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Solo trip through NY, Quebec, ME, and VT.

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Hey Bears,

I am planning a solo ski vacation from Jan. 3-11. My tentative schedule is as follows: Jan. 3 Gore, Jan. 4 Whiteface, Jan. 5 Mont Sainte Anne, Jan. 6 Le Massif, Jan. 7 Le Massif, Jan 8 Sugarloaf, Jan. 9 Sugarloaf Jan. 10 Jay Peak, Jan. 11 Stowe. My tenative drive schedule can be found here: google maps

I am open to any suggestions. I DESPERATELY need recommendations for cheap lodging. I'm thinking that I will drive up the night before and sleep in my jeep before Gore. So I will need lodging info for Whiteface, Quebec, Sugarloaf, Jay, and Stowe.

If anyone has any suggestions on different drive routes or changing my schedule around for a more conducive route please let me know. Also if anyone is available to make some turns during my trip that would be great (25 year old male, level 8 skier). This will be my first solo vacation so I'm sure I may get bored at some point but I'm hoping there will be some nice lady friends that I meet

Thanks again Bears!
post #2 of 9
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Wow, not one bit of advice?
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Jay: Grunts (disclaimer haven't stayed there, but it sounds fun)

Gore/Iceface: I'd try and stay in Placid, ski Gore for the day, drive to Placid, live it up there, stay in(or near) town, ski Whiteface

Stowe: Sun and Ski isn't bad and is moderately priced for that town, although last time I stayed there was kind of a bad experience. two days of no hot water in the mornings, rude desk folks when I asked about it and garbage bags outside our room all day (not huge, but on top of the water/rudeness, kind of annoying). Other visits have been much better, nice pool/hot tub, great location. I'll give my cautious recommendation overall.

The rest:no clue, good luck

Sounds like a hella fun trip
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Jay: Grunts (disclaimer haven't stayed there, but it sounds fun)

Gore/Iceface: I'd try and stay in Placid, ski Gore for the day, drive to Placid, live it up there, stay in(or near) town, ski Whiteface

Stowe: Sun and Ski isn't bad and is moderately priced for that town, although last time I stayed there was kind of a bad experience. two days of no hot water in the mornings, rude desk folks when I asked about it and garbage bags outside our room all day (not huge, but on top of the water/rudeness, kind of annoying). Other visits have been much better, nice pool/hot tub, great location. I'll give my cautious recommendation overall.

The rest:no clue, good luck

Sounds like a hella fun trip
Thanks man,

I'm thinking about staying at the Black Mountain Lodge, near Gore. This will be a little closer to stay at on my way up. As for lodging near Whiteface, I'm not sure yet.
In Quebec, I'm thinking about the Hotel Clarendon. The have some nice ski and stay packages that include breakfast and dinner.
Sugarloaf has been the most difficult yet, as it seems like there are limited options off mountain.
I may stay at Grunts but I am a little scared. I won't need lodging near Stowe as that is the day I leave for home.

Thanks for your help.
post #5 of 9
I stay on the mountain at Sugarloaf these days because it's easier and that's where 95% of the nightlife is but 3 years ago I stayed in the town of Stratton, less than 20 minutes from the mountain. I think it was the Mountain View Motel. There's also a place there called the Spillover Motel. Certainly not fancy; you will be in the boondocks, my friend. There's a bar or two within walking distance. The town seems to attract alot of snowmobilers. Good luck. Sounds like a hell of a trip.
post #6 of 9
Don't sleep in your car at Gore. Stay at Ed's Beds, the finest hotel in Wevertown, or find something cheap in Lake George. Get better directions to Gore as well. It's at exit 23, not Exit 20.

BK
post #7 of 9
Try Judsons, www.judsonsmaine.com when going to Sugarloaf. 5-7 min from access road. Never stayed, and I don't know rates but it has a local following.
post #8 of 9
For Gore, do as Bode suggests. Should be plenty of place to stay at Lake George, this being their "off season". There're now signs on the Thruway for Gore so shouldn't be too bad.

For Whiteface, look at Lake Placid. There're a few places at Wilmington too. But I've not stayed at any of them.

Never been to the rest.
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Stowe: Sun and Ski isn't bad and is moderately priced for that town, although last time I stayed there was kind of a bad experience. two days of no hot water in the mornings, rude desk folks when I asked about it and garbage bags outside our room all day (not huge, but on top of the water/rudeness, kind of annoying). Other visits have been much better, nice pool/hot tub, great location. I'll give my cautious recommendation overall.
The police are at Sun and Ski a lot. Try Commodores, they're pretty reasonable. There's a PSIA event in town that day. Tell em you're with PSIA and you might just get a discount (that's where all the examiners stay, and it's owned by an instructor).
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