....don't kid yourself. I believe you are a DV regular if I'm not mistaken. There are a few areas in northern New England that kick the crap out of DV...The front four at Stowe and the cliffs there, for example, rival stuff in the west without the snow quality...for tough skiing you have to be on your game there for sure. The bumps in the spring there are the size of cars.
MRG....Cannon....K-Mart (though not one of my favs) The Loaf..Mt Snow (if you want to cruise for a day)..Jay....like to watch a few racers who can ski....what about Burke (assuming it's still there ...been awhile since I was up that way)

Make no mistake New England has some terrain....it's just a lot tougher to hit on good conditions than it is in the west.
post #8 of 84
When I go to visit my parents over Xmas in upstate NY, I try to get a day in at Swain or Greek Peak- and I live in Colorado. Does that count?


Otherwise, no.
post #9 of 84
My buddy C, German ex-HS racer, moved to cali after having lived lived here last season. He actually came back out east for a 3 day ski trip complaining of too much soft snow at Tahoe.. I kinda like hard snow myself too..
post #10 of 84
Tuckermans, Mount Katahdin(do a google image search you wont believe its in maine) etc. We have mountains....big gnarly mountains. Ever been to the 'dacks either? They are quite a sight. Unfortunately most places back east dont get enough snow, and the ones that do (jay stowe mad river smuggs) get a lot of rain with it. Jay actually has gotten the most snow in the country on numerous occasions(many years in the 500's.) I just don't see why someone from out west would need to come here. They have bowls, chutes, couloirs, trees, bumps, cliffs. Basically everything you can find here but on a grander scale. I think if they came here though they'd appreciate us easterners more And yes we do have chutes bowls etc. If you don't believe me you've never seen mt washington or katahdin.
post #11 of 84
And by the way the only reason the western mountains are more jagged and craggy is that they are newer. The appalachians were actually larger at one time and equally jagged and craggy.
post #12 of 84
Mountains? mebbe. "big gnarly mountains"? naahhhh. Really, I'd just call them big hills.
post #13 of 84
Well I don't think you have ever seen our big gnarly mountains...they have just as much vert as most of the rockies but just not the elevation....
post #14 of 84
East Coast is Awesome...

SKI THE EAST!







post #15 of 84
Yeah ! I go East..... all the way accross the Atlantic Ocean... to Europe!
post #16 of 84




I've seen many bald-topped, snow covered mountains in the oregon and washington cascades that were neither as large, nor as gnarley. I love uninformed people with strong opinions.
post #17 of 84
Those meathead films guys are awesome. any idea where that first picture is from? I blieve the others are stowe...
post #18 of 84
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Originally Posted by CSOcean10
Those meathead films guys are awesome. any idea where that first picture is from? I blieve the others are stowe...
Blow-Me-Down Mountains, Newfoundland

The last picture is me @ Wildcat.
post #19 of 84
Once, if you don't count Europe :
post #20 of 84
Uncle Louie,
Sorry, I was trying to be funny.
I've skied most of the NE.
Stowe, MRG,Cannon,Killington,Jay and the list goes on and on.
Whiteface was my home mountain during my college years. Ever ski it?
After school,I lived in Burlington and then on the backside of MRG for a few years. I was a ski bum.
I skied Deer Valley last season when I visited a friend in PC.
Like it so much I bought a place there.
Have you skied DV?
post #21 of 84


Heres some from my most recent trip to the cascades of some of the most famous mountains in that range....they look somewhat small in comparison actually....not saying I wouldnt rather ski there though....mount washington has killed nearly as many people as everest, hehe.
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post #23 of 84
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan
Mountains? mebbe. "big gnarly mountains"? naahhhh. Really, I'd just call them big hills.
What the heck do you call those little things in Washington?

There is one big mountain in the whole state.
post #24 of 84
from a Canadian Perspective. NO !

I might consider going to Quebec but otherwise probably not. I would only venture East to Quebec if I had money to burn.

Way too many far greater options here in Alberta and British Columbia to consider such nonsense of going East.
post #25 of 84
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Originally Posted by carbonissimo
Have you skied DV?
Yeah, its a totally sweet place to go with your Wall Street buddies and sample "western" skiing while being fed ridiculously expensive food by a bunch of Aussies and being surrounded by a bunch of women that are vastly more concerned about their clothing than their skiing.

DV is a freakin' cesspool for elitists who can't cut it skiing at real hills, but enjoy feeling like top dog on the wrong side of the Wasatch.
post #26 of 84
I was skiing just before XMAS one year at Mt. Snow in Vermont when I bumped into some members of a Colorado ski racing team. Conditions were pretty standard for around here -- very little natural snow, seriously hard packed man made. Anyway, I asked them what in God's name they were doing in New England, and they replied that they come East once school is out every year so that they can train on far worse conditions then they'll ever find back home.

I kid you not.
post #27 of 84
Well for ski racing it's actually quite appropriate to train on hardpack as you are most likely never going to encounter soft snow in a high level race...This is why I am so surprised that more olympians and world cup guys havn't come out of the east. I know quite a few have but it seems as though colorado and utah have the most....could perhaps be the longer season...
post #28 of 84
And not for anything marmot but the skiing in quebec is nowhere near as good as nearby northern vermont...so maybe you should get informed before choosing one over the other. Tremblant get like 120" a year whereas stowe gets around 330". Don't get me wrong I like tremblant but it's cold and not very snowy there so you can count on ice...its a great place for spring skiing though
post #29 of 84
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Originally Posted by skiingman
Yeah, its a totally sweet place to go with your Wall Street buddies and sample "western" skiing while being fed ridiculously expensive food by a bunch of Aussies and being surrounded by a bunch of women that are vastly more concerned about their clothing than their skiing.

DV is a freakin' cesspool for elitists who can't cut it skiing at real hills, but enjoy feeling like top dog on the wrong side of the Wasatch.
Youth is wasted on the young.
post #30 of 84
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Originally Posted by ILOVE2SKI
East Coast is Awesome...

SKI THE EAST!







Go Stowe!! well most of those pics are Stowe...
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