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10/19/08 at 6:48am
This is only my opinion.......Sunday River is spread out and all the peaks ski the same way. No variety. Conditions are often hardpack. There are funnel areas full of crowds. The terrain is just o.k..
For anyone considering skiing in Maine it is well worth the trip to go to Sugarloaf or Saddleback. 2 real mountains with fantastic conditions and lots of varied terrain.
Me, I don't like SR.
Trust me, the wind doesn't blow more at the 'loaf.
We live in the northeast where......from time to time.....the wind blows. (Light goes on.)
Oh, and the sun shines in the northeast, too., from time to time.
Wacky....You are correct, the mountain does experience some windholds. (or are those my words from a previous post??)
I can deal with the holds over on King Pine. However, when Timberline is on hold, I'm sulking.
I would say it is somewhat unusual to have the chairs on hold all day long. Be patient and they often "open up."
your words from a previous post.
I love sugarloaf and I would ski the loaf exclusively if it wasn't such a let down after driving 2.5 hrs to have the mountains on hold. I really love king pine, I could ski haulback all morning long.
Trust me I haven't given up on SR. I will make numerious trips this year. I'll just pay more attention to the forcast before I make the long drive.