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post #61 of 75
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Originally Posted by chanwmr View Post
To me, cold pizza is left-over sheet pizza (hardly desirable to begin with) at room temp or straight from the fridge (nuked or not nuked).

Tomato pie... Maybe I'll give it a try next time I'm there. Not so much as a treat but so that I know what you're talking about.

Even though I made the blanket statement that pizza is bad outside of NYC, it is still possible that one can find good pizza regardless of locality. There are a few in this area (conveniently spread out) that are pretty good.
uhh the cold pizzza you describe sounds awful...

tomato pie is one of things i've only seen and heard about, but have been uninterested in trying. Its Sicilian style crust/dough, topped with a thick layer of sauce and some grated parmigiana and romano on top no other cheese. Served at room temp. There is a reason utica is the laughing stock of the I-90 corridor, tomato pie may certainly play a role in that...

Where in CNY are you? Thats my locale and I'm a certified pizza afficianado who likes to travel around and check out every back road and whole in the wall.
post #62 of 75
I know a really good place for pizza in Cervinia. IMV, best pizza in Italy. Must be the mountain water or something. It's that good. Otherwise, stick to Jersey.
post #63 of 75
Umm yeah ... best pizza I've had is in Italy. Even better than NYC, it's true. But it's very different in different areas of the country too. And not so greasy.
post #64 of 75
Well I was just talking about this one place in Cervinia, not the whole Italian pizza vs. derivatives thing. I love good American pizza.
post #65 of 75
I think the southern Vermont bashing is over the top. This is a low time Poconos skier looking for a budget midweek trip during the dead period in late-January or early-February. It may be jammed and expensive on weekends but midweek is a different world. Southern Vermont is much less driving and that saves some major bucks at $4.00/gallon. Southern Vermont will be warmer. They're going to be seeking out intermediate groomers and that's what Southern Vermont does best. From all the weekend/holiday skier visits, there is plenty of infrastructure to support any kind of apres ski you want. There are plenty of bargain lodging options to be had that are much closer than the 50 minute to hour+ drive from Burlington to skiing.

The original poster was talking about a budget. Stowe is the most expensive lift ticket in the east and that cost is going to dwarf cheap Burlington lodging. He's not going to be hiking and skiing the sidecountry. Stowe is not a very good value if you're skiing Spruce all day.

Somebody suggested Manchester as a base. I think that's a good option. Plenty of cheap midweek lodging. There's plenty to do outside of skiing. You can eat without shelling out huge dollars. On a budget, Bromley is a $39 midweek day ticket. It sits in the sun so it's a good cold on a cold midweek January day. Magic is also $39 for a midweek day ticket if there's enough natural snow to justify going there. Mount Snow is $63 midweek, has a superb snowmaking system if nature doesn't cooperate, and will be empty. Okemo and Stratton will cost more but it won't bust your budget to ski them for a day or two. You could also wander up and ski Pico for $49.00 and that's often a great spot on a Thursday since it's closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
post #66 of 75
Shout-out to GeoffD for riding to the rescue of defenseless Utah and Southern Vermont resort skiing! Well done, and at a time when bored Euros have nothing else to read! Nothing to add on DV. I take your point on Vermont, though I'd add that Northern Vermont doesn't need to cost more and at least gives the skier, any skier, a realistic chance of sliding some turns on real snow.
post #67 of 75
Yep, thats what I have been trying to get across.
post #68 of 75
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Originally Posted by chanwmr View Post
To me, cold pizza is left-over sheet pizza (hardly desirable to begin with) at room temp or straight from the fridge (nuked or not nuked).
... and still in the box from the party the night before.
post #69 of 75
Well said Geoff!

Hopefully, Bromley will bring back their Tuesday "Lift n' Lunch" this year. My wife and I did that last year and I was pretty impressed. For an extra $5 a person (over the cost of a midweek ticket) you got a sit down lunch: You choose the lunch item and one soft drink. I honestly would have been happy with your run of the mill lodge buger and semi soggy fries. But I was really happy with what they served!
post #70 of 75
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Umm yeah ... best pizza I've had is in Italy. Even better than NYC, it's true. But it's very different in different areas of the country too. And not so greasy.
Italy doesn't count. Of course, best Italian food is in Italy. Same as best taco is in Mexico (no comparison) and best Asian food is in Asia, etc.
post #71 of 75
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
... and still in the box from the party the night before.
Yup, possibly (and very seriously).
post #72 of 75
It's just the whole ridiculous "best" thing. It's like saying best album of all time - wtf, you can't measure it objectively it's just personal taste. Favorite is probably a better term maybe but best ... yea OK whatever I got your best right here .

I was playing along btw just to tweak you guys (although pizza I had in this place in Naples is my personal favorite I think
post #73 of 75
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I take your point on Vermont, though I'd add that Northern Vermont doesn't need to cost more and at least gives the skier, any skier, a realistic chance of sliding some turns on real snow.
Contrary to popular opinion, southern Vermont gets a fair amount of snow. I grew up skiing Stratton every weekend before they had installed snowmaking on the upper mountain. The only thing you could ski was 'real snow'.

I've had some outstanding powder days at Mount Snow over the last decade. There are times where the storms track to the south and the northern parts of Vermont get doodly-squat while the southern tier of the state gets hammered. I've driven down from Killington when I woke up at 6:00 to 6" on my railing when Mount Snow was reporting over a foot. It's actually a great spot on a midweek powder day since their customer base doesn't ski powder.

South and central Vermont is just fine midweek. It's weekends where it gets crushed with people and the skiing surface gets trashed. I think somebody with a year of Poconos skiing under their belt won't be able to make much use of Northern Vermont. They'll be condemned to the wrap-around trails when they could be skiing the whole mountain in Southern Vermont.
post #74 of 75
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It's just the whole ridiculous "best" thing.
I disagree.

Best drink? Beer
Best sport? Skiing

What's to discuss?
post #75 of 75

Bigger mountains usually offer more meadow sections!

As said...the bigger mountains have more good snow on intermediate and beginner terrain than the smaller operations....on the whole..but exceptions happen. Just getting your feet & hips up on the mountain..day by day...doing the exercises that help help your balance doesn't require unlimited miles of terrain to work on.
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