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Ski Channel's 99 Gnarly Slopes

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 52.   Test Pilot, Stratton, VT – Responsible for creating top boarders like Lindsey Jacobellis and Ross Powers. And oh, yeah, Jeff Burton.

Could he mean "Jake Carpenter"? 
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Aspen area

Ruthies- gaper littered blue run
Walsh's- good call
Dumps- good call
Highland Bowl- another good call
Burnside- never opened to public
Roberto's- good description

missed

Trainor's ridge (Aspen)
Bingo Glades (Aspen)
No-Name Bowl (Highlands)
Gowdy's (snowmass) should have replaced Roberto's above.

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Wow, what a stupid list! Only one run listed from Montana (from Big Sky), and it's a glade on Andesite Mountain.
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 The four references to Waterville Valley in NH are uncalled for.  It's a nice little hill, but really.  Reality check.
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I agree. I grew up skiing Waterville as my home mountain. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing wicked about it, either. I find it a little ridiculous that WV gets four mentions, and Mad River Glen only gets one. MRG is hands down the gnarliest mountain in the East, short of Tuck's.
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post

 The four references to Waterville Valley in NH are uncalled for.  It's a nice little hill, but really.  Reality check.

I think you missed the point.  Those runs are not there because they are great runs, but because they have history. The last Waterville entry makes this explicit:

"A nice intermediate groomer. On this list because it’s where several of the U.S. Freestle Ski Teammer’s (including World Cup Champ Hannah Kearney) polished their turns off the bumps."


I thought it was a nice twist, rather than the usual "these are the hardest trails in the universe" story line.  

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that whoever wrote the headline actually read the story.  It would go better with the "hardest trails in the universe" list.
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Maybe it's just a matter of the slang word "Gnarly" having different definitions for different people.

I'm not sure about anyone else, but synonyms like "good, okay, cool, awesome, fun" seem pretty descriptive to me of many of the slopes on this list, including the ones in New England. 

These slopes are "fun" slopes for me, and slopes I make sure to ski when I do visit that mountain.

Here's the definition of "Gnarly" straight from http://onlineslangdictionary.com/

gnarly
    Featured Word

adjective

  1. very good, excellent; COOL.

    That trick on your skateboard was gnarly!

    That party was so gnarly I knew the police would show up.

    Submitted by Robin I., Los Angeles, CA, USA, Jan 13 1999.

  2. gross, disgusting.

    Check out that gnarly old homeless dude.

    That girl's hair is really gnarly.

    Submitted by Robin I., Los Angeles, CA, USA, Jan 13 1999.

  3. unbelievable.

    Submitted by Anonymous, Dec 14 2001.

  4. used to describe something that looks painful or dangerous.

    That was a gnarly car wreck.

    Submitted by Lisa, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec 31 2002.

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Aspen area

Ruthies- gaper littered blue run
 


You just get there too late. 
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You just get there too late. 

 
late is not the issue, how about when you ski Trainor's?  Gaper slalom can be fun however.
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I know what you mean, I normally don't ski it after 10.  But since I'm about the only one that goes up that side early, I rarely see anyone on it until I'm on my second lap.  
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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post

I agree. I grew up skiing Waterville as my home mountain. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing wicked about it, either. I find it a little ridiculous that WV gets four mentions, and Mad River Glen only gets one. MRG is hands down the gnarliest mountain in the East, short of Tuck's.
Yeah, and Oregon gets no mentions. How about Palmer@Timberline (summer skiing) or Bachelor backside? Not that they are super "gnarly", but they are certainly notable (which seems to be their criteria).
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