|Originally posted by jamesdeluxe:
Are you going on record that skiing in the U.S. (and particularly in New England) is NOT boring?
I'm interested in hearing from a non-Yank standpoint... what did you find unique and enjoyable (and different from what you might encounter in the Alps)?
James, in all honestly and I'll probably get fried over this !!! I was made very, very welcome by all people I encountered at Stowe, from riding lifts with polite kids, to having a beer with a 70yr surfer dude (his words not mine)
The level of customer service far exceeds any that exist in Europe (ok, a generalisation I appreciate) Crowds? what crowds, midweek Stowe was like your own personal mountain
I did indeed feel far more welcome in Stowe than I'd previously felt in Europe, i.e. people actually smiled and chatted.
Another reason I enjoyed it, was the pure fact it wasn't full of package holiday makers, all walking around with boots fully undone and waving their planks around. The level of expertise of the skiers was very high.
Whilst in Vermont I also skied at Killington, enjoyed it, but was happier at the relatively quiet slopes of Stowe.
So to summerise, Bored? no way and I had 7 weeks to get bored.
Hope this explains my viewpoint a little clearer.