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Vermont March 3-10

post #1 of 15
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I've got the first week of March of form school, and would like to get in at least two days of sking in Vermont on the way back to Maine.

I've been to Smuggs this year, loved it. Any suggestions on other areas to hit, as well as cheap lodging? It will just be one person, and for two days sking I would like to stay three nights.
post #2 of 15
Is skiing your main concern? will you be there on a weekend day? What kind of skiing do you like?
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sking is my main concern. I tend to ski blacks and double blacks, glades. I've done about every run at Sugarloaf and Sunday River, we hit about every trail at Smuggs, except those with obvious exposed rocks (cliffs).
I would probably leave Rochester Friday 3/2 around 10am, so my first day sking would be Saturday.
post #4 of 15
There's only one game in town: Mt. Mansfield.
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Originally Posted by volklskier1 View Post
There's only one game in town: Mt. Mansfield.
NO!
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
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NO!
Where do you suggest?

While sking is my main concern, I also need cheap lodging.
post #7 of 15
You could do either Pico or Killington then get on 89 to 93 to 101 to 95 to 495 to Poland. Cheap lodging at the Happy Bear on the access rd, even cheaper in Rutland 15 min away. BTW, I have a place in Cumberland, ME. Not as far out of the way for you as Stowe or Sugarbush.

Southern Vt route 9 would work as well, skiing Mt Snow, not sure about cheap lodging tho.
post #8 of 15
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What about hostles? I was able to find some around the Killington area, are there any further north (Jay, stowe, MRG)?
post #9 of 15
On weekends it's hard to find really cheap lodging. For MRG/Sugarbush the cheapest places are Mad River Barn Inn, Garrison and the Hyde Away. There are some cheap chains 40 min away in Berlin/Barre.
post #10 of 15
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NO!
spoken by someone who obviously has never skied it.
post #11 of 15
He went to UVM, I have a feeling he has skied Mansfield a few times.....
post #12 of 15
Thank you.

But has been a while since I had a chance to ski it with snow like this. What I meant is that Mad River Glen is to be considered 'in the game'. Stowe is the ski capital of the east. But Mad River rocks!
post #13 of 15
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Thank you.

But has been a while since I had a chance to ski it with snow like this. What I meant is that Mad River Glen is to be considered 'in the game'. Stowe is the ski capital of the east. But Mad River rocks!
I'm not talking about Stowe, I'm talking about Mansfield.
post #14 of 15
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I'm not talking about Stowe, I'm talking about Mansfield.
Stowe, as in the ski area on Mt Mansfield, plus the ob stuff? It's all Stowe to me, and it's all of that, that makes it the ski capital of the east.

But it's not the only game in town by far, IMHO!
post #15 of 15
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Where do you suggest?

While sking is my main concern, I also need cheap lodging.
In case you couldn't tell, my suggestion is Mad River Glen.

As far a cheap lodging, like others have said: Barre, VT or the places in the valley ie the Barn. It will be no more expensive than other locations in Northern Vt.
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