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post #31 of 47
After skiing Hunter today, I found it had some nice steep groomers such as Eisenhower Drive, The Cliff, Minya Konka, and many more.
post #32 of 47
Thread Starter 
I was at hunter today too.

Didn't get to Eisenhower, but minya konka was awesome.

They do have some good groomed steeps.

Even upper crossover was mogul-less today.

Hunter is my home mountain I have skied it for years.
post #33 of 47

EC cruisers..

Groomed in Maine:
Sugarloaf has some, and SundayRiver has a few...
post #34 of 47
Sunday River, Whiteheat is the steepest groomer in the east. They still groom half of it don't they ?

Outer Limits at Killington is steep but not always groomed. If you catch it on the right day early it can be a fast ride.

Okemo has nice groomers where you can ski fast and still feel you have control. Your not always worring about going to fast.

If you have strong legs and want a long cruise at Okemo, get off the glades peak chair and head to the bottom of the Jackson Gore chair. There's a couple of short flat areas in the run but most of it is pretty fun. There are a couple of different ways to do that run and include some short tree runs too.
post #35 of 47
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I was at hunter today too.

Didn't get to Eisenhower, but minya konka was awesome.

They do have some good groomed steeps.

Even upper crossover was mogul-less today.

Hunter is my home mountain I have skied it for years.
How could you not get to Eisenhower when it's one of the major ways down to the base? Were you skiing F Lift all day when there were no lines on the base to summit high speed quad? Or were you just hitting the beaten hard and extremely icy Racers Edge that day? And Upper Crossover, GROOMED? Damn, I definitely should've head in there but the damn snowmaking machines made me avoid that run!
post #36 of 47
Thread Starter 
Hellgate was actually more bumped up that upper crossover.

I got there about 1:30 and did a run on the belt to wayout so I came up the Z lift. Then I kept going to mid station lift.

I assumed Eisenhower was going to be like racers edge and when someone told me how good it was It was too late.

I have a weekday pass and try to go at least once a week.

Let me know next time you go if you want to meet up.
post #37 of 47
A wide steep groomer will not bump up as much as a narrow groomer like Organgrider at the Bush. On a busy day it will get bumped pretty fast. Do the narrow trails that have been just groomed in the morning, the wide ones might still be good in the afternoon.

Some of the Bush's steep trails like FIS, Stein's do not get groomed very often but to hit it right after it has can be alot of fun for someone who likes steep groomers.
post #38 of 47
Sugarbush and Stowe aren't too into grooming the tough stuff. I guess Organgrinder at Sugarbush is your best bet.
post #39 of 47
+1 for Whiteface, Gore and Jiminy. And Pkill with enough snow will groom the long steep black run under the double chair (looker's left, skier's right).

Honestly though for consistent thigh burning groomed steeps with easy access from NYC, Jiminy is the winner. If you ride the single line on the six-pack or if they run the Whitetail quad, you can rack up a ton of high speed steep shots in a very short time on Whitetail/Jericho/Exhibition and Wild Turkey. You can also go braindead doing same, which is why if time permits Whiteface or Gore are well worth the trip, and same for Plattekill if conditions permit.

PS, never skied Stowe or Sugarloaf but Sugarbush would please you as well. In addition to Organgrinder and others on Lincoln, the Upper FIS run on Mt Ellen is a good steep one.

Don't take our word for it though, see www.3dskimaps.com .
post #40 of 47
I've always thought of Sugarbush as a bump and terrain mountain. Organgrinder is a great, steep groomer; the rest of the good stuff on the mountain is bumpy.
post #41 of 47
Myself and one other already mentioned Sugarloaf without much notice.

Sugarloaf--

has the only FIS downhill in New England (Whiteface has the only other one on the east coast).

has White Nitro. I hate the name but it's steep and groomed.

has many big block groomers off both the spillway area and the King Pine area.
post #42 of 47
Thread Starter 
Thanks. I'll have to give Sugarloaf a try!
post #43 of 47
Whiteface, obviously. Nobody's mentioned Canada; Le Massif has some nice hardpack groomers, including a WC course, that'll launch you into the St.Lawrence if you like. Sugarloaf's OK. Top of Cannon is short but nice. Personal fav for steeps (and least likely) is (drumroll): top center of Smuggs. Seriously. Runs like FIS are steeper than anything sustained at Stowe, and they keep them slick and smooth if that's your cup 'o tea.
post #44 of 47
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Runs like FIS are steeper than anything sustained at Stowe, and they keep them slick and smooth if that's your cup 'o tea.
I thought FIS is ungroomed?
post #45 of 47
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I thought FIS is ungroomed?
Not when I've skied it. Can't say I'm a regular though; usually once a year for a week.
post #46 of 47
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Not when I've skied it. Can't say I'm a regular though; usually once a year for a week.
Yeah, it's typically bumped up (huge ones) except when they are lacking snow.
post #47 of 47
Some people can ski Superstar at Killington all day, and love the 7 minute ride back to the top.
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