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maybe making a trip up to northest. resort suggestions?

post #1 of 20
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live in the DC area... while we might stay local, we are thinking of going up to a place in VT or something..

There is tons to ski, Stowe always seems to get rave reviews, but its just going to me and a few other college kids, so we want the best skiing we can find at a decent price. Suggestions?

thanks guys
post #2 of 20
Bunch of college kids? Killington.
post #3 of 20
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Bunch of college kids? Killington.
if you're implying what I think you are implying, we're freshman in college (we're not 21...)
post #4 of 20
Then you want to go to Quebec.
post #5 of 20
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we can obtain our own alcohol without a bar, so that really isn't the issue here, haha. Although I would agree with you on the Quebec thing.

any other suggestions?

Good skiing > apres ski and alcohol
post #6 of 20
Yup Quebec i
post #7 of 20
Jay Peak, Stowe, Smugglers Notch. Go with a local and you can either hit the Pumphouse or Saddle at Jay, Kitchen Wall and other Mansfield stuff at Stowe, and amazing tree areas at Smugglers Notch.
post #8 of 20
Another vote for Quebec.....great nightlife, reliable snow, good skiing....and upon your arrival, your dollar is worth 20% more!
post #9 of 20
Here is tremblant's website.

http://www.tremblant.ca/index.htm
post #10 of 20
Go to Jay (best skiing) and drive the 7 miles to Quebec (best partying with hot French Canadian girls).

The only drawback is having to pick a DD, draw straws or bring a sXe friend.

Or stay in Canada and make the haul to jay every day.

Or stay at Grunts and see if you can party in the BYOB lounge, not sure if they card


Edit: jay is cheaper than most for a day pass,IIRC if you have a seasons anywhere else its 45, 62 if not. Grunts is like $30 a night
post #11 of 20
IIRC the Pickle Barrel at K is 18 in/21 drink... maybe thats only during college ski weeks, but we went there a bit when under.

Pre game at the condo, drink on the bus, brews in pockets at PB while watching live bands. Pretty fun
post #12 of 20
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Go to Jay (best skiing) and drive the 7 miles to Quebec (best partying with hot French Canadian girls).

The only drawback is having to pick a DD, draw straws or bring a sXe friend.

Or stay in Canada and make the haul to jay every day.

Or stay at Grunts and see if you can party in the BYOB lounge, not sure if they card


Edit: jay is cheaper than most for a day pass,IIRC if you have a seasons anywhere else its 45, 62 if not. Grunts is like $30 a night
sounds awesome. Looks like it would be $50 for a lift ticket since I don't have a season pass to anywhere (my friend has a season pass to whitetail, liberty, and roundtop on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border, does that ocunt?) Either way, Grunts for $30 a night per person is awesome. Plus $50 student lift ticket. I like the sound of that.

Is there a college by Jays's Peak? I'm about to transfer....
post #13 of 20
If price is the major consideration, consider Whiteface or Gore in NY or Cannon in NH.
post #14 of 20
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sounds awesome. Looks like it would be $50 for a lift ticket since I don't have a season pass to anywhere (my friend has a season pass to whitetail, liberty, and roundtop on the Maryland/Pennsylvania border, does that ocunt?) Either way, Grunts for $30 a night per person is awesome. Plus $50 student lift ticket. I like the sound of that.

Is there a college by Jays's Peak? I'm about to transfer....
Burlington is just over an hour from Jay, and there are lots of colleges there. If you want to be closer, Johnson State College and Lyndon State College are each about 45 min.
post #15 of 20
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If three of us went to jay's peak, vermont, that's basically $90 a night. Is there anywhere we can get a room for three for 30/40/50 a night?

Thought it would be worth asking.
post #16 of 20
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If three of us went to jay's peak, vermont, that's basically $90 a night. Is there anywhere we can get a room for three for 30/40/50 a night?

Thought it would be worth asking.
Sure. In June.
post #17 of 20
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Sure. In June.
haha, no motel 6's out there?
post #18 of 20
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haha, no motel 6's out there?
Not close to Jay, anyway. Vermont isn't a place that embraces national chain businesses. Aside from the usual fast food places, the petro companies, and the chain motels near the big towns (Brattleboro, Bennington and Burlington, to name a few), most things are more local affairs. Look at TripAdvisor to check out lodging reviews for the greater Jay Peak area - good resource, that.

As far as the season pass discount is concerned, the Liberty/Whitetail/Roundtop pass will work. It also should give a discount at Stratton, in southern VT (thank you, Intrawest).

I'd look to Stowe, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush if you want to stick to VT. If you have a car with you, you could stay more-or-less on the cheap in Brattleboro (good college town, that) and drive out each morning (each place is about one hour's drive from B'boro). If the snowfall has been good, MRG is such a wonderful place to ski: challenging and raw.

If you head to Quebec, that'll also be fun. Until June of 2009, all you need is a drivers license to cross the border with Canada - after that, you'll need a passport, passport card or Trusted Traveler Card. See here for more info.

Have fun, whatever you do!
post #19 of 20
How about Snowshoe or Seven Springs? The drive to New England or Quebec is really long from DC.
post #20 of 20
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Sure. In June.
May not have to wait that long. Try back in April. Jay often runs a special at the end of season for dirt cheap, meals included.
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