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Where to ski East Coast?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for places in the east with a vertical of 1800' or greater, serviced by a single chair or gondola.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Hunter has a high speed quad that I like, but the vertical is only 1600, and I'm getting pretty bored with it.
I can go anywhere in the East; NY, VT, NH, or ME, but I really want a single ride up; no skiing from one chair to another in the middle of the ride.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
post #2 of 13
Stowe, steeps, trees, bumps, more than enough terrain to hold your interest and a gondola to the top. I hear they got three feet of new snow this past week.
post #3 of 13
Some lifts/places that would fit this bill: Killington K1 gondola, Cannon tram, Jay Pk tram, and one of my personal favs, the high speed quad chair at Wildcat. All the aforementioned have about 2k vertical. If you ride the HSQ all day at Wildcat you can rack up a lot of mileage and get pleasantly worn out in a beautiful mtn environment.
post #4 of 13
I think the limitation of a single ride does't make sense. Look for "real" vertical without runouts, flat areas etc. My choicies based on that critiera: Sugarbush, Stowe, Mad River Glen, Whiteface, and Sugarloaf. Even so, I wouldn't eliminate places where the "real" vertical might be a bit less. Most of the verticals at Killington are less (Bear, Canyon, Superstar) but I would argue that variety is more important than vertical to keep you from getting bored.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jamesj View Post
Some lifts/places that would fit this bill: Killington K1 gondola, Cannon tram, Jay Pk tram, and one of my personal favs, the high speed quad chair at Wildcat. All the aforementioned have about 2k vertical.
I am especially going to look into this quad at Wildcat. I do six runs an hour on the HSQ at Hunter; 7 minutes up, 2 1/2 down. The thing that interests me is skiing back onto the chari at the bottom, on weekdays when there's no line.
I'm not looking for a lot of variety; I'm looking for a fairly long run that I can do over and over again until I've got it perfect - until I feel inside myself that I could not have taken a more perfect line, flowing almost effortlessly down the mountain. Only then do I get bored and move on.
post #6 of 13
Do laps on the Spillway chair at Sugarloaf.

You'll sleep well that night.
post #7 of 13
There are plenty of good choices, but in case you make it to Wildcat NH, here's a workout tailored to your interests: 2 hrs Polecat green circle trail, then 2 hrs Lynx blue square trail, then 2 hrs Wildcat easy black diamond trail, then 2 hrs right under the HSQ (Gondi Line) harder black diamond, then 12 hrs of solid sleep :-)
Trail map:
http://www.skiwildcat.com/skitrails.html
More of my impressions:
http://www.dcski.com/articles/view_article.php?article_id=838&mode=headlines
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am definitely going to Wildcat. In fact, I'm copying the names of the trails that people mention, finding them on the trail map, and planning my day. I've been to that area many times during summer, to hike and climb.
Any other suggestions?
post #9 of 13
200502.jpg070205_trip_madRiverGlen_vmed_4p_widec.jpg20090612_Mad_River_The_Single_700.jpg  Single chair you say????

Here ya go..

Just come down right under the chair.

Betcha a hundred bucks it takes you more than 2 1/2 minutes
Edited by steamboat1 - 2/20/10 at 12:31am
post #10 of 13
 stowe sucks they get no snow and is clearly and a mountain for rich gapers....but this took place there yesterday, and if you truly want to ski steep powder there is no place better than this. oh yeah my high speed quad was my 2 legs.

http://www.epicski.com/forum/thread/92266/what-3-4-inches-of-snow-really-looks-like-in-northern-vermont


post #11 of 13
How about Whiteface? Big Vert, single ride up in a gondi, steep. Seems to fit the bill.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

How about Whiteface? Big Vert, single ride up in a gondi, steep. Seems to fit the bill.

:)
post #13 of 13
It's not back east, but try springing for a plane ticket to Sun Valley.

Lookout Express high speed quad - 2600+ vertical feet in 5 minutes
Challenger Express - 3100+ vertical feet in 10 minutes
Frenchman's (also high speed quad) - only 1500 vertical feet but it's only a 4 minute ride

Do laps on any/all of those and you should be able to wear yourself out very thoroughly.

Bob
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