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Top Cruisers?

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What's your top blue/green REALLY LONG cruiser in the Northeast? In the West?
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I'm gonna nominate two at Stowe. Sterling and Gondolier.
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Peak to Creek at Whistler is unbelievable. Five miles of continuous intermediate grade.
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Toll road at Stowe (green) and Belt Parkway at Hunter (blue)
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Cranmer at WP. Maybe not the longest, but nice.
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Peak to Creek at Whistler is unbelievable. Five miles of continuous intermediate grade.

Is this true? Sweet Mother Mary! More than enough reason to bring the kids to Whistler. We could do this the whole day! I gotta start checking my remaining vacation days!
post #7 of 46
Beaver Creek- Latigo to lower latigo- Also Harrier.(blue/black) or Gold Dust

Steamboat- Tomahawk, High noon or Sunshine lift run.
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Snowmass -- anything in the Big Burn area.

Cannon (New Hampshire) -- Upper Cannon to Middle / Lower Ravine
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Look for places with 2000+ uninterrupted vertical and less than than average skier traffic / crowds.

To be fair, just about anywhere you can think of will have decent groomers. And there is no such thing as a "top cruiser", these slope are vanilla by definition and design. You're better off asking which places had bad or limited groomed terrain.

For groomers I would recommend against:

Snowbird and the canyons.
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Timberline (green) down onto Scoot (blue) at Sugarloaf USA.

A real dreamy rolling top to bottom run with nobody around. 2,000ft Vertical.
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Homerun at Park City--3.5 miles long top to bottom. Can be a real pleasure on an uncrowded day to hone some rudimentary skills and take in the mountain. On a crowded day, it is slightly less than a nightmare.

Really, no other run that I have ever been on has as long an uninterrupted descent. That said, Orion and Supreme are great runs from top to bottom (at DV), as are Jordanelle, Homward Bound, Trump and Ontario.

Edit--the other nice thing about Homerun (again, uncrowded days only) is that you can pick up some nice blacks that link back in, e.g. Waterfall. Same think with Ontario at DV, takes you to Ontario Bowl and/or Hidden Treasure.
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Big White in Canada has many exceptional cruisers. Regulator Johnson in Snowbird and Springboard in Blackcomb are sweet too.
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Andy's Encore to Rosi's Run at Copper...unlike most runs, this one gets steeper as you go down. Fantastic!
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Moe-mentum at Big Mountain.
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I like Great Eastern to Skye Ship base at Killington. It's only a green but it is long (for the east) and you can get pretty good speed on it (if it is not crowded). Juggernaut at Killington should be good too (but it's been years since I've done it).
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I'd venture the Home Run at Squaw Valley. You actually can sped down from the top of East Broadway all the way to the Far East Parking lot. That is about 3000 vertical.
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I'd venture the Home Run at Squaw Valley. You actually can sped down from the top of East Broadway all the way to the Far East Parking lot. That is about 3000 vertical.
Um...Squaw doesn't have anything w/ 3K vert. Not even from the top of Granite Chief (8,700' contour line) to the parking lot (6,200'), which isn't possible anyway. The longest possible lifted vertical at Squaw is from either Siberia (8,600' contour line) or Headwall (8,600') to the parking lot (6,200') for a total of 2,400'. Squaw lies about their vertical.

For reference:
http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=...ad27&layer=DRG
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Ruthie's Run at Aspen.
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Le petit Bonheur to Beauchemin ON THE VERSANT NORD AT TREMBLANT
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Tote Road at Sugarloaf from the top of the Timberline quad to the base.
Perry Merrill at Stowe.
Sterling at Stowe. Certainly one of the nicest, but about a hundred yards shorter since they put the new quad in.
Kansas from the top of Jordan bowl to the base lodge at White Cap at Sunday River. The name of the trails change several times, but I don't know of any other resort where you can ski from the furthest point west which is also the highest point to the furthest point east which is also the lowest point while traversing eight peaks in the process without having to ride a lift.
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If it's green-blue cruisers you crave - anything at Okemo. Really - anything.
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i've always been a fan of Ute at Sunlight.
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Forgot to mention one in the Northeast....Twister at Gore is pretty speedy and should be a green on top but turns into a decent blue about 2/3 of the way down.
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Peak to Creek at Whistler is unbelievable. Five miles of continuous intermediate grade.
As far as I'm concerned five miles of continuous grade would take it OFF the list. It's the rolls and turns that give it character and make it a worthy trail.
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I like Dipsy Doodle, at Ski Liberty
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Best Cruisers? These four come to mind first:

EAST: Perry Merrill.....Stowe
Vista Way to Lower Cannon.....Cannon

WEST: Warm Springs.....Sun Valley
Dave Murray Downhill.....Whistler
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Mambo and Devil's Elbow at Alta. Never have to slow down on uncrowded days on either you just get to arc all the ways to the bottom.
post #28 of 46
There are some nice nominations for NE cruisers, but my hands down fave is Polecat - a 2.75 mile green circle meander across the face of Wildcat Mtn, NH with the finest summit to base scenery any East Coast novice could ever hope to gaze.
Sailor, you may already be familiar with Wildcat ski area, but if not March is a marvelous time to check it out. Lynx and Wildcat trails are a little harder than Polecat, and have same grand views of Mt Washington. Great hill for advancing intermediates: http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_a...mode=headlines
BTW, there is also a terrific and long trail called Wildkitten, which is low level green circle. Polecat is greenish-blue circle. The others I mention are blueish-black.
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Vista Way to Lower Cannon.....Cannon
One of the skiing magazines listed Vista Way as a top-in-the-East cruiser as well. I must admit I find that really surprising -- how often does Vista Way get groomed out? I've never seen it with monster moguls in it, but then again, I've never seen it without at least some small moguls, ice, rocks and other stuff poking through the snowpack. Vista Way is so tucked out of the way that I think most people don't even realize it's there.

What's your preferred route from Vista Way to Lower Cannon? There's a lot of vertical between those two trails.
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
One of the skiing magazines listed Vista Way as a top-in-the-East cruiser as well. I must admit I find that really surprising -- how often does Vista Way get groomed out? I've never seen it with monster moguls in it, but then again, I've never seen it without at least some small moguls, ice, rocks and other stuff poking through the snowpack. Vista Way is so tucked out of the way that I think most people don't even realize it's there.

What's your preferred route from Vista Way to Lower Cannon? There's a lot of vertical between those two trails.
Top to bottom it's Vista Way to Middle Cannon to Lower Cannon..I think that covers the entire length of about 2000 verticle
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