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post #61 of 81
What's the STEEPEST terrain at Sugarloaf? Does it get over 45 degrees consistently (like Tuckermans... the beginning of really steep terrain)?
post #62 of 81
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Originally Posted by ezekielbulver View Post
You think? I'm 50 minutes from southern PA slopes and they seem to be basically college kids from Baltimore and folks from DC. I mostly ski them on evenings in the middle of the week, though. My in-laws live near the poconos and I see more New Jersey plates than anything else.
Which southern PA slopes are you talking about? I was talking about the western PA hills - 7 Springs, Hidden Valley. Not Roundtop, Whitetail, etc.

Agree that the Poke Your Nose has a high Jersey factor.
post #63 of 81
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Originally Posted by Roadrash View Post
Since he is asking about the SOUTH lets address the south. NC has a couple of passable areas if it's not too icy. I like the layout at Beech better than Sugar, but they have not done a good of a job at snowmaking and grooming in the past as Sugar has. That is suppose to change this year with a new crew running thinks. No, neither of them come close to skiing out west, but if you are in the area they are worth a shot. The biggest problem I have with both of them really is they are very crowded with complete idiots who point em straight down hill and try not to kill themselves when they stop (fall) at the bottom.
I have a lot of fun skiing N.C.
post #64 of 81
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Originally Posted by Roadrash View Post
complete idiots who point em straight down hill and try not to kill themselves when they stop (fall) at the bottom.
This statement looks very ironic next to your user name

It is true though. There are a lot of inexperienced folks around here.
post #65 of 81
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
What he said... move along... nothin' to ski here I repeat there are no good places to ski in NC...

There are places to ski in NC...I learned there and I guess any place to ski qualifies as good compared to no place to ski but you are right.....there are no GOOD places to ski in NC.
post #66 of 81
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
I heard a rumor that Timberline's on the verge of bankruptcy.


Just remember, NC? ... nothing to ski here, move along up to Snowshoe or Wintergreen like jimmy sayz.

Point of definition... where does Southeast end and Northeast begin..WVA, Pennsylvania, or New Jersey?

WUTCHUTAKINBOUTDART?

They bin on teh verge for a long time. Snowshew has the power of Intrawest behind them gotta be the first best place if coming from the real south.

I don't know if Mason Dixon counts for much boundaries wise but West Virginia bin a northern state since 1863 .
post #67 of 81
What is your definition of "good skiing". I live in NH and I have to say there is little terrain that a lot of people would call "good". I think the mountains are just small, so they get scraped off quickly. Since I grew up in the northeast, good skiing to me means a wide open trail with HARD packed snow, and no gapers in my way. I am pretty narrow sited I know. I do like a "powder day" but Im too poor to have a big ski quiver, and my race skis dont work so well in the pow, so I have to mooch on those days.

I am amazed that there is skiing in WV let alone NC. I think if I was in NC in the winter, I would cound ANY skiing as "good" skiing.

Imagine it, you can get a down home BBQ sandwich, and a ski day in at the same time.... do they have moonshine in the lodge too?
post #68 of 81
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
WUTCHUTAKINBOUTDART?

They bin on teh verge for a long time. Snowshew has the power of Intrawest behind them gotta be the first best place if coming from the real south.

I don't know if Mason Dixon counts for much boundaries wise but West Virginia bin a northern state since 1863 .
Dats our story and wer stikin 2 it

Wed gotta make sum turns sum day jimmy, but im not fer the gnar the shed gig unless its gnarin on chili and cocolas
post #69 of 81
et hem...

The definition of between North and South is.....

Mid.


As in Mid-Atlantic.

<Thank you professor!>
post #70 of 81
Mid-atlantic would be Jersey, PA, Delaware and Maryland.

Gotta love those Delaware ski resorts. Every one of them.
post #71 of 81
From your northern MS location I'd go to the NC areas of Sugar or Beech for a closer trip, or head west on I40 to NM for longer trip.
Seems to me you could post here or on craigslist-Memphis to seek rides two weeks before your trip dates. Can you talk someone from home/school with car into driving you and share gas, lodging?

Nice link from bjohannson to pow pics at Jay.

Here's one fun way to sort North from South - sweet tea availability line (be sure to click on proceed to experiment): http://eightoverfive.com/SweetTea.swf
From my experience it seems very accurate, at least for state of Virginia.
post #72 of 81
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Originally Posted by UGASkiDawg View Post
There are places to ski in NC...I learned there and I guess any place to ski qualifies as good compared to no place to ski but you are right.....there are no GOOD places to ski in NC.
Not consistently good, but if you hit it right there can be good skiing in NC. As I've posted here before, I've made lots of tracks in untouched powder at Sugar mountain ( but it only happened a couple times out of the 7 years I lived back east ).
post #73 of 81
Mid-Atlantic SKI areas...does Not include Rehoboth beach!

http://www.dcski.com/resorts/index.php
post #74 of 81

Ski Rehoboth

John i'm intrigued by the possibility of skiing Rehoboth, never thought it possible but lookie says so right here

http://www.goingoutside.com/beach/10..._Delaware.html

"You just can't imagine the amount of outdoors fun things the Wind River Range has to offer. During your stay at Rehoboth Beach do pop by nearby Whiskey Beach, and there are plenty of folks from Seaford here. This is an incredibly pleasant ski area."
post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Which southern PA slopes are you talking about? I was talking about the western PA hills - 7 Springs, Hidden Valley. Not Roundtop, Whitetail, etc.

Agree that the Poke Your Nose has a high Jersey factor.
Yeah, I was thinking Whitetail/Liberty. Never been to Roundtop. I live about 50 minutes from Liberty and 55 from Whitetail. Liberty isn't really all that great, but alot of friends and family of mine are close to it, so I find myself going there in the evenings after work more than I like. I think whitetail is pretty good for PA... would be better if they had beer, though. I haven't skied at 7springs, Hidden Valley or Blue Knob. I hear good things about Blue Knob.

If you want to avoid the city folk factor, Elk is nice, if far. I especially dig the old-school lodge complete with open fire pit to cook food.
post #76 of 81
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
I think he was asking about lift-served. Which would make the answer Mt Lemmon, Arizona.

Which may or may not be better skiing than what's found in North Carolina. If I ever have the pleasure to ski NC, I'll let you know.
Has anyone ever skied Mt Lemmon? What is it like? I can't even find a trail map online.
post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by supermanhicks View Post
Has anyone ever skied Mt Lemmon? What is it like? I can't even find a trail map online.
Never been, but there's at least one TR on it here:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=69418
post #78 of 81
Living in SC now, the closest for a day trip i have is Sugar or Beech Mt, NC. About 1.5 to 2 hours away. They are quiet through the week and not bad to ski at, they don't have alot of runs and I sure wouldn't plan a week's vacation there, but good for a couple days skiing for sure.

I really like the Terrain at Beech over the higher verticle of Sugar also. Sugar seems to really get flat and wash out for the last half of it's 1200 verticle so i prefer the 850 pitched slopes and a little more interesting terrain at Beech.

Anywhere that people go and have to rent skis, hats, mits, coats, gloves as a complete ski package because they don't own such things, you can count on alot of inexperienced skiiers. I still have alot of fun on the hills though, but I have never driven up on a weekend, so I have no idea what that would be like.

Anywhere else I have driven past or looked up in NC just doesn't have the verticle, the only two options are Beech and Sugar.

http://www.skibeech.com/

http://skisugar.com/conditions/

http://www.hawksnest-resort.com/

There's the links. I often consider stopping at hawksnest on the way home when i drive past, but I haven't yet. It might be fun for a few night ski turns or the live entertainment on the weekend.
post #79 of 81
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Originally Posted by lady_Salina View Post
Living in SC now, the closest for a day trip i have is Sugar or Beech Mt, NC. About 1.5 to 2 hours away. They are quiet through the week and not bad to ski at, they don't have alot of runs and I sure wouldn't plan a week's vacation there, but good for a couple days skiing for sure.

I really like the Terrain at Beech over the higher verticle of Sugar also. Sugar seems to really get flat and wash out for the last half of it's 1200 verticle so i prefer the 850 pitched slopes and a little more interesting terrain at Beech.

Anywhere that people go and have to rent skis, hats, mits, coats, gloves as a complete ski package because they don't own such things, you can count on alot of inexperienced skiiers. I still have alot of fun on the hills though, but I have never driven up on a weekend, so I have no idea what that would be like.

Anywhere else I have driven past or looked up in NC just doesn't have the verticle, the only two options are Beech and Sugar.

http://www.skibeech.com/

http://skisugar.com/conditions/

http://www.hawksnest-resort.com/

There's the links. I often consider stopping at hawksnest on the way home when i drive past, but I haven't yet. It might be fun for a few night ski turns or the live entertainment on the weekend.
Hawksnest is'nt skiing this year. They will only have tubing.
Do your self a favor and dont go the Sugar or Beech on the weekend. I also prefer the slopes at beech but the snow conditions at Sugar have been much better over the past few years.
Check out www.skinc.com
post #80 of 81
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Originally Posted by big ace View Post
...I was wondering if there could be some areas in east tn which wouldn't be to far away for weekend trips if somewhat decent to get me some more time in the snow. Anyways I doubted there were any and this thread helped prove that. This further verifies a future move out west huh?
Yep! You've put your finger on exactly why many of us Easterners eventually move out west - at least that's why I did and I've never looked back
post #81 of 81
NC has been offically kicked out of the southeast as they voted for the obomber.
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