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Looking for good conditions in the east week of 2.22

post #1 of 9
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So the plan was to do a tour of Vermont the week after the Mid-Atlantic Gathering but from what I can tell the likely conditions don't warrant the trip.  So Bears, where should I go to find good skiing?

 

I need a place (or places) with good ungroomed/off piste opportunities, clean and cheap accomodations and a few days worth of interesting non-athletic options for my wife like snowmobile tours, snow shoeing, shopping, winter driving schools, museums.... stuff like that.

 

Don't mind a drive but closer (to Bedford, PA and Ann Arbor, MI) would be better.  Obviously it's a ski trip so I'll be dropping some cash, but cheaper is mosdef better.

 

My current thinking in Mont Sainte Anne.  Anyone have any input?

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9

I have heard that things are kind of icy in VT right now.  If you're reading snow reports that say conditions are better at MSA and justifying the add'l drive, then it would be great for what your are talking about;  steeps and tree skiing for you and Quebec City for your wife.  If you get that far you MUST do a day or two at Le Massif too.  MSA reminds me of an excellent ski mountain.  Le Massif reminds me of nowhere else.  It's that unique, and only about a half hour beyond MSA.

Additional thought, if you take I87 to go to Canada you could try Whiteface on the way, while your wife visits Lake Placid.

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Good tips James.  I might just use both of themThumbs Up

post #4 of 9

I was on the Accuweather site today and they have a clip with Joe Bastardi and he's indicating the next couple of weeks have the potential to be snowy in the Mid Atlantic and NE.

 

Nice surprise if it comes to fruition.

post #5 of 9
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Thanks roundturns.  I'll keep my options open for awhile.  I'd really like to get to Stowe and some of the smaller spots in VT like Magic and MRG...... I'm doing a snow dance fosho!

post #6 of 9

I'm heading up to Mt. Ste Anne and Le Massif Sunday and will report.  It's hard to get detailed reports on conditions but at the moment it looks like it might be slightly better snow-wise than northern VT.

 

Just checked, Ste Anne is claiming 5" in the past 24 hours and 9" on the week.  65 out of 66 trails open.  Not great when you take into account thaw/freeze, but it should be decent.

 

 

post #7 of 9

 Things change so fast. Don't worry about what the weather is now. It'll be different when you are here. Remember there's two kinds of skiing - skiing that is good, and skiing that is good for you. If you don't get one, you'll get the other.

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 Remember there's two kinds of skiing - skiing that is good, and skiing that is good for you. If you don't get one, you'll get the other.

Yeah, I believe that's true. 

 

Pierre has his ice bumps and Tetonpwdrjunkie says that if you want to be a good skier you've got to ski some bad snow.  I, however, am not a ski instructor and I'm not nearly as concerned with being a good skier as I am with exacting the most fun out of any given trip. 

 

So, as Dan Egan said, "Where's the good snow?"

 

I will wait and see what is in store weather wise.  Heck, we got a few inches here in A2 overnight, that's got to be a good sign.  But then again if I do make it to Stowe I won't be able to ski with you so that's definitely a check mark in the 'go farther north' column.

 

=)

post #9 of 9

Just remember, you got to drive through NY on your way back to Michigan.

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