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post #61 of 71
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Well, this is why skiing in North America and Europe doesn't really compare well. Most of the better skiing here is not onpiste; anything truly steep, remotely technical and ungroomed--akin to, say, High Rustler or the North Face at Crested Butte or the Hobacks--is generally offpiste in Europe. Pistes are useful for travelling from one offpiste to another, for skiing home at the end of the day or for heading for a lunch stop.
Very true...and the nice thing is the lift accessible offpiste can be untracked for much much longer than here.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by dumpy View Post
I think I'm lost, is this TGR?
No, at TGR they wouldn't really care.
post #63 of 71
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Isn't there an area in Mass. called Wachusett or something? My dad used to ski there as a kid.
Yep, there is. It has about 1,000 vertical, serviced by high-speed quads. Get there when they open the lifts in the morning and you can easily rack up 15 or 20,000 vertical feet before the crowds arrive. Not very challenging skiing, but it's still skiing.
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Sawkill Family Ski Center -- 3 trails, 70 feet of vertical. No,that's not a typo. 70 feet. Seven - zero. I've slid on my back farther than that in a good fall.

Six acres. Day ticket is $40. Half day is $35. I'm not sure if this is funny, or sad.
The mountain stats are funny, it shows how bad our collective addiction is that people are willing to even ski there, but I say hell yes to them.

The price is just sad
post #65 of 71
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Originally Posted by Harry_Morgan View Post
No, at TGR they wouldn't really care.

For the most part no, but the sarcasm regarding an Alta sticker is something I would expect to see over there.
post #66 of 71
I skied Ward Hill a few times when I was a kid -that's kinda wimpy. :P Actually a friend of mine is from the Ukraine and she went to a mountain where they used a donkey (or mule) to pull you up the hill or so she says. I saw the picture of the donkey - so it looks legit.
post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
Wow, tough question. OK, you said mountain - Sundown can barely be considered a hill (truly pathetic), so let's go with "mountains".
Why the slight on Sundown just because it's small? There are plenty of smaller hills you can rag on if you're a vert whore. I guess if you suck at bumps, it's probably not a favorite, but I think it's a pretty cool little hill:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N6Jwk14XOj0
post #68 of 71
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
Sawkill Family Ski Center -- 3 trails, 70 feet of vertical. No,that's not a typo. 70 feet. Seven - zero. I've slid on my back farther than that in a good fall.

Six acres. Day ticket is $40. Half day is $35. I'm not sure if this is funny, or sad.

That's Fabulous. With those prices I can't say I am tempted to go but that's simply Fabulous.

Thanks.
post #69 of 71
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
Have you been there?

Let's see, we can start with the lift layout that takes EVERYONE right through the bunny area, providing a wonderful opportunity to get taken out by someone who's trying to learn and has no control, then up to the main hill, where every trail looks and feels identical (and is about 2-3 levels of difficulty overrated), then make sure you keep your speed up, as every trail has a LOOOONNNNGGGG and flat run out to get to the lifts again, and on and on and on.

I had some free passes last year. My 14-16 year olds refused to go. Rather stay home than be bored all day.
I actually grew up skiing there so every time I go, I get this sentimental feeling. SO it's probably that I'm biased. But there are a few things that I like about okemo. I actually like the layout--I don't mind dodging people--it's actually kinda fun. My favorite trail is Sel's Choice, which usually has machine-made moguls--completely symmetric all the way down. It's an awesome way to practice new techniques. And at the bottom of that trail, it goes right into a terrain park--so that's an awesome run to make loops on. The other trail I like, for some reason, is exhibition. It's not the steepest trail, but something about it is just really enjoyable for me--there's a steep drop in the beginning so you have plenty of speed to do some hero skiing the rest of the way down. Plus, it's great on their special demo day when you can ski that run 10 times, each time with a different pair of skis--all for free.
post #70 of 71
Hidden Valley PA, a 400 ft pimple, passing as a ski area. Surrounded with ugly condo's and a base lodge full of screaming kids staying in same.

Nearby is a real ski area, Seven Springs.
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post #71 of 71
I hope you're joking about Hidden Valley being wimpy compared to seven springs, or at least about calling seven springs a real resort. They may not have the vertical (neither does half of seven springs) but their trails are actually more difficult, at least that intermediate above the beginner lift that has the double fall line

I learned to ski at seven springs and still have a season pass there; I haven't really gone anywhere bigger or less "wimpy", but I am a fairly crappy skier who can't even do parallels and yet I easily do most of their black terrain except for Yodeler and goosebumps.

All this discussion actually makes me want to go to Stratton, I need more variety in high-beginner low-intermediate trails than what I get at seven springs.
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