What do my fellow New Englanders think is the best area for experts on a powder day (not who gets the most powder days. Everybody pretty much accepts that's Jay Peak.)?
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12/11/02 at 5:11pm
|Originally posted by NE1:
Sugarbush and Stowe belong in the on the list...
|Originally posted by MittersillManiac:
They used to do that at waterville Valley with Lower Bobby's Run. The ski patrol would close it on powder days, and ski it themselves, and then once it was tracked up, they'd open it again. So sleazy, but I don't think they do that anymore. Cannon still does though. The Hardscrabbles, especially middle Hardscrabble, are often closed when the base is around 36" and there's a foot of fresh powder. They love to keep it for themselves. Can you blame them? They don't really give a hoot about poaching if you look like you can ski though. A lot of areas don't really do anything. That's another criteria that made my list, is how cool the patrol is about closed trails and off-piste skiing.
|I was caught in a "speed trap" of sorts at Cannon in March a couple years ago. They had closed the upper mountain (!!!) and had roped off trails on the lower mountain with perfectly good coverage. Three patrollers greeted me and my mom halfway down the trail and Xd our tickets. That was so gay.|