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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Most mogul skiers might not think to consider Connecticut to find good bumps, but our beloved little local hill (Ski Sundown in New Hartford, CT) is taking on one helluva project:

 







It's about 1/3 complete. When done, it will be a tad wider than what you see there, and 1,800 feet long with a ~600 foot vertical drop. If you like bumps and live within 2 or 3 hours of Sundown, you owe it to yourself to pick a nice warm sunny spring day over the next few weeks and check it out. All bump skiers should all support the hills that are willing to do this, especially the ones among all the other feeder hills filled with boring vanilla groomers. When this thing is done, it's going to be the most rad run in Southern New England, without question. Check them out:

http://www.skisundown.com/

post #2 of 20

I wonder if they'll be icy. 

post #3 of 20

20* average slope? I think I'll stay here.

post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Do Work View Post

 

I wonder if they'll be icy. 

 

At times, yes they will. However, that side of the trail starts getting sun as early as 10 am. I suspect they'll be nice and soft on any day with sun and temps over 35 degrees. DST is early March too so, good bumpin' will be had into the evening hours.

 

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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

20* average slope? I think I'll stay here.

 

Where's here?

 

20 degrees overall sounds pretty accurate, but there are certainly sections of the trail that are steeper than that, some areas that are flatter too. Unless you're a WC caliber bump skier, an 1,800 linear foot long bump run for 600 vertical feet is still pretty challenging and certainly impressive for Southern New England. Hit that on a warm sunny day with some mogul buddies, and I put money on you having a fun time.

post #5 of 20

I have skied that run, although in a non mogulled state, and it has a decent pitch.  Steeper than anything else I have skied in CT.

post #6 of 20

Gunbarrel is awesome.

 

the pitch is pretty respectable, though it does flatten out at the end ... and it's overall pretty short, yea.

 

When it gets warmer and spends some more time in the sun as spring comes around, shouldn't be too icy at all. Sundown's got a pretty good base and really good snowmaking, conditions stay good for a long time. I wouldn't be surprised if those stay nice once its warmer.

post #7 of 20

Cool -- I skied there when I was a kid.  Fun place.  Someday I need to hit Sundown when I am up visiting my folks.

post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 

This just in. March 22 is the date of Sundown's Bump or Bust Mogul Competition. The day will start with a slope style event with $500 to the winner, then an invite only big air contest with $1,000 to the winner. They will finish the day with the Bump or Bust comp with $1,000 going to the winner! Also, the Meatheads will be on hand to film the day's events. It's also rumored that Radio Ron and the Hammer will be in attendance.

post #9 of 20

Sundowns a fantastic family area with something for everyone. Lots of fun to be had by all.

post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by AlpineZone View Post

 

 

At times, yes they will. However, that side of the trail starts getting sun as early as 10 am. I suspect they'll be nice and soft on any day with sun and temps over 35 degrees. DST is early March too so, good bumpin' will be had into the evening hours.

 

 

Where's here?

 

20 degrees overall sounds pretty accurate, but there are certainly sections of the trail that are steeper than that, some areas that are flatter too. Unless you're a WC caliber bump skier, an 1,800 linear foot long bump run for 600 vertical feet is still pretty challenging and certainly impressive for Southern New England. Hit that on a warm sunny day with some mogul buddies, and I put money on you having a fun time.

 

Here is...

post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

 

Here is...

 

Obviously out west. I don't think you got my point. I wasn't recommending Sundown for people outside of this region, but I'm glad you were able to find this an opportunity to make a snide comment.

post #12 of 20

 I've seriously considered visiting my friend Severine for a weekend, but alas, my calling is to head west.

 

Next year I may just do an East Coast storm chasing adventure.  You in!?

post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by karpiel View Post

 

 

Here is...

Looks like Outhouse at Mary Jane.

post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Noodler View Post

 

Looks like Outhouse at Mary Jane.

 

Most certainly is.

post #15 of 20

Congratulations...  this turned into a "my d*** is bigger than yours" thread!

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 

 I've seriously considered visiting my friend Severine for a weekend, but alas, my calling is to head west.

 

Next year I may just do an East Coast storm chasing adventure.  You in!?

I'm in TC  I'll show you Sundown, that'll take about 15 minutes, then we can head north and hunt down Pug

post #17 of 20

I'm in TC  I'll show you Sundown, that'll take about 15 minutes, then we can head north and hunt down Pug

 

That should give you just enough time to make the 4 hour trip to Stowe, ski one run, and return home by 7 PM. Enjoy the traffic in Springfield on the way home too.

post #18 of 20

I've got nothing against Ski Sundown. It takes me 5 minutes to get there if I hit the light in the center of town.

Great place to go after work for some fresh air and turns

 

But let's not make a mountain out of a mole hill

post #19 of 20


 

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Originally Posted by Rossi Smash View Post

 

I've got nothing against Ski Sundown. It takes me 5 minutes to get there if I hit the light in the center of town.

Great place to go after work for some fresh air and turns

 

But let's not make a mountain out of a mole hill

who's making a mountain out of a mole hill here other then a few people who obviously missed AZ's point.  nobody is saying sundown is anything other then a little feeder hill that happens to have a nice bump run and has a rather large comp coming up.  Which we would love to see people come to and enter.
 

 

making a mtn out of a molehill is having your own personal introductory thread on AlpineZone like you did.

 

that was pretty special.......

post #20 of 20


 

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Originally Posted by pbf View Post

 


 

who's making a mountain out of a mole hill here other then a few people who obviously missed AZ's point.  nobody is saying sundown is anything other then a little feeder hill.....
 

 

making a mtn out of a molehill is having your own personal introductory thread on AlpineZone like you did.

 

that was pretty special.......


 

You apparently miss where AZ claims it's just off world caliber - "Unless you're a WC caliber bump skier, an 1,800 linear foot long bump run for 600 vertical feet is still pretty challenging". Okey doke - unless you don't spend your ski life at such places, no doubt it's the gnar. So Outhouse would qualify as what - galaxy class?

 

No doubt Mosely and the boys will be there, and they'll be a MSP segment. Or maybe it could form the basis for a website for "alpine" areas on the ice coast  

 

Seems rather presumptuous to call an oversized berm a molehill, but whatever.


Edited by snofun3 - 3/1/2009 at 02:50 pm
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