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post #91 of 113
Steeps in the East I'd say

Starr or Goat at Stowe
Paradise or the outer chutes from there at MRG
Lower Ovation at Killington
Tram Line or the glades outside of there at Cannon
Some parts of the snowfields at Sugarloaf

Most dangerous I would say is Okemo. The trail from the lower lift to the main upper chair or coming down the lower slope to the main base in the afternoon. I hate that mountain & hope to never ski it again. Every trail is the same & they ain't challenging.
post #92 of 113
you guys need more pictures to make it reel.
post #93 of 113
Here's a 50 degree pitch at Whitetail.
post #94 of 113

I'd vote for the Snowfields at Sugarloaf.  Not only are they steep, but with few trees, those slopes glisten like a new cue ball.  Having said that, last month at Stowe the kids and I stared down the mouth of Starr and passed on it.    

Rusty -- Whitetail?  What slope is this?  (I'll be up there with my daughter in a couple weeks, BTW) 

post #95 of 113
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I'd vote for the Snowfields at Sugarloaf.  Not only are they steep, but with few trees, those slopes glisten like a new cue ball.  Having said that, last month at Stowe the kids and I stared down the mouth of Starr and passed on it.


I'm not denying that upper Starr is steep, but I think it looks a lot worse from outside the gates then it does from once you're actually standing on it.  The initial couple bumps are atrociously shaped, but then it really does settle in.  Basically, I found it to be wider and not-as-steep as I thought it was going to be.

Upper Goat makes Upper Starr looks like the bunny hill.
post #96 of 113
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Rusty -- Whitetail?  What slope is this?  (I'll be up there with my daughter in a couple weeks, BTW) 


Technically, it's on skiers right at the end of Fallmount.
post #97 of 113
What the heck is that orange thing? Is that a hunter? Or a bear in a hunter's 1 peice?

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Here's a 50 degree pitch at Whitetail.
post #98 of 113
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Upper Goat makes Upper Starr looks like the bunny hill.

 

You leave me no choice but to go back to Stowe to check this out....
post #99 of 113
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Technically, it's on skiers right at the end of Fallmount.
 

Skier's right?  So the skier (be he man or bear) has gone off the trail from the terrain park and cut through to Fallmount??  We're allowed to do that?
post #100 of 113
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Here's a cliffed out gaper at Whitetail.

Fixed?
post #101 of 113
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You leave me no choice but to go back to Stowe to check this out....

I skied upper goat while the upper mountain lift werent running today so it wasnt actually 'closed" but he is right when upper goat is open it make starr looks like lord. If the wind chill wasnt negative 40 I might of got some pictures. Upper goat has an extreme double fall line, lots of rocks and nearly mandatory ledge drops on it which equal fun in the powder we had today!

with that said north slope, lord and perry merrill are way more dangerous than any of the front four statically speaking.
post #102 of 113
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What the heck is that orange thing? Is that a hunter? Or a bear in a hunter's 1 peice?

 



 


therusty does ride a board. that could be a bear on a board.
post #103 of 113
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Here's a 50 degree pitch at Whitetail.


jeez Rusty, where's the snow? I see foot prints above your position, not ski or baoard tracks. Thus the theory of the deranged bear molestor who stole a board and made an escape on foot wearing a fresh bearskin turned inside out.

Where's the pitch going? Wait till spring thaw and it'll be really dangerous.
post #104 of 113

There's always snow at Stowe.

1/27/10

post #105 of 113
Stowe, Vt.

In the bottom pic
The trail just to the right of the liftline to the left to the 1st ridge is Starr.
If you look at the liftline to the right going up to the second ridge you'll barely notice a narrow trail just to the right of it. That's Goat.

There's also tree skiing all up in those areas also.
Edited by steamboat1 - 1/30/10 at 9:31am
post #106 of 113
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post

I skied upper goat while the upper mountain lift werent running today so it wasnt actually 'closed" but he is right when upper goat is open it make starr looks like lord. If the wind chill wasnt negative 40 I might of got some pictures. Upper goat has an extreme double fall line, lots of rocks and nearly mandatory ledge drops on it which equal fun in the powder we had today!

with that said north slope, lord and perry merrill are way more dangerous than any of the front four statically speaking.
 

Bush -- I prefer soft snow piles to "lots of rocks and mandatory ledge drops", but, OK, it's on my bucket list.  Maybe I should ski it with you, so you can show me the "insiders" way down.  Interesting what you said about North Slope, Lord, and Perry Merrill.  I skied all of those -- I think they're all blues -- and didn't find them particularly dicy.  They were a bit crowded though, in particular Perry Merrill, which may account for the higher accident rate. 
post #107 of 113
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What the heck is that orange thing? Is that a hunter? Or a bear in a hunter's 1 peice?
 




It's a kid playing around.

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Skier's right?  So the skier (be he man or bear) has gone off the trail from the terrain park and cut through to Fallmount??  We're allowed to do that?
 

Generally not possible and definitely not allowed. But we are allowed to dream.

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Here's a cliffed out gaper at Whitetail.
 

Well done!

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jeez Rusty, where's the snow? I see foot prints above your position, not ski or baoard tracks. Thus the theory of the deranged bear molestor who stole a board and made an escape on foot wearing a fresh bearskin turned inside out.

Where's the pitch going? Wait till spring thaw and it'll be really dangerous. 
 

(snort) It's a 50 degree pitch. It's not supposed to hold snow? (snort)
The kid in the orange is about 5 feet from the bottom and was just play climbing the cliff. The bottom is a flat cat trail (about 15 feet wide) between the cliff and the main lodge. If the resort was stupid enough to put man made snow on this cliff on purpose (oh - and I ask them to every year) and the gapers did not kill themselves on the almost 90 degree angle transition, then they probably would end up plastered against the wall of the main lodge. But assuming that snow was blown onto the pitch and the transition was filled in, it would be possible to exit the bottom to skiers right without crashing. Hmm - maybe if we set up safety ropes like the rock climbing walls.....

 
post #108 of 113
Never skied the east but out here in the west the most dangerous places seem to be man made jumps built by inexperienced skiiers, especially at my local hill, they build jumps that have too short of a ramp with too steep of a takeoff right by the trees or in blind spots where other people cant see where they are coming from. The jump will kick skiers backwards and make em fall flat on their backs or will cause snowboarders to wipe out either back or foreward, ive seen 5 people get hauled off the hill from them since january 7th.
post #109 of 113
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Bush -- I prefer soft snow piles to "lots of rocks and mandatory ledge drops", but, OK, it's on my bucket list.  Maybe I should ski it with you, so you can show me the "insiders" way down.  Interesting what you said about North Slope, Lord, and Perry Merrill.  I skied all of those -- I think they're all blues -- and didn't find them particularly dicy.  They were a bit crowded though, in particular Perry Merrill, which may account for the higher accident rate. 

blue runs are statically more dangerous than any ungroomed black or double black or tree runs.

I fear for my life more on a crowded north slope, than I do on any section of goat.
post #110 of 113
 Not a "run" but the most dangerous place at Blue Mountain in eastern Pa remains the lift. Consistently some moron will slam the bar down while everyone is still getting situated either drilling someone in the head or crushing their nuts when the f'n handle slams home before you have had a chance to create sitting room next to the 200 lb mama hanging on to her kids for dear life.
post #111 of 113
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I grew up skiing Blue Knob and 7springs...thus I never knew better.    Having skied a good deal out west, in euope and a ton on the East....and just revisiting Seven Springs....I have to say that place is CRAZY....It is not the blue/green slopes---its the people.     YIKES!      Jeans/Beer/Steeler Fans....Kids Bee Lining the steeps fully out of control....and routinely heard on the highspeed six pack chair--aptly named.   "I got to drink more, 'cause I ski better that way".     "where's the goggie foggle?"

The most dangerous run?  Any run this man is on:

post #112 of 113
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Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post

Steeps in the East I'd say

Starr or Goat at Stowe
Paradise or the outer chutes from there at MRG
Lower Ovation at Killington
Tram Line or the glades outside of there at Cannon
Some parts of the snowfields at Sugarloaf

Most dangerous I would say is Okemo. The trail from the lower lift to the main upper chair or coming down the lower slope to the main base in the afternoon. I hate that mountain & hope to never ski it again. Every trail is the same & they ain't challenging.
 

Just wanted to add a couple more. I skied Smugglers Notch this past week & forgot about Upper FIS & another trail they have called Freefall. Both trails are super steep & I would rate them among the steepest in the east.
post #113 of 113
Do we have a winner yet?
Most dangerous?...Richie-Rich playing human slalom at Hunter?
He has armor and a full face helmet on.
This is hilarious::
Originally Posted by stoweguy View Post

 Not a "run" but the most dangerous place at Blue Mountain in eastern Pa remains the lift. Consistently some moron will slam the bar down while everyone is still getting situated either drilling someone in the head or crushing their nuts when the f'n handle slams home before you have had a chance to create sitting room next to the 200 lb mama hanging on to her kids for dear life.
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