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post #31 of 50
Yesresearches agree.

post #32 of 50
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
Adding to the "charm" is that too many of these (southern to mid-VT) resorts don't have enough vertical to plow through this dreck, making it even more of a nightmare.
Snofun - Thanks for the verbal flair to further illustrate my scary memories of eastern "powder" skiing. Dreck indeed (lol)!
post #33 of 50
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
After extensive, scientific research, I have found the following results:

Western Powder is good:


Eastern Powder is not good:
FYI, Eastern Powder is better if you don't just stand on it.
post #34 of 50
Yes eastern powder = suckage.

Here's the proof.

post #35 of 50
There is no powder in Colorado. Esp. Winter Park, Loveland, Copper, Snowmass, Steamboat, Highlands, the backcountry. Really, the whole state is devoid of snow.
post #36 of 50



Ahhem...Jay Peak? Big Jay?

The quality East Coast Pow is just as good as out West...just gotta find it...
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by Walt View Post
Word.

Vail has the bestest snow anywhere. Everyone should go to Vail. There's just no comparison.
Yes, everybody PLEASE go to vail.
post #38 of 50
Vail is definitely where it's at.

Go hunt your pow at Vail. It's just like Killington, but with genuine snow.

You'll thank me (and I'll thank you )
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by crank View Post
Yes eastern powder = suckage.

Here's the proof.

Crank, that sure looks sucky to me I thought I saw Jay, Stowe, Mt. Washington, and some MRG? Great compilation of video. I'm sure if you are like most eastern powder skiers you have to spend alot of days skiing/riding to get the chance at that type of stuff or do you have a great batting % picking the right days?

Myself, average 75 days (east coast) per year maybe, big maybe , get 5-8 days with powder like that in a year . The rest of the time everything but that. Good stuff to see though.
post #40 of 50
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Originally Posted by Snowbowler View Post
Crank, that sure looks sucky to me I thought I saw Jay, Stowe, Mt. Washington, and some MRG? Great compilation of video. I'm sure if you are like most eastern powder skiers you have to spend alot of days skiing/riding to get the chance at that type of stuff or do you have a great batting % picking the right days?

Myself, average 75 days (east coast) per year maybe, big maybe , get 5-8 days with powder like that in a year . The rest of the time everything but that. Good stuff to see though.
Snowblower,

Those videos were taken winter of '07. No MRG right on all other counts. Those are some buddies I used to ski with. They are single, no kids, and head north whenever a storm is coming. I hardly ever get to ski with them because I have to plan my trips in advance. One of them sent me a dvd with raw footage in an effort to tempt me to join them and I cut it to the RHCP tune just for fun.

I do hope to get away with those guys and ski some of that sucky eastern pow sometime this season...
post #41 of 50
Heyo,

Thanks Crank i bookmarked that one. I laugh when i read here teh people who won't ski early season because the snow isn't not good enuf for them, teh people who lives in the East and have to fly out west to get their 10 dayz skiing season in because it just soo much better out there.

It's just skiing. Spend forty days with me and you'll get some faceshots.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
Heyo,

Thanks Crank i bookmarked that one. I laugh when i read here teh people who won't ski early season because the snow isn't not good enuf for them, teh people who lives in the East and have to fly out west to get their 10 dayz skiing season in because it just soo much better out there.

It's just skiing. Spend forty days with me and you'll get some faceshots.
Wel Jimi theirs lots who gos outs all the time and nos weres to find pow.

if you cant find pow in 40 daz yous shud give up.
post #43 of 50
snofun3 i lik ur dialeck u gut family from WV ??


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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post
if you cant find pow in 40 daz yous shud give up.

My Point, Edzachary, and if you haves to ski grommers mobils crud and brown snow while looking or waiting for POW all teh better, it's all skiing. In my limited experience with skiing in the west i think i agree with ski-ra, the biggest difference betw western/eastern pow is what's underneath.
post #44 of 50

temprature

If it's below 20F the snow will be good. If below 10F it'll be great. Just wear merino wool and be comfortable in anything from the lodge to the windy lift.
post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
How would anyone know. The last time we had a major pow dump, the Pennsylvania governor closed the roads and asked the ski areas to shut down.

Nov 3, 2008

Hi Yuki:

I remember that EPIC day, 10 years back(?). I stayed up at the Liberty Hotel that night. Next day after the governor closed all the roads, Ski Liberty opened the mountain to all the people who were up at the mountain or who could get to the mountain and provided free food and free skiing. No restrictions anywhere, you could ski down any path you choose. No lift attandents. Just skiing through 2 feet of powder. Skied all the runs which I had been eying for the last 20 years.

CP
post #46 of 50
Thread Starter 
I wanna ski that day, CharlieP! That must have been the best skiing you've ever had... or somewhere close!
post #47 of 50
Huh. I think I was there...or nearby. I was in Emmitsburg, planning to drive north for the weekend. I encountered some troopers who threatened to arrest me for driving. I was insensed. Twenty years of driving in Alaska and the PNW had more than adequately prepared me for a little bit of snow. I never heard of such a thing as "closing the roads".

I thought about justwalking over to ski Liberty, but couldn't really bring myself to do it.
post #48 of 50
Thread Starter 
Wait... so is Jay Peak's snow comparable to the Rockies?
post #49 of 50
I'll take tracked out blower over untracked cement.
post #50 of 50
Though I've only had 8 days out west my entire life, (all powder days at either CB or Jackson Hole) I still think the lightest and best snow I've skied has been in the Jay Peak glades.
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